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PA IN THE MEDIA

AWS grows collaboration with PA Consulting

This was first published in Consultancy UK

An expanded collaboration has been announced between PA Consulting and AWS. The multi-year agreement will see the advisory firm help drive innovation and new industry solutions in the cloud.

A subsidiary of internet giant Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. The platform enables clients to grow businesses through alignment with its sales, marketing, funding, capture, and proposal teams.

Rahul Gupta, Partner and Cloud Executive Sponsor at PA Consulting, commented, “Our strategic agreement with AWS fundamentally accelerates our cloud services business and solutions.  We are committed to helping our clients find digital, cloud based solutions to drive growth, and this SA cements that goal. We are excited to work with AWS as we build out new cloud-based solutions for clients across a number of key industries.”

PA will now collaborate with AWS to build market-specific solutions for a number of key industries. These include cyber security for financial services companies, advanced health care solutions for local authorities, and real time analytics on shopping behaviours for bricks and mortar retailers.

Vittorio Sanvito, Director of Partner Development in EMEA at AWS, remarked, “This agreement is recognition that many organisations recognise the benefits of implementing  cloud services and the next generation of digital growth will come from partners that can combine these services with deep sector knowledge. We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with PA Consulting, which encapsulates a robust services platform with experienced cloud experts who can help companies with their migration journey to AWS.”

The agreement continues a sustained partnership between PA and AWS. The consulting firm has been a key delivery partner for the platform for some time now, helping deploy it across clients in multiple sectors. For example, PA was even named winner of the Most Valuable Amazon Connect Deployment prize at the 2021 AWS Global Public Sector Partner Awards. The award has recognised PA’s work for launching the Wellbeing Automated Call Service (WACS) for Hampshire County Council, in just seven days.

AWS partners with a broader ecosystem of consulting firms to help clients around the world engage with its services. Recently, Accenture and AWS became engaged in a partnership to support entrepreneurs win investment, for example, with a series of 40 new accelerators and additional joint investments. Meanwhile, BJSS joined the AWS Migration Competency Partner programme last year, to ensure that companies at whatever stage of their cloud adoption journey are able to take full advantage of the cloud computing platform has to offer.

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