Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Cloud Sherpas, a cloud advisory and technology services firm specialising in Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow.
Accenture says the move will further strengthen its position as "the leading enterprise cloud services provider" and enhance its ability to provide clients with 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, which delivers cloud services for Google, NetSuite, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Workday and other pure play technologies.
“We’ve reached a tipping point in cloud as our clients rapidly adopt cloud solutions,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s CTO.
“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. I look forward to welcoming the talented professionals of Cloud Sherpas to Accenture.”
David Northington, Cloud Sherpas’ CEO, added: “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Accenture. 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.”
Founded in 2007, Cloud Sherpas has grown from start-up to a global cloud advisory and technology services firm, providing cloud strategy, implementation and integration services to thousands of clients worldwide.
After combining with Cloud Sherpas, Accenture will add another 500 certified professionals to its team.