“Our work on Groundbreaking IT (GrIT) marks our continued commitment to building secure infrastructures that help global customers accelerate their digital transformations. By collaborating with IBM, a world-class partner with deep experience in helping government organizations across the globe modernize with advanced technology, we will help enable the Ministry to build an agile organization based on a reliable, secured, future-ready and flexible digital infrastructure,” said Peter `t Jong, Head of Atos in The Netherlands.
Atos and IBM announced the expansion of a strategic global alliance in January 2021, design to help companies accelerate their digital transformation and optimize business processes, which includes an intended focus on the development of joint offerings built on Atos’ vertical decarbonized solution and service delivery assets, powered by IBM.
This collaboration is said to be an expansion of their global alliance strategy – which is expected to reinforce the companies’ collaboration and mutual commitment to helping customers use open hybrid cloud and AI to accelerate digital transformation.
“Collaborating on GrIT with Atos, one of our sustainability-focused global ecosystem partners, reinforces our mission to build secure infrastructures using open hybrid cloud to help customers make their organizations future ready. Together, we’re helping customers, like the Dutch Ministry of Defense, accelerate their digital transformations by streamlining operations and increasing productivity in a most secured environment,” said Evaristus Mainsah, GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem.
As announced, the Dutch Ministry of Defense plans to use advanced technologies, infrastructure services, and expertise from the Atos and IBM Global Technology Services – construct new data centers, safeguard its IT system, as well as to build a proprietary broadband mobile network.