Accenture to Acquire Kurt Salmon to Expand Accenture Strategy’s Capabilities in the Retail Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Kurt Salmon, a leading global strategy consulting firm focused on the retail industry and a subsidiary of Management Consulting Group. The acquisition will expand Accenture Strategy’s capabilities in delivering end-to-end strategy consulting services to top retailers and private equity firms in a world disrupted by digital.

Accenture Strategy Creates Symphonologie, the Music of Business, Enabled by Human Insight and Artificial Intelligence Technology

PARIS; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture Strategy has created a symphonic experience enabled by human insight and artificial intelligence technology. Symphonologie will be performed tonight by a 50-piece orchestra for a private audience inside The Louvre Pyramid, accompanied by a galaxy-inspired data visualization created in real time and synchronized to the music of the orchestra.

ASM Research Awarded $286 Million Contract to Help Support VA IT Service Desk

FAIRFAX, Va.; Sept. 20, 2016 – ASM Research (ASM), an Accenture Federal Services Company, has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the National Service Desk (NSD) – a key component of the Department’s MyVA strategy for improving VA employee experience across the enterprise. The contract has a nine-month, $36.5 million base period with three, one-year options. The contract value is capped at $286 million.

Accenture Debuts Prototype of ‘Editable’ Blockchain for Enterprise and Permissioned Systems

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has created a prototype of a new capability that enables blockchain technology to be edited under extraordinary circumstances to resolve human errors, accommodate legal and regulatory requirements, and address mischief and other issues, while preserving key cryptographic features. The prototype represents a significant breakthrough for enterprise uses of blockchain technology particularly in banking, insurance and capital markets. 

Accenture and Oracle Expand the Accenture Oracle Business Group to Include Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offerings

NEW YORK and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.; Sept. 19, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) have announced that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings will now be available through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, adding to the already-existing software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities. The expansion of capabilities further positions Accenture as Oracle’s largest global systems integrator (GSI) and a leader in Oracle Public Cloud.

Accenture Recognized as a Top Oracle Global Partner at Open World 2016

SAN FRANCISCO; Sept. 18, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has received three prestigious 2016 Oracle Excellence Awards, which were bestowed at the Oracle OpenWorld Oracle PartnerNetwork General Session, on Sunday in San Francisco:

Accenture Opens Future Camp to Help Clients Take Advantage of Innovative Concepts to Drive Business Results

KRONBERG, Germany; Sept. 16, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened Future Camp, a new space dedicated to promoting digital innovation, design thinking and innovative concepts that can deliver tangible business results through rapid prototyping and liquid development. At Future Camp, which is located in Kronberg, Germany, clients, Accenture experts, technology providers and startups can all work together to share, develop and test ideas for digital innovation. Accenture has also launched a new Liquid Studio as part of Future Camp.

Accenture Launches HealthTech Innovation Challenge to Foster Technology Innovation In the Healthcare Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 15, 2016 –- Accenture today announced the creation of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge which brings together leading-edge startups with prominent life sciences and health companies to tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges including access, affordability and transparency.

Accenture Announces Intention to Acquire OCTO Technology to Expand Digital Capabilities in France

PARIS, FRANCE; Sept. 15, 2016Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to purchase a 47.4 percent shareholding in OCTO Technology (ISIN code FR0004157428), a technology consultancy specializing in digital transformation and software development, with the intention to acquire the remaining shares.

Majority of Businesses and Economies Are Not Ready for Digital Platforms, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK; Sept. 13, 2016 – Research released by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that despite the potential for small and traditional businesses to become successful digital platform companies, as few as 10 percent of new start-ups focused on digital platform business models will become profitable independent entities in the coming years. The analysis also reveals that China, India and the U.S. will dominate the platform economy by 2020, and that the gulf between countries will increase. To help bridge this gap, the report outlines five critical steps businesses and governments can take to succeed.