February 17, 2017

Accenture is Accelerating Innovation Investment in the U.S.

NEW YORK; Feb. 17, 2017 – By the end of 2020, Accenture will open 10 new innovation hubs in key cities in the U.S. and expand its regional network of technology delivery centers. Additionally, Accenture will invest $1.4 billion in training to ensure its people have leading-edge capabilities to serve its clients, while creating 15,000 highly skilled new jobs in the U.S.
February 16, 2017

Accenture Security Index: A Majority of Global Organizations Struggle to Identify and Fully Protect Mission Critical Assets from Cyberattacks

NEW YORK; Feb. 16, 2017 – With the frequency and scope of serious cyberattacks on the rise, nearly three quarters of organizations (73 percent) globally cannot identify and fully protect their corporate high-value assets and processes, finds a new analysis from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). According to the newly released Accenture Security Index, only one in three organizations (34 percent) have the ability needed to monitor for threats to critical parts of their business.
February 13, 2017

Accenture Positioned as Overall Market Leader in Digital Marketing Operations by HfS Research

NEW YORK; Feb. 13, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the overall leader and in the “Winner’s Circle” of the HfS Research 2016 Blueprint Report for Digital Marketing Operations.
February 13, 2017

Accenture Appoints Former Mayo Clinic Design Director Lorna Ross to Lead New Fjord Studio in Dublin

DUBLIN; Feb. 13, 2017 – Accenture Interactive and Fjord, its design and innovation unit, announced that Lorna Ross will head up a new Fjord design studio based in Dublin. As the newly appointed group design director and studio lead, Ross will be responsible for driving growth and innovation internally and with clients. 
February 10, 2017

Accenture Further Strengthens Commitment to Ireland: Creates 300 Jobs in Tech and Design, and Launches The Dock – an innovation, R&D and Incubation Hub

DUBLIN; Feb. 10, 2017 – Accenture announced plans to grow and deepen its presence in Ireland, drawing further upon the country’s globally-recognized diversity of talent and business leadership. Specifically, Accenture will hire more than 300 technology and design professionals in Ireland this year. This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, which was officially opened today. 
February 09, 2017

Accenture To Acquire iDefense Security Intelligence Services, a Cyber Threat Intelligence Business

ARLINGTON, VA; Feb. 9, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the iDefense Security Intelligence Services business from VeriSign, Inc. iDefense, one of the world’s first and most prolific cyber threat intelligence businesses, has proven capabilities in cyber intelligence related to vulnerabilities, malicious code and global threats to organizations. iDefense’s next generation intelligence platform specializes in delivering faster access to relevant, timely and actionable security intelligence, enabling organizations to make smarter security decisions and defend against new and evolving threats. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Completion of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. 
February 09, 2017

Healthcare Providers and Payers Must Expand Delivery Options to Meet Consumer Demand for Virtual Services, says Accenture Survey

CHICAGO; Feb. 9, 2017 – Growing consumer demand for virtual healthcare services is putting increasing pressure on providers and payers to expand delivery options for on-demand health services, a new survey from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) found.  
February 08, 2017

Accenture to Expand Proactive Cybersecurity Defense Services Capabilities with Acquisition of Endgame Federal Services Business

ARLINGTON, Va.; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. federal government services business of Endgame Inc., a privately held endpoint detection and response (EDR) cybersecurity software company based in Arlington, VA. Endgame’s federal government services business, which will become part of Accenture Federal Services, specializes in proactive cyber defense, hunt-as-a-service capabilities, red teaming and cyber operations.
February 08, 2017

Accenture Recognized with Five Partner Excellence Awards from SAP

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received numerous SAP® Partner Excellence Awards, which recognize top-performing alliance partners that have made outstanding contributions to driving customers’ digital transformation. Recipients of this year’s awards have been – in partnership with SAP – helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and run more simply with SAP solutions. 
February 08, 2017

Accenture Debuts Hardware-Based Security Solution to Simplify and Enable Blockchain Security for Large-Scale Enterprise IT Use

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Feb. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has unveiled a patent-pending solution that simplifies the ability of blockchain technology to integrate with the industrial-grade security systems that support sectors including financial services, healthcare and government. The solution creates a developer-friendly interface between emerging blockchain platforms and widely used hardware security technology. Accenture cooperated with Thales – whose hardware is currently used by most major banks globally to secure records and assets from cybertheft – to develop the solution.