Deloitte announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Day1 Solutions Inc., a cloud consulting firm that can help Deloitte deliver an advanced set of analytic and cognitive capabilities to enable their digital transformation.
Day1’s customer base extends across commercial industries and government agencies, with significant emphasis on the public sector.
“As one of the largest professional services organizations in the world and a recognized leader in applying new technologies to businesses, Deloitte provides the reach and expertise needed to share our award-winning cloud solutions with a diverse client roster,” said Luis Benavides, founder and CEO of Day1. “At the end of the day, our commitment to clients is to harness the power of cloud to accelerate their digital transformation.”
Deloitte also plans to hire 3,000 new engineers over the next year, tasked with developing and enhancing the depth of analytics and cognitive solutions available to customers. The majority of these new engineers will operate out of three new cloud studios to be opened in Orlando, New York and Washington, DC, over the next year, expanding the existing network of 44 Deloitte Digital studios worldwide.
The cloud has emerged as a major IT opportunity for a growing variety of customers. Moves such as this one serve to underscore that opportunity, not only for Deloitte, but for the full range of solution providers, as well.