Research firm IDC confirms Accenture’s status as a leader within cloud technology. A report entitled IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2014 Vendor Analysis breaks down all of the leaders within cloud and ranks them accordingly. The report is 34 pages long and contains 2 tables and 4 figures as stated by the IDC website. The report which is co-authored by Gard Little and Chad Huston was published in August 2014 and the report can be purchased through the IDC website for $15,000.
A press release by Accenture highlights some of the reports findings. Accenture mentions that the IDC report applauded Accenture for its “Deep industry knowledge, ecosystem relationships, and experience as a service integrator and outsourcer to create differentiated cloud solutions that address clients’ unique needs.” The presser goes on to mention that IDC conducted its research with a “Comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing cloud professional services during both the short term and the long term.”
Jack Sepple, a senior managing director of Infrastructure and Cloud Services at Accenture commented on the report’s findings by saying, “We are proud to be recognized as a ‘Leader’ by IDC in professional cloud services for the second straight year as a testament to our substantial cloud consulting and outsourcing capabilities, strong ecosystem relationships and industry acumen.” Sepple adds, “Cloud is increasingly essential for delivering the capabilities required by a digital business. We remain committed to delivering solutions based on proven technologies that help our clients migrate to the cloud simply and effectively, including the robust governance capabilities and management control plane we provide via the Accenture Cloud Platform, supporting enterprises on their end-to-end journey to the cloud.” Accenture also reaffirmed its commitment to cloud mentioning that it plans on investing $400 million in cloud by 2015.