This morning, IBM and Atos announced that they have strengthened their strategic alliance to help companies accelerate their digital transformation and optimize their business processes. This new alliance will focus more on developing joint offerings using Atos' carbon-free vertical solutions and IBM-supported service delivery capabilities.
Customers of both groups will have access to automation solutions tailored to their business using artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud to accelerate the adoption of new technologies, increase productivity and lower costs.
In particular, both groups will focus on asset lifecycle management solutions with IBM Maximo to help companies optimize their assets to further accelerate digital transformation and control risk. Customers will be able to identify areas for production optimization at the plant level and benefit from improved business continuity management with real-time visibility into operations and KPIs.
They will also work on solutions for asset monitoring and optimization of maintenance, repair and operations activities by increasing asset optimization and re-engineering.they will also work on solutions for asset monitoring and optimization of maintenance, repair and operations activities by increasing asset optimization and reducing capital costs with a predictive approach to operations, resulting in less unplanned downtime and longer asset life. Finally, packaging, transport and logistics optimization solutions and Smart solutions for waste and energy control and optimization will also be discussed.
Following this publication, the Director of Decarbonation Activities and Director of Growth Markets at Atos announced : "This alliance with IBM marks a further step in Atos' strategy and is part of our commitment to deliver concrete business applications to our clients and will enable us to support innovation. It is fully in line with our industry approach to translate digital transformation into tangible business benefits. IBM and Atos share a common vision of digital transformation, focused on AI and data. Together, we will address some of the most pressing challenges that organizations face and enable them to optimize their operations within their plants and infrastructures".
IBM's Cognitive Applications and Ecosystems SVP said: "IBM is committed to accelerating the digital transformation of our customers by working with some of the world's most innovative and business-focused partners. The extension of the alliance between IBM and Atos reinforces this mission. Atos provides state-of-the-art solutions that optimize processes to deliver tangible results for asset-intensive industries. It is essential to combine Atos' industry knowledge and commitment to sustainability with IBM's extensive experience in artificial intelligence and open hybrid cloud technologies to help customers modernize".