Accenture announced it will renew its joint business group with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) over the next five years to help clients spur innovation on Cloud Continuum and accelerate business value by delivering solutions through the Accenture AWS Business Group (AABG).
The extended AABG relationship will help organizations address the technology, human and business dimensions of cloud change at scale with greater speed and certainty, according to the company.
Accenture’s investment with AWS brings resources for Accenture Cloud First, a multi-service group providing the full stack of cloud services created to help clients become cloud-first businesses so they can accelerate their digital transformation, innovate faster and create differentiated, sustainable value.
Accenture has plans to develop a range of new accelerators to address challenges in cloud migrations with the goal of enabling AWS innovations to be adopted up to 50% faster. As part of the investment, the company will also continue to invest in data-driven solutions for talent development and organizational change, which are often cited as key barriers to realizing cloud value.
“On the Cloud Continuum, breakthrough innovations will continue at a rapid pace. Harnessing those innovations for competitive advantage will require a commitment to permanent reinvention,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First in a statement. “Together, we’re investing with AWS to help companies prioritize and invest in people transformation as much as tech transformation, which yields an average of 60% higher cloud return on investment.”