Innovation at Communications and High Tech Companies Jeopardized by Rising Costs and Talent Shortage, Accenture Study Finds

Innovation at Communications and High Tech Companies Jeopardized by Rising Costs and Talent Shortage, Accenture Study Finds

BARCELONA; Feb. 17, 2009 – Seven out of 10 telecommunications carriers, high tech companies and media firms stopped new product development projects last year due to budget over-runs, rising costs and a shortage of expertise, according to findings of an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) study released today[1]



[1] Managing New-Product Development in Challenging Times:  Driving High Performance Through Profitable Innovation, February 2009

February 17, 2009

Accenture Launches Global Mobility Business to Enable Mobile Operators and Enterprises to Deliver New Mobile Applications to Customers

Accenture Launches Global Mobility Business to Enable Mobile Operators and Enterprises to Deliver New Mobile Applications to Customers
BARCELONA; Feb. 16, 2009  – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has established a global mobility business designed to help both mobile operators and enterprises easily and cost-effectively develop and deploy new, revenue-generating mobile applications to their customers.
February 16, 2009

Telecommunications Providers Losing Enterprise Customers Due to Billing-Related Customer Service Issues, Accenture Study Finds

Telecommunications Providers Losing Enterprise Customers Due to Billing-Related Customer Service Issues, Accenture Study Finds
NEW YORK; Feb. 10, 2009 – One in 10 telecommunications enterprise customers has switched providers because of billing issues, according to an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey released today.[1]
February 10, 2009

Accenture Named Among "Most Admired Global Companies" In Contract Management

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named the second-most-admired company in contract management in a survey conducted by the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM), a non-profit foundation recognized as the international authority on the role of contracting management in the global networked economy.

October 09, 2008

Telstra Awards Accenture Five-Year Application Outsourcing Contract

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a five-year, multi-million-dollar application outsourcing contract with Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications provider, to maintain Telstra’s customer care and billing platform, which Accenture helped design and deploy.

October 08, 2008

Accenture Awards Scholarships to Eleven Exceptional American Indian Students

Eleven American Indian students from across the United States will continue their education with the help of more than $125,000 in scholarship funding from Accenture's American Indian Scholarship Fund.  The students will be honored at an all-day event at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. on October 10.
October 06, 2008

Accenture Consumer Study Finds Strong Demand for Control and Networking of Digital Devices and Services

NEW YORK; Sept. 24, 2008 A global study released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that tech-savvy consumers would prefer a single-networking solution to link all their portable, home and automobile digital devices, which presents a major challenge — and opportunity — for communications carriers.
September 24, 2008

Accenture to Acquire Maxamine and Memetrics, Expanding Digital Marketing Sciences Services

NEW YORK; Jan. 23, 2008 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has acquired Memetrics Holdings Pty Limited and has agreed to acquire the business of Maxamine Inc., expanding its digital marketing sciences services capabilities.  Memetrics and Maxamine are privately held companies that provide testing and optimization services to help companies improve the marketing effectiveness and financial returns from their websites and other digital marketing investments.  Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

January 23, 2008

Accenture Strengthens Technology Outsourcing Capabilities in Canada with Opening of Delivery Center in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, Canada; Jan. 22, 2008 — Accenture has expanded its operations in Canada with the opening of a new delivery center in Mississauga.

January 22, 2008

Accenture and e-peopleserve Win Five-year Contract to Provide Business Support Services to Cable & Wireless