Accenture extends relationship with AWS

Accenture has announced the renewal of its joint business group with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Building on a 13-year relationship, Accenture and AWS will make an additional joint investment over the next five years to help clients spur innovation on the Cloud Continuum and accelerate business value at scale by delivering solutions through the Accenture AWS Business Group (AABG).

The extended relationship will help clients achieve industry differentiation by tapping into the unparalleled AABG joint portfolio of 175 assets and 20,000 cloud specialists who hold 24,000 AWS certifications – making Accenture amongst the top systems integrators in the world with vast AWS resources. To date, Accenture and AWS have co-created nearly 40 solutions for 16 industries with proven use-case relevance in order to jumpstart client value.

Over the next five years, Accenture will develop a range of new accelerators to address the biggest challenges in cloud migrations with the goal of enabling AWS innovations to be adopted up to 50 percent faster. As part of this investment, Accenture will also continue to invest in data-driven solutions for talent development and organisational change.

Matt Garman, senior vice president of sales and marketing at AWS, said: “We’ve learned through experience that our customers’ success often hinges on two key factors: speed and the ability to adopt new ways of working. Our investment to create reusable accelerators and mechanisms with Accenture is intended to make cloud transformation and change programs easier and more predictable — so customers can continuously innovate and lead their industries.”

Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First, added: “On the Cloud Continuum, breakthrough innovations will continue at a rapid pace. Harnessing those innovations for competitive advantage will require a commitment to permanent reinvention. Together, we’re investing with AWS to help companies prioritise and invest in people transformation as much as tech transformation, which yields an average of 60 percent higher cloud return on investment.”