Atos and IBM expand global collaboration

Atos and IBM have announced the expansion of a strategic global alliance with a focus on developing joint offerings built on Atos’ vertical decarbonised solution and service delivery assets, powered by IBM.

As part of the alliance, clients can expect to have access to industry specific automation solutions using AI and hybrid cloud technologies, which will help to enable digital acceleration, increase productivity and reduce costs.

Addressing business challenges in the manufacturing, energy and utilities, oil and gas, retail, and transportation sectors, the expanded alliance will focus on asset lifecycle management, asset monitoring, and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) solutions and will leverage IBM Maximo to help enterprises further accelerate digital transformation.

Atos and IBM will also work together to develop optimisation solutions for SMART waste and energy monitoring, using IBM Watson and Red Hat OpenShift to help manufacturers and waste management companies optimise energy consumption.

Nourdine Bihmane, head of decarbonisation business line and head of growing markets at Atos, said: “This alliance marks a new step in Atos’ strategy to provide concrete business applications to its customers by working with the world-class leader IBM to power the next wave of innovation. IBM and Atos share a similar vision of an AI and data-driven digital transformation. Together, we will address some of the most pressing challenges facing organisations today to optimise their operations within plants, buildings and public infrastructure.”

Bob Lord, SVP of cognitive applications and ecosystems at IBM, added: “Expanding IBM’s alliance with Atos reinforces our mission to work with some of the most forward-thinking, customer-centric ecosystem partners in the world to accelerate client digital transformations. Atos delivers leading solutions that optimise business processes to produce tangible outcomes for asset-heavy industries. Combining Atos’ industry-specific knowledge and commitment to sustainability with IBM’s deep experience in AI and open hybrid cloud technology is critical to help clients modernise.”