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Intel joins with Tata Consultancy to drive digital transformation

Tue 13 Jun 2017

International IT consulting group Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced plans to collaborate with Intel in an effort to help drive digital transformation in enterprise settings.

The new partners hope to build a ‘future-ready reference architecture’ for IoT, cloud, networking, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and data centre infrastructure.’ The two firms believe that developing such technology will help global businesses meet the increasing requirements of an effective digital transformation strategy.

The collaboration will see the two companies develop solutions based on a range of Intel processors, including Xeon processors and 7th-Gen Core processors, as well as Intel’s Rack Scale Design, network function virtualisation (NFV), and artificial intelligence solutions.

The aim is to help advance customers’ data centres, IoT solutions, operating systems, storage, analytics and network infrastructure investments.

TCS and Intel are also planning to launch Centres of Excellence in the U.S. and India as hubs for the development of next generation data centre, IoT and cloud technologies. The projects will focus on industry-specific applications, and will work to to optimise costs, improve productivity, and increase customer revenues.

‘The collaboration with TCS marks a milestone for our continued efforts to enable customers and the industry with services and technologies for digital transformation,’ commented Shannon Poulin, VP of Intel’s sales and marketing group.

‘Using the combination of TCS capabilities and Intel technologies, the collaboration allows us to offer advanced ready-to-use solutions and reference architectures across the network, cloud and client. The Centers of Excellence will also provide on-the-ground solution testing, verification and development support for customers in the U.S. and India,’ she added.

Speaking on the announcement, Raman Venkatraman, TCS’ global head of alliances and technology unit, further noted that the new commitment will deliver innovative solutions for customers looking to get a step over the competition and steer their businesses toward a more efficient digital future.

He concluded: ‘The collaboration with Intel will enable us to create market-ready solutions for digital transformation, while reducing time and cost.’

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