NEW YORK; May 11, 2017 – Four of five mining and metals companies expect to increase their spending on digital technologies over the next three years, with more than one-quarter (28 percent) planning significant investments and almost half (46 percent) citing digital as the biggest contributor to innovation, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
BRISBANE; Sept. 3, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a six-year contract with Glencore Queensland Ltd., a subsidiary of Glencore plc, one of the world’s largest diversified natural resource companies, to provide sourcing and procurement services for Glencore’s Australian copper and zinc businesses. It is expected that the contract will deliver cost savings to Glencore of more than USD $300 million over the next six years.
NEW YORK; July 15, 2015 – Accenture(NYSE: ACN) has signed a five-year contract with Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a premier international natural resources company, to continue migrating its information technology (IT) operations to a cloud-based model. Aligned to its cloud strategy, the project is designed to help Freeport-McMoRan achieve its “IT of the Future” objective – which includes making the company more agile and enabling it to innovate faster – while reducing costs and improving service quality and satisfaction.
LONDON & MELBOURNE; April 13, 2015 – Rio Tinto, a global diversified mining company, will move to a ground breaking information systems and technology (IS&T) delivery model, partnering with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to shape and deliver the transformation. The new model will migrate core enterprise IS&T systems to an “As-a-Service” solution based in the cloud. It also incorporates consumption based pricing to ensure costs are fully flexible and in line with business demand.
PERTH; Nov. 10, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced it has been selected by Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) to provide capital project management and procurement business process services to help the company achieve full visibility of its performance against its plan and budget for the Browns Range Project Feasibility Study.
TORONTO; March 5, 2014 – North American metals and mining companies’ investment in digital has increased over the past three years, and will continue to rise as companies seek to disrupt traditional business models to maintain their competitive position, control costs and stay viable, according to an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of mining executives in Canada and the United States.
STOCKHOLM; May 2, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a seven-year business process outsourcing agreement to provide SSAB, a major Swedish steel manufacturer, with finance & accounting, customer care and procurement services.
NEW YORK; Nov. 28, 2012 – Faced with delays and budget overruns – which can add billions to total project costs – mining and metals companies could significantly reduce the cost of large capital projects by improving planning and addressing workforce shortages, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN) research on capital projects delivery in the mining and metals industries.
NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 – The Accenture Life Safety Solution, a wireless-enabled multi-gas detection system that helps protect workers in potentially hazardous environments, developed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Industrial Scientific, Cisco and AeroScout, has received the industrial hygiene product of the year award from Occupational Health & Safety magazine.
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