Microsoft and Walmart set to open joint cloud factory in Dallas

By erptre fusion
Microsoft announced on 5 November that it is joining Walmart to expand the latter’s innovation hub in Dallas, developing a cloud facility as part of their strategic partnership announced in July this year
According to Microsoft’s Transform news post, the facility will be developed by a team of around 30 technologists known as “”, comprised of engineers from both firms, and is set to open early next year.
The team will initially focus on transferring Walmart’s extensive internal business applications over to Microsoft’s Azure platform, and will subsequently develop innovative cloud-native programs.
Walmart’s aims in the partnership are to streamline processes and minimize costs through digital transformation, as well as mitigating stock loss through further development of IoT sensors on HVAC and refrigeration systems.
See more:
Speaking to Transform, Walmart executive vice president and enterprise chief Clay Johnson, said:
“We want to create new and incredibly convenient ways for our customers to shop, and as technology cycles get shorter and shorter, we must increase our speed and agility.
“To do this, we’re digitally transforming processes and empowering our associates with consumer-grade technology and tools. Digital transformation is pervasive across the company and we’re pushing the envelope to accelerate innovation.”
Walmart is also engaging Microsoft AI across its digital services, such as with enhancement to internal chatbots for employees to access benefits, seek out mentors, and manage supplier communications.

Featured Articles

Microsoft, McDonald’s latest firms to run civil rights audit

Microsoft and McDonald’s join Amazon, Citi, JPMorgan and others in conducting civil rights audits, as investor pressure to achieve racial equity mounts

Deep dive: Investment in carbon capture rises as CO2 spikes

Investment in carbon removal solutions and startups is heating up as fast as the planet, with Temasek and CEMEX Ventures the latest VCs to launch funds

Dialight envisions a safe industrial world with LED lights

Reliance on inefficient lighting technologies are not only harmful to the environment, but also increase injury risk and cost

Top 10: Tech, cyber, 5G, cloud speakers at TECH LIVE LONDON

Technology & AI

Eight big announcements made at Davos 2022, from ESG to tech


Hear Vodafone Business cyber chief Kawalec at Cyber LIVE

Leadership & Strategy