March 02, 2015Accenture Helps Visa Build Connected Car Commerce Proof-of-Concept
BARCELONA; March 2, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is working with Visa Inc. to explore the future of Internet of Things-based commerce by developing a connected car proof-of-concept. A demo simulating this use case will be showcased by Visa at Mobile World Congress, March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain (Exhibit Booth D40, Hall 6), which shows the scenario of customers ordering food from the car while on-the-go using cellular connectivity, as well as Bluetooth technology and beacons, to offer an enhanced user experience.
March 02, 2015Tech-Savvy Seniors Want Online Options to Access Care from Home, Accenture Survey Shows
CHICAGO; March 2, 2015 – Just as an estimated 3.9 million Americans are reaching 65 years old this year1, an Accenture survey shows there is growing demand among tech-savvy seniors (67 percent) who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority (66 percent) are worried today’s technology isn’t sufficient to do so.
March 02, 2015Accenture Announces ‘Innovation Challenge’ Student Winners
NEW YORK; Mar. 2, 2015 – Student teams from Cornell University and Georgetown University have been named winners of the 2015 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) U.S. Innovation Challenge. The annual competition, launched in 2012, gives students an opportunity to develop solutions for challenges faced by nonprofit organizations. The winning teams are then paired with Accenture management consultants who work with the students on a pro-bono basis to implement their ideas. This year, the program will help nonprofit organizations Ashoka and World Vision International meet their growth and development goals.
March 02, 2015Digital Technologies Implemented Together Have Greater Potential to Transform Businesses, Finds New Accenture Study
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona; March 2, 2015 – Large enterprises have clear expectations of digital technologies – including interactive marketing, analytics, mobility and cloud – and their potential for business transformation, according to a new survey commissioned by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In ‘Growing the Digital Business: Accenture Mobility Research 2015’, an overwhelming ninety percent of respondents in 15 countries agreed they had clear expectations of digital technologies. Improved focus on customers, channels and markets and driving business growth were seen as the core benefits. Seven out of 10 respondents said that digital technologies have greater potential for transformation when implemented together, rather than in isolation or one at a time.
March 02, 2015Communications Service Providers Are Well-Positioned to Play a Key Role in the Digital Ecosystem, Accenture Survey Indicates
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona; March 2, 2015 – The rapid growth in consumer demand for intelligent devices positions communications service providers (CSPs) to play a key role in the digital ecosystem, according to the Accenture report titled Engaging the Digital Customer in the New Connected World.