Accenture expands cloud offering with acquisition of Infinity Works

This decision is considered a “significant step” in the deployment of its Cloud First business

Accenture has announced the acquisition of cloud and digital transformation consulting firm Infinity Works, as the professional services company prepares to expand its cloud engineering and delivery capabilities.

This takeover becomes Accenture’s second in a week, following the acquisition of independent SAP partner Edenhouse. The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

Infinity Works, based in Leeds, specializes in helping organizations in their digital transformation, offering a range of value-added services that include cloud, data, design and research, mobile, and comprehensive engineering.

Accenture said the addition marked a “significant step” in advancing its Accenture Cloud First strategy and capabilities in the UK.

Accenture Cloud First is a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that aims to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation. The company also recently announced a $3 billion investment over three years to rapidly expand its cloud capabilities and offerings.

“The Infinity Works team brings in-depth specialization to cloud and engineering and enhances our ability to leverage native cloud architectures, applications and methods to help customers innovate and operate with speed and flexibility on a large scale,” said Karthik Narain, Global Head of Accenture Cloud First.

Founded in 2014, Infinity works has approximately 440 people, including software engineers, data engineers, cloud architects and certified cloud specialists. Headquartered in Leeds, the company has offices across the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh and London.

The company has developed close relationships with some of the key players in the ecosystem, including AWS, with which it is a recognized advanced consulting partner in the AWS network of partners.

“Since the inception of Infinity Works, we have used cloud-based approaches to help our customers migrate to the cloud and enable them to digitally transform on a large scale and at high speed,” said Paul Henshaw, co-founder of Infinity Works.

“Accenture’s resources and capabilities will enable us to better support our customers’ digital projects while providing them with the same exceptional levels of service they expect.”

The move follows Accenture’s acquisition of UK-based independent SAP partner Edenhouse earlier this week, which it says will expand its capabilities in the UK to meet SAP’s accelerated demand for cloud solutions.

“By partnering with Edenhouse, we will expand the depth of our SAP capabilities to serve our large and medium-sized customers in their next phase of growth and transformation, and consolidate our leading position in the UK market,” said Mukul Dixit, Accenture’s SAP Business. Group leader for the UK and Ireland.

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