Accenture To Acquire iDefense Security Intelligence Services, a Cyber Threat Intelligence Business

ARLINGTON, VA; Feb. 9, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the iDefense Security Intelligence Services business from VeriSign, Inc. iDefense, one of the world’s first and most prolific cyber threat intelligence businesses, has proven capabilities in cyber intelligence related to vulnerabilities, malicious code and global threats to organizations. iDefense’s next generation intelligence platform specializes in delivering faster access to relevant, timely and actionable security intelligence, enabling organizations to make smarter security decisions and defend against new and evolving threats. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Completion of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. 

Accenture Appoints Laura Gurski to Lead Customer and Channels Consulting Practice for the Automotive, Consumer Goods, Industrial, Life Sciences, Retail and Travel Industries

CHICAGO; Feb. 9, 2017 – Accenture today announced the appointment of Laura Gurski as Senior Managing Director, Products – effective immediately. As the head of Accenture’s Customer and Channels Consulting Practice for Products, Ms. Gurski will oversee the development and delivery of marketing, customer service, commerce and sales transformation services. 

Healthcare Providers and Payers Must Expand Delivery Options to Meet Consumer Demand for Virtual Services, says Accenture Survey

CHICAGO; Feb. 9, 2017 – Growing consumer demand for virtual healthcare services is putting increasing pressure on providers and payers to expand delivery options for on-demand health services, a new survey from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) found.  

Accenture to Expand Proactive Cybersecurity Defense Services Capabilities with Acquisition of Endgame Federal Services Business

ARLINGTON, Va.; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. federal government services business of Endgame Inc., a privately held endpoint detection and response (EDR) cybersecurity software company based in Arlington, VA. Endgame’s federal government services business, which will become part of Accenture Federal Services, specializes in proactive cyber defense, hunt-as-a-service capabilities, red teaming and cyber operations.

Accenture Completes Acquisition of InvestTech Systems Consulting, Expanding its Asset Management Consulting Capabilities

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of InvestTech Systems Consulting, a market leader in investment technology systems-integration and consulting services that support many of the world’s largest asset managers and investment service providers. 

Accenture Recognized with Five Partner Excellence Awards from SAP

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received numerous SAP® Partner Excellence Awards, which recognize top-performing alliance partners that have made outstanding contributions to driving customers’ digital transformation. Recipients of this year’s awards have been – in partnership with SAP – helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. 

Accenture Debuts Hardware-Based Security Solution to Simplify and Enable Blockchain Security for Large-Scale Enterprise IT Use

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has unveiled a patent-pending solution that simplifies the ability of blockchain technology to integrate with the industrial-grade security systems that support sectors including financial services, healthcare and government. The solution creates a developer-friendly interface between emerging blockchain platforms and widely used hardware security technology. Accenture cooperated with Thales – whose hardware is currently used by most major banks globally to secure records and assets from cybertheft – to develop the solution.

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide Business Analytics BPO Services, According to IDC MarketScape 2016 Vendor Assessment

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a leader in business analytics for business process outsourcing (BPO) services, according to the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics BPO Services 2016 Vendor Assessment. 1

Accenture Finds Girls’ Take-up of STEM Subjects is Held Back by Stereotypes, Negative Perceptions and Poor Understanding of Career Options

LONDON; Feb. 7, 2017 – New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with ‘doing research’ (52 percent) ‘working in a laboratory’ (47 percent) and ‘wearing a white coat’ (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys.

Accenture Helps Australian Department of Defence Deliver New Codification System to Enhance Logistics and Supply Chain

CANBERRA; Feb. 6, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has helped the Australian Department of Defence develop and deploy a new cloud-based NATO supply codification system on time and on budget.