Capgemini has placed digital and cloud at the center of their strategy. The executive push on these segments has led to significant growth in capabilities, assets and revenues in these areas. Forming the bedrock of its acquisition strategy, digital and cloud contribute close to USD 5B, over 38% of the total group revenue.
Capgemini has a comprehensive set of offerings around cloud, with a specific focus on orchestration and management of hybrid and multi-cloud environments. There is also a good degree of integration of automation in their offerings through its Automation Drive Store and Automation Drive Library, which helps in the rapid deployment and effective optimization of hybrid environments.
It leverages its consulting pedigree to offer the “Cloud Choice” portfolio of services that is aimed at helping clients use the cloud-first approach. The offering comprises of advisory, applications and infrastructure services to enable transformation from legacy to cloud.
Capgemini is expanding its partnership ecosystem. It recently launched a strategic initiative with AWS to jointly build solutions and accelerators to enable enterprises to incorporate automation, AI and machine learning in their processes through cloud technologies.
It also provides its partners with access to its 16 Applied Innovation Exchanges across 4 continents.
It has forged strategic partnerships with leading technology players and startups to offer best-of-breed solutions to clients, including “Cloud Native Transformation” partnership with Microsoft and Pivotal, and “Cloud Migration” with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Investments & Innovation
Capgemini has been doing a number of small- to mid-scale acquisitions to enhance their digital and cloud capabilities. It has also stated that this acquisition strategy will continue for some time. The initial results of the Itelios and Lyons Consulting Group acquisitions have been encouraging and have allowed it to expand its capabilities in the Salesforce commerce cloud.
Capgemini is making significant investments in the reskilling and upskilling initiatives for their employees in the digital and cloud space. This is a stated group strategy that is being driven by two COOs at the firm, with strong support from the CEO.
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