Microsoft Corp. and NEC Corporation on Tuesday introduced a growth of their decades-long collaboration. Via a brand-new multi-year strategic partnership, the businesses will leverage Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, NEC’s community and IT experience, together with 5G applied sciences, and one another’s AI and IoT options to assist enterprise prospects and the general public sector throughout a number of markets and industries additional speed up their cloud adoption and digital transformation initiatives.
The partnership will see NEC undertake Microsoft Azure as its most popular cloud platform to ship enhanced capabilities to drive sustained digitalization, assist prospects rework their enterprise fashions, and construct Digital Workplaces for the post-pandemic “new regular.”
The mixture of Azure and each corporations’ AI and IoT applied sciences and experience will improve NEC’s buyer expertise by superior options and allow safer upkeep and operation of shops. As well as, NEC and Microsoft plan to discover community innovation initiatives constructed on Microsoft Azure for enterprise domains and particular industries.
The businesses will work collectively to assist enhance digital providers for public sector and enterprise prospects by office and workforce transformation. Larger velocity and lower-latency knowledge connections will present high-performance community experiences to create extra environment friendly workplaces and empower workers to appreciate extra personalised work types for public sector in addition to non-public sector prospects.
To speed up NEC’s Digital Office innovation and workforce transformation, the businesses will work collectively emigrate NEC’s on-premises IT setting to Azure and deploy Azure Digital Desktop and different Azure providers among the many NEC Group’s 110,000 workers worldwide. This modernization builds on NEC’s present Microsoft 365 platform and can allow a extremely sustainable setting that’s safer and strong, accelerating cloud migration for NEC and its prospects all through the business and public sector in Japan and all over the world.
Leveraging the property of each corporations, together with Microsoft’s Clever Edge options and NEC’s non-public 5G networking applied sciences, the businesses will work collectively to assist prospects throughout industries rework. In retail, for instance, the 2 corporations will work collectively to research buyer transaction knowledge in actual time utilizing AI to raised perceive shopping for patterns, enhance operational effectivity and determine new market alternatives.