Accenture is Accelerating Innovation Investment in the U.S.

NEW YORK; Feb. 17, 2017 – By the end of 2020, Accenture will open 10 new innovation hubs in key cities in the U.S. and expand its regional network of technology delivery centers. Additionally, Accenture will invest $1.4 billion in training to ensure its people have leading-edge capabilities to serve its clients, while creating 15,000 highly skilled new jobs in the U.S.

Citizen Satisfaction with Digital Government Services Doubles in Two Years, Accenture Report Shows

NEW YORK; Feb 16, 2016 – While U.S. citizens’ expectations for digital government increased by more than 15 percent over the past two years, their level of satisfaction with digital services available from government more than doubled over the same period, according to findings of an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey.

Accenture Security Index: A Majority of Global Organizations Struggle to Identify and Fully Protect Mission Critical Assets from Cyberattacks

NEW YORK; Feb. 16, 2017 – With the frequency and scope of serious cyberattacks on the rise, nearly three quarters of organizations (73 percent) globally cannot identify and fully protect their corporate high-value assets and processes, finds a new analysis from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). According to the newly released Accenture Security Index, only one in three organizations (34 percent) have the ability needed to monitor for threats to critical parts of their business.

Organizations Wasting Billions on Customer Loyalty Programs That Don’t Work Like They Used To, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; Feb. 14, 2017 – Organizations are wasting billions of dollars each year on customer loyalty programs that don’t work like they used to, according to new research from Accenture Strategy. With millions of loyalty points sitting dormant and the majority of U.S. consumers (78 percent) retracting loyalty at profit-crushing rates, organizations must pay attention to the new factors driving customer loyalty in the digital age or risk losing customers for good. 

Accenture Positioned as Overall Market Leader in Digital Marketing Operations by HfS Research

NEW YORK; Feb. 13, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the overall leader and in the “Winner’s Circle” of the HfS Research 2016 Blueprint Report for Digital Marketing Operations.

Accenture Appoints Former Mayo Clinic Design Director Lorna Ross to Lead New Fjord Studio in Dublin

DUBLIN; Feb. 13, 2017 – Accenture Interactive and Fjord, its design and innovation unit, announced that Lorna Ross will head up a new Fjord design studio based in Dublin. As the newly appointed group design director and studio lead, Ross will be responsible for driving growth and innovation internally and with clients. 

Accenture Further Strengthens Commitment to Ireland: Creates 300 Jobs in Tech and Design, and Launches The Dock – an innovation, R&D and Incubation Hub

DUBLIN; Feb. 10, 2017 – Accenture announced plans to grow and deepen its presence in Ireland, drawing further upon the country’s globally-recognized diversity of talent and business leadership. Specifically, Accenture will hire more than 300 technology and design professionals in Ireland this year. This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, which was officially opened today. 

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.