Accenture to Acquire Cloud Sherpas
Accenture will acquire Cloud Sherpas, a provider of cloud advisory and technology services specializing in Google, Salesforce, and ServiceNow, strengthening Accenture's position as an enterprise cloud services provider and enhancing its ability to provide clients with cloud strategy, technology consulting, and cloud application implementation, integration, and management services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With 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 chief technology officer, in a statement. "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."
Founded in 2007, Cloud Sherpas is a Salesforce Global Strategic Consulting Partner, one of only four ServiceNow Master Partners, and a four-time Google for Work Partner of the Year.
"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," David Northington, Cloud Sherpas' CEO, said in a statement. "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."