The deals have expanded the ability of these companies to enhance offerings in uncertain markets and deliver better services.
Accenture Finally Acquires Gekko
Accenture had announced its intentionOpens a new window to acquire the French Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Service Company Gekko and finally, the company announced that it has completed the acquisitionOpens a new window .
The acquisition has bolstered Accenture’s position in Cloud and Artificial Intelligence along with expansion in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands to deliver support to enterprise migrations and development on cloud platforms.
The acquisition brought Gekko’s more than 100 trained cloud professionals, 100 AWS certifications, and a deep relationship with AWS under Accenture’s roof, adding to Accenture’s 8,000 AWS-trained professionals who hold over 5,500 AWS certifications globally.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. â€œAligned with our development strategy, the acquisition of Gekko would be another significant addition because it would give clients more support for public cloud options. Gekko would also be a major opportunity to accelerate our growth strategy in France,â€ Olivier Girard, Accenture’s Geographic Unit managing director for France and Benelux had said when the company first shared intentions of buying the company.
Partnerize expands to Brand Compliance Solutions with BrandVerity’s Acquisition
PartnerizeOpens a new window , the provider of partnership automation solutions has acquired BrandVerity, SaaS provider of brand protection solutions for enterprise businesses. As a part of the acquisition, Partnerize will now integrate BrandVerity’s solutions into its automation platform making all the services available in one place.
This will enable brands to automatically monitor partner and affiliate online marketing programs to protect against harmful brand violations and regulatory risks. Recent research displays that brands can lose nearly 50% of their customers if their ads appear alongside offensive contentOpens a new window . BrandVerity’s brand monitoring solutions observer online activity related to a brand. They deliver enhanced transparency and security from harmful brand violations and regulatory risks.
The solution falls under two distinct categories: Paid Search Monitoring which secures high-converting, branded search traffic by providing identification and remediation tools for these issues, and Web Compliance that ensures the regulatory and brand compliance of online content across partner programs.
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CloudBolt Acquires SovLabs for Hybrid Cloud Simplification
CloudBolt SoftwareOpens a new window , the Enterprise Cloud Management Platform acquired SovLabs, the innovator of codeless integration technologies for hybrid cloud. The acquisition extended CloudBolt’s capabilities to better serve its global customer base.
SovLabs’ acquisition doubled CloudBolt’s customers and employees along with its award-winning technology that will enhance CloudBolt’s cloud management vision. The integration of SovLabs in CloudBolt will transform the company’s solution into three major sections.
Build: enables IT teams to publish services that will enable them to centralize the automation of IT resources and extend them for use by multiple tools.
Deploy: Organizations can consume services independent of their cloud management tools and deploy faster infrastructure provisioning and dramatic reduction of custom code.
Govern: Enterprises can deploy CloudBolt’s portfolio of cost management and governance solutions for better visualization, security, and optimization.
Jeff Kukowski, CloudBolt CEO, in an exclusive commentary shared with Toolbox said, â€œOur acquisition is a game-changer by helping enterprises overcome their #1 automation challengeâ€”high cost and complexity of custom coding for multiple toolsets (e.g., cloud management platforms, Terraform, Kubernetes, etc.). This puts CloudBolt in the pole position by enabling enterprises to meet their hybrid cloud goals faster while doing so with complete choice and flexibility.â€
Transplace Acquires ScanData to Enhance eCommerce and Supply Chain
TransplaceOpens a new window , logistic technology, and services provider acquired ScanData Systems, a parcel transportation management solution. The integration of ScanData’s solution into Transplace will benefit the Transplace Transportation Management System that covers the entire parcel cycle’s shipping and logistics needs.
â€œBy enhancing our platform with ScanData’s parcel transportation management solutions, we support our shipper’s growing eCommerce/DTC needs while increasing their operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction, and optimizing their transportation spend,â€ said Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer of Transplace.
ScanData delivers parcel, package, and packet shipping logistics to some Fortune 500 companies. It has an average customer tenure of around 14 years delivering around 400 million parcels of over $2 billion worth annually.