Intelligent CIO North America Issue 22 - Page 8

NEWS

Boeing and AWS join forces to transform aerospace design and manufacturing

AWS will power new and existing Boeing digital applications to unlock valuable insights to drive product innovation , more efficient operations , and improved customer support .
Beyond the cloud relationship , Amazon Air has grown its fleet to more than 110 Boeing aircraft to facilitate the movement of goods to Amazon customers worldwide .
“ Today ’ s announcement represents a significant investment in Boeing ’ s digital future . Our work with AWS will help us advance Boeing ’ s people , products , and services by enabling everyone with the latest tools , technology and expertise ,” said Susan Doniz , Boeing Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Data Analytics .

Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) and Boeing have announced an expanded relationship that extends the aerospace leader ’ s existing cloud operations and streamlines Boeing ’ s approach to cloud computing .

Boeing will migrate applications out of on-premises data centers to AWS and create a technology foundation that will strengthen engineering and manufacturing processes .
“ Our cloud strategy removes infrastructure restraints , allowing for more ownership within teams , simplifies our processes , creates easier and more secure access to information , and empowers our people to perform their best .”
Boeing is a leading global manufacturer of airplanes and space systems , with aerospace engineering at the heart of its operations . This collaboration with AWS expands the company ’ s current cloud operations and allows Boeing to take advantage of AWS ’ s infrastructure .

Crunchyroll adds Google as strategic technology partner to help in global growth of Anime

Google and Crunchyroll , a leader in anime fan experiences , have announced a new , multi-year strategic partnership to accelerate and support Crunchyroll ’ s global scale ambitions .

The announcement builds on Google ’ s existing partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment that includes collaboration across Android , Google TV and Android TV OS , YouTube , Google advertising solutions and Google Cloud .
Crunchyroll is an independently operated joint venture between USbased Sony Pictures Entertainment , and Japan ’ s Aniplex , a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment ( Japan ), both subsidiaries of Tokyobased Sony Group Corporation .
Through this multi-tiered partnership , Crunchyroll will work with Google as it looks to strengthen its direct-to-consumer business for scale , flexibility and audience experiences .
“ Crunchyroll is committed to aligning with technology partners who understand the DNA of our fans – how they engage , how they enjoy and how they live and breathe anime ,” said Travis Page , Crunchyroll ’ s Chief Financial Officer . “ Having a partner like Google , who expertly knows how to use technology to enhance user interaction , will be critical in giving our fans the purpose-built experience they want . Google brings expertise to the table that immediately helps us achieve those ambitions .”
Google Cloud will enhance Crunchyroll ’ s ability to engage and retain audiences , building on its established technology and privacy-first content personalization powered by Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and Machine Learning ( ML ) technologies .
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