Accenture buys Cloud Sherpas

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Accenture buys Cloud Sherpas

IT services firm expands cloud business.

Consulting and technology services firm Accenture will take over cloud solutions provider Cloud Sherpas in an effort to expand the range of cloud services it can offer customers.

The deal will equip Accenture with one of the biggest Salesforce and Google cloud providers globally. 

Accenture will take on more than 1100 Cloud Sherpas employees, who will become part of the US$30 billion company's new 'cloud first applications' team.

Founded in 2007, Cloud Sherpas delivers cloud services to enterprise end users for ServiceNow, Workday and NetSuite as well as Salesforce and Google.

The acquisition will add 500 Salesforce experts to Accenture, which already boasts the position of premier global Salesforce provider with its 2700 certified experts.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’ve reached a tipping point in cloud as our clients rapidly adopt cloud solutions,” Accenture’s chief technology officer Paul Daugherty said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Accenture," Cloud Sherpas’ chief executive officer David Northington said.

Cloud Sherpas itself has grown in recent years thanks to acquisitions of CloudTrigger and a merger with cloud integrator Global One.

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