Data & Analytics

Tenaris Teams With Microsoft To Boost Its Digital Efforts

The company said it plans to increase its use of Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to streamline its data.

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Source: Tenaris

Tenaris and Microsoft have inked a 5-year alliance to identify possible actions that will accelerate the company’s digital transformation. Under the alliance, Tenaris, which manufactures steel pipe for the energy industry, aims to fast-track its migration to the cloud environment by increasing its use of Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service.

“We aim to most efficiently collect, organize, digest, and manage the data we generate and consume across our global business network and ensure the various applications operate in a most streamlined, connected manner,” said Alejandro Lammertyn, Tenaris’ chief digital officer. “By doing so, we will cast a wide net in our ability to make stronger connections among our employees, our customers and as a company, and in our agility to scale accordingly.”

Through its business partnership with Microsoft, Tenaris said, it will work on developing its digital capabilities to capture, map, and analyze its entire value chain to identify actions that could contribute to its decarbonization targets. Tenaris announced in February 2021 that it plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% by 2030.

“The objective of this alliance is to deepen the work that we have been developing with Tenaris in order to contribute with our technology to generate a data platform that adds more intelligence to its business strategy and revolutionize Industry 4.0 together,” said Fernando Lopez Iervasi, general manager of Microsoft Argentina. “Tenaris’ vision of innovation is unique, and it is an honor for us to be strategic partners and reimagine together how to enhance data, gain efficiency, optimize processes, empower employees and promote environmentally sustainable projects with a positive impact on their business and how they operate in Argentina and other countries of the world.”