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Google Cloud’s 5 Big New Partnerships: Accenture, ServiceNow, HCLTech

Mark Haranas

Here are five of the most important new partnerships Google Cloud formed this week at Google Cloud Next 2022.

Accenture Doubles Down On Google Cloud

One of the biggest solution providers in the world is doubling down on Google Cloud as Accenture plans to invest more resources to help customers operate cloud-first organization via Google Cloud.

The gigantic 721,000-employee Accenture will expand from its 5,000 Google Cloud certifications to over 15,000 certifications in areas including cybersecurity, application modernization, data analytics, AI, mainframe migration and sustainability.

Accenture and Google Cloud will also develop new solutions and accelerators for specialized industry use cases, such as sales and marketing optimization, visual inspection and customer transformation.

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

Karthik Narain, Accenture’s global lead for its Accenture Cloud First business group, said the partnership is designed to help customer build a strong digital core utilizing Google Cloud infrastructure and products in areas like cybersecurity, data analytics and application modernization.

“By working with Google Cloud to expand talent and pre-build industry-specific, productized solutions, we will accelerate time to value for clients on Google Cloud, from public to edge and everything in between,” Narain said in a statement.

 
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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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