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HCL Technologies launches dedicated Microsoft business unit

22 Jan 2020

HCL Technologies (HCL) has announced the launch of a dedicated HCL Microsoft Business Unit focused on Microsoft technologies.

This will extend Microsoft’s offerings of Business Applications, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, IoT, and AI/Machine Learning, as well as help employees accomplish more in the modern workplace with Microsoft 365 and Windows 10.

The HCL Microsoft Business Unit will create intellectual property extending the Microsoft platform for customer-specific scenarios and will also provide additional support to clients in the financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail, and travel industries.

The business unit integrates one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics practices in the world with PowerObjects, a HCL company, and will bring together more than 5500 professionals, reaching more than 2000 customers.

“The HCL Microsoft Business Unit is the next phase to bolster HCL’s long-standing relationship with Microsoft. Increasingly, customers are making bold strides, incorporating IoT solutions with machine learning for analytics, running this solution in the public cloud and supported by CRM,” says HCL Technologies IT Services corporate vice president and CTO Kalyan Kumar.

“This business unit combines HCL’s specialised services and global reach with Microsoft’s cloud and business technologies, making a strong and unique offering for clients. These offerings are coming at a critical time when enterprises are aggressively implementing digital technologies for competitive advantage. 

“Spearheading the HCL Microsoft Business Unit is Don Jones, who brings more than 20 years of Microsoft experience, having created numerous successful solutions and go-to-market campaigns with Microsoft, and we’re confident in his ability to successfully lead this initiative.”

Microsoft executive vice president Judson Althoff says, “By establishing a Microsoft Business Unit, HCL is taking an important step forward in the long-standing partnership between our two companies. 

 “As a result, companies will benefit from unique products and services tailored to their digital journey while fostering modern work and collaboration. Together, we will be able to offer our joint customers a rich experience.”

HCL was named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services 2019 Vendor Assessment.

And Forrester ranks HCL as a leader in its report, The Forrester Wave: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services, Q2 2019.

In addition, Microsoft named HCL-PowerObjects as the winner of the “Microsoft 2019 Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Partner of the Year” and “Financial Services Partner of the Year" awards.