PARIS and REDMOND, Wash. — May 19, 2010 — Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Microsoft Corp. today announced an alliance agreement aimed at helping businesses make the move to the cloud.

As part of the alliance, Capgemini will market and deliver the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, Microsoft’s cloud-based communication and collaboration service, through Capgemini’s recently announced Global Service Line of Infostructure Transformation Services, a unit created to help clients accelerate sustainable cost reduction and access the benefits of cloud computing and software as a service.