Accenture tops cloud consultant ranks
10 May 2016 | 0
Cloud computing can be a difficult technology to wrap your head around so many users turn to consultants to help them, but who is the best cloud consultant?
According to IDC it is Accenture.
It should not be a surprise, perhaps, that Accenture has topped the list, the company is one of the top IT consultants in general and has aggressively pivoted toward helping customers embrace cloud technology.
Another classic IT consultant, Deloitte scored high in IDC’s MarketScape report as well, with IBM scoring solidly. PwC, HCL and NTT Data were also listed as leaders, but they each have smaller market share compared to the top three vendors.
A bunching of vendors ranging from Microsoft to HPE, Dell, Cisco, Capgemini, KPMG, TCS and CGI all made it into the list of the top cloud consultants too.
IDC measures consultants based on two key metrics: capability and strategy. The research firm takes into account the consultancy’s menu of services and how well aligned they are to customer needs. It also considers the vendor’s capability to deliver that service to the customer’s liking and their current market share.
What do cloud consultants actually do? Many offer a range of services, everything from IT consulting (maturity assessment, strategic planning, vendor relationship management); to integration projects (plan, build and design LAN/WAN to support cloud); systems integration (migrating legacy workloads to the cloud, integrating multiple disparate clouds together) and customer application development (integrating PaaS functionality).
IDG News Service