Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft with their joint venture, Avanade, launched their first collaborative center of excellence focused on modernizing and migrating legacy systems to the cloud. The resources of the three companies have joined together to help customers with mainframe upgrades, a $22 billion global market, and a $2 billion market in Brazil alone.
About 40 people from three companies based in the Accenture Innovation Center in São Paulo work together to provide customers with the solutions and resources that will power their future operations and accelerate their digital transformation. Customers can now experience proof-of-concepts, demonstrations, and migration simulations with access to local resources with global knowledge and deep industry expertise from the three companies.
“Modern cloud platforms and applications enable organizations to serve customers better, faster and more efficiently,” said Fernando Teixeira, Head of Accenture Microsoft Business Group in Latin America. The combination of our three strengths in the new center will provide all aspects of modernization mainframereducing the risk of migrating critical workloads to the cloud.
Combining Accenture’s industry expertise, Avanade’s technical expertise and Microsoft solutions, the center will provide a resource to assist Latin American customers in their modernization process. The center will also offer training, resource creation and partner qualification/certification.
According to Fabio Hasegawa, President of Avanade Brasil, “cloud and application modernization is a top priority for organizations in the country due to the need to be agile and resilient in an increasingly volatile market.” “With the new Center of Excellence, we will be able to offer platforms and accelerators that will help our customers address the technological challenges inherent in legacy system migration efforts, which can range from resource and asset constraints to maintenance cost and investment optimization. in technology.”
The Center of Excellence considers all aspects of the company and the resources needed to mainframe and from legacy to the cloud.
“For Microsoft, the cloud has tremendous potential to drive business innovation across all industries, as well as other critical areas of our society. It’s a multi-step journey that requires teamwork, technical knowledge and an understanding of customer profiles and needs to work with them to create solutions that are precisely tailored to their needs. Our alliance with Accenture and Avanade embodies how we work in synergy with our partners, which is a fundamental part of our business,” said Tanya Cosentino, general manager of Microsoft Brazil.
Accenture recently published results global search with 150 bank executives. The results show that banks are reducing their dependence on decades mainframe legacy and plans to move a significant portion of its core business functions to the cloud to launch new products quickly and remain competitive.
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