Deloitte and AWS announce multi-year strategic collaboration

  • Deloitte and AWS have announced an expansion of the pair’s collaborative efforts to accelerate cloud adoption in key growth markets.
  • Part of the collaboration will see Deloitte launch dedicated AWS Centers of Excellence in locations worldwide.
  • This is a multi-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement, although the precise details on it have not been shared.

Two of the biggest players in the technology industry, Deloitte and Amazon Web Services (AWS), have announced an extension of their collaborative efforts to accelerate cloud adoption across several key markets.

The collaboration is said to be a multi-year strategic agreement, but neither party has disclosed precisely how long or indeed how deep the efforts will be.

“This agreement brings together the globally No. 1-ranked professional services firm and the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud to deliver large-scale transformations to customers while managing risk and driving real business change,” Deloitte shared in a release with Hypertext.

“Moving to the cloud can be an intimidating undertaking that requires significant skills and resources. Through our expanded relationship with AWS, we are well-positioned to help our customers navigate this transition and maximize the business benefits of cloud computing in these growth markets,” added Nishita Henry, Deloitte Global CCO for AWS.

Looking. at some of the tangible elements that the pair will embark on, Deloitte will launch dedicated AWS Centers of Excellence in intentional locations worldwide. This will kick off across Sub-Saharan Africa, Spain, and Central Europe, the companies confirmed, although a precise timeframe was not mentioned.

On top of this, Deloitte plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment that includes hiring 800-plus certified specialists and training practitioners on AWS services and capabilities.

“A comprehensive suite of offerings will be made available to client organizations through this extended global network, providing customers with access to a broad range of AWS services from more than 56 offices in these initial regions. Multi-disciplinary AWS consulting teams, training academies, innovation labs, and managed services will help to empower local customers in their digital transformations,” it continued.

“Through our global Strategic Collaboration, Deloitte and AWS will provide customers with the end-to-end guidance and services necessary to help overcome adoption barriers and successfully migrate to the cloud at scale,” highlighted Jim Hudson, MD and AWS Global Alliance leader at Deloitte Consulting.

Further unpacking the cloud adoption-focused and digital transformation services that Deloitte will be leveraging via AWS, the company pointed to five areas in particular:

  • Digital transformation: Supporting transformation of core processes, applications, and skills to achieve outcomes like agility, innovation, and cost optimization in the cloud.
  • Cloud strategy and governance: Helping define cloud visions, roadmaps, and governance models tailored to business objectives.
  • Cloud architecture: Supporting cloud migrations by leveraging landing zones to establish foundational security, connectivity, and automation capabilities.
  • Regulated industries: Providing specialized expertise in regulated domains like energy, ecommerce, insurance, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, and public sector to ensure compliance in the cloud.
  • Global delivery network: Leveraging Deloitte’s ecosystem of 22+ Cloud Centers of Excellence, with 100,000 practitioners across strategy, operations, and technology, in combination with AWS Local Zones, to serve customers anywhere makes for a unique offering.”

“Kicking off our strategic collaboration across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is testimony to the potential we see for cloud technology to transform business and drive economic growth within this region,” noted Tanuja Randery, MD for EMEA at AWS.

“In Africa, the appetite from businesses of all sizes to adopt cloud and AI is huge. If nurtured, its impact on the African economy will be transformative. We are proud of initiatives like the AWS Skills Center which helps build a cloud enabled workforce. Our partnership with Deloitte is another way to underscore our long term commitment and support for businesses in the region,” they concluded.


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