EMC and EY intensify alliance and strike strategic partnership

31 March 2016 Consultancy.uk

EY and EMC have intensified their alliance and become strategic partners. Following years of close relations a more strategic and integrated offering will, according to the firms, allow them to leverage their joint strengths to better serve their respective client bases. Together the partners have developed seven joint service offerings.

EMC Corporation, EMC, was founded in 1979 and has since grown to be one of the largest information management company on the globe. The company, which has revenues of more than $24 billion, generated by more than 70,000 staff, provides a range of services, including information technology as a service (ITaaS) predominantly through cloud computing based offerings. EMC owes its leading position today to among others heavy investments in R&D, more than $20.7 billion since 2005, as well as an aggressive M&A strategy, with more than $16 billion spent on around 75 acquisitions since 2005.

Strategic alliance
Over the past years, EMC has often collaborated with accounting and consulting giant EY, in particular the Big Four’s Advisory division, spanning both client development and engagement delivery. Building on the track record, the firms have decided to extend the partnership and become strategic allies. Through the deal, the two organisations will seek to leverage each other’s strengths to provide joint value propositions to their respective clients. EY’s clients will gain access to a suite of cloud-based ITaaS, while EMC’s clients will gain access to a wide range of consulting expertise in, among others, data security and cross-industry insight.

EMC and EY intensify alliance and strike strategic partnership

Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says: “This alliance, which builds on years of collaborative experience, combines EY knowledge of business operations with EMC’s experience in the technical environments in which our clients operate to deliver a powerful value proposition. Working together as an integrated team, combining advisory services and innovative products, we will be able to connect on both existing and future initiatives to help our clients maximize their technology investments and drive better business outcomes.”

Commenting on the deal, Jay Snyder, Senior Vice President Global Alliances at EMC, remarks that: “The EY alliance is a top priority for EMC. The skills, brand, relationships, and subject matter experience of EY, combined with EMC’s innovative portfolio of technologies and market penetration, will help enable us to continue to support our enterprise customers as they accelerate their IT transformation initiatives.”

As part of the deal, the firms have co-created seven joint offerings, an overview:

Hybrid Cloud Enablement Services
The combination of management and monitoring for public, private, and legacy datacenter with cloud environments

Data Center Network Virtualization and Segmentation Services
Network architectures that can help enterprises transform, consolidate and simplify their data center strategies

seven joint offerings

Enterprise Mobility Management and End User Computing Platform
A suite of enterprise mobility technologies focused on architecture and integrated business workflows

Service Resiliency
Services for system and data archiving/recovery, business continuity and crisis responses to protect against data loss

Offerings to help companies extract additional value from their data and analytics investments, leveraging EMC’s Pivotal suite of tools

Sector-focused Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Offerings
A portfolio of industry-focused GRC offerings supported by the RSA Archer GRC platform

A full spectrum of offerings including Identity Access Management Monitoring (IAM) for single sign on, role and privilege management, as well as Real Time Monitoring (RTM) of events to reduce IT Risk



Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”