Accenture Buys Advocate, Expands Tech Business Management As A Service
Accenture this week unveiled the acquisition of Advocate, a smaller option provider focused on bringing engineering enterprise management to its clients.
Technologies company administration allows firms watch and control their IT paying to observe the value of that shelling out throughout technologies as a way to assist them far better have an understanding of, for instance, whether an Azure instance is a better worth than functioning a certain application on premises, mentioned Greg Douglass, worldwide technologies, technique, and advisory direct for New York-dependent Accenture.
“Advocate is a consulting business specializing in the follow of technological know-how company management,” Douglass informed CRN. “They assist consumers observe the price of their engineering investments.”
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Prior to the acquisition, international systems integrator Accenture currently had a know-how business administration practice, Douglass mentioned.
“Advocate has mental assets created into their property with algorithms to review a company’s shelling out on know-how, and to examine spending patterns,” he stated. “It seems at how that shelling out compares to what other organizations are undertaking, and looks at the place companies may well want to enhance or lessen paying out to make improvements to the value of their technologies.”
What’s new with Advocate for Accenture is the means to supply technology organization administration-as-a-assistance heading ahead, Douglass mentioned.
“Now our prospects will be equipped to carry out engineering organization administration on their individual, or have a firm like Accenture run it on an on-likely basis.
Douglass reported both equally corporations are associates with Apptio, a Bellevue, Clean.-primarily based supplier of know-how company management applications.
“Last 12 months, Accenture was Apptio’s world associate of the 12 months, whilst Advocate was Apptio’s North American associate of the yr,” he stated.
Douglass stated that Accenture is not furnishing any economic specifics about Advocate or the expense of the acquisition. Even so, he did say the Norcross, Ga.-based organization is bringing around 85 new workers to Accenture.