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TCS Completes One of the Largest Public Cloud Migrations to Deliver New Digital Foundation for Randstad


  • Tata Consultancy Services Moves Over 925 IT Applications across More than 50 Legacy Data Centers to the Public Cloud, Building the Foundation for Randstad’s Global Digital Strategy
  • New Digital Foundation Unlocks Possibilities for Randstad to Combine Technology and Human Skills to Better Match Candidates to Roles

AMSTERDAM | MUMBAI, July 23, 2019: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has announced the successful completion of a large-scale cloud migration project for Randstad, a global leader in the HR services industry.

Randstad operates in 38 countries, with over 38,000 employees in more than 4,800 offices. Before partnering with TCS, Randstad operated in a ‘local to local’ IT infrastructure model. With the broader HR industry undergoing significant digital transformation, this legacy structure left the business exposed to potential inefficiencies and security risks. To stay relevant in the fast-changing world of work, Randstad is implementing its ‘Tech and Touch’ strategy, which combines the use of smart technologies such as AI and machine learning with a human approach, to source the right talent for the right roles.​

As part of this strategy, Randstad engaged with TCS to completely transform its IT infrastructure. This entailed migrating over 925 IT applications from over 50 legacy data centres across the world, to a public cloud – one of the world’s largest such migrations – and putting in place a robust governance structure. Randstad now has a future-proof, cloud-based digital core that fully integrates the company’s global IT operations, leverages centralized global management and monitoring mechanisms, standardizes and automates processes, and features an enhanced security framework including intrusion detection and prevention systems.

With this new core, Randstad can embrace new growth opportunities, unlock and allocate existing resources in more efficient ways, and enhance the overall experience of customers and candidates who interact with Randstad’s digital platforms.​

Jacques van den Broek, CEO and Chair, Executive Board, Randstad N.V., said,"The world of work is rapidly changing, which is why Randstad is transforming into a data-driven organization. We use tech to focus on that which we are best at: the human touch. It is our aim to touch the working lives of 500 million people by 2030. To reach that goal we needed a new digital foundation partner and from the outset TCS was by far the company that stood out. We recognize in TCS what we hope to recognize in our relationship with people in the long term, investing in a relationship and being creative. With TCS, the trust was there from the beginning.” ​

Nagaraj Ijari, Global Head, HiTech & Professional Services, said, “Randstad’s transformational journey has all the attributes of a winning Business 4.0™ mindset: Agile, automated, intelligent and in the cloud. The successful completion of this cloud migration marks a milestone not just for Randstad and TCS but also for the industry as a whole. The scale of this transformation is truly impressive and speaks to the strength of Randstad’s bold vision for innovation and change.”​

Watch the TCS & Randstad partnership video here

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

As part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 436,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $20.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at

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About Randstad

Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. We support people and organizations in realizing their true potential by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward. In 2018, we helped more than 2.5 million candidates find a meaningful job with our almost 250,000 clients. Furthermore, we trained over 300,000 people. Randstad is active in 38 countries around the world and has top-three positions in almost half of these. In 2018, Randstad had on average 38,820 corporate employees and generated revenue of € 23.8 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (symbol:RAND.AS). For more information, see

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