Accenture bolstering cloud services with Cloud Sherpas acquisition

Cloud Sherpas has especially strong ties to Google Apps and CRM cloud delivery operations.

SAN FRANCISCO---Accenture is doubling down on its cloud services arm through the acquisition of Cloud Sherpas.

Founded in 2007, Cloud Sherpas is global cloud advisory and technology services company building optimized cloud implementations for the likes of Fortune 500 businesses.

Cloud Sherpas itself has been getting bigger over the last few years, namely through acquisitions of its own such as CloudTrigger and a merger with cloud computing integrator Global One.

The Atlanta, Ga.-based company has especially strong ties to Google Apps and CRM cloud delivery operations on top of a multi-million dollar investment in ServiceNow's IT service management business practice.

Cloud Sherpas employs more than 1,100 professionals across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Accenture plans to fold the Cloud Sherpas brand in for delivering more consulting, delivery and management services around cloud, app and infrastructure strategies and deployments.

The newly-minted Accenture Cloud First Applications team will be primarily focused on consulting for cloud integrations for Google, NetSuite, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workday, among others.

Announced at the start of Salesforce's cloud extravaganza Dreamforce on Tuesday, financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.


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