It’s not all gloom at the IT and consulting concern, with the spokesperson telling CRN “we continue recruiting for specialised skills and leadership talent in areas where we need to add capacity to meet client demand.”
Accenture works with a vast number of technology suppliers: by CRN’s count the firm’s “ecosystem” site lists 282 vendors. All the majors – AWS, Microsoft, SAP, Dell, both HPs, Google, VMware, Salesforce, SAP, Intel and Oracle – are there, along with myriad smaller vendors.
Plenty of those listed operate special programs aimed at global concerns like Accenture. An underperforming Australian outpost could undermine the proposition that big global integrators are a fine way to deliver multinational projects, although the small size of our market is unlikely to unravel alliances.
CRN wishes all in the channel well, regardless of size or origin. It is, however, delicious to imagine that Accenture’s woes may have been caused by strong performance from local technology consultancies.