China Will Scale Faster Than US in Race for New Transport Fuels, Accenture Report Finds

China Will Scale Faster Than US in Race for New Transport Fuels, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK and BEIJING; Jan 19, 2011 - China could lead the race to roll out electric vehicles and will deploy new transport technologies at scale more quickly than the United States, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) that compares the two countries. But the US could lead a global biotechnology-based agricultural revolution that will generate a greater range of biofuel breakthroughs.

January 19, 2011

National Water Company of Saudi Arabia Selects Accenture For Comprehensive IT Solution

National Water Company of Saudi Arabia Selects Accenture For Comprehensive IT Solution
RIYADH; Dec. 8, 2010 – National Water Company of Saudi Arabia has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a contract to design and deploy a comprehensive IT solution for its water and waste water services in the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah. Financial terms were not disclosed.
December 08, 2010

Chemicals Companies Miss Margin Potential Due to Poor Customer Segmentation, Accenture Survey Finds

Chemicals Companies Miss Margin Potential Due to Poor Customer Segmentation, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; Oct. 6, 2010 – Chemicals companies are not reaching their margin potential because they are over servicing customers and missing opportunities to offer premium priced services, according to global research undertaken by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in association with the American Chemicals Council (ACC). The survey of 1,100 respondents shows that a lack of customer understanding is preventing chemicals suppliers from segmenting their market and identifying the factors their customers most value. 
October 06, 2010

Hydro Awards Accenture Three-Year SAP Application Management Contract

Hydro Awards Accenture Three-Year SAP Application Management Contract
OSLO; Aug. 25, 2010 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a three-year application outsourcing (AO) contract with Norsk Hydro ASA, one of the world's leading integrated aluminum companies. The agreement covers support and maintenance of two of Hydro's SAP systems globally.
August 25, 2010

Consumers Unwilling to Allow Electricity Suppliers to Remotely Limit Energy Use Without Significant Price Discount, Accenture Study Finds

Consumers Unwilling to Allow Electricity Suppliers to Remotely Limit Energy Use Without Significant Price Discount, Accenture Study Finds
NEW YORK; April 20, 2010 - Consumers are not willing to allow electricity providers to remotely limit the use of their home appliances as part of electricity management plans without significant rate discounts, according to a report issued today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The report also found that almost half of consumers would be deterred from joining electricity management programs if their electricity bills were to increase as a result.
April 20, 2010

Accenture Gathers Energy and Utility Leaders to Debate New Energy Challenges

Accenture Gathers Energy and Utility Leaders to Debate New Energy Challenges
NEW YORK; April 16, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will gather leaders of some of the world’s leading utility and energy companies in Washington D.C. from April 18 - 20, 2010 to debate the challenges impacting the sector in the light of climate change, stimulus funding and changing consumer demands.  The International Utility and Energy Conference (IUEC) will bring together pioneers in smart grids, energy policy and alternative fuel technologies.
April 16, 2010

Accenture Launches Smart Grid Data Management Solution to Reduce Risks and Costs of Smart Grid Deployments

Accenture Launches Smart Grid Data Management Solution to Reduce Risks and Costs of Smart Grid Deployments
NEW YORK; March 18, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched the Accenture Intelligent Network Data Enterprise, a data management platform to help utilities design, deploy and manage smart grids.
March 18, 2010

Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Pros Lead Industry in Workplace Adoption of Social Media, Reports Microsoft-Accenture Poll

Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Pros Lead Industry in Workplace Adoption of Social Media, Reports Microsoft-Accenture Poll
HOUSTON; March 10, 2010 – Oil and gas industry professionals in Asia Pacific lead the industry in the use of social media and collaboration tools at work, reports a recent Microsoft Corp. and Accenture survey, with three out of four respondents from that region saying social media tools improve their work performance. 
March 10, 2010

Consumers Reject Lower Energy Use As The Answer to Reducing Reliance on Fossil Fuels and Energy Imports

Consumers Reject Lower Energy Use As The Answer to Reducing Reliance on Fossil Fuels and Energy Imports
NEW YORK; March 9, 2010 – Three out of four consumers are concerned by energy and climate change issues, but nearly two thirds say that using less energy is not the answer to reducing reliance on fossil fuels or foreign energy supply, according to global research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The survey of 9,000 individuals in 22 countries also shows that almost nine out of ten consumers want more government intervention in the energy market.
March 09, 2010

Accenture Life Safety Solution Brings Wireless Technology to Heavy Industrial Locations

Accenture Life Safety Solution Brings Wireless Technology to Heavy Industrial Locations
NEW YORK; March 3, 2010 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the first deployment of the Accenture Life Safety Solution, a wireless-enabled gas detection system that helps protect workers in potentially hazardous environments. The solution combines Wi-Fi and location-based technologies with gas detectors to allow companies to remotely monitor incidents in locations previously not suited for wireless networks.  
March 03, 2010