Walmart and Microsoft are a match made in heaven
And they are competing against Amazon… no surprise there – it seems like it is Amazon against the world these days. Amazon is a big part of the reason we have seen big names joining forces because going in alone has proved to be a losing battle for companies like Walmart (and Microsoft, for that matter).
Walmart gets… the second largest provider of cloud solutions in the world in Microsoft. With the use of Microsoft’s cloud services, Walmart can transform their digital operations to compete with online rivals, such as Amazon. The retail giant also plans to shift a significant portion of walmart.com and samsclub.com over to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud service.
Microsoft gets… a massive customer in Walmart. The software giant has been convincing retailers about the benefits of combining the power of data and technology. This combination can provide solutions for inventory, transport, online shopping, and more. With Walmart competing against Amazon’s retail and Microsoft competing against Amazon’s cloud service, this may just be a match made in heaven.