Deloitte adds New Brunswick cloud consulting firm Blue Spurs

28 June 2019 Consulting.ca

Deloitte Canada earlier this month acquired Blue Spurs Consulting, a Fredericton, NB–based consultancy specializing in cloud and emerging technologies.

Founded in 2012, the New Brunswick firm builds custom tech solutions, develops and migrates services for cloud, and hosts and maintains applications and infrastructure. Blue Spurs Consulting is one of ten Amazon Web Service Advanced Consulting partners in Canada, and was the winner of a 2018 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award.

The firm notably has a cloud-based computer vision application service for object recognition which uses machine learning and IoT to extend current IP camera infrastructure.

Blue Spurs’ clients have included The Government of New Brunswick, Day & Ross Freight, and Medavie Blue Cross.

Deloitte adds New Brunswick cloud consulting firm Blue Spurs

Deloitte’s acquisition of the firm will enhance its capabilities in cloud and emerging technology, while strengthening its presence in Atlantic Canada.

“Integrating Blue Spurs into the firm is a big step towards strengthening our priority capabilities nationally, but also in increasing our presence and services in Atlantic Canada,” said Karin Wiens, partner and cloud engineering national leader at Deloitte Canada.

Sébastien Blais, managing partner, consulting at Deloitte Canada, added, “Our mutual strides in cloud and emerging technologies like IoT and machine learning will help drive superior growth and lend itself to helping our clients grow, accelerate their product development, expand capabilities, and solve new business problems.”

Blue Spurs’ team of 70 employees will join the cloud engineering offering of Deloitte Canada’s consulting practice. CEO Mike LeBlanc will join Deloitte as a partner.

“We’re excited to be joining Deloitte, as it opens up a new host of opportunities for both practices,” LeBlanc said. “Leveraging Deloitte’s global access to lengthen our reach, coupled with our emerging technology focus, will provide real value to customers and open up new pathways to successful digital transformations.”

Last summer, the Big Four firm acquired Halifax-based Third Wave, another cloud consulting firm. The firm specialized in Salesforce-based cloud transformation services.


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