Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has been awarded a role on a new cloud computing initiative to deliver operational efficiencies at Northumbrian Water.
With its industry Microsoft Azure expertise, Atos is working alongside the UK water company to migrate the first wave of three data processing and storage applications to the cloud over a three-year span.
This is the first of several frameworks to be awarded under an extensive digital transformation initiative that stretches across its operations.
Northumbrian Water will benefit from improved agility, flexibility and control and will be able to deliver enhanced customer experience.
The project will increase the reliability of delivering sustainable clean water to over 4.5 million households across the whole of their company supply area which comprises the Northumbrian, Essex and Suffolk regions of England.
It will also help Northumbrian Water drive down operating costs and improve overall efficiency by deploying cloud services across the organisation.
Martin Jackson, head of strategy and product management at Northumbrian Water, said: “Atos demonstrated that it both shares our values and had the ability to provide a compelling solution, combining a strong UK team on the ground with the experience of delivering similar successful projects. We are looking forward to working closely with Atos team over the term of the contract.” Andy Corkhill, vice president energy and utilities, Atos UK & Ireland, added: “As the new preferred partner of Northumbrian Water for the first wave of applications on the Cloud Migration Framework, this project will be the anchor in the first stages of delivering successful digital transformation, both through the framework and first wave of applications. An agile and efficient utilities sector is vital to the UK, and embracing digitisation is pivotal in providing a sustainable, focused service for our customers in a digital society.”
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