April 05, 2018
Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services, Worldwide
NEW YORK; April 5, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services, Worldwide report from market research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.
The report analyzed 20 vendors and states that “a public cloud infrastructure managed service provider (MSP), in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is an MSP that offers managed services and professional services related to infrastructure and platform operations for one or more hyperscale integrated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)+platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers.”
Among 19 other firms, Accenture was positioned for both completeness of vision and ability to execute. Completeness of vision assesses market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation, and geographic strategy. Ability to execute assesses product or service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience, and operations.
This is the second consecutive year in which Accenture was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner report.
“Because every cloud migration is unique, we have invested heavily in differentiated cloud capabilities, enabling us to offer clients the best public cloud solutions from the world’s top providers,” said Jack Sepple, head of Accenture’s Cloud practice and group technology officer for Accenture Operations. “We have focused on helping our clients meet their business needs and outcomes in relation to their Journey to Cloud, so our solutions are aimed directly at fulfilling those demands. We believe that being recognized by Gartner as a Leader shows that our continued investments in our Cloud First strategy are well-targeted.”
A complimentary copy of the full report can be found here.
Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide” Craig Lowery, Mark D. Ray, et al., 29 March 2018.
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