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.
August 11, 2014Applications Open for 2015 FinTech Innovation Lab London; Nationwide, Santander Join in Support
LONDON; Aug. 11, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and 14 leading financial institutions have opened the application period for the third annual FinTech Innovation Lab London, a 12-week mentoring program that helps early and growth stage financial technology entrepreneurs accelerate product development and gain exposure to leading financial industry executives. Entrepreneurs developing potentially game-changing technologies for financial services – particularly in the areas of Big Data and analytics, mobile and wireless, payments, risk management, security, compliance, and social media and collaboration technologies – are invited to apply from now through September 14, 2014 at www.fintechinnovationlablondon.co.uk.
August 11, 2014Accenture to Provide Technology-Enabled Services and Solutions for Caterpillar
PEORIA, IL and NEW YORK, NY; Aug. 11, 2014 – Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced an agreement through which Caterpillar will use telematics to enable advanced connected equipment services for its industry segments and customers.