Accenture buys IT strategy firm Strongbow Consulting

31 July 2023 2 min. read

Accenture, a global management and IT consulting firm, has acquired Strongbow Consulting, a Ridgewood, NJ-based IT strategy consulting firm.

Founded in 2014, Strongbow helps Fortune 1000 enterprises and private-equity-backed firms plan and execute IT transformation strategies while minimizing risk and maximizing savings. The firm has deep expertise in infrastructure modernization across the areas of hybrid cloud, networking, and end user compute environments.

Strongbow’s approximately 60 employees will join Accenture’s technology strategy & advisory practice, where they will support clients with modernizing IT infrastructure while capturing savings from legacy systems.

Accenture buys IT strategy firm Strongbow Consulting

“Strongbow Consulting will assist our clients in architecting, designing, and running infrastructure modernization programs that improve speed to market and provide the agility required by today’s digital businesses,” said Keith Boone, Accenture’s technology strategy & advisory North America lead. “In addition to planning and building for the future, Strongbow Consulting’s command of balancing infrastructure stability with cost efficiency delivers the competitive advantage our clients ultimately need to succeed in today’s era of Total Enterprise Reinvention.”

The Strongbow team will form the core of Accenture’s tech value practice in North America, which was created last year via the acquisition of Advocate, an Atlanta-based provider of technology business management solutions.

“For nearly a decade, clients have relied on Strongbow Consulting to identify the optimal technology solutions to meet their business needs, while yielding better performing, more reliable global infrastructure that returns significant savings to their bottom line,” said Cathy Horst Forsyth, founder and CEO of Strongbow Consulting. “We are excited to bring our expertise to bear in order to scale and further augment Accenture’s Tech Value capabilities while helping more clients extract maximum value from their technology investments.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Accenture earlier this summer acquired Anser Advisory, a Santa Ana, CA-headquartered consulting firm that provides advisory, compliance, and management services for construction projects.