August 21, 2014Four in Five Consumers Cite Privacy Concerns for Wearable Tech Adoption, According to 2014 State of the Internet of Things Study from Accenture Interactive
CHICAGO; August 21, 2014 – Eighty percent of consumers have privacy concerns with wearable Internet of Things (IoT) connected technologies, according to the 2014 State of the Internet of Things Study. But half of those same consumers said they would be willing to share personal data collected by such devices with third-party retailers when presented with compensation such as a coupon or discount.
August 21, 2014Accenture Awarded Contract to Help Belgium Fedict Create IT Strategy
BRUSSELS, Belgium; August 21, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been awarded a one-year contract to help the Cabinet of the State Secretary for Civil Services and Modernisation of Public Services and Federal Public Service for Information and Communications Technology (Fedict) create a strategic information plan to improve government IT systems.
August 19, 20142014 State of the Internet of Things Study from Accenture Interactive Predicts 69 Percent of Consumers Will Own an In-Home IoT Device by 2019
CHICAGO; August 19, 2014 – Consumer adoption of network connected technology is on the rise, with 69 percent of consumers planning to buy an in-home device in the next five years, according to the 2014 State of the Internet of Things Study. By the end of next year, a total of about 13 percent of consumers will own an in-home IoT device such as a thermostat or in-home security camera. Currently, only about 4 percent of those surveyed own such a device.
August 13, 2014Accenture Awards Leonard Cheshire Disability an Additional US$4.1 Million to Help Equip Persons with Disabilities with Job Skills
LONDON; August 13, 2014 – Accenture and Leonard Cheshire Disability today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the charity an additional US$4.1 million to build on and expand their Access to Livelihoods program, which increases the economic participation of persons with disabilities around the world. The grant, which will provide job and entrepreneurial skills training to approximately 13,400 people, brings Accenture’s direct support to Leonard Cheshire Disability to US$6.6 million since 2008.
August 12, 2014Accenture Positioned as ‘Front Runner’ in working with clients to take advantage of digital business and technology solutions according to Report by HfS Research
NEW YORK; Aug. 12, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a ‘Front Runner’ by Horses for Sources (HfS) Research in its first Digital Transformation Services Blueprint Primer Report.