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Lift & shift: following the rise to cloud migration

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For every consultant who spotted the cloud opportunity and raced to embrace it there will be another still not quite fully convinced. Clients have spent hundreds of thousands, millions, even on their on-premise solutions, are comfortable with their data centers and have established long-term relationships with their maintenance engineers. They certainly aren’t ready to give it all up in one fell swoop.

As long as there are clients digging in their heels using traditional models there is a role for IT consultants and specialists to offer support. 

But the pace of change is quickening; clients have tuned in to piecemeal migration and with software vendor innovation being cloud-focused, the largest traditional consulting firms have seen the writing on the wall, turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as the only credible way of rapidly building capability.

In this article, we interview leaders of knowledge-led services businesses to explore how you can build cloud credibility through M&A.

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