Walmart, Microsoft Join Forces to Compete With Amazon

Walmart and Microsoft partner up on cloud technology - Business Insider

"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.

Walmart is signing a five-year-long tech partnership deal with Microsoft today.

That includes migrating "a significant portion" of and to Azure, the companies said, noting that cloud-powered checkout will enable Walmart to grow with rising customer demand and reach more global markets.

Microsoft has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with retail giant Walmart to help "make shopping faster and easier for millions of customers around the world".

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While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Walmart said it is now embarking on a broad set of cloud innovation projects that leverage machine learning, AI and data platform solutions for a "wide range of external customer-facing services and internal business applications". There are plans for Walmart and Microsoft Engineers to work together on accessing Walmart's technologies and developing and supporting the company's move to the Microsoft Cloud.

If you're wondering just how deep this partnership goes, Walmart is committed to building an entire Internet-of-Things operation running on Azure, which will cover everything from managing the refrigeration units in thousands of stores to using machine learning to improve the company's entire supply chain. 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.

"Walmart's commitment to technology is centered around creating incredibly convenient ways for customers to shop and empowering associates to do their best work", Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in the announcement.



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