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Japan's Kubota collaborates with Microsoft for digital transformation

Leveraging its expertise and advanced technologies available within Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft will support Kubota’s AI initiatives. Additionally, both companies will utilize their sustainability initiatives to explore innovative projects for a more sustainable future.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Tokyo | Updated: 17-03-2020 07:33 IST | Created: 17-03-2020 07:26 IST
Japan's Kubota collaborates with Microsoft for digital transformation
As part of the collaboration, Kubota will migrate its IT infrastructure and SAP mission-critical systems onto Microsoft Azure’s trusted cloud platform to streamline its operations and accelerate the utilization of integrated data globally. Image Credit: Pixabay

Kubota, Japan-based heavy equipment manufacturer on Monday announced a multi-year strategic alliance with tech giant Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation journey.

As part of the collaboration, Kubota will migrate its IT infrastructure and SAP mission-critical systems onto Microsoft Azure's trusted cloud platform to streamline its operations and accelerate the utilization of integrated data globally.

By modernizing its operations on Microsoft's cloud, Kubota will benefit from the scale and flexibility while taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies like AI, Microsoft said in a statement.

Kubota is recognized as a leader in environmentally-compatible farming and agricultural equipment. Combining its deep industry experience with the power of Microsoft Azure and AI capabilities will enable delivery of new innovations that help feed a hungry planet, ensure access to clean water, and promote overall sustainability

Judson Althoff, Microsoft, Executive Vice President

To accelerate its innovations, the Japanese company will also launch a new AI Machine Learning Lab where it will train new developers building AI solutions and explore the application of AI in its business operations and new services for customers.

Leveraging its expertise and advanced technologies available within Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft will support Kubota's AI initiatives. Additionally, both companies will utilize their sustainability initiatives to explore innovative projects for a more sustainable future.

Commenting on the partnership, Yuichi Kitao, Kubota, President, and Representative Director said, "Under the slogan of 'For Earth, For Life,' Kubota is trying to dedicate to solve global issues on food, water, and environment. It is indispensable to promote the digital transformation to meet such issues worldwide. This alliance with Microsoft is an important step for digital transformation."


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