Accenture Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2017 Results

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017. 

Accenture, JSR and NTT Begin Work on a Proof-of-Concept for a Smart Industrial Complex

TOKYO; Sept. 28, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), JSR Corporation, a chemicals manufacturer headquartered in Japan, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), one of the world's largest telecommunications services providers headquartered in Japan are embarking on a proof-of-concept project at JSR’s plant in Chiba Prefecture designed to improve worker productivity and safety in smart industrial complexes that is technology driven and analytics led.

Voting Opens for 2017 Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards

PARIS, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; Sept. 27, 2017 – Voting has opened for the 5th Efma–Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards program, which recognizes the most-innovative projects in retail banking worldwide. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Oct. 25 in Rome.

Accenture to Host Conference Call Tomorrow, Sept. 28, to Discuss Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT tomorrow, Sept. 28, to discuss its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2017 financial results. A news release containing these results will be issued before the call.

Tech Disruptors to Take Center Stage at First Accenture Innovation Awards During Gitex

DUBAI, UAE; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the launch of the Accenture Innovation Awards, an initiative that identifies and supports the best ideas that use technology to solve tomorrow’s problems today.

Accenture and Hyperledger Host ‘Blockchain for Good Hackathon’ in Dublin, Inviting Coders to Help Develop Solutions for Digital Identities and Eco-friendly Supply Chains

DUBLIN; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, have teamed to host the inaugural “Blockchain for Good Hackathon” taking place at The Dock, Accenture’s multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. The two organizations are inviting developers across Ireland to help apply blockchain technology to develop game changing ideas and solutions for providing secure digital identities and sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains. 

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade Expand Strategic Alliance to Offer Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions

NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash.; Sept. 26, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Avanade are collaborating through a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to develop, integrate and bring to market enhanced cyber defense solutions to help clients better detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration extends the companies’ longstanding strategic relationship, which began in 2000.
 

Accenture and Ponemon Institute Report: Cyber Crime Drains $11.7 Million Per Business Annually, Up 62 Percent in Five Years

NEW YORK; Sept. 26, 2017 – Costly cyber attacks are having a significant and growing financial impact on businesses worldwide. According to new research published today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Ponemon Institute, in 2017 the average cost of cyber crime globally climbed to $11.7 million per organization, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million reported in 2016, and represents a staggering 62 percent increase in the last five years. In comparison, companies in the United States incurred the highest total average cost at $21.22 million while Germany experienced the most significant increase in total cyber crime costs from $7.84 million to $11.15 million. This surge follows a recent string of infamous malware attacks including WannaCry and Petya, which cost several global firms hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues.

Accenture Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Roxanne Taylor to Retire Aug. 31, 2018

NEW YORK; Sept. 25, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Roxanne Taylor, chief marketing & communications officer, will retire from the company at the end of the fiscal year, Aug. 31, 2018. Amy Fuller will join Accenture from Deloitte, where she was senior managing director of global brand, and succeed Ms. Taylor as Accenture’s chief marketing & communications officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Ms. Fuller, who joins Accenture later this week, will be a member of the company’s Global Management Committee.

Accenture Completes Cloud-Based IT Transformation for Towergate, Helping Insurance Broker Improve Its Operations and Reduce Annual IT Costs by 30 Percent

NEW YORK; Sept. 25, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed an IT modernization and cloud migration project for Towergate, one of Europe’s largest independently owned insurance intermediaries, that helped the company transform its operations and reduce annual IT costs by 30 percent.