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News : RCS MediaGroup Selects Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft to Accelerate Transition to the Cloud
New York, NY, USA, April 13, 2016 -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Avanade and Microsoft have been chosen by RCS MediaGroup to accelerate the company’s path of growth and transformation using the cloud. The project will help RCS to address challenges such as how to obtain the most from content and data as well as how to get to know and retain its customers. RCS MediaGroup, an international multimedia publishing group, publishes newspapers, magazines and numerous other multimedia products.
Accenture, Microsoft services firm Avanade and Microsoft will work together to offer RCS a cloud solution leveraging the Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure and the Accenture Cloud Platform. This co-engineered solution will enable RCS to exploit the potential of cloud to facilitate more seamless, flexible and economical operations for their applications.
Accenture will provide RCS MediaGroup with program governance and infrastructure consulting services, applications and infrastructure migration expertise and cloud management capabilities of the Accenture Cloud Platform. Avanade will provide Microsoft cloud technical guidance and applications together with infrastructure migration experience. Microsoft will contribute its cloud technology Azure.
"Accenture welcomes the opportunity to team with this innovative and well-established publisher as it reshapes, enhances and accelerates new capabilities and services for its readers," said Francesco Venturini, global managing director for Accenture’s Media and Entertainment Group.
"Avanade is enthusiastic about this new ambitious collaboration with RCS MediaGroup to create a cloud strategy in such an integrated way. We are confident this strategic partnership will help RCS gain competitive market advantage using the flexibility and security benefits the Hybrid Cloud offers," said Danilo Boretto, Italy and Europe Business Lead for Communication, Media and Technology at Avanade.
"The collaboration with Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft, that combines the flexibility of the Microsoft Azure cloud and governance of the Accenture Cloud Platform, will allow us to accelerate productivity and digital distribution of more innovative and valuable content to our readers," said Umberto Tonelli, CIO of RCS MediaGroup.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: Accenture https://newsroom.accenture.com/news/rcs-mediagroup-selects-accenture-avanade-and-microsoft-to-accelerate-transition-to-the-cloud.htm
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Published: Thursday, April 14, 2016