In recent news, Accenture has acquired consultancy Infinity Works for cloud and digital transformation. The acquisition enhances and extends Accenture Cloud First’s cloud distribution and engineering capabilities in the UK. Acquisition terms were not disclosed.
With experience across multiple industries, from retail to financial services, and some of the national government’s largest digital-led ventures, Infinity Works helps digitally transform some of the most recognizable brands in the world. It offers a range of services that add value, including cloud, information, design and research, mobile, and full-stack engineering. Infinity Works is based in Leeds and has branches across the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh and London.
Infinity Works, established in 2014, employs approximately 440 highly qualified individuals, including professional software developers, data engineers, cloud architects, and accredited cloud specialists. Infinity Works has strong partnerships with key players in the ecosystem, including AWS, and is listed in the AWS Affiliate Network as an Advanced Consulting Partner. With Snowflake, the data cloud platform, Infinity Works is also an award-winning Elite Services Partner, the first partner to be given this status in the UK & Ireland.
“Acquiring Infinity Works is a significant step in advancing our Accenture Cloud First strategy and capabilities in the UK, and in achieving our purpose to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity,” said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First. “The Infinity Works team brings deep cloud and engineering specialization and increases our ability to leverage cloud-native architectures, applications and methods to help clients innovate and operate with speed and flexibility at scale.”
Paul Henshaw, co-founder at Infinity Works, said, “Ever since Infinity Works was founded, we have used cloud-first approaches to help our customers migrate to the cloud and enable them to digitally transform at scale and speed. We are proud of our proven experience of delivering across multiple sectors using a combination of our unique working culture, values, and technical expertise. Accenture’s resources and capabilities will enable us to better support our customers’ digital projects while providing them with the same exceptional levels of service they’ve come to expect.”
Emma Kendrew, cloud infrastructure engineering lead at Accenture UK & Ireland, said, “We are delighted to welcome the Infinity Works team as they bring a strong culture and unique approach to cloud that aligns well with Accenture. Modern software engineering is critical to unleashing the transformational power of cloud and adding the exceptional talents of the Infinity Works team will help propel us forward in realising our Cloud First ambitions.”
This recent Infinity Works acquisition was not the only recent acquisition for Accenture. The company has been very busy in the space with another recent announcement of the acquisition of Edenhouse, a UK-based independent SAP partner, earlier this week. Edenhouse, which was founded in 2008 and is a SAP platinum partner, specializes in the distribution, implementation, support and hosting of SAP products and services to mid-sized companies.
And if that was not enough in order to rapidly expand its cloud service capabilities and offerings, Accenture recently announced the creation of Accenture Cloud First, a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals, and a $3 billion investment over three years. In order to help customers across every industry accelerate their digital transformation and realize greater value at speed and scale by rapidly becoming “cloud first” companies, Accenture Cloud First integrates the company’s broad-ranging cloud expertise.