Diageo To Overhaul IT Environment With Cloud-Based Upgrade
Why this particular investment? According to Diageo, the company was in need of a way to simplify and unify its global systems to keep up with changing market demands.
“We operate in 180 different markets and need a modern, single operating platform with consistent processes, allowing us to measure performance in a way that drives true insight and action,” said the spokesperson.
Full-scale IT overhauls are becoming commonplace across the consumer goods industry. Henkel, for example, is migrating fully to the cloud over the next several months in order to streamline its cloud-based ERP and development platform to create a “Business Technology Cloud.” And Unilever recently completed its own cloud migration, which took place over 18 months, in order to improve processes related to digital deployment and innovation.
Diageo said upgrading its infrastructure will allow them to stay close to consumers and prioritize their needs.
“The external environment is changing faster than ever, and having a strong technology core that we can leverage as priorities and consumer behaviors change will be more important than ever,” the company said.
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