KPMG and Umbrellar partner to simplify cloud transformation

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KPMG New Zealand and Umbrellar Powered by Pax8 have today announced a partnership to provide end-to-end delivery of cloud transformation for New Zealand organisations.

The announcement follows a cloud partnership between KPMG and Microsoft New Zealand last year to boost clients’ digital transformation journeys. Umbrellar Powered by Pax8 also boasts a strong partnership with Microsoft as the company’s 2019 New Zealand Partner of the Year. This commonality enables the companies to offer holistic Microsoft Azure cloud-based solutions, from strategy to execution.

By combining KPMG’s experience driving digital transformation for public and private sector clients with Umbrellar’s deep technical capability, the partnership will provide New Zealand organisations with one pathway for the whole transformation journey. The joint service offering promises to make cloud transformation easier and more strategic for organisations.

Stephen Hastings, Head of KPMG Lighthouse, the firm’s data and analytics division, says, “This partnership speaks to our purpose: fueling New Zealand’s prosperity. We are helping clients to digitally transform and extract more value from their significant technology and data assets. Better informed organisations can better serve their people and communities.”

Cloud technology transforming businesses

A 2021 KPMG survey of over 800 industry professionals found that cloud was one of the top three technologies that will be used to transform their business in the next three years.

Shavvah Aldred, Umbrellar Powered by Pax8 Head of Strategic Partnerships, says, “This strategic partnership represents a significant milestone in our development as a major cloud transformation provider in New Zealand. Building on the strong foundations of Umbrellar and KPMG, we look forward to providing a full end to end cloud service to our customers. KPMG’s strength in key industries, proven advisory and technology capabilities, make them the right partner to catapult our collective technology solutions for the New Zealand market.”

“There is a lot of synergy between our businesses which supports this partnership. Being New Zealand businesses ourselves, we share a strong focus on innovation and boosting the strength of the New Zealand economy,” agrees Hastings.

KPMG centre of excellence

KPMG is already well known for its technology advisory services. They partner with clients to help them gain deeper insights and realise value through services such as: cloud and technology strategy, cyber security and data, analytics and AI through their ‘Lighthouse’ centre of excellence.

Microsoft’s Chief Partner Officer ANZ and NZ Managing Director, Vanessa Sorenson said that it’s great to see their partners collaborating and utilising each other’s strengths. “This new partnership highlights our partners making the most of the tech ecosystem. Working together to create wonderful solutions to support their customers will help with the exciting opportunities and growth of not only their customers and their industries, but the tech industry as a whole.”

About KPMG

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG is the brand under which the member firms of KPMG International Limited (“KPMG International”) operate and provide professional services. “KPMG” is used to refer to individual member firms within the KPMG organization or to one or more member firms collectively.

KPMG firms operate in 144 countries and territories with more than 236,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. Each KPMG member firm is responsible for its own obligations and liabilities.

KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

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