TCS and IBM come together to power digital and cognitive enterprise transformations



Information technology giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd, and IBM have expanded their global partnership to help clients accelerate their digital transformations to IBM public cloud using IBM Cloud Paks.

With this partnership, TCS will establish an IBM Enterprise Cloud Architecture Unit, which will include technical professionals from both companies. Together, both companies plan to develop solutions designed to help clients migrate workloads across applications, analytics, data estate and platforms.

Major Indian IT firms such as Infosys Ltd, Wipro Ltd and TCS have been strengthening their cloud offerings by forming joint ventures (JVs) with global platform providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud, and growing their team of specialists in specific cloud platforms organically.

Raman Venkatraman, Global Head – HiTech & Professional Services Industry Unit, TCS, said, “TCS has been partnering with leading corporations in their growth and transformation journeys, helping them accelerate their application modernization and cloud migration initiatives with its Machine First approach. The outcome is a robust, flexible and future-ready digital core that enhances the enterprise’s resilience and adaptability.

“We are investing in our alliance with IBM to co-create accelerators and other assets to further enhance the speed to market of our customers’ modernization initiatives and drive their transformation to become cognitive ready enterprises leveraging the new IBM public cloud ecosystem.”

TCS is part of the IBM public cloud ecosystem, an initiative to support global system integrators and independent software vendors to help clients modernize and transform mission-critical workloads with Red Hat OpenShift for any cloud environment, including IBM public cloud.

“This collaboration with TCS can help businesses accelerate their digital transformation by developing cloud-based technologies leveraging Red Hat OpenShift,” said Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain and Ecosystems, IBM.

“TCS’ experience in IT consulting across industries combined with IBM’s cloud platform and Cloud Pak solutions can help clients speed their journeys to the cloud.

The new IBM Enterprise Cloud Architecture Unit, in addition to the existing IBM Digital Experience Centre, further reiterates TCS’ commitment to cloud-led digital transformation by helping clients address complex business problems across industries, including financial services, insurance, telecommunication, manufacturing, retail and healthcare.

This collaboration is also in line with TCS’s mission to support enterprises that have embraced the Business 4.0™ journey by implementing digital technologies to deliver better business outcomes.