The move will further strengthen Accenture’s position as the leading enterprise cloud services provider and enhance its ability to provide clients with unparalleled cloud strategy, technology consulting, and cloud application implementation, integration and management services.
Following the completion of the acquisition, more than 1,100 professionals from Cloud Sherpas are expected to join the newly created Accenture Cloud First Applications team.
“We’ve reached a tipping point in cloud as our clients rapidly adopt cloud solutions,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer. “Accenture’s Cloud First agenda is a game-changer that offers transformational cloud services to help clients move their businesses to the cloud and achieve significant business results more quickly.”
David Northington, Cloud Sherpas’ Chief Executive Officer said, “Cloud Sherpas was born in the cloud and we are perfectly aligned with Accenture’s Cloud First agenda. The combination of our capabilities and experience with Accenture’s scale, broad industry expertise and global cloud application capabilities represents a unique and compelling opportunity for our clients, for our people and for the future of cloud technology.”