Accenture has completed the acquisition of Cimation, an affiliate of Audubon Companies and an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) consulting company known for its work in process automation, information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) cyber security. “As we further integrate our businesses, Accenture and Cimation share two main objectives: to drive greater value for our clients through the convergence of IT and OT and to provide exciting career opportunities for Cimation’s team of dedicated employees.“The transaction supports the integration of enterprise IT systems and operational technology (OT) needed by resources industries to capitalise on opportunities such as automation solutions, production optimisation, asset analytics and ICS cyber security. As a result, companies can better maintain, operate and optimise their wells, pipelines, refineries, chemical plants and mines.”“With Cimation, we further our capability to provide end-to-end services to our customers as they operate and maintain their most important industrial assets,” said Peggy Kostial, Senior Managing Director for Accenture’s North America Resources operating group. “This union with Cimation is our latest step in the execution of our strategy to move beyond enterprise and customer services into asset management and operations, taking advantage of the transformative opportunities driven by the Industrial Internet of Things.” “We look forward to playing a pivotal role in the delivery of IIoT projects that push the boundaries of the digital revolution as a part of Accenture,” said Jonathan Klein, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cimation. “As we further integrate our businesses, Accenture and Cimation share two main objectives: to drive greater value for our clients through the convergence of IT and OT and to provide exciting career opportunities for Cimation’s team of dedicated employees.” Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value.Cimation, an affiliate of Audubon companies, is an operations consulting company delivering secure technology solutions to the global energy and chemicals industries. As a vendor-agnostic firm, Cimation has executed thousands of reliable consulting, system integration and engineering projects that combine automation, industrial IT, enterprise data and ICS cyber security solutions.