Walmart moves to Microsoft's cloud

Walmart sign

"Walmart was never going to partner with Amazon for obvious reasons and Microsoft is the second largest provider of cloud solutions in the world", said Dusan Milosavljevic, an analyst at Berenberg bank. Microsoft will be ensuring it all goes as smoothly as possible in a bid to extend the partnership well beyond the first five years.

The partnership agreement lasts for five years and starts with a team of Walmart and Microsoft engineers working together to transition the retailer to Microsoft's ecosystem.

Though Walmart already uses Microsoft products and services for workloads across their company, this new partnership will see them use Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and data platform solutions.

Predix offers a range of IoT-focused apps, including flagship applications Predix Asset Performance Management and Predix ServiceMax, and is also open to customers to create their own services, with the likes of BP and Maersk regular users.

Internally, Walmart also is beginning a phased rollout of the Microsoft 365 workplace platform to provide its associates with productivity and sharing tools that foster collaboration and communication.

"Walmart is a pioneering retailer, committed to empowering its employees and delivering the best experience for its customers wherever they are". For Walmart, the company will be able to use Microsoft's AI tech to compete with Amazon on the future of retail. "The world's leading companies run on our cloud, and I'm thrilled to partner with Walmart to accelerate their digital transformation with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365". For Microsoft, Walmart using its cloud-services will give it a jumpstart Amazon's cloud services, which continues to be the firm's biggest rival.

Related News:

Most liked

Trump says new Air Force One will be 'top of the line'
The interior design will also be updated and the president hopes to upgrade the full-size bed to a larger one, CBS reported. And it's gonna be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate". "Red, white and blue".

India pick slow left arm spinner Yadav for England Test series
Uncapped quick Shardul Thakur found a place in the side after he also played in the third ODI. Bhuvneshwar has not been named in the 18-member squad.

Aviation giants fly into Farnborough under Brexit cloud
Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) announced an order for 30 737 MAX airplanes in its first direct purchase from Boeing. In a tweet he urged EU negotiators in Brussels and other European countries to be "similarly pragmatic & fair".

USA pays Trump’s Scotland golf resort US$77,000 ahead of visit
Meanwhile, thousands of protesters have been thanked by police for their "good behaviour" during Donald Trump's stay in Scotland. A spokeswoman for the State Department said it frequently assists other U.S. agencies in making hotel bookings overseas.

Forget Prime Day, eBay is Giving Buyers 20% Off 20 Brands
The Verdi union also said workers in Spain were staging a three-day strike, while Polish workers were staging a work to rule. Still, the company said Tuesday that sales had increased from Prime Day previous year . "We had a ruff start", Amazon said.

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist, homophobic tweets
Teammate Lorenzo Cain called Hader a "great guy", and acknowledged that everyone has "said some insane stuff when we're young". We're still learning who we are in high school. "You can't, there's no excuse for what was said ".

Bust Out Your Best Denim Overalls Because Today Is "Mamma Mia" Day
And it was like time had stood still and we had only been away on a short holiday. According to The Richest , Cher's net worth is approximately $305 million.

Russian intelligence officers indicted in DNC hacking
A grand jury indictment alleges that the Russian government was behind a sweeping conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 US election. Trump said he hopes the meeting with Putin can bring progress for both the United States and Russian Federation .

Galaxy Note 9 image leaks show off the upcoming Samsung flagship
In its place, it appears that the tablet will be adopting Samsung's iris scanner technology as one of its security layers. If this is true then it will be the costliest Samsung device and will be more expensive when compared to iPhone X.

Backtracking president keeps stumbling over Russian Federation
Trump and Putin spent 90 minutes together in private, just days after the United States president was urged to cancel the summit. This statement comes after Mr Trump took to Twitter to lambast previous administrations for frosty US-Russia relations.

Suspected Serial Killer Busted in Houston
During the search, Gonzalez tweeted that the perpetrator behind the crimes is "considered a serial killer, armed & risky ". The vehicle is believed to be the one Rodriguez was driving when he lead police on the chase Tuesday morning.

Bellhops rewards gritty college student who walked to first day of work
And he probably would have made it all the way too - except he got a little help from a few curious and impressed police officers. He needed the job at Bellhops moving company , even though his phone told him it would take him seven hours on foot.

Open Championship: 9 Favorites to Watch at Carnoustie
Woods as a special affiliation with Carnoustie, having visited for the first time as an amateur for the 1995 Scottish Open. Golf's third major of the year gets underway on Thursday at Carnoustie Championship Course in Scotland.

Roku's new $199 wireless speakers are made especially for Roku-powered TVs
Because Roku actually offers a consistent platform with regular updates - it is not a half-baked OS that will be abandoned. Created to work exclusively with Roku TVs , the new wireless speakers are meant to address a growing consumer problem.

Colbert says Trump's meeting with Putin should count as 'treason'
Petersburg, there were 500 business leaders, many of greater caliber than Trump was before he became president, Putin pointed out. Stroking Putin does not stoke his base, even though Trump's warmth toward the strongman has itself moved the needle.