The year 2020 will witness the strategic alliance of NTT Data Corporation (NTT Data) and Microsoft Corporation. It was announced in December 2019 with the parent company NTT Corporation.

The companies plan to accelerate the customer’s digital transformation with Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud solution, which will lead to improved productivity and expansion of the business.

“NTT DATA is committed to helping enterprises realize their digital transformation,” said Yo Honma, President and CEO of NTT DATA.

“Through this strategic collaboration with Microsoft combining Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and digital technologies with NTT DATA’s experience and knowledge in delivering IT services, we will provide solutions and services that contribute to accelerating our enterprise customers digital transformation.”

The alliance is a way to promote workstyle innovation using digital technology for maximizing the strength of organizations looking at capability enhancement of employees globally. The workstyle within NTT Data and security will improve based on the offerings provided by Microsoft 365 and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams.

The role of NTT Data is to render consulting-led IT strategy, system designing, operations, management, and maintenance services to clients across several industries. Microsoft technologies that would enable digital transformation on the cloud include Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Azure.

“Through this collaboration, we look forward to combining NTT DATA’s global infrastructure and services expertise across industries with the power of Microsoft Azure and our productivity tools to create new opportunities and value for our clients by helping them to quickly digitally transform their business,” said Alex Simons, Corporate Vice President, ID Program Management, Microsoft.

“Together, we will continue exploring new solutions opportunities and added value for our clients,” he added.

The company recently announced its three established centers of excellence (CoE) concerning IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Software Engineering Automation to accumulate knowledge on digital technologies for working professionals as well as trainers.