Boeing is accelerating its digital transformation as part of its partnership with Microsoft.
According to a release, the aircraft manufacturer will use the Microsoft Cloud and its artificial intelligence capabilities to “update its technology infrastructure and mission critical applications” to find new ways of working.
Susan Doniz, Boeing chief information officer and senior vice president IT and data analytics, says: “Our strategic partnership with Microsoft will help us realize our cloud strategy by removing infrastructure restraints, properly scaling to unlock innovation and further strengthening our commitment to sustainable operations.”
Judson Althoff, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Microsoft, says the two companies have worked together for more than 20 years, adding: “The power of the Microsoft Cloud and its AI capabilities will serve as the core component to Boeing’s digital aviation strategy by providing flexible, agile and scalable solutions that are intelligent and data driven on a secure and compliant platform.”
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Separately, Boeing also plans to migrate applications across its multiple business groups to Google Cloud following a deal between the two companies.
A statement says the partnership will enable Boeing to “address challenges that come with traditional on-premises IT implementations, taking advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the cloud, along with the ease-of-use and innovation of Google Cloud's data analytics and artificial intelligence/machine learning tools.”
Doniz adds: “Google Cloud will help us modernize our applications; empower our people with the latest technology, tools and expertise; and continuously innovate with rapid software changes.”