Accenture Acquires Cloud Sherpas
Cloud Sherpas, an Atlanta based global technology service provider, has recently been purchased by Accenture. Cloud Sherpas provides cloud based services to companies that wish to both manage their customer relations and make their IT processes more efficient. Since its origination in 2008, Cloud Sherpas has seen rapid growth, with its current 1,100 employees across the world in countries such as Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Accenture bought Cloud Sherpas so that it could strengthen the company and become a leading provider of cloud based services to clients that want cloud based solutions. The purchase allows for the combination of each companies skill set: Accenture’s powerful cloud strategy and technology consulting and Cloud Sherpas’ cloud implementation, integration, and management services.
Cloud Sherpas’ employees will join the newly developed Accenture Cloud First Applications sector. This new team will continue to provide Sherpas’ cloud services to companies such as Google, NetSuite, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Workday. Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s Chief Technology Officer has commented: “The addition of Cloud Sherpas to the Accenture Cloud First Applications team reinforces our position as a leading global provider of enterprise cloud services. We welcome the extremely talented Cloud Sherpas specialists to Accenture, where together we are even better positioned to help clients move their businesses to the cloud and achieve significant business results faster than ever before.”
Details pertaining to the amount paid for Cloud Sherpas were not disclosed.
Accenture plc is a multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Founded in 1989, Accenture focuses on making investments in areas such as training, acquisitions, emerging technology, and offerings and assets. Its headquarters are currently located in Chicago.