January 27, 2015

Accenture Launches New Innovation Center for HP Technology

Accenture Innovation Center for HP Focused on Accenture and HP Cloud, Security and Analytics Solutions

NEW YORK; January 27, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched the Accenture Innovation Center for HP to help clients apply joint Accenture and HP technology solutions to specific industry and business process challenges in the areas of cloud, security and analytics. The innovation center allows clients to take advantage of next-generation solutions and services based on HP technologies, helping to accelerate time to value.

As part of Accenture’s Global Delivery Network, the Accenture Innovation Center for HP provides clients around the globe with virtual access to development and demonstration environments that are enabled on an integrated technology platform that consists of current releases of HP software and hardware. The innovation center provides an immersive learning experience through day-in-the-life scenarios to illustrate innovative concepts and approaches, and hosts workshops to help clients gain a deeper understanding of how technology can be applied to address business requirements.

“The new Accenture Innovation Center for HP helps us demonstrate the art of the possible by incorporating people, process, technology and business strategy to provide our clients with a hands-on opportunity to experience innovative solutions,” said Jim Hayes, managing director of global alliances at Accenture. “Accenture has worked with HP for more than 20 years and we are pleased to launch this innovation center in order to demonstrate to our clients how we convert leading practices and emerging technologies into business outcomes.”

“We are proud to team with Accenture in the development of new, innovative solutions to help meet the requirements of our enterprise customers,” said Sue Barsamian, worldwide senior vice president and general manager for Enterprise Group Indirect Sales at HP. “The launch of the Accenture Innovation Center for HP shows Accenture’s commitment in working with HP to transform our joint customers’ businesses through the New Style of IT, and can create value for our customers.”

Combining Accenture’s industry and functional experience with HP’s technology, the Accenture Innovation Center for HP helps clients work with solution architects, technology specialists and developers to bring breakthrough innovations to life, validate them, and engineer them for faster time to value. Common services, industry leading practices and case studies are harvested from current and previous engagements and are combined with Accenture’s insight into HP product engineering, current capabilities and product roadmaps to assist in the design of solutions that work today and are relevant for the future.

For example, the Accenture Innovation Center for HP can help clients explore the benefits they can realize from Accenture and the HP Helion portfolio of cloud products and services, such as speeding application development; reducing provisioning time through self-service catalogs and automation; increasing quality and consistency of delivery through standardized processes and automation; and reducing capital and operating costs through more efficient use of infrastructure and personnel.

The Accenture Innovation Center for HP is focused on helping clients in the following areas:

For more information about the Accenture Innovation Center for HP, click here.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 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.

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