Accenture puts cloud first with $3bn investment

Accenture has announced the launch of Accenture Cloud First, with plans to invest $3bn over three years to help clients to accelerate their digital transformation projects and become ‘cloud first’ businesses.

Led by Karthik Narain, the new multi-service group will comprise 70,000 cloud professionals and will combine Accenture’s cloud expertise and industry insights with its data and applied intelligence capabilities.

Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO, said: “Accenture Cloud First and our substantial investment demonstrate our commitment to delivering greater value to our clients when they need it most. Digital transformation requires cloud at scale, and post-COVID leadership requires that every business become a ‘cloud first’ business.”