Walmart announces Microsoft tech partnership
Walmart has chosen Microsoft as its strategic cloud provider as it looks to accelerate its digital transformation strategy.
The retailer is already using Microsoft services for critical applications and workloads, and has now inked a five-year agreement which will see it embark on a range of cloud innovation projects that leverage machine learning, artificial intelligence and data platform solutions for external customer-facing services and internal business applications. This will include the migration of a significant portion of walmart.com and samsclub.com to Azure, and a phased roll-out of Microsoft 365.
“Our commitment to technology is centred around creating incredibly convenient ways for customers to shop and empowering associates to do their best work,” says 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.”