Walmart inc. establishes strategic partnership with Microsoft to further accelerate digital innovation in retail
Five-year agreement with walmart inc. will leverage a broad base of cloud, Artificial intelligence(AI) and Internet of Things(IoT) solutions for enterprise-wide use.
Walmart Inc. announced (16-July-2018) it is establishing a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp. to further accelerate Walmart’s digital transformation in retail, empower its associates worldwide and make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world. Through this partnership, Walmart has chosen Microsoft as its preferred and strategic cloud provider tapping into the full range of Microsoft’s cloud solutions.
CEO of Walmart Inc. Doug McMillon says:
Walmart’s commitment to technology is centered around creating incredibly convenient ways for customers to shop and empowering associates to do their best work,”
“Walmart is a people led, tech empowered company, and we’re excited about what this technology partnership will bring for our customers and associates. Whether it’s combined with our agile cloud platform or leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to work smarter, we believe Microsoft will be a strong partner in driving our ability to innovate even further and faster.”
CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella says:
“Walmart is a pioneering retailer, committed to empowering its employees and delivering the best experience for its customers wherever they are,”
“The world’s leading companies run on our cloud, and I’m thrilled to partner with Walmart to accelerate their digital transformation with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.”
Walmart is already using Microsoft services for critical applications and workloads and is now embarking on a broad set of cloud innovation projects that leverage Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and data platform solutions for a wide range of external customer-facing services and internal business applications. The flexible, secure and rapidly scalable global technology will significantly accelerate Walmart’s ability to execute in three key areas:
- Digital transformation
- Changing how we work