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Joseph F. Kovar
‘Advocate has mental property constructed into their belongings with algorithms to investigate an organization’s spending on know-how, and to investigate spending patterns,’ says Greg Douglass, Accenture’s international know-how, technique, and advisory lead.
Accenture this week unveiled the acquisition of Advocate, a small answer supplier centered on bringing know-how enterprise administration to its shoppers.
Know-how enterprise administration lets companies monitor and handle their IT spending to trace the worth of that spending throughout applied sciences as a manner to assist them higher perceive, as an illustration, whether or not an Azure occasion is a greater worth than operating a selected utility on premises, mentioned Greg Douglass, international know-how, technique, and advisory lead for New York-based Accenture.
“Advocate is a consulting agency specializing within the follow of know-how enterprise administration,” Douglass advised CRN. “They assist shoppers monitor the worth of their know-how investments.”
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Previous to the acquisition, international methods integrator Accenture already had a know-how enterprise administration follow, Douglass mentioned.
“Advocate has mental property constructed into their belongings with algorithms to investigate an organization’s spending on know-how, and to investigate spending patterns,” he mentioned. “It appears at how that spending compares to what different corporations are doing, and appears at the place companies may wish to improve or lower spending to enhance the worth of their know-how.”
What’s new with Advocate for Accenture is the flexibility to supply know-how enterprise management-as-a-service going ahead, Douglass mentioned.
“Now our clients will be capable of implement know-how enterprise administration on their very own, or have an organization like Accenture run it on an on-going foundation.
Douglass mentioned each corporations are companions with Apptio, a Bellevue, Wash.-based supplier of know-how enterprise administration purposes.
“Final yr, Accenture was Apptio’s international companion of the yr, whereas Advocate was Apptio’s North American companion of the yr,” he mentioned.
Douglass mentioned that Accenture is just not offering any monetary particulars about Advocate or the price of the acquisition. Nonetheless, he did say the Norcross, Ga.-based firm is bringing over 85 new workers to Accenture.