Maersk partners with Microsoft for digital transformation; Hyundai Heavy sees order intake surge

Maersk partners with Microsoft for digital transformation
Maersk partners with Microsoft for digital transformation
April 26, 2017 — In what’s described as “a strategic move to revolutionize supply-chain management and global trade,” Microsoft has been selected as Maersk’s preferred cloud partner while Microsoft Azure is to be the digital platform to power Maersk’s app store and help fuel business model innovations.

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