Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and ZEISS Group announced a partnership to push ZEISS’ transformation into a digital services provider to embrace a cloud first approach. By regulating its equipment and processes on Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform, the company may provide its customers with enhanced digital experiences to address changing market needs faster and increase productivity. By utilizing Azure’s computing, AI and IoT services, ZEISS can collaborate with Microsoft to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with new management solution, microchip manufacturers and delivery new digital healthcare solutions for improved clinical workflow, device maintenance and enhanced treatments.
ZEISS Medical Technology offers solutions for ophthalmic professions that consist of devices, implants, consumables and services. ZEISS will connect its medical technology to Microsoft’s cloud and leverage Azure AI and IoT technologies for new digital services such as improved clinical workflows, device maintenance, enhanced treatments in a secure environment that will allow for compliance with regulatory requirements in the health industry.
“As a global leader in optics and optoelectronics, ZEISS is committed to digitally enable its customers’ business models, products, and services. We are proud to join forces with Microsoft in our quest to apply precision optics, IoT capabilities, artificial intelligence and machine learning to the most demanding processes in healthcare and manufacturing,” says Dr. Karl Lamprecht, ZEISS President and CEO. “Improving the patient’s life and doctor’s work and driving industrial quality assurance in the production process have always been top of mind for us. We are taking our expertise to the next digital level together with Microsoft, a leading innovator and provider of digital technologies.”
“Zeiss is driving innovations across industries to improve the quality of individual lives and create industrial efficiencies by overcoming data silos and integrating digital experiences,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President Cloud + AI at Microsoft. “Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s cloud, AI and IoT services, ZEISS is transforming into a leading digital services provider.”