Deloitte buys Sydney-based Oracle specialist

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Deloitte buys Sydney-based Oracle specialist

Dataweave snapped up.

Professional services firm Deloitte Australia has taken over Oracle specialist integrator Dataweave in a string of acquisitions aimed at bolstering the firm's technology operations.

Deloitte did not disclose the value of the Dataweave takeover.

Dataweave's 40 staff - including long-time managing director Norman Weaver - will join Deloitte's consulting practice.

Head of Deloitte's Oracle practice Craig Smith said the takeover was a response to client demand predominantly for cloud solutions.

“This transaction is the next step in executing Deloitte’s strategy of investment to bolster its Oracle capabilities in the region," Smith said in a statement.

"Bringing the team from Dataweave into Deloitte will extend the firm’s capability to shape and support the c-suite agenda.”

Deloitte employs over 6000 people in Australia, with almost 900 in its technology service line and more than 600 across its consulting technology business.

The firm last year broke the billion dollar barrier and became Australia's second largest professional services firm behind PriceWaterhouseCoopers with revenue of $1.1 billion.

The technology sector has become a fierce battleground for the big four audit firms in recent years.

Deloitte bought IBM partner The Lonsdale Group last December and local web content management firm Digicon in late 2013, following the takeovers of Salesforce partner Quattro and SAP partner NXG.

The firm is listed as an official partner for Google, Oracle and VMware. It announced the launch of a homegrown cloud accounting platform, dubbed Deloitte Private Connect, last year.

Slice of GovDC pie

Following its takeover of Dataweave, Deloitte will gain a slice of a luractive Oracle identity management contract the specialist recently snapped up with the NSW government.

Dataweave partnered with NTT Communication to win the deal, in which Dataweave became the only provider offering an identity management solution from within the state government's two GovDC data centres to a potential 2 million log-ins.

It is initially providing services to 400,000 identities within NSW government, Dataweave told CRN last year, but the deal has the potential to balloon out when considering outside agencies such as the Rural Fire Service.

The NSW government is paying around 22c per user for the identity management solution under a utility pricing arrangement.

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