Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Gekko, a French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services company. Financial terms of the acquisition, which was announced on April 20, were not disclosed.
Gekko has more than 100 trained cloud professionals, 100 AWS certifications and a deep relationship with AWS.
The acquisition would help strengthen Accenture’s leadership position in cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). It would also extend the company’s ongoing relationships with key technology providers, including ecosystem partners such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, while complementing the cloud migration expertise and strategic objectives of the Accenture AWS Business Group (AABG) in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Accenture AWS Business Group
The Accenture AWS Business Group is built on more than 13 years of partnership and thousands of joint projects between Accenture and AWS. Accenture’s AWS community would consist of more than 8,000 AWS-trained professionals who hold over 5,500 AWS certifications globally. Accenture has been recognized by AWS with more than 20 AWS-awarded competencies/service delivery designations.
With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture delivers services in the field of strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services.