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Halliburton Signs Agreement with Microsoft and Accenture

By Chrissie Cluney
August 12, 2020

Halliburton, Microsoft and Accenture reportedly have entered into a five-year strategic agreement to advance Halliburton’s digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure.

Halliburton will complete its move to cloud-based digital platforms to strengthen its customer offerings. The company will accomplish this by enhancing real-time platforms for expanded remote operations, improving analytics capability with the Halliburton Data Lake, which utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence and accelerating the deployment of new technology and applications. This includes SOC2 compliance for Halliburton’s overall system reliability and security.

“The strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture is an important step in our adoption of new technology and applications to enhance our digital capabilities, drive additional business agility and reduce capital expenditures,” said Jeff Miller, chairman, president & CEO, Halliburton. “We are excited about the benefits our customers and employees will realize through this agreement, and the opportunity to further leverage our open architecture approach to software delivery.”

The agreement enables the migration of all Halliburton physical data centers to Microsoft Azure. This delivers enterprise-grade cloud services at global scale and offers sustainability benefits. For its part, Accenture will work closely with Microsoft Corporation. The two companies will combine with their Avanade joint venture to assist in the transition of Halliburton’s digital capabilities and business-critical applications to Microsoft Azure.

Accenture will leverage its comprehensive cloud migration framework. This will bring industrialized capabilities together with exclusive tools, methods and automation to accelerate Halliburton’s data center migration and provide for additional transformation opportunities.

“Moving to the cloud allows companies to create market-shaping customer offerings and drive tangible business outcomes,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft Corporation. “Through this alliance with Halliburton and Accenture, we will apply the power of the cloud to unlock digital capabilities that deliver benefits for Halliburton and its customers.”

Accenture has a strong foundation in its cloud. “Building a digital core and scaling it quickly across a business is only possible with a strong foundation in the cloud,” said Julie Sweet, chief executive officer, Accenture. “Halliburton recognizes that this essential foundation will provide the innovation, efficiency and talent advantages to do things differently and fast. We are proud to be part of driving this transformational change, which builds on our long history of working with Halliburton and Microsoft.”


Chrissie Cluney has been a correspondent for IoT Evolution World since 2015. She holds a degree in English with a concentration in writing from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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