January 13, 2015

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Transformation Consulting and Implementation Services for Second Consecutive Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 13, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is once again positioned as a leader in datacenter transformation consulting and implementation, according to the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Transformation Consulting and Implementation Services 2014 Vendor Assessment.” 1

This IDC MarketScape report assessment is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be conducive to success in providing datacenter transformation consulting and implementation services. Also included in this evaluation are buyers’ perceptions of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of these providers. Accenture leads in both client reference perception as well as future strategy.

“Accenture’s leadership designation in this IDC MarketScape for the second consecutive report is a testament to the strength of our datacenter services,” said Jack Sepple, senior managing director of cloud and infrastructure services at Accenture. “Our Data Center Transformation solutions, tools and services help organizations take advantage of next generation hybrid cloud technologies in order to support business priorities of speed and flexibility while taking advantage of more variable and reduced costs.”

The IDC report states, “Buyers rate Accenture very highly for its presence of local offices and local resources and its ability to deliver both industry and technical insights and competence related to datacenter transformation.”

1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Transformation Consulting and Implementation Services 2014 Vendor Assessment, doc #252910, December 2014

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.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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