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Accenture Expands Cloud First Offering with Infinity Works Acquisition

Ross Kelly

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Accenture Infinity Works

Infinity Works recently announced plans for a fresh recruitment drive in Scotland. 

Accenture has announced the acquisition of cloud and digital transformation consultancy, Infinity Works.

While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, Accenture said the deal will further strengthen and expand its cloud delivery and engineering capabilities.

Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First, commented: “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.

“The Infinity Works team brings deep cloud and engineering specialisation and increases our ability to leverage cloud-native architectures, applications and methods to help clients innovate and operate with speed and flexibility at scale.”

Founded in 2014, Infinity Works employs more than 440 staff across the UK and has offices in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds and London.

The firm boasts experience across multiple sectors, ranging from retail to financial services and has been involved in some of the largest digital-led projects in national government. Infinity Works is also recognised as an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network.

The company opened its Edinburgh office at WeWork George Street in October 2019 and has grown rapidly over the past 15 months.

In January this year, the consultancy announced plans to double its workforce by creating a minimum of 25 new permanent roles in Scotland. Infinity Works said the recruitment drive was aimed at meeting rising demand from organisations seeking digital consulting services.

Commenting on the acquisition, Infinity Works co-founder Paul Henshaw said: “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.”

“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.”

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Emma Kendrew, cloud infrastructure engineering lead at Accenture UK & Ireland, added: “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.”

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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