Clients to tap new commercial models of cloud computing
Capgemini and Microsoft have entered an agreement to help businesses move to the cloud. As part of the alliance, Capgemini will market and deliver the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, Microsoft cloud-based communication and collaboration service, through Capgemini’s recently announced Global Service Line of Infostructure Transformation Services.
Capgemini said that it will offer solutions based on Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite for communications and collaboration solutions worldwide along with cloud applications to help clients tap into new commercial models of cloud computing while delivering enterprise-grade capabilities, security, protection and a familiar Microsoft interface.
Both the companies will jointly invest in sales, technical training and marketing to a wide range of industries worldwide. In addition, Capgemini will create an offshore center of expertise and train more than 1,000 consultants, onshore and offshore, regarding implementation and legacy migration for the Business Productivity Online Suite.
In addition, it will develop and deliver a set of accelerators to help customers migrate to the Business Productivity Online Suite, use Capgemini’s RApid INnovation (RAIN) process to provide rapid visualization and adoption of the Business Productivity Online Suite for Capgemini customers and offer ‘Journey to the Cloud’ Accelerated Solutions Environment sessions, designed to help customers develop a ‘Cloud Roadmap’ during a condensed, two-day workshop.
Simon Witts, corporate vice president of enterprise and partner group for Microsoft, said: “These services minimize the need for infrastructure investments and can be deployed rapidly, but with the reliability and security that’s essential for the enterprise.
Customers can save between 10% and 50% in IT-related expenditures as a result of deploying Microsoft Online Services.