Accenture bags Cimation

Control system cyber security specialist to integrate asset operations services group.

Accenture is to acquire Audubon Co. unit Cimation. Clients will continue to have access to Cimation’s process automation, information technology and industrial control system cyber security solutions. The transaction is said to address the integration of enterprise IT systems and operational technology (OT) and promises new automation, optimization and cyber security solutions for operators of wells, pipelines, refineries and plants.

Accenture’s Peggy Kostial said, ‘IT-OT convergence is set to lower costs, increase productivity and improve reliability and safety. This deal expands our digital, management consulting and technology consulting capabilities. Cimation also brings a complementary client base and is good cultural fit with Accenture.’ Last year (OITJ 2015 N° 8) Shell selected Cimation for a global program to standardize its cybersecurity technology and processes. Cimation has also developed a cybersecurity professional certification for Shell’s engineers. Founded in 2009, Cimation’s 200 North American consultants will join Accenture’s asset and operations services group.

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