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Accenture has acquired CreativeDrive, a global, tech-driven content production company that  automates and scales the creative asset production process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of CreativeDrive — which says it helps brands meet the ever-increasing pace of digital and commerce channel activation — will complement Accenture’s

Capgemini is buying independent MuleSoft full-service constancy, WhiteSky labs to help support the digital transformation of public and private sector organisations.  According to the company, 150 people from WhiteSky lab will join the Capgemini team. The transaction is due to close, subject to usual conditions, in the coming weeks. Olaf

KPMG Australia has acquired environmental sustainability advisory company Action Sustainability Asia Pacific. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The consultancy helps evaluate sustainability in businesses, buildings and supply chains using leading international and national standards and an innovative software package.  Action Sustainability Asia Pacific also offers a range of

Accenture has agreed to acquire Symantec’s cybersecurity services business from Broadcom.  The financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. According to Accenture, this acquisition will make its security arm one of the leading providers of managed security services, further enhancing its ability to help companies rapidly anticipate, detect and

Melbourne cloud training startup A Cloud Guru today announced the acquisition of its main Australian rival, Linux Academy, and a new investor Bain Capital, through the investment firm’s disruptive technology arm, Tech Opportunities. A Cloud Guru says the acquisition of Linux Academy will give it “the largest and most effective

PayPal has acquired Honey, a shopping and rewards technology platform for US$4 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.  The payments giant said the deal enhances its value proposition with an extensive set of consumer commerce capabilities.  Honey was founded in 2012 and helps

Deloitte today announced the acquisition of Presence of IT, a 20-year-old leading Human Capital Management business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal will see 300 Australian Presence of IT employees join Deloitte in what the consulting giant says is its largest consulting transaction ever in Australia.  A

Australian cloud security, compliance, and governance company Cloud Conformity has been acquired by multinational cybersecurity firm Trend Micro for $US70 million. The Cloud Conformity solutions will be available through Trend Micro immediately, according to the company. Trend Micro says the deal will broaden its services to include security issues around

VMware is buying cybersecurity company Carbon Black and digital transformation company Pivotal in two deals worth US$2.1 billion and US$2.7 billion respectively. Carbon Black is a next-generation security cloud provider with more than 5,600 customers and 500 partners globally. The company’s cloud-native security platform leverages big data and behavioural analytics

Accenture will acquire privately-held big data and analytics consultancy Analytics8 for an undisclosed amount.  Analytics8 provides data and analytics solutions to some of Australia’s largest organisations enabling them to derive enhanced insights from data, according to the company. Accenture said the acquisition shows its continued investment in innovation and ongoing