Microsoft and Walmart Inc. announced a partnership to further accelerate the digital transformation of the retail business of Walmart. The partnership, however, is a reality just because Walmart wanted Microsoft to provide a cloud solution for them. Although Walmart is not entirely a new customer to Microsoft, both the company at present-day work together in a lot of key areas such as customer facing solution and internal business application.
It is not only just Azure Walmart has selected a full range of cloud solution such as Office 365. With this Walmart’s goal is to achieve the following key things:
- Compute capacity
- Elastic Environment
- Innovate faster
- Manage cost
“Walmart’s commitment to technology is centered around creating incredibly convenient ways for customers to shop and empowering associates to do their best work,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO. “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.”
“Walmart is a pioneering retailer, committed to empowering its employees and delivering the best experience for its customers wherever they are,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “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.”
The partnership is huge and an important one especially for Microsoft. This will further bolster the Microsoft brand as a cloud service provider company.