PA Consulting Group is Named 2012 Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Google Enterprise named PA Consulting Group as the 2012 Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform. The award was presented at the Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit in Mountain View, CA.

The award emphasizes PA Consulting Group's proven track record of helping businesses adopt Google's Cloud Platform. In particular, it acknowledges the development of PA Consulting Group's technical skills, with many of the firm's consultants taking advantage of Google's partner training opportunities to enhance the skills needed to develop powerful new solutions on top of Google's Cloud Platform.

Dan Rossner, innovative digital solutions expert at PA Consulting Group said: "We take full advantage of the training opportunities through Google's partner program to improve our team's skills, enabling our team to meet Google's technical experts face to face and access the online training tools."

The award also acknowledges PA Consulting Group's work with the UK Met Office website. The Met Office is the United Kingdom's national weather service. PA Consulting Group used its sector knowledge in combination with Google App Engine and Cloud Platform tools to deliver innovative, cost effective and scalable IT solutions for the Met Office to develop a social weather website.

"We're proud that this award recognizes how our strengths can complement Google's," said Rossner. "Google provided the innovative tools and PA Consulting Group uses those tools to deliver exceptional results for clients, using in-depth sector and client knowledge to best position these tools. When we can combine our sector expertise with powerful tools such as Google's Cloud Platform, we have the chance to open up new opportunities for our clients' businesses."

Mark Hodgson, Head of Global Partner Programs at Google, said, "We are excited to provide this recognition to PA Consulting Group, who has consistently demonstrated sales, deployment and support excellence to our customers throughout 2012."

About PA Consulting Group

PA Consulting Group is a firm of more than 2,000 people, specializing in management and IT consulting, technology and innovation. Independent and employee-owned, PA Consulting Group operates globally from offices across Europe and the Nordics, the United States, the Gulf and Asia Pacific. PA Consulting Group works with businesses and governments to anticipate, understand and meet the challenges they face. PA Consulting Group has outstanding technology-development capability and a unique breadth of skills, from strategy to performance improvement, from HR to IT. PA Consulting Group's expertise covers energy, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, government and public services, defense and security, transport and logistics, telecommunications, consumer goods and automotive. For more information about PA Consulting Group, visit .

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