July 28, 2015

Accenture and Cisco Extend Global Alliance to Brazil to Help Clients Expand Business Opportunities, Reduce Costs, Improve Productivity

Launch of Accenture & Cisco Business Group combines Accenture’s broad industry expertise and Cisco’s advanced technology

SAO PAULO; July 28, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) have expanded their long-standing global alliance to Brazil through the Accenture & Cisco Business Group (ACBG), a joint group dedicated to help clients leverage business opportunities, reduce costs and improve productivity through the combination of Accenture’s industry and business process expertise with Cisco’s experience in advanced technology architectures.

Through the introduction of the ACBG in Brazil, Accenture will provide solutions for clients’ key business areas, with technologies that meet their needs, by leveraging direct access to Cisco’s complete portfolio for optimized delivery time and cost-effectiveness. ACBG will provide network transformation solutions to large organizations from a range of industries, working on clients’ strategic plans, offering specific solutions based on Cisco technology for the Internet of Everything (IoE) and cloud computing among others.

Key vertical industries that will be served by the alliance partnership in Brazil are: Communications, Media and Technology, Financial Services, Resources (Energy, Mining and Utilities) and Products (Automotive and Consumer). Cisco’s architectures that will be used include Data Center & Networking Infrastructure, Wireless, Unified Communications & Collaboration including Cisco Contact Center Solutions and Security in addition to IoE and Cloud technologies.

ACBG, which already operates in the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific, enhances collaboration between the two organizations to increase competitiveness in the market. The plan is to build upon the partnership in Brazil and extend to other Latin America countries in the coming years, led by the same Brazil launch executive team.

Supporting Quotes

Roger Ingold, country managing director, Accenture Brazil
"Our expanded relationship in Brazil will help us bring transformation to our clients through our expertise in leveraging the impact of technology on businesses, applications, people, processes and infrastructure, supported by the latest technology from Cisco. We plan to deliver cost savings and increased revenue,providing our clients with the agility needed to achieve businesses success."

Rodrigo Dienstmann, president, Cisco Brazil
"Accenture consulting expertise will complement our know-how in offering customized technology solutions straight to clients` key business areas, offering increased value, optimized processes and increased productivity. This business model between Cisco and Accenture already delivers higher profitability to large organizations in foreign markets, and we believe we will achieve similar successful results in Brazil."

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.

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