Accelerating business transformation with Azure
TCS’s longstanding relationship with Microsoft has benefitted many of the company’s enterprise customers. The TCS Microsoft Business Unit helps enterprises leverage the power of cloud, advanced analytics, AI, and machine learning to achieve their transformation goals. Through its Academy for Intelligent Data, the company has a dedicated focus on upskilling and certifying associates in Microsoft data and analytics technologies.
The TCS Daezmo™ suite of solutions helps customers speed up migration of legacy data estates to Azure and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. TCS allows customers across industries to resolve complex business-centric data challenges with the power of cloud. Its next-generation solution accelerators, including TCS Dezypher, further help customers achieve superior business outcomes.
Azure enables organizations of all sizes and across industry verticals to achieve their short- and long-term goals with a proven cloud infrastructure designed to help create and align business and technical strategies. With Azure AI services, organizations can build mission-critical solutions to analyze images, comprehend speech, uncover latent insights, and make predictions using data from across all their business.
The TCS Microsoft Business Unit and Microsoft offer industry-specific, cloud-based solutions that drive the growth and transformation journey across cloud-first and cloud-next horizons. TCS has all 18 Microsoft gold competencies and is a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP), experienced in delivering managed services across the end-to-end Azure cloud lifecycle, at scale.
Helping global customers thrive
TCS helps customers across industries drive strategic vision and thrive amidst disruption. A pair of recent, game-changing collaborations tell the story.
A large bank in the Netherlands, with annual revenue of more than €9 billion, provides asset management, commercial, investment, and retail banking services, plus private banking for high-net-worth clients in 14 countries. In addition, it has commercial and merchant banking operations that play a major role in energy, commodities, and transportation markets.
Like many other companies, the bank’s data was in silos. Unifying it on a common platform appeared to be an insurmountable challenge. As it saw its data growing exponentially, the bank found that traditional methods of storing and analyzing the data were no longer sustainable or cost effective. It was increasingly difficult to spot inefficiencies or inaccurate decisions on sensitive matters. This proved especially problematic in respect of complex reporting and compliance requirements.
TCS built a data ingestion, DevOps, and testing framework to create and support a modern cloud data warehouse on Azure. The full-fledged solution utilizes Azure platform as a service (PaaS) offering, including Data Lake Store, SQL Database, Data Factory, Event Hub, DevOps, and many others. The result is a unified, secure, and cost-effective data platform, which hosts datasets of close to 1 TB (and growing) across the bank from more than 20 data sources.
The bank’s customers benefit by having full transparency on their data, with end-to-end tracking and complete history. Importantly for compliance, the solution uses Azure’s enterprise-grade security. The bank’s leadership now has greatly improved access to its data, with sophisticated AI and advanced analytics for better business decision-making. Overall, the bank now has greater reliability of its data due to improved data management and is realizing potential savings of €4M by moving to Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight.
“Together with TCS, we are helping customers accelerate digital adoption and drive data-driven culture across industries,” says Simran Sachar, Director of Analytics, AI & Industry, Global Partner Solutions. “Through our customer-centric focus we are delivering innovative analytics and AI solutions to help customers create superior business value and performance, faster. Data is the most strategic asset of every organization and with TCS, we are empowering organizations to adopt Azure Synapse and the Azure AI platform to bring together data integration, data warehousing, big data analytics, and AI.”
A global consumer goods company, headquartered in the United Kingdom, has more than 400 brands. It had 30-plus disparate platforms supporting day-to-day operations, with more than 100,000 IT users, 900 connected sites across 94 countries, and 22 petabytes of data. It used multiple data platforms and was hobbled by siloed data and retrospective-only business intelligence.
Like many other companies, it had multiple reporting environments built over the years. Often the sources of data for reports and analytics were hard to trace and, therefore, frequently the company didn’t trust its own data.
TCS and Microsoft partnered to carry out multiple proofs of concept to identify architectural standards and build an improved, unified data platform. The company chose Microsoft Azure to implement its data lakes and processing capabilities. TCS provided services including program management, data ingestion from 120+ sources, DevOps, and a digital factory and data labs.
The digital factory TCS built on Azure has capabilities which include data collection from IoT sensors, data aggregation, visualization, and advance analytics. This digital twin solution improved factory operations by providing real-time information that enabled line operators and factory leaders to make proactive data-driven decisions.
The company’s IT spend for licensing and infrastructure costs was significantly reduced by decommissioning existing legacy systems. The cloud data lake has enabled the customer to achieve data democratization and productization of machine learning models across the organization. The company is now better able to derive insights from a central single source of truth. The solution has enabled citizen scientists and empowered business IT while managing data governance and data quality centrally.
A framework for customer success
By identifying gaps in an organization’s existing data and analytics programs, TCS, in collaboration with Microsoft, can develop specific approaches to create a prescriptive plan to simplify operating models, set up data governance models, build technology architectures, and provide AI and analytics capabilities to drive business growth.
Going forward, TCS will grow its analytics and AI capabilities, and continue to offer a full complement of solutions around Microsoft cloud technologies, catering to all stakeholders in the enterprise and helping customers worldwide accelerate their growth and transformation journeys. To date, TCS Microsoft Business Unit has completed more than 1,000 successful Azure engagements for 225+ clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.