IBM, Atos partner to provide decarbonization solutions

IBM, Atos partner to provide decarbonization solutions
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21 Jan, 2021

IBM and French information technology (IT) giant Atos have partnered to provide joint offerings built on Atos’s vertical decarbonized solutions and service delivery assets.

Decarbonization refers to producing solutions that have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The solutions will be customised according to the verticals they are offered for, according to a statement.

“Together, we will address some of the most pressing challenges facing organisations today to optimize their operations within plants, buildings and public infrastructure," Nourdine Bihmane, head of decarbonization business line and head of growing markets at Atos said.

 The Armonk headquartered technology major and Atos will work together to address business challenges to serve the verticals of manufacturing, oil and gas, retail and transportation and the energy and utilities sectors, areas where environmental impact are of high concern.

One of the areas of focus for the partnership will be asset lifecycle management solutions to identify areas for improvement within and across plants, visibility of operations in real-time and key performance indicators to aid with business continuity.

Additionally, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) optimisation solutions through IBM’s Maximo will be utilised, which will help with decreasing unplanned downtimes, increasing asset lifetimes and reducing capital expenses.

The partnership will also include optimisation of product packaging and logistics, along with the utilisation of IBM Watson and Red Hat OpenShift to help manufactures get better energy efficiency.

It has been a busy January for IBM in terms of partnerships, acquisitions and hires. The company announced that its former CFO and SVP of global markets Martin Schroeter will head its spin-off unit, temporarily called New Co.

The company announced a collaboration with LTI to expand its hybrid cloud alliance, along with plans to open an innovation centre in Bengaluru and has already acquired two companies to strengthen its Salesforce offerings and its overall AI and hybrid-cloud focus.

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