TCS sets up Microsoft Business Unit to grow enterprises with AI, ML & Cloud

Mumbai & Redmond, Washington: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced this week the setting up of a new Microsoft Business Unit (MBU). Offering a complement of services and solutions around Microsoft technologies, and catering to all stakeholders in the enterprise, TCS says the new unit will work with customers worldwide to accelerate their ‘Business 4.0’ transformation journeys.

The new unit will reportedly leverage TCS’ domain knowledge across industries and global talent pool of about 50,000 engineers trained on Microsoft technologies to help customers leverage the power of AI, Machine Learning (ML), automation and cloud to enhance customer experience, re-imagine employee empowerment, optimize operations and spur innovation.

TCS says it’s Location Independent Agile model will help customers accelerate their transformation journeys and achieve outcomes with “unmatched speed to value.”

For customers looking to scale up their innovation efforts, TCS says the new unit will provide a means of plugging into its co-innovation ecosystem and pushing the boundaries of possibilities using the full stack of Microsoft technologies to establish competitive differentiation.

TCS’ Microsoft Business Unit will be led by Siva Ganesan. With TCS for more than 29 years in various global leadership roles, Ganesan has built and run high growth businesses such as the Assurance Services Practice and, more recently, the Travel, Transportation and Hospitality Business Unit.

“Our latest business unit dedicated to Microsoft technologies will deliver enhanced experiences and outcomes to our customers globally,” said Krishnan Ramanujam, President, Business and Technology Services, TCS.

Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft Corp. said, “Through this expanded partnership with TCS, we are significantly increasing our ability to enable our customers to take advantage of the opportunities to transform and accelerate into the digital era.” 

“To remain competitive and achieve our ambitious growth targets, our vision was to rationalize, consolidate and digitally transform part of our sales processes across all our geographies into a unified, nimble, online and efficient system based on Microsoft Business Applications Platform,” said Robert Leindl, CIO, Infineon.

Congratulating TCS on the formation of MBU, Leindl said Infineon is looking to continue the partnership with TCS to harness the power of Microsoft Dynamics to deliver elevated user experience, accelerate sales cycle, business agility and overall competitiveness in the market.

Dipak Sahoo, Regional Head of IT, Generali Asia, said, “Generali Asia has partnered with TCS to modernize our Regional Data & Analytics platform, by leveraging the power of Azure.”

TCS is a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner, signifying the highest-level in the Microsoft Partner Network community. Additionally, it is designated a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner, recognizing TCS’ expertise in delivering service on Azure.

Earlier in November, TCS announced the launch of an ‘Innovation Hub’ in Hyderabad with Qualcomm to develop 5G, AI and IoT solutions. TCS also launched the ‘Intelligent Urban Exchange (IUX) Command Centre’ for Smart Cities, an IUX solution that integrates diverse municipal event data and external sources such as video and displays them as geospatial visualisations on an Integrated City Operational Dashboard.


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