Outdated Education and Workplace Training Put at Risk US$11.5 Trillion in Growth Promised by Intelligent Technologies, Finds Accenture

NEW YORK; Sept. 19, 2018 – The economic promise of digital technologies is being put at risk by inadequate education and corporate training systems, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Unless radically new learning approaches are adopted, the failure to close the skills gap could result in 14 of the G20 economies forgoing as much as US$11.5 trillion in GDP growth promised by investment in intelligent technologies over the next ten years.
September 19, 2018

CFOs Play a Major Role in Digital Investment Decisions Across the Enterprise, According to Latest Accenture Research

NEW YORK; Sept. 12, 2018 – Chief Financial Officers (CFO) are playing a critical role in driving digital disruption across the organization, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Today’s CFOs oversee more than just the finance function and are now integral players in directing enterprise-wide digital investments and managing their economic outcomes and impacts.
September 12, 2018

Seven Percent of Chinese Companies Have Outperformed Peers by Digitizing their Operations to Transform Their Businesses, According to New Accenture Research

BEIJING; Sept. 11, 2018 – A small minority of Chinese companies are leading their industries and achieving higher profits by digitizing their operations and innovation processes to transform their businesses and unlock new growth opportunities, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
September 11, 2018

Accenture Ranked First for Quality of Business Strategy Offering in Gulf Cooperation Council Client Perception Study 2018

DUBAI; Sept. 3, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked first across eight key service categories in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Client Perception Study 2018, surpassing other top consulting firms in the region for the quality of its business strategy offering. Conducted by Source Global Research, the annual survey ranks the region’s leading consulting firms based on client perceptions.
September 03, 2018

Modernizing Rules around 5G Small Cells Could Unlock Additional $100 Billion in Economic Growth, According to New Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.; July 19, 2018 – Reducing current timelines for 5G wireless infrastructure deployments by 12 months would unleash an additional $100 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a new report commissioned by CTIA.
July 19, 2018

Closer Collaboration Between C-Suite and CISOs Needed to Bridge Gap in Cyber Readiness, Finds Accenture Report

NEW YORK; July 10, 2018 – With the proliferation of more and more sensitive data, expanding connectivity, and the adoption of automated processes, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that C-suite and IT decision makers need to embrace a different approach to cybersecurity to effectively protect against future cyber risks. While most companies have a chief information security officer (CISO) or assigned cybersecurity to a C-suite executive, such as a chief information officer (CIO), often, these leaders have limited influence on cybersecurity strategy outside their departments. Additionally, nearly half of CISOs acknowledge that their responsibilities for securing the organization are growing faster than their ability to address security issues.
July 10, 2018

Majority of Business Leaders Say Sharing Customer Insights, Technology and Industry Knowledge is Critical to Competitive Agility, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; June 26, 2018 – With only a quarter of business leaders globally very confident they will achieve their 2020 growth targets, and 56 percent concerned that current growth strategies are at high risk of disruption, a new strategic approach is critical to enabling business success. New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) finds that 84 percent of business leaders globally agree that building ecosystems – joining forces with other companies to share data, customers, technology and industry knowledge – is critical to their strategy.
June 26, 2018

$1 Trillion At Risk for Companies That Fail to Maintain Customer Relevance

NEW YORK; June 19, 2018 – New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) finds that U.S. companies risk losing $1 trillion of revenue if they fail to maintain customer relevance, forcing consumers to seek alternative brands. Once gone, more than one quarter of the consumers are unlikely to return.
June 19, 2018

Successful Companies Pivot to New Opportunities by Revitalizing – Not Neglecting – Their Core Businesses, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK; June 15, 2018 – The majority (54 percent) of C-level executives expect their new business activities to generate at least half of their company’s revenues within the next three years, even though only one-third (33 percent) of the executives said their company currently generates more than half of its revenues from business activities started in the past three years, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
June 15, 2018

Accenture Awarded U.S. Patent for ZBx AI Platform that Categorizes Data for Zero-Based Spend Analysis

NEW YORK: May 21, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the ZBx AI Platform that supports the proprietary closed loop process that is central to a zero-based mindset, or ZBx. The newly issued patent – U.S. Patent No. 9,818,067 – is the latest in the worldwide intellectual property (IP) portfolio for Accenture, which includes more than 6,000 granted patents and pending patent applications.
May 21, 2018