Huawei & Accenture focus on enterprise with private cloud service

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Accenture and Huawei have teamed up to jointly develop cloud services for enterprises and telcos.

Under the agreement, both firms will promote a cloud service backed by business support as well as systems integration services to support areas such as billing, customer care and other supporting business functions.

The firms will also use Accenture’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering with Huawei’s private cloud infrastructure to offer pre-designed and integrated private cloud to enterprises across industries.

“In an era where the physical and digital worlds are increasingly converging, no enterprise is able to address all customer needs alone. Enterprises need to collaborate openly and integrate their resources and capabilities to help customers succeed,” said Eric Xu, CEO of Huawei.

“Our collaboration with Accenture will further augment Huawei’s business in the enterprise ICT market, enabling us to build on our diverse product portfolio to offer our enterprise and carrier customers even more innovative software and services solutions that support them in boosting efficiency and driving revenue growth,” Xu said.

The joint venture will initially target customers in China, Southeast Asia, and other emerging markets as well as some developed markets.

“The combination of Accenture’s industry-aligned offerings and reputation for delivery excellence together with a new and enhanced set of offerings based on Huawei’s infrastructure and software products will enable us to better help clients achieve their business requirements with reduced costs, risks and time of implementation,” added Gianfranco Casati, group CEO for growth markets at Accenture.

Last month, Infosys launched a partnership with Huawei to jointly develop IT offerings that combine Infosys’ service offerings with Huawei’s cloud.

Rene Millman

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