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Co-op commits to cloud-first strategy with Tata

Wed 28 Feb 2024

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Co-operative Group Limited (Co-op) have announced an expansion of their 14-year partnership to implement a cloud-first strategy.

This strategic move aims to support Co-op’s business growth and align with its sustainability roadmap.

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TCS has been a key strategic partner for Co-op, supporting various business-critical transformations, including retail business transformation, core system transformation, and franchise program.

These initiatives have contributed to Co-op’s ability to quickly respond to market changes, open new revenue streams, and enhance business agility.

Rob Elsey, CDIO of The Co-operative Group, said: “We are delighted to extend our strategic partnership with TCS in enabling us to support our member-owners who are at the very heart of our business.”

The partnership’s next phase will focus on transitioning Co-op’s IT infrastructure from traditional data centres to a scalable cloud environment powered by TCS Enterprise Cloud.

Shekar Krishnan, Head of Retail & CPG – UK & Europe at TCS, said: “Our contextual knowledge, deep domain expertise, and technology prowess will help Co-op achieve their cloud-first strategy and result in a resilient digital foundation to support their business growth.”

This transition is expected to lay a foundation for future growth, reduce energy consumption, and advance Co-op’s sustainability objectives. TCS will also oversee the management of the hybrid cloud and SaaS estate, ensuring enhanced resilience and agility for Co-op’s operations.

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