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Globant Acquires CloudShift to Grab a Larger Slice of Cloud Market

Argentinean IT integrator Globant has acquired London-based IT vendor CloudShift to deepen its expertise in cloud computing and help improve its cognitive transformation services for North American clients.

Like Globant, CloudShift is also a platinum Salesforce partner with a decade of track record in serving several multinational firms in the United Kingdom.

Neither firm has disclosed the financial details of the deal. What is clear however is CloudShift has barely 89 employees. The English firm’s clients include the likes of Hitachi, Square Enix, GoCardless, and Colliers International.

“We found in CloudShift an amazing team with deep Salesforce multi-cloud experience and a strong vision of how to deliver digital transformation,” said Martín Migoya, Globant’s CEO and co-founder. “Just like we do, CloudShift truly understands the challenges that organizations are facing today and have the necessary experience to reinvent business models. We are excited to have this highly innovative and agile company as part of our team and to expand our presence throughout Europe,” he added.

Martín Umaran, Globant’s co-founder and Chief of Staff, also expressed how the addition of Cloudshift will enable the company to look beyond its traditional area of focus. “We have strong expertise in Salesforce gathered under our own Salesforce Studio. CloudShift key partnerships with Salesforce, MuleSoft, Tableau, and Slack will help broaden our own portfolio of cloud solutions,” he said.

A specialist in multi-cloud digital transformation, CloudShift offers strong knowledge across the entire Salesforce product stack including MuleSoft, Tableau, and Slack. The 89-strong team has worked across projects for major brands including Hitachi, GoCardless and Colliers International.

Alastair Murray, Cloudsift’s founder and CEO, celebrated the acquisition and explained that the union with Globant will help the company strengthen its abilities across the European market. “CloudShift design and build innovative digital platforms on Salesforce that help bring companies and customers together. With Globant’s digital transformation expertise and global presence, CloudShift are excited to expand our capabilities and Salesforce studio across Europe. We are thrilled to become part of the Globant team, a premier leader in digital and cognitive transformations, recognized worldwide for its ability to incorporate cloud technologies that enhance customer experience and success,” he said.

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Globant is now spread across 16 countries and employs over 16,000. Among its clients are Google, Rockwell Automation and video games company Electronic Arts. Last year, the company was recently named as a Worldwide Leader in CX Improvement Services by IDC’s MarketScape report.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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