Microsoft and NTT DATA announce strategic partnership

The new collaboration, which comes following the formation of a strategic alliance between Microsoft and parent company NTT Corporation back in December, will aim to accelerate digital transformation and migration to the public cloud.

The partnership will focus on the following areas:

  • Capability Development: Utilising Microsoft transformation use cases in order to transform and establish NTT DATA‘s organisational culture; NTT DATA is aiming to cultivate 10,000 employees with digital technology and Microsoft cloud-related qualifications.
  • Client’s Digital Transformation: Guiding companies through digital transformation using solutions and services built on Microsoft Azure, 365 and Teams, as well as enhancing NTT DATA tools everis knowler and WinActor.
  • Technology for Good: NTT DATA will explore Microsoft’s AI for Health platform in order to help overcome global health challenges, as well as helping the United Nations reach its sustainable development goals for AI imaging.
  • Workstyle Innovation: Accelerating transformation of workstyles via Microsoft collaboration and security tools, as well as enhancing the capabilities of employees.

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“NTT DATA prides itself on creating long-term relationships with clients and partners alike, and this partnership with Microsoft further consolidates our ongoing collaboration,” said Simon Williams, CEO of NTT DATA UK. “We are looking forward to working closely with Microsoft to develop a relationship where we can help and learn from each other, in order to provide the best digital solutions available to our customers.

“This partnership will strengthen our capabilities to service organisations during this turbulent time. By offering platforms and collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams, NTT DATA will help businesses become more people-centric and support their digital transformation journeys as they move towards a hybrid way of working, where teams are located both in the office and remotely.

“Moreover, technology has the power to transform our healthcare services in particular and automation has a crucial role to play in this. NTT DATA is proud of the work it does to support healthcare organisations and the NHS, so we are pleased that our collaboration with Microsoft includes measures to use automation and AI technology to help prevent the spread of infections like coronavirus, allowing us to play our part in beating this pandemic and preventing this kind of crisis in future.”

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Aaron Hurst

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