Accenture aims to improve its cloud services offerings to enterprises. Cloud strategy, technology consulting, and cloud application implementation, integration and management services will be some of the Accenture offerings in the cloud segment by the acquisition.
More than 1,100 IT professionals from Cloud Sherpas are expected to join the newly created Accenture Cloud First Applications team, which delivers cloud services for Google, NetSuite, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workday.
“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 quickly,” said Paul Daugherty, chief technology officer of Accenture.
David Northington is the chief executive officer of Cloud Sherpa, which was founded in 2007. The acquisition of Cloud Sherpas will enable Accenture to add another 500 certified professionals to its team.