NTT DATA and Microsoft expand cloud partnership for new digital solutions



Yo Honma, president and chief executive officer, representative director, NTT Data

The alliance brings together NTT DATA’s global IT services with Microsoft’s cloud platform, AI technologies, and a suite of productivity tools aimed at helping businesses digitally transform.

NTT DATA Corporation (NTT DATA) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has announced they are jointly pursuing strategic opportunities as part of the multi-year strategic alliance announced in December with parent company NTT Corporation.

The companies announced an expansion of the alliance with a focus on accelerating enterprise customer’s digital transformation with Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud solution to help accelerate business and increase workplace productivity.

“NTT DATA is committed to helping enterprises realize their digital transformation,” said Yo Honma, President and CEO of NTT DATA.

“Through this strategic collaboration with Microsoft combining Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and digital technologies with NTT DATA’s experience and knowledge in delivering IT services, we will provide solutions and services that contribute to accelerating our enterprise customers digital transformation.”


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NTT DATA provides business and IT services to clients across industries, including consulting-led IT strategy and managed services, as well as system design, integration, operations, and maintenance. Microsoft technologies that will enable digital transformation on the cloud include Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, and Dynamics 365.

“Through this collaboration, we look forward to combining NTT DATA’s global infrastructure and services expertise across industries with the power of Microsoft Azure and our productivity tools to create new opportunities and value for our clients by helping them to quickly digitally transform their business,” said Alex Simons, Corporate Vice President, ID Program Management, Microsoft.

“Together, we will continue exploring new solutions opportunities and added value for our clients.”

Recently, the company announced it has established Centres of Excellence (CoE) in three advanced technology areas (IoT, Intelligent Automation, Software Engineering Automation) to accumulate knowledge on digital technologies on a global scale as well as train engineers.

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