LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – At the AWS re:Invent 2015, Accenture announced that it formed with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) a new business group that eyes to help clients move their business to the cloud.
Called the “Accenture AWS Business Group”, this partnership brings together professionals from each company with expertise in cloud solutions architecture and development, marketing, sales and business development. The business group will develop and deliver services and solutions that unify business process re-engineering, application migration services, architecture design and application development for the AWS Cloud.
According to Omar Abbosh, chief strategy officer at Accenture, cloud is increasingly becoming a starting point among the company’s clients for their enterprise solutions, so that the Accenture AWS Business Group is but a key part of its Accenture Cloud First agenda. “Whether our clients need to innovate faster, create new services, or maximize value from their investments, the Accenture AWS Business Group will help them get there faster, with lower risk and with solutions optimized for AWS,” Abbosh said.
Through this partnership, Accenture and AWS plan to develop new services and technology solutions including application migration and development, cloud-based enterprise applications, and analytics and Big Data solutions. An additional 1,000 Accenture professionals will be trained, and 500 Accenture professionals will be certified on the AWS Cloud in the first year of this partnership. Already, Accenture has over 18,000 people working in the cloud
Initially, the Accenture AWS Business Group will focus on two main business areas: transformation services optimized for AWS (i.e. provide services to clients to move their existing applications to and develop new applications on AWS); and analytics and big data services, powered by AWS (e.g. expansion of the Accenture Insights Platform to integrate AWS data and analytics capabilities).
The new business group will similarly explore the creation of new services in such areas as the Internet of Things (IoT) and security on the AWS Cloud.
Accenture and AWS first collaborated in 2014 on end-to-end cloud migration and management services to help enterprise clients move from cloud pilots to enterprise-wide deployments in the AWS Cloud.
This is only one of the multiple partnerships announced by AWS at AWS re:Invent 2015. The company similarly announced the 2016 Premier Consulting Partners, a designation that recognizes 46 APN partners that provide service in building and migrating customer solutions on AWS.
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