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Deloitte expands its cloud capability by joining forces with Cloud Solutions Group

10 November 2015: Deloitte Australia announced today it has joined forces with the team at Cloud Solutions Group (CSG), a specialist Systems Integrator and Cloud Consulting firm.

Deloitte’s technology consulting team offers specific business and technology solutions which help clients move to next generation technologies, such as virtualised and cloud infrastructure.

Josh Rubens, CEO of Cloud Solutions Group, will become a Deloitte partner, with other CSG directors and staff joining Deloitte in Melbourne.

Kevin Russo, Technology Consulting Partner at Deloitte, said this transaction is an important building block for Deloitte Consulting’s technology practice, as according to Forrester the cloud market in Australia will grow to $3.2bn by 2020, up from $732m in 2011.

“The transaction with CSG confirms the rapid growth of cloud technologies and how effective CSG has been at disrupting the market. It enables us to build on our current model for cloud and infrastructure advisory services, to include implementation and managed cloud-based solutions.

“This is an innovative step for our technology practice. We can now offer our clients business driven technology solutions, hosted on next generation hybrid cloud services. It also supports our application modernisation offering, allowing us to assist clients at all levels of the technology stack.”

CSG addresses all aspects of designing, building and managing cloud-based platforms, supported by strong strategic partnerships with the best of breed local and global cloud service providers and technology vendors, including: Amazon, NEXTDC and Nimble Storage, as well as VMware, EMC, Citrix, IBM and HP.

Robert Hillard, Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting, said: “The joining of Deloitte and the team from CSG brings together exactly the capabilities Australian businesses are looking for to support their move to cloud technologies and cloud-based systems.”

He explained: “The move to cloud computing is happening in every part of the economy as business and government seek to deliver more services to their customers in new and innovative ways.”

Deloitte Australia CEO, Cindy Hook, said: “Integrating technology-based solutions with the quality, custom-designed experiences clients now want, is fundamental to future business success. We will continue to make considered, strategic investments that are adjacent to our capabilities and better enable our private and public sector clients to respond to the rapid changes affecting their markets and customers.”

Cloud Solutions Group CEO Josh Rubens said: “The team is really excited at the prospect of joining Deloitte. It provides us with the opportunity to leverage its infrastructure to support business growth. Deloitte’s brand, scale and breadth of services provide access to a broader set of offerings and value for our clients, as well as opportunities for career advancement for our staff and increased potential to grow their careers.”

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About Cloud Solutions Group

Cloud Solutions Group is a specialist Systems Integrator and Cloud Consultancy firm and has strong strategic partnerships with the best of breed IT vendors and cloud service providers. Our Practice addresses all aspects of designing, building and managing cloud-based platforms, for organisations looking to optimise their on premise infrastructures or build and adopt private, hybrid or public clouds.

About Deloitte

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Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

About Deloitte Australia
In Australia, the member firm is the Australian partnership of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. As one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, and winner of both the Australian Financial Review/CFO Audit Firm of the Year and Accounting Firm of the Year awards 2013, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its affiliates provide audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through approximately 6,000 people across the country. Focused on the creation of value and growth, and known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, we are dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel. Formore information, please visit Deloitte’s web site at www.deloitte.com.au.

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