TCS sets up a separate business unit for Microsoft technologies

TCS sets up a separate business unit for Microsoft technologies
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19 Nov, 2019

Mumbai-based information technology services firm TCS has launched a Microsoft business unit to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.

The country's largest software exporter has also appointed company veteran Siva Ganesan, who was earlier in charge of travel, transportation and hospitality business unit, to head the new unit. 

The unit will provide tools based on AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning and cloud on Microsoft’s technology platform for TCS customers under its Business 4.0 initiative, it said in a statement.

According to TCS, the unit will leverage the company's domain knowledge across industries and global talent pool of nearly 50,000 engineers working on Microsoft technologies, to enhance customer experience, employee empowerment while optimising operations apart from developing innovations.

“We are leveraging our deep contextual knowledge of their businesses to creatively harness the power of new technologies, 'Location Independent Agile' and our 'Machine First™ Delivery Model' to foster innovation. This initiative will improve outcomes for our customers,” said Krishnan Ramanujam, president, business and technology services at TCS.  

The unit will also enable enterprises to plug into TCS’ co-innovation ecosystem while helping them to leverage the full stack of Microsoft technologies to differentiate from competitors, it added in the statement.

“Entire industries are transforming, and today every company is becoming a software company. This expanded partnership will increase our ability to enable our customers to transform and accelerate into the digital era,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president at Microsoft. 

German semiconductor firm Infineon CIO Robert Leindl said that TCS helped the company to transform its sales processes across all geographies into a unified, nimble, online and efficient system based on Microsoft’s business applications platform. “To remain competitive and achieve our ambitious growth targets, our vision was to rationalise, consolidate and digitally transform the way we did sales and TCS helped us achieve that," he added.