Friday, 23rd August 2019
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TomTom expands partnership with Microsoft

TomTom selects Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider; TomTom location-based services will be utilized across Microsoft technologies for cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Bing Maps and Cortana.

TomTom and Microsoft are expanding their partnership, bringingTomTom’s maps and trafficdata into a multitude of mapping scenarios across Microsoft’s cloud services.With this broadened integration, TomTom will be a leading location data provider for Microsoft Azure and Bing Maps. TomTom is also expanding its relationship with Microsoft, selectingMicrosoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider.

Azure Maps delivers secured location APIs to provide geospatial context to data.The Azure Maps service enhances the value of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that is helping enterprises and developers create IoT, mobility, logistics and asset tracking solutions. TomTom providing their map data and services is a significant component for completing these enterprise customer scenarios.

Anders Truelsen, Managing Director, TomTom Enterprise said, “TomTom is proud of the relationship we’ve built with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Azure customers access to build location-aware applications and look forward to deepening that relationship as we extend our high-quality location technologies to an even larger audience base. We’re excited to be chosen as the location data provider to power mapping services across all of Microsoft, including Bing, Cortana, Windows and many other leading products and the innovations that will come forward in this continued relationship.”

“This deep partnership with TomTom is very different from anything Microsoft has done in maps before,” said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Azure Maps and Connected Vehicles. “TomTom hosting their services in the Azure cloud brings with it their graph of map data. Manufacturing maps in Azure reduces the latency to customer applications,ensuring we offer the freshest data through Azure Maps.Azure customers across industries end up winning when their geospatial data and analytics, TomTom data, and Azure Maps services are all running together in the same cloud.”

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