August 03, 2011
Accenture Ranked as Top IT Services Vendor in Life Science Industry
By Independent Research Firm
NEW YORK; Aug. 3, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked as the number one life science information technology (IT) services vendor in a survey conducted by IDC Health Insights.
The ranking was contained in a July 2011 report titled, “IDC Health Insights’ Top 5 Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2011.”1 The IDC Health Insights survey indicates that respondents expect to contract with Accenture during the next 12 months for IT services.  Click here for a link to the report.
“We believe this ranking confirms our strong position in the marketplace, and shows that industry leading  life science companies continue to rely on Accenture to provide them with the next generation of IT service solutions that deliver innovation and proven business value,” said Mike Rainey, who oversees Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.  “We are proud to be recognized by IDC Health Insights as the leader in this space.”
The IDC Health Insights report is a biannual IT budget-tracking survey of several hundred life science companies. The survey, which polled 135 industry leaders on planned IT budgetary spend, technology priorities and vendor preference, asked participants to identify which vendors servicing the life science market they expect to spend money with on software, hardware, and IT services over the next 12 months.
[1] IDC Health Insights:  “Perspective: IDC Health Insights’ Top 5 Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2011,” by Eric Newmark, July 2011 

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 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 $21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010.  Its home page is
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