Accenture-AWS Partnership Designed for Cloud Migration

Accenture-AWS Partnership Designed for Cloud Migration

Accenture, an IT consultancy, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), to help enterprises move their business operations to cloud computing.
Accenture AWS Business Group was formed by the two companies to provide application development, management, and migration services to organizations that need to innovate faster, lower cost, and deliver greater IT value.
The companies stated that the Accenture AWS Business Group consists of dedicated professionals from each company who are experts in cloud solutions architecture, development, marketing, and business development. The business group will provide integrated consulting and technology solutions to assist enterprise clients in taking advantage of the flexibility of an “as-a service” operating model, where IT and business services can be delivered on-demand via AWS cloud.
The initial services will be a two-pronged approach. They will help organizations move their existing applications to the cloud, develop new ones, and provide support for customers with Big Data analytics.
The first initiative will offer cloud strategy, organizational and architecture design support, refactoring existing applications, migration of existing apps, and development of new software. The companies stated that a dedicated AWS migration ‘factory’ for application development and migration will help businesses run more efficiently.
Accenture Insights Platform will be expanded to support AWS data and analytics in the Big Data effort. The companies stated that this will enable customers to comply with regulatory requirements and better manage the end of the data lifecycle, including data migration, curation and normalization, as well as analytics.
Accenture will train 1,000 new workers and certify 500 IT professionals on AWS cloud technology within the first year.
AWS executive Adam Selipsky stated that AWS is working with more organizations than ever who have made the decision, “We are working closely with them to transform their businesses by moving to AWS Cloud.” Accenture AWS Business Group was created to enable these organizations to quickly achieve the agility benefits associated with moving to AWS. They can focus on adopting new IT operating methods, addressing new markets, and growing their businesses, while reducing their IT costs.