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Monthly Roundup: Key Technology Enterprise Collaborations in November

Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor | Tuesday, 1 December, 2020

As the business world slowly resumes operations in a full-fledged manner, there has been a lot of new business strategies in effect across different parts of the world. The experts have already predicted that while enterprises resume their vintage approach in the post-covid era, business collaborations are going to play an instrumental role in reviving the technology business ecosystem. As far as business collaborations in the technology arena are concerned, November was not a bad month to be in. The month hosted several promising collaborations. Let’s look into a few of such collaborations.

Wipro & AWS Launch Joint Venture
The first half of November saw Wipro joining forces with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to launch a new business venture, Wipro AWS Business Group (WABG). The new unit was reportedly dedicated to help customers fast-track their cloud transformation journey on AWS. Additionally, customers can leverage the Wipro AWS Launch Pad to facilitate their business transformation programs. With the launch of WABG, the tech major duo is about to couple Wipro’s diverse industry experience and comprehensive portfolio of services with AWS’s industry-leading cloud platforms. According to the reports, WABG will be home to more than 10,000 AWS-certified consultants, along with specialized teams focusing on business development, talent creation, solution development, and delivery execution. In truth, this collaboration is of little surprise to the industry, considering the recent collaborations between Wipro and AWS.

Cisco & Wipro Collaborate in SD-WAN Transformation Project
Towards the mid-November, Wipro had announced its agreement with Cisco Systems to use its technology to deliver managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) transformation services to Olympus. The 100-year old Olympus is a Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography products, and is majorly into the fields of medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. As per the new agreement, Wipro will be able to use its proprietary managed network services solution, #WANFreedom to re-architect Olympus’s WANs and enable support across distributed applications in a hybrid multi-cloud environment.

Happiest Minds & AutonomIQ
After its successful IPO debut in September, Happiest Minds Technologies Limited, a homegrown IT solutions company, has been home to a lot of business activity. It recently announced its collaboration with AutonomIQ, a California-based cloud platform that uses AI and machine learning for autonomous testing solutions. The emerging tech players look forward to accelerating the enterprise digital transformation journey using autonomous testing capabilities by developing a new solution. According to the company, the new solution amalgamates artificial intelligence, machine learning and intelligent automation capabilities of AutonomIQ’s autonomous testing platform and Happiest Minds deep roots on digital technologies, solutions and services, along with domain expertise.

IT Ministry Seeks Help from IBM to Futurify Indian Youth's Skills
The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced its collaboration with IBM India announces to create an education and skilling ecosystem to engender critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next generation innovators through the Common Services Centre Academy. With the partnership, CSC Academy, which is a part of Common Services Centre (CSC) scheme of India's flagship Digital India program, and IBM will boost the capability and development of learners. The government is planning to extensively use technology, while teaching and delivering specialized courses/ training programs in areas including Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The program will also help train learners such as village level entrepreneurs, functionaries and stakeholders. IBM will provide content from its key skilling program – SkillsBuild and STEM for Girls to be used for the training services and in community development program that is currently being conducted across the 6,000 CSC Academies.

s companies continue to imagine and re-imagine their business strategies to meet the post covid challenges and market demands, it’s widely expected that more collaborations will happen across the world, especially in the digital economy

Intel & Google Join Hands to Simplify Hybrid & Multi-Clouds Deployment
On the last day of November, the global tech majors, Intel and Google Cloud announce their partnership towards bolstering enterprises’ ability to conceive and deploy cloud-first business models using their existing on-premise, self-managed hardware. In the aftermath of the partnership, the organizations have co-developed reference architectures optimized for ‘Anthos on bare metal’ solution. The customers who are looking forward to deploying data center and edge computing can leverage the reference architectures to rapidly deploy enterprise-class applications on their existing hardware infrastructure and efficiently handle complicated hybrid- and multi-cloud tasks. It will benefit the customers handsomely.

As companies continue to imagine and re-imagine their business strategies to meet the post covid challenges and market demands, it’s widely expected that more collaborations will happen across the world, especially in the digital economy.

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