Halliburton, Microsoft, Accenture in digitalisation deal

Oilfield services major Halliburton has inked a deal with Microsoft and Accenture to advance its digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure.

Specifically, Halliburton will complete its move to cloud-based digital platforms and strengthen its customer offerings by:

  • Enhancing real-time platforms for expanded remote operations,
  • Improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, and also
  • Accelerating the deployment of new technology and applications, including SOC2 compliance for Halliburton’s overall system reliability and security.

Jeff Miller, Halliburton chairman, president & CEO, stated:

“The strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture is an important step in our adoption of new technology and applications to enhance our digital capabilities, drive additional business agility and reduce capital expenditures.

“We are excited about the benefits our customers and employees will realize through this agreement, and the opportunity to further leverage our open architecture approach to software delivery.”

Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Microsoft’s worldwide commercial business, said:

“Moving to the cloud allows companies to create market-shaping customer offerings and drive tangible business outcomes.

“Through this alliance with Halliburton and Accenture, we will apply the power of the cloud to unlock digital capabilities that deliver benefits for Halliburton and its customers.”

The agreement also enables the migration of all Halliburton physical data centers to Azure.

Azure delivers enterprise-grade cloud services at global scale and offers sustainability benefits.

Accenture will work closely with Microsoft, in conjunction with its Avanade joint venture.

This should help transition Halliburton’s digital capabilities as well as business-critical applications to Azure.

Accenture will leverage its cloud migration framework.

It brings industrialized capabilities together with exclusive tools, methods, and automation to accelerate Halliburton’s data center migration.

Julie Sweet, chief executive officer, Accenture said:

“Building a digital core and scaling it quickly across a business is only possible with a strong foundation in the cloud.

“Halliburton recognizes that this essential foundation will provide the innovation, efficiency and talent advantages to do things differently and fast.

“We are proud to be part of driving this transformational change, which builds on our long history of working with Halliburton and Microsoft.”

Finally, the companies expect to complete the staged migration by 2022.

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