Arkas Holding has moved all its servers and data centres to a cloud platform using Microsoft solutions.
Microsoft Turkey continues to give competitive power to companies. Within the framework of the cooperation, nearly all of Arkas Holding’s data devices and servers have been moved to the smart cloud platform, Microsoft Azure. Starting to make more effective decisions through artificial intelligence solutions like Microsoft Fleet Management, the company aims to make savings of 10 percent in the first year of the project. This digital breakthrough which will bring Arkas Holding operational efficiency, flexibility and speed, will consolidate its leadership in Turkey, and to its strength in global markets.
Arkas : “We foresee a cost advantage of min. 10% compared to previous years”
You need to use the technology correctly and swiftly incorporate it into your business processes to manage different cultures and regulations in a harmonious way and have a say in the competition. This transition has brought us many benefits, as well as international standardization and discipline, and also offers advantages in international tenders. In fact, “Digital Transformation” is not something new to us; we have been a loyal follower of technology for long years. We continue to reap the benefits of the right investments we have made in technology for years. We are simply accelerating this transformation with the transition to cloud systems. On the other hand, we see it as a responsibility. We keep the data of our customers. We have legal responsibilities towards our customers, and the official institutions and regulations of the countries where we operate. While we previously managed all this in our own system rooms, we now manage our processes using Microsoft’s data centres that offer the highest level of information security. These data-centres work simultaneously in exceptional times without interruption. One of the most important benefits this system offers is the end-to-end monitoring of our systems and our proprietary software. We can instantly monitor how much investment we make in a system and are thus moving away from idle investments, which provides a significant efficiency. According to our forecasts for the end of 2019, we foresee a cost advantage of min. 10% compared to previous years.
Kansu : “Turkey will capture the future with Cloud”
Through exclusive services we provide for the logistics and maritime industry, which is the backbone of world trade, we are able to reduce the port time by 30 percent with artificial intelligence and sensor technologies. We ensure 5% more efficient use of container capacities. We are able to reduce fuel consumption considerably by means of routes created through forecasting the weather, the tides and the currents. Through real-time and 3D monitoring thanks to our HoloLens hybrid real-time products, we create digital captains that eliminating distances, reduce costs and help make the right decisions. Our cooperation with Arkas, Turkey’s leading company in transport and many other sectors, in cloud transformation, which we are also doing with other global companies and whose examples we are announcing today, will be the first of its kind in Turkey in terms of scope. Our smart cloud platform, Azure, is used by 90 percent of the world’s top 500 companies. We aim to raise this rate, which currently stands at 56%, to catch up with the global trends.