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Walmart Chooses Azure

Steve Hughes
By Steve Hughes - August 24 2018

Walmart Chooses Azure (1)A major corporation has announced their decision to move to Azure. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Walmart—yes, Walmart and Microsoft have announced an ongoing cloud partnership this year. While AWS would have been a competitor in this case, because of some of the decisions made by Amazon, they were taken out of the running.

But that’s not the real reason Walmart chose Azure. In this post, I’ll go over the key reasons why they went with Microsoft Azure. Clay Johnson, Walmart CIO and Executive VP of Global Business Services stated that Walmart is excited to accelerate their digital transformation using Microsoft and the Azure cloud.

In a joint press release, Microsoft and Walmart CEOs called out 3 key reasons why Walmart chose to use Azure and Microsoft Office 365:

1. Digital Transformation – We hear about the great concept of digital transformation all the time and we’ll see it in action with Walmart and Microsoft. They’ll work together to move 100s of applications to cloud based solutions. Not only will they do lift and shift, but in many cases, they’ll be looking for optimization opportunities to transform their business.

2. Innovation – Walmart plans to build a global IOT solution on Azure and the advanced technologies to improve their performance in the world of energy conservation and to drive efficiencies in supply chain with machine learning to become a better company.

3. Collaboration and Agility – Using Microsoft 365 and a variety of Azure tools, Walmart is investing in their people to move to a more collaborative and productive workforce.

So, as you can see, Walmart put in a lot of thought and consideration before they made their choice to go with Azure. Look at these 3 key areas and at your business – can Azure help you improve your business in such a dramatic way by moving to the Azure cloud?

Making the move is not a technology decision, it’s a business one so you can do better business. If you’d like to learn more about what Azure can do for your organization, from questions you have to planning and implementation – we are your best resource. Click the link below or contact us—we’re here to help no matter where you are on your cloud journey.

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