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Accenture and Google Cloud to Build AI and Data Solutions


Google Cloud is used by companies globally to accelerate digital transformation and drive operational efficiency. A clear case study is the three million users that migrated to Google Workspace because of the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group. The partnership, formed in 2018, continues to see more than 13,000 Accenture cloud professionals with over 5,000 Google Cloud certifications help companies shape, move and operate their business on Google Cloud.

Now, the partnership is looking to expand as Accenture and Google Cloud look to help clients operate cloud-first organizations and deliver value under compressed timelines through a new commitment. The commitment will be based on growing talent, increasing joint capabilities, developing solutions using data and AI and providing enhanced support for clients.

"This next phase of our partnership with Accenture will significantly scale the professional services and implementation support available to customers globally, and deliver new solutions to help businesses and public sector organizations benefit from Google Cloud's capabilities,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud.

Through the agreement, Accenture will expand to 15,000 Google Cloud certifications in areas such as application modernization, data analytics and AI, mainframe migration, cybersecurity and sustainability. The pair will also develop solutions and accelerators for specialized industry use cases, such as customer transformation, sales and marketing optimization, smart analytics and visual inspection.

Accenture and Google Cloud will invest further in new joint innovation hubs in Dublin and other global sites to iterate, pilot and deploy innovative solutions on Google Cloud. A joint engineering center of excellence will address specialized technical use cases for data analytics, AI, machine learning, application modernization, infrastructure, security and SAP.

Additionally, Accenture's integrated retail platform, ai.RETAIL, will be optimized to harness Google Cloud's Product Discovery and Vertex AI capabilities. This will help companies improve consumer engagement and conversions and make their supply chain more sustainable.

"Our expanded partnership with Google Cloud is designed to help clients build a strong digital core utilizing Google Cloud infrastructure and products in areas like cybersecurity, data analytics, application modernization, and more,” said Karthik Narain, Global Lead of Accenture Cloud First.

A strong digital core should be of high importance for companies because, as Narain said, it will help them respond to shifting dynamics within their respective industry.

Edited by Erik Linask
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