The partnership plans to use Artificial Intelligence and IoT to develop solutions that optimise operations for their clients


IBM office in Beijing, China. (Credit: Cory Denton/

French IT company Atos has expanded its partnership with technology firm IBM to develop joint solutions for companies to accelerate their digital transformation.

Utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT, the two companies plan to develop joint solutions that will enable their clients to optimise operations.

Under the expanded partnership, joint offerings will be developed based on Atos’ vertical decarbonised solution and service delivery assets, powered by IBM.

The Atos and IBM alliance is expected to allow their clients to gain access to industry-specific automation solutions using AI and hybrid cloud technologies.

The solutions will be aimed at enabling digital acceleration, increased productivity and reduced costs.

In addition, Atos and IBM intend to work together to address business challenges to serve the manufacturing, energy and utilities, oil and gas, retail and transportation sectors.

IBM cognitive applications and ecosystems SVP Bob Lord said: “Expanding IBM’s alliance with Atos reinforces our mission to work with some of the most forward-thinking, customer-centric ecosystem partners in the world to accelerate client digital transformations.

“Atos delivers leading solutions that optimize business processes to produce tangible outcomes for asset-heavy industries.

“Combining Atos’ industry-specific knowledge and commitment to sustainability with IBM’s deep experience in AI and open hybrid cloud technology is critical to help clients modernise.”

Combined offerings of Atos and IBM to help enterprises optimise assets

The partnership is expected to focus on asset lifecycle management solutions, which will leverage IBM Maximo to help enterprises optimise assets.

The solutions will be designed to enable clients to identify areas for improvement within and across plants, real-time operations visibility and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Atos and IBM are also expected to develop solutions that will allow clients to take a predictive approach to asset monitoring and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO).

The joint offerings will also include solutions to optimise product packaging, transportation and logistics while reducing expenses.

Besides, the two firms will focus on developing solutions, which will leverage IBM Watson and Red Hat OpenShift technologies, for manufacturers and waste management companies to optimise energy consumption.