3M to migrate its enterprise IT infrastructure to AWS

3M to migrate its enterprise IT infrastructure to AWS
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18 Feb, 2020

US industrial-to-consumer products manufacturer 3M has signed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to move its enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure to the Seattle-based cloud services company’s platform.

3M will migrate its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including accounting, supply chain management, manufacturing, product lifecycle management and ecommerce, along with business critical enterprise IT applications, as part of a company-wide transformation initiative, AWS said in a statement.

“AWS is integral to our enterprise IT transformation as we look for better ways to serve our customers, streamline the way we work and compete globally,” John Turner, vice president of IT systems and chief information officer at 3M, said.

3M will leverage AWS’s services, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security and databases, to optimise and automate operational, manufacturing and business processes, as well as product solutions.

The Minnesota headquartered company, which reported revenues at $8.1 billion for the quarter ended December 2019, manufactures and retails products across sectors such as healthcare, automotive, manufacturing and other industries.

“3M is leveraging AWS to drive change within its IT organisation and it will transform those improvements into the delivery of new applications and services to meet 3M business needs,” Mike Clayville, vice president of worldwide commercial sales at AWS, said.

In December last year, British oil and gas major BP decided to close its European mega data centres and migrate all its data and 900 key applications to the AWS platform

Earlier this month, the Drone Federation of India (DFI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  with AWS’ cloud services to accelerate innovation in India’s drone ecosystem. The DFI announced that it will work with AWS as its preferred cloud service partner to provide operators a scalable, agile, secure and robust cloud infrastructure to develop drone applications and accelerate time-to-market in India.