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Introduction

It’s early in the new year and already two powerhouse SI players have made moves to increase their Salesforce.com skill sets and portfolios in specific geographies. The acquisitions by Accenture and Capgemini of separate European-based firms cement the ever-increasing importance of cloud integration, brokerage, and management – especially involving public cloud services – for their individual strategies and for their customers.

Highlights

  • These deals by Accenture and Capgemini also may signal the start of another acquisition wave – targeted at fast-growing or opportunistic geographies and verticals – among global SIs and outsourcers.

Features and Benefits

  • Details recent acquisitions by Accenture and Capgemini for cloud skills.
  • Analyzes what these two deals mean for other SI and outsourcing competitors.

Key questions answered

  • Why are Accenture and Capgemini making cloud-based acquisitions?
  • How do these acquisitions play into the SIs' broader cloud strategies?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Accenture deal is one of several cloud-focused moves
  • Capgemini moves further into cloud integration
  • Focus moving from cloud capacity to cloud management and integration

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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