Accenture announces intent to buy French cloud consulting firm


As Google Cloud Next opened right now in San Francisco, Accenture introduced its intent to accumulate Cirruseo, a French cloud consulting agency that makes a speciality of Google Cloud intelligence companies. The businesses didn’t share the phrases of the deal.

Accenture says that Cirruseo’s energy and deep expertise in Google’s cloud-based synthetic intelligence options ought to assist as Accenture expands its personal AI observe. Google TensorFlow and other intelligence solutions are a well-liked method to AI and machine studying, and the acquisition ought to assist give Accenture a leg up on this space, particularly within the French market.

“The addition of Cirruseo would be a significant step forward in our growth strategy in France, bringing a strong team of Google Cloud specialists to Accenture,” Olivier Girard, Accenture’s geographic unit managing director for France and Benelux mentioned in an announcement.

With the acquisition, ought to it go French regulatory muster, the corporate would add a workforce of 100 specialists skilled in Google Cloud and G Suite to the an current workforce of two,600 Google specialists worldwide.

The corporate sees this as a strategy to improve its synthetic intelligence and machine studying experience on the whole, whereas giving it a a lot stronger market placement in France specifically and the EU on the whole.

As the corporate acknowledged, there are some hurdles earlier than the deal turns into official. “The acquisition requires prior consultation with the relevant works councils and would be subject to customary closing conditions,” Accenture indicated in an announcement. Ought to all that come to go, then Cirruseo will turn into a part of Accenture.


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