Capgemini launches strategic initiative with AWS

With a focus on their European clients, Capgemini and AWS will enhance business insights, agility, security and cost-effectiveness to drive improvements in their business performance.

The partnership will also focus on SAP migrations, mass application migrations, accelerated data centre modernisation. The initiative will also open up new business opportunities for enterprises through the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and innovative customer interfaces.

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Aiman Ezzat, Group Executive Board member and Chief Operating Officer at Capgemini said: “With a commitment to scaling our AWS capabilities we can bring to our clients’ digital journeys both operational efficiencies and the power of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

Andy Isherwood, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA, Amazon Web Services, Inc., added: “Capgemini has already helped many customers leverage the scale, security, and agility of AWS services to innovate on the cloud. This new business group will help organisations of all sizes accelerate their adoption of cloud technologies, and we look forward to collaborating with them to help even more customers on their digital transformation journeys.”

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The partnership signals Capgemini’s eagerness to keep up with with the economic landscape for many enterprises, which is increasingly reliant on the cloud. Earlier this year Capgemini found that cloud leaders are building more than 20% of their applications in the cloud, driven by the need to improve velocity, collaboration, and customer experience.

Capgemini now holds more than 700 AWS certifications including associate and professional level certifications and plans to add 5,400 certifications to support this initiative. One example was the integration of Amazon Alexa with customer data to create both new interactions and increased customer satisfaction in the hospitality sector.

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“Capgemini has been a key contributor in our work of building a cloud-based, real-time big data solution including machine learning and analytics hosted on AWS. This has allowed us to further increase our competitive edge as a leading IoT supplier,” added Anders Bresell, Head of Technology Development & Data Science, at Telenor Connexion.

“Capgemini has partnered extensively with ABN AMRO to develop and operate a foundation platform built on AWS and made available to DevOps teams within the bank, which is actively used by over 50 DevOps teams. Developers praise the velocity with which new AWS services are offered and find the support ecosystem an excellent fit for their needs. A number of workloads which are key to ABN AMRO’s digital portfolio are currently in production through the support of Capgemini and AWS,” said Jeroen van der Leer, Product Development Manager at ABN AMRO.

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Andrew Ross

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