TCS completes public cloud migration for HR firm Randstad

TCS completes public cloud migration for HR firm Randstad
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24 Jul, 2019

Mumbai-based information technology services and consultancy major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has completed the public cloud migration for human resources (HR) services firm Randstad.

TCS has moved over 925 software applications across 50 on-premise data centres to the public cloud, one of the largest such migrations, an official statement said.

India’s largest IT services exporter said that the migration will facilitate Randstad's digital strategy. 

The $27 billion Dutch HR services firm is looking to combine technology and human skills so that it can better match job roles with candidates. Randstad has operations in 38 countries and over 38,000 employees in more than 4,800 offices.

The company had earlier operated in a local-to-local IT infrastructure model. With the HR industry undergoing significant digital transformation, its model has left the business exposed to potential inefficiencies and security risks, the statement said.

“Randstad’s transformational journey is based on becoming agile and intelligent, enabling automation, and in the cloud,” Nagaraj Ijari, global head, hitech and professional services, TCS said. “The migration marks a milestone for the industry as a whole. The scale is impressive and speaks of Randstad’s vision for innovation and change,” 

The HR firm is implementing a Tech-and-Touch strategy, which combines the use of smart technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning with a human approach, the company statement said. This will help it source the right talent for the right roles while putting in place a robust governance structure, it added.

“We are transforming into a data-driven organisation,” Jacques van den Broek, chief executive officer and chair of the executive board of Randstad, said.  “We use tech to focus on the human touch. It is our aim to touch the working lives of 500 million people by 2030. To reach that goal we needed a new digital foundation and an IT partner and we chose TCS.” 

Randstad said that its cloud-based digital core has fully integrated the company’s global IT operations. The digitisation is also expected to feature an enhanced security framework including intrusion detection and prevention systems.

With the digital push, Randstad said it can unlock and allocate existing resources in more efficient ways.