Accenture is unveiling new research on the importance of digital as part of the World Economic Forum 2014 at Davos
More than ever, the customer experience is what matters most. Yet thanks to the ability of today’s digital technology to dissolve traditional industrial or economic boundaries and to spark sudden and lasting shifts in what customers come to expect, markets are [...]
Live from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Accenture convened a panel of global leaders from across industry sectors to debate how new digitally contested markets are forming, and what technology and business capabilities are required for incumbents and new entrants alike to succeed.
Here is the live video
Antonio Simos HSBC
David Kirkpatrick, Taxonomy
Paul Dougherty, Accenture
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At January 22, 2014, 4:45 a.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. CET, Accenture Chairman & CEO, Pierre Nanterme joined Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP, Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS, Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, Eni and moderator Bobby Ghosh, Editor, Time International as [...]
Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger
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While everyone is talking about the hot technology trends for 2014—hybrid cloud computing, real-time and predictive analytics—innovative IT consultants need to look beyond those, which have become so ho-hum. When looking ahead, this [...]
Accenture has signed an agreement with Brandix (www.brandix.com), the largest exporter of apparel in Sri Lanka, to provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement.
Brandix, a leading apparel manufacturer , is also credited with innovating and creating many firsts, among them, the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-rated Green factory [...]
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has agreed to acquire the industrial and embedded software development and services business of evopro group, a software development and engineering services company headquartered in Budapest.
The acquisition will bring together Accenture’s ability to deliver complex global transformation programs through industrialized delivery methods and innovative technologies with evopro group’s software and engineering skills.
evopro group, [...]
Accenture announced more than US$2 million in cash and pro-bono contributions to support disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan.
Accenture’s contributions include the following mix of financial giving and time and skills of its people:
According to a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey , there is more focus on the growing number of tech-savvy seniors (57 percent) who are seeking digital options for managing their health services remotely.
The growing population of seniors are active online users, as documented by the Pew Internet & American Life Project that shows Internet use between 2000 to 2012 tripled for those 65 [...]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has selected Accenture Federal Services as one of three prime contractors to provide specialized advisory and assistance support services. Accenture also supports the SSA under the Information Technology Support Services Contract (ITSSC), implementing emerging technology solutions and applications designed to improve the SSA’s service delivery capabilities to current and future beneficiaries.
The BPA [...]
Accenture and ServiceSource have formed a global alliance to make it easier and faster for companies, such as manufacturers of computer software and equipment and medical technology devices, to generate and retain more recurring revenues from their customers.
ServiceSource will deploy Renew OnDemand™, its cloud-based application that provides the data management, sales automation and sales analytics capabilities needed to maximize [...]
Accenture: Research Says Digital Banking Could Put 35 Percent of Traditional Banks’ Market Share Up for Grabs
According to new research published by Accenture today, thirty-five percent of banks’ market share in North America could be up for grabs by 2020, as traditional branch banking gives way to digital banking.
Based on customer survey-data, the research cites a 50 percent increase in mobile banking activity over the past year; double- and triple-digit growth in online sales of [...]
Technology investment is the best way to improve quality in commercial insurance underwriting, but poor data integration and technology training practices stand in the way. This from an Accenture survey of 559 American commercial insurance underwriters.
Ninety three percent of underwriters see investment in technology as the best way to improve underwriting quality and more than half of respondents (54 [...]
Accenture has been named to G.I. Jobs’ 2014 Military Friendly Employers list, a designation based on the strength of their military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and support of employees in the National Guard and Reserve. The G.I. Jobs recognition follows the launch of Accenture’s Military Career Coach online tool for [...]
The saga of online shopping started what seems now like eons ago when the fledgling fish called ebusiness sprouted legs to crawl from the sea of obscurity and walk away from the notion that all IT was a passing fancy best left to gamers. Everyone gawked and said the world, including business and retail had changed forever.
However, nothing really happened [...]
Accenture has started a management consulting project to help transform the Maharashtra Government’s Department of Sales Tax to increase revenue collection and strengthen enforcement.
Nilaya Varma, managing director for Accenture’s Health & Public Service management consulting business in India commented:
“The Department of Sales Tax is a major revenue collecting body for the government of Maharashtra, contributing about 60 percent of [...]