In a further sign of Deloitte’s growth ambitions in the delivery of cloud managed services – as well as the Canberra market for professional services – the team from Canberra-based secure cloud specialist Sliced Tech is to join the firm’s Consulting business.
Sliced Tech was established in 2011 by CEO Jason McClure, and its 40-strong team provides secure, enterprise grade cloud managed services, primarily to regulated public sector clients operating in highly secure and classified environments.
The team is primarily based in Canberra, with a presence also in Sydney and Brisbane. McClure will become a Deloitte Consulting partner.
Deloitte Australia CEO, Adam Powick, said: “We’re very pleased and excited to welcome Jason and the Sliced Tech team to Deloitte. This is a very important transaction as it strengthens our ability to provide secure end-to-end cloud solutions for our clients and reinforces our deep commitment to Canberra and supporting the needs of the federal government.
“We’re committed to being the leading data security and cloud solutions service provider in the Australian market and the addition of the Sliced Tech team is very aligned with this goal.”
Deloitte Australia Managing Partner, Consulting, Ellen Derrick, said: “Deloitte’s cloud managed services cover all major providers, and include cloud-based infrastructure operations, service management, cybersecurity, optimisation, and compliance support.
“The Sliced Tech team is security-vetted and highly skilled in delivering services to clients with very specific compliance needs. Their arrival will see us grow our managed service practice and, while they operate almost exclusively in the high security public sector market, we also see strong potential in leveraging their expertise for clients in other sectors, including financial services.”
Deloitte Canberra Managing Partner, Phil Roberts, said: “Operating cloud services for public sector clients involves high levels of compliance in security and data privacy, and this is where the Sliced Tech team has built a strong market presence.
“With foundation capability when it comes to ISM Protected level cloud and application services, the Sliced Tech team will be another differentiator for Deloitte in the Canberra market,. Their active and secondary internet gateways have been certified for use by the federal government, and their services include all data held onshore in Australian data centres.”
Incoming Deloitte Consulting partner, and Sliced Tech CEO, Jason McClure, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for us to grow the reach of our specialist, high security cloud managed services.
“Deloitte is a leader in cloud services more generally. We will continue to offer the specialist services behind our market leadership, and we are excited that our offerings will also add to the firm’s market presence more broadly.
“It’s exciting for our business and for our people, and their professional development and the career opportunities available within a leading professional services firm.”
Terms of the transaction are confidential.