Accenture Forms Alliance with Applause to Help Organizations Adopt Crowdtesting as Part of a Liquid Workforce Strategy

NEW YORK; Sept. 14 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has formed an alliance with Applause, a leading provider of software testing tools and services, strengthening the capabilities and geographic scope of its own testing services. With an initial focus on digital application testing, the new alliance provides organizations with access to crowdsourcing services as part of their broader testing program, in order to accelerate software releases and ensure more seamless customer experiences.

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va.; Sept. 14, 2016 – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).