October 22, 2018

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrants for Data Center Outsourcing & Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services in North America and Europe

NEW YORK; Oct 22, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in two 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for data center managed services for North America and Europe.

The reports — “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, North America,” and “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe” — each evaluated 20 leading providers of data center managed services, which include data center outsourcing; hybrid infrastructure managed services; private cloud managed services; ERP hosting managed services; mainframe managed services; data center transformation and cloud migration services; infrastructure utility services; remote infrastructure management; and edge data center managed services.

In both reports, Accenture is furthest to the right in the Completeness of Vision axis, which is evaluated using eight main criteria: market understanding; marketing strategy; innovation; business model; offering (product) strategy; vertical/industry strategy; sales strategy; and geographic strategy. Accenture’s robust application and cloud transformation offers its extensive partnership network the tools they need to succeed.

In the report, Gartner wrote, “Leaders perform skillfully. They have a clear vision of the market’s direction and develop competencies to maintain their leadership. They shape the market, rather than follow it.”

“We believe being positioned as a Leader and furthest to the right in ‘completeness of vision’ speaks to the strength of our cloud expertise to help clients accelerate their digital transformations,” said Jack Sepple, head of Accenture’s cloud practice and group technology officer of Accenture Operations. “For Accenture, ‘completeness of vision’ means that every cloud investment must drive superior business outcomes. It’s all about how our people, processes and technology can help our clients leverage the cloud for intelligent operations.”

Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, North America” by Mark D. Ray, William Maurer, David Edward Ackerman, Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen, Robert Naegle. June 18, 2018

Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe” by Claudio Da Rold, Robert Naegle and David Groombridge. June 14, 2018

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