Accenture and AWS partner to support UK and US entrepreneurs

04 January 2022 2 min. read
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Accenture and Amazon Web Services have announced an extension of their partnership to support entrepreneurs win investment. The two firms hope that their next series of 40 new accelerators and additional joint investments will help reduce talent gaps holding enterprises back from innovating faster.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon, providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. The platform enables clients to grow AWS public sector businesses through alignment with its public sector sales, marketing, funding, capture, and proposal teams.

Accenture is one of the leading AWS partners in the UK and North America, as the company’s largest Global Systems Integrator (GSI). The partnership has proven fruitful, and in 2021 the consultancy picked up a prize for Best Global Expansion at the AWS Global Public Sector Partner Awards.

Accenture and AWS partner to support UK and US entrepreneurs

Building on this success, AWS Re:Invent, Accenture’s AWS Business Group (AABG) and AWS have announced the continuation of the partnership and increased investment in accelerators, new technologies, and techniques for helping their joint customers innovate faster. The joint investment solidifies the Accenture and AWS partnership for five more years, with the AABG taking the lead in driving the partnerships’ future direction. Renewing the partnership also includes increasing investments in Accenture Cloud First, which aims to improve cloud stack integration and accelerate customers’ digital transformation strategies.

Commenting on how the partnership supports UK and US entrepreneurs, Andy Tay, a Senior Managing Director at Accenture, said, “We found that enterprises who are cloud leaders transform their people as well as their technology and report 60% higher ROI than their peers on their cloud investments. That is a material anchor in this ongoing partnership as accelerators drive continuous innovation and bridge the talent gap.”

Deciding if an accelerator is worth investing in hinges more on if the framework and methodology to implement it are a good fit for an enterprise’s culture, while also integrating with its technology suites. According to Tay, the fact the AABG and AWS partnership is able to bridge talent gaps in this way is a key differentiator from equivalent services, as it enables greater productivity and driving more continuous innovation. Accenture and AWS renewing their partnership will see the pair work to deliver 40 new accelerators, helping close talent gaps and drive more innovation in this way.