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November 24, 2014
U.K. Consumers Set to Spend More This Christmas; Majority Plan to Shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Accenture Study Finds
LONDON; Nov. 24, 2014 – Amid signs of greater economic optimism, almost a third of U.K. consumers (31 percent) plan to increase their spending on holiday shopping his year, according to Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) 2014 Christmas Shopping Survey. The survey indicates that more than a quarter of consumers (27 percent) are planning to spend £250 or more on Christmas shopping than they did in 2013.
 
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November 12, 2014
U.S. Consumers Believe Bias Trumps Accuracy When Making Medical Decisions, says Accenture Survey
Chicago; Nov. 12, 2014 – Don’t expect U.S. consumers to look to health insurers as their primary source of information when they have to make medical decisions, a new survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) indicates. The survey of 2,003 U.S. consumers showed the majority (69 percent) of the respondents believe that the information provided by insurers steers them in a preferred direction, and 65 percent believe the information they receive is difficult to apply to their own situation. 
 
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November 10, 2014
Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Companies Expect Their Demand for Middle-Skills Jobs to Increase, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK; Nov.10, 2014 – Nearly three-quarters of U.S. companies (73 percent) expect an increase in their demand for “middle-skills” jobs – that generally require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree – over the next  few years. At the same time, more than half (56 percent) of those surveyed are struggling to find people with the qualifications to fill existing middle-skills vacancies, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 


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October 30, 2014
Black Friday is the new Boxing Day: Canadian consumers see no difference between holiday shopping discount days, Accenture study finds
TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2014 – There is a new U.S. trend that is winning over Canadian shoppers for having the best deals of the holiday season: Black Friday, the day after U.S. Thanksgiving, according to Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) 2014 holiday shopping survey. The survey revealed that the traditional Canadian holiday of Boxing Day is losing its prominence among consumers for having the best deals of the season, as the popularity of Black Friday shopping has grown since last year.
 
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October 29, 2014
Accenture Survey Shows 40 percent of North American Consumers Have Used Smartphones to Make a Merchant Payment, Up from 16 Percent in 2012

NEW YORK; October 29, 2014 – Forty percent of North American consumers have used their smartphones to make a payment at a merchant location, according to an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of 4,000 consumers in the U.S. and Canada, up from 16 percent reported in a similar survey two years ago. Millennials and high-income consumers – household income of at least $150,000 – are the most avid adopters, with 52 percent of millennials and 55 percent of high-income consumers having used their phones as a mobile payment device


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October 24, 2014
Eight out of 10 Citizens Believe More Digital Tools Can Improve Police Services, According to New Research by Accenture
ORLANDO, Fla.; Oct.24, 2014 – Eight-out-of-10 citizens surveyed by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) believe expanded use of new and advanced digital tools would improve police services. Specifically, they are comfortable with police officers using: predictive technologies (88 percent), security cameras (83 percent), wearable technologies, such as body-worn cameras, (80 percent) and mobile devices (89 percent).
 
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October 20, 2014
Accenture Reports Unconventional Oil and Gas Operators Can Reduce Costs through Better Managing Above-Ground Operations
HOUSTON; Oct 20, 2014 – Oil and gas operators can reduce the costs of constructing, drilling and completing unconventional wells, as well as the overall time it takes to complete them, by up to 40 percent through better planning and management of logistics, contractors and materials, according to a new Accenture report.
 
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October 17, 2014
Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s New Magic Quadrant for Global Risk Management Consulting Services
NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner’s new, recently published “Magic Quadrant for Global Risk Management Consulting Services.1
 
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October 17, 2014
Chemicals Companies to Increase Spend on Digital, with Cloud Computing and Analytics Expected to Generate the Highest ROI, Accenture Study Shows
PARIS; Oct. 17, 2014 – Chemicals companies’ investment in digital technologies will rise sharply in the next three years, with cloud computing and big data analytics expected to generate the highest return on investment, according to a new survey by Accenture.
 
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October 13, 2014
Accenture and Salesforce.com Collaborate to Help the Healthcare Industry Improve Customer and Patient Outcomes
SAN FRANCISCO, Dreamforce 2014; Oct. 13, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has created its first solution in a suite of solutions to help life sciences companies improve customer and patient engagement leveraging cloud, social and mobile technologies. An example of Accenture’s commitment to developing industry-solutions for Salesforce, this collaboration will play a critical role in helping life sciences companies make the move from a product orientation to a patient outcome orientation.  
 
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