SHENZEN and BEIJING; Oct. 16, 2014 – Huawei and Accenture have formally entered into a strategic alliance agreement to develop and market innovative solutions to address customer requirements in both the communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprise ICT markets.
Under the strategic agreement, the companies will develop joint initiatives focusing initially on clients in China, Southeast Asia, other emerging markets and select opportunities in developed markets. The companies will leverage Huawei’s wide portfolio of leading hardware and software products and solutions, and Accenture’s capabilities in consulting, systems integration and outsourcing. The companies will focus on providing CSP’s with business support system and systems integration services to support areas such as billing, customer care and other supporting business functions. The companies will also leverage Accenture’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering with Huawei’s private cloud infrastructure to offer pre-designed and integrated private cloud solutions 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. Huawei adheres to the principles of openness, cooperation and win-win partnership, and is committed to working with industry alliance partners to provide customers with competitive solutions, as well as to create a robust industry ecosystem,” said Mr. Eric Xu, Rotating 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."
“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,” said Mr. Gianfranco Casati, Group Chief Executive - Growth Markets of Accenture.
The agreement also allows potential expansion into more areas of collaboration for carrier and enterprise solutions as additional joint opportunities develop.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
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Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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