A new industry benchmark has been set with the global migration of over 600 applications to the AWS cloud in less than 12 months at Randstad.
MUMBAI | AMSTERDAM, May 11, 2018 – Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that it has migrated over 600 IT applications globally from legacy data centres to the AWS cloud in a time span of less than 12 months at Randstad. This is one of the most ambitious and fastest AWS cloud migrations to date for a global firm and sets a new benchmark for digital transformation at this scale.
Digital Transformation at Randstad
The Randstad group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources. Their IT infrastructure is currently being consolidated and centralized across 30 IT departments providing service to 39 operating companies in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. This Transformation aims to increase efficiencies, reduce risks and provide better service from an IT infrastructure perspective in alignment with Randstad’s global digital strategy.
Randstad partnered with TCS to design and deploy one of the world’s largest public cloud transformation of IT infrastructure services. TCS worked closely with Randstad to set up a unique public cloud-based operating model implementing centralized global management & monitoring, standardized and automated processes along with a security framework in line with GDPR guidelines. These services are delivered from multiple locations, both onshore and offshore.
Amit Kapur, Director and Head, TCS Benelux, said, “The results to date are significant and a testament to Randstad’s vision to innovation and change. We will continue to work with Randstad in adopting a digital and agile mindset to help transform their IT operations in order to remain a global HR leader for years to come.”
Bernardo Payet, General Manager for Randstad Global IT Solutions, commented, “Technology is at the core of our Tech and Touch strategy and will play a significant role for us in the future. A data driven approach strongly coupled with our excellent human touch will allow us to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. TCS’ ability to adapt to our changing needs and overcome technology and transformation challenges is representative of their commitment and flexibility as a digital partner for Randstad. We are very proud of the achievements to date of our digital transformation which are not only significant firsts for Randstad, but also sets new benchmarks in the industry.”
Nagaraj Ijari, VP and Global Head, HiTech and Professional Services Unit, TCS, commented, “Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in revolutionizing the staffing and recruitment industry. HR businesses are now relying heavily on cloud platforms to quickly source and manage talent so as to remain competitive in their markets. I am happy that TCS has partnered with Randstad to achieve this significant milestone and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Randstad in their exciting journey ahead.”
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that partners with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. We support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2017, Randstad had 38,331 corporate employees and 4,858 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. In 2017, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.3 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information, see https://www.randstad.com/
About Randstad Global IT Solutions (GIS)
Global IT Solutions (GIS) was created in 2015 in order to centralize and outsource Randstad Datacenters and Network & Telecommunications activities worldwide. The aim of this centralization project is to ensure Randstad has industry leading technical and security standards in place to streamline IT infrastructure activities and reduce costs. GIS acts as the IT supplier of Datacenter, Network & Telecommunication activities to all Randstad operating companies globally.
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