Deloitte strengthens cloud options with acquisition, new jobs and studios

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Deloitte has announced the acquisition of Day1 Solutions, a cloud consulting business, to expand its options and accelerate clients’ digital transformation.

The consulting giant is also adding 3,000 new US-based high tech engineering jobs, as well as opening a series of cloud studios in Orlando, New York, and Washington D.C.

Day1 Solutions is a certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, and its website now links to Deloitte’s cloud page. “Day1 Solutions’ customer base extends across commercial industries and government agencies, with significant success in the public sector,” Deloitte notes. “Their entrepreneurial spirit and high energy will help Deloitte reimagine how technology is delivered.”

Deloitte has frequently written about and released reports on the strength of the cloud ecosystem. The company’s 2015 report showed cloud computing was the strongest technology investment sector for the third year running, with an overall score of 4.18 out of 5 among venture capitalists polled, ahead of mobile (4.05) and the Internet of Things (3.95). In September, Deloitte reiterated its view that cloud infrastructure, big data and analytics were among the top technologies most likely to generate greater productivity.

“Cloud is the backbone of innovation and a conduit for clients to reimagine how they do business. For years, we’ve helped our clients view cloud integration as a critical driver for business transformation,” said Ranjit Bawa, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP in a statement.

“By adding these significant investments to our portfolio, our clients will have access to deeper cloud expertise and even more innovative capabilities, as well as the talent they need to help them thrive in a fast-moving digital economy.”

“At the end of the day, our commitment to clients is to harness the power of cloud to accelerate their digital transformation,” added Luis Benavides, founder and CEO of Day1.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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