March 27, 2017

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

NEW YORK; Mar. 27, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in datacenter transformation consulting and implementation for the third consecutive time, according to the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Transformation Consulting and Implementation Services 2016 Vendor Assessment” (doc #US42020516, December 2016) report.

This IDC study presented a vendor assessment of the 2016 datacenter transformation (DCT) consulting and implementation (C&I) services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor’s ascendancy. The report also included buyers’ perceptions of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of these providers.

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in datacenter transformation consulting and implementation
for the third consecutive time, according to IDC

The IDC MarketScape report notes that to help customers in their journey to cloud “Accenture offers a full life cycle of cloud services including cloud strategy, application analysis and remediation, cloud implementation and migration, and managed cloud services.” The report also stated “Buyers rate Accenture highly for providing technical insights and competence, integrating its project team with customers’ team, and handling changes in project scope. IDC rates Accenture highly in terms of its functionality/offering road map and its growth strategy.”

“It’s clear that our strategy of using integrated cloud capabilities and solutions to define, execute, manage and optimize a tailored Journey to Cloud for each client is resonating with industry and customers alike,” said Jack Sepple, senior managing director, Accenture Cloud and Accenture Operations group technology officer. “The IDC MarketScape’s recognition of our Data Center Transformation leadership is further validation of our strong Cloud First strategy and customer focus, as well as our continued drive to enhance cloud capabilities that help organizations unlock the business value of as-a-Service today.”

The IDC MarketScape has also previously recognized Accenture as a leader in cloud services in both Industry Cloud Professional Services[1] and Worldwide Cloud Professional Services[2].

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Accenture is a leader in helping organizations move to the cloud to take advantage of a new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service. Accenture’s Cloud First agenda offers comprehensive, industry-focused cloud services including strategy, implementation, migration and managed services, and assets including the Accenture Cloud Platform that can drive broader transformational programs for clients. Accenture has worked on over 20,000 cloud computing projects for clients, including three-quarters of the Fortune Global 100, and has more than 35,000 professionals trained in cloud computing.

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.

[1] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industry Cloud Professional Services 2016 Vendor Assessment
Jun 2016 Doc # CA40525216
[2] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2016 Vendor Assessment
Apr 2016 Doc # US40149616

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