Professional services giant Accenture today announced it has acquired Olikka, a Melbourne-based provider of cloud migration and related services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Olikka was founded in 2011 and now has around 50 employees, including certified experts in AWS. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner that specialises in native cloud-based application development, cloud modernisation development and security.

Accenture says it is buying Olikka to bolster its global cloud services, which are sold to customers to help migrate to public clouds and the use their tools. The consulting giant has committed $3 billion over the next three years to its cloud services group, known as Accenture Cloud First.

“Olikka’s extensive experience with AWS and Azure, coupled with their strong cloud-native capabilities in high demand areas such as application modernisation and security, means we can go straight to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and fully deliver value,” said Karthik Narain, global lead for Accenture Cloud First.

“With the addition of Olikka’s talented team of cloud application developers, we’ll be better positioned than ever to help companies in the Australian and New Zealand market deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity.”

Michael Pascoe, managing director of Olikka, said Accenture’s takeover will allow Olikka to continue to grow.

“We’ve always made a difference for our clients, and with Accenture’s resources, scale, and ecosystem partnerships we can now scale-up that impact with cloud transformation projects of any size and type. We look forward to contributing our ingenuity, skills and culture to the Accenture team, and to helping clients in the region use cloud to innovate faster to make a difference.”

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