Jaguar Racing, part of Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover, said it has signed on enterprise software and IT services giant Micro Focus to accelerate its digital transformation.
According to a statement, the Newbury, Berkshire headquartered firm will work as a digital transformation, business resiliency and analytics partner for Jaguar Racing, and support the team’s IT infrastructure.
The partnership comes ahead of the seventh season of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, a single-seater motorsport championship that uses only electric cars.
In the initial phase of the partnership, the statement said, Micro Focus will provide technology from its Vertica product group, which will deliver high-performance advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities to ensure the Jaguar team performs well on and off track.
Beyond that, the firm will conduct a cyber resilience assessment workshop to help the team identify and address potential cybersecurity-related risks and gaps. It also plans to provide the team tools and support to help accelerate software development.
Commenting on the collaboration, Eric Varness, chief marketing officer at Micro Focus, said, “Our 'High Tech, Low Drama’ approach to delivering results will provide a number of synergies, including speed, agility, and insights that will translate to even-better performance all around.”
The software provider, which has over 40,000 customers around the world, posted $3 billion in revenues for the year ended October 2020.