Asda selects HCL Technologies for DevOps initiative
HCL Technologies has snagged a three-year contract from Asda that will see it overhaul the retailer’s IT application services with a new DevOps delivery model to drive data and analytics and support back office applications through the full lifecycle of development, testing and support. HCL will also build a central data management platform to enable Asda to improve its insight and analytics capabilities.
“As organisations embark on a digital transformation with technology increasingly driving the business, it’s critical that we have the agility to respond quickly to changing needs, particularly in capabilities such as data and analytics,” says Phil Tenney, CIO at Asda.
“HCL offered the right blend of capabilities, experience, quality and value to help us drive the level of transformation we needed. We also identified a strong cultural fit between our two teams, which will be indispensable as we work side-by-side in the new DevOps delivery model. We’re looking forward to working with HCL on our application services, through its focus on continuous improvement and unique expertise that will help our teams keep up with the latest industry trends, technologies and tools.”