Asda drives digital transformation with HCL

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HCL Technologies (HCL) today announced that it has been selected to help drive digital transformation at the UK’s third-largest grocery retailer, Asda.

The three-year application services contract will see HCL transform Asda’s IT Application Services with a new DevOps delivery model to drive data and analytics and support back-office applications through the full lifecycle of development, testing and support.

The leading global technology company will also build a central data management platform to enable Asda to improve its insight and analytics capabilities.

App development & testing

The retailer, which operates more than 600 stores across the UK, has decided to adopt a more agile approach towards application development and testing, to allow the company to respond faster to business requirements and reduce time to market while driving better user experience and satisfaction.

Through modernising its current data platform and adopting a new DevOps operating model, Asda will be able to break down the siloes between internal IT teams, increase visibility into the application lifecycle and accelerate innovation across the business.

Furthermore, HCL was selected due to its extensive expertise in successfully delivering similar large-scale IT transformation and its proven data analytics capabilities.

Data & analytics

“As organisations embark on a digital transformation with technology increasingly driving the business, it’s critical that we have the agility to respond quickly to changing needs, particularly in capabilities such as data and analytics,” comments Phil Tenney, CIO, Asda.

“HCL offered the right blend of capabilities, experience, quality and value to help us drive the level of transformation we needed. We also identified a strong cultural fit between our two teams, which will be indispensable as we work side-by-side in the new DevOps delivery model.”

HCL also works with other major retailers worldwide to help them boldly navigate the new digital age and carve a successful path to enterprise modernisation.

Written from press release by Leah Alger

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