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Accenture buys another cloud services firm

Accenture buys another cloud services firm

Accenture is acquiring Google Cloud services firm Wabion as it continues its cloud expansion strategy.

Wabion has headquarters in Esslingen, Germany and Olten, Switzerland as well as additional offices in Munich, Cologne and Lausanne.

Its team of more than 60 professionals will join Accenture’s Google Cloud Business Group, part of the Accenture Cloud First operation. The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

Wabion provides consulting and implementation services for Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace, including integration, development, licensing and training. Founded in 2004, Wabion is a Google Cloud Premier partner.

Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First, said: “Wabion’s market-leading Google Cloud skills will further strengthen Accenture Cloud First to continue to combine the best of Google human-centric design and innovation with Accenture intelligence.”

“As part of Accenture Cloud First we will broaden our impact across new markets and industries by further developing and expanding specialised services for Google products from cloud platforms, data and machine learning to cloud security and cloud automation,” added Volkmar Binder, co-founder and partner at Wabion.

This April, Accenture acquired Gekko, a French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud provider. The acquisition expanded Accenture’s AWS resources in France and supported its activities in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Last year, Accenture announced the creation of Accenture Cloud First, a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals, as well as a $3bn investment over three years to expand its cloud service capabilities and offerings.