European IT services company Atos has signed a new global partnership with Google Cloud aimed at providing businesses with leading technology solutions to drive internal digital transformation initiatives.
The agreement will see the firms working to create a variety of digital solutions across a range of areas including AI, machine learning, hybrid cloud and data analytics – all technologies being utilised to improve the efficiency and success of enterprise operations.
“I’m extremely pleased to announce today this first global partnership with Google Cloud, one of the world’s leaders in Artificial Intelligence,” said Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos. “Together, we will enable fast and smooth adoption of AI for enterprises.”
As part of the arrangement, Atos will establish three new innovation labs and research & development centres in the UK and US, leveraging machine learning expertise from within Google’s ranks at these facilities to ensure the development of the most advanced solutions.
“We are excited to collaborate with Atos to bring Google Cloud to more companies,” said Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud. “Together with Atos we will allow companies to transform and improve their business by enabling access to the most advanced cloud infrastructure, cutting-edge machine learning capabilities and intelligent collaboration tools.”
Further, Google Cloud will now become Atos’ preferred public cloud partner.