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TCS, Intel join hands to tap businesses in IoT, Cloud, AI

Partnership will ensure that Intel's chips sell better in systems that are used by large enterprises

Romita Majumdar  |  Mumbai 

TCS, Tata Consultancy Services

India's largest IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will collaborate with chipmaker to design a reference architecture that could be used for rolling out Internet of things (IoT), cloud, 5G and AI by its customers.

The partnership will also see both jointly investing in Centres of Excellences (CoEs) across India and the US to provide industry specific solutions for optimising cost and improving productivity.

"The collaboration allows us to offer advanced ready-to-use solutions and reference architectures across the network, and client. The CoEs will also provide on-the-ground solution testing, verification and development support for customers in the US and India," said Sales and Marketing VP Shannon Poulin.

While will gain from Intel's hardware know-how, the partnership will ensure that the latter company's chips sell better in systems that are used by large enterprises. They will also design cloud-ready network design to help businesses build agile and cost effective infrastructure through software-defined networking, software-defined infrastructure and NFV.

had announced last month that it will collaborate with industries and academia across India to push AI and complementary technologies such as and Big Data to the masses. Today's announcement comes a week after Intel's long-time partner Microsoft announced that it will work with Qualcomm to build Snapdragon powered PCs.

already has one centre for excellence for research in its Hyderabad campus which was done in partnership with