Accenture to snap up CLIMB to expand technology capabilities

Professional services firm Accenture has agreed to acquire CLIMB, a technology services provider specialising in system integration, IT infrastructure management and operations, primarily in Gunma, Japan.

The acquisition of CLIMB brings more critical skills for global organisations in Japan to navigate technology change.

In particular, CLIMB's expertise will accelerate application and infrastructure modernisation services for financial institutions and government...

Accenture and Microsoft help Unilever with huge cloud transition

A Microsoft building.

Accenture, Microsoft and Unilever have completed one of the largest and most complex cloud migrations in the consumer goods industry. The migration has helped Unilever - whose 400+ brands are used by 3.4 billion people daily - become a cloud-only enterprise.

Accenture and Microsoft, together with their joint venture, Avanade, worked closely with Unilever to deliver the transformation in just 18 months with minimal disruption to business operations. It has not only helped ensure...

Accenture launches sovereign cloud practice

Accenture's Argentina office.

Accenture has announced a new worldwide practice to help organisations take advantage of disruptive new technologies in the cloud utilising trusted frameworks, services and controls.

The new Accenture Cloud First Sovereign Practice includes four new sovereign cloud centers in Kronberg, Germany; Trondheim, Norway; Paris and Rome. Located within Accenture Innovation Hubs, these centres bring Accenture industry, security and technology specialists together in collaboration with...

Harnessing cloud to drive business innovation, reinvention and growth

A classic red car driving into cloud.

Spending on cloud is set to surpass the enormous milestone of $1 trillion in just a few years, as organisations continue to rush to migrate more and more workloads. However, many are falling into the trap of treating it as a one-time exercise – or worse, a cheaper data warehouse. With this mindset, the excitement of working with a shiny new cloud platform becomes a moment which is quickly forgotten.

This mindset is costing organisations more than just a lot of time and effort....