Accenture and NetApp Expand Relationship with Agreements on Technology Services, and Joint Development and Delivery of New Storage-Enabled Enterprise Solutions

Accenture and NetApp Expand Relationship with Agreements on Technology Services, and Joint Development and Delivery of New Storage-Enabled Enterprise Solutions

NEW YORK and SUNNYVALE, Calif.; Feb. 14, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) are expanding their existing relationship with two technology agreements, one for the joint development, marketing, and delivery of a customized set of solutions focused on data center optimization and virtualization, cloud computing, and application optimization; and the second for NetApp’s Professional Services organization to expand its implementation capabilities by leveraging a dedicated Accenture team providing consulting and integration services.

 
February 14, 2011

Consumers in US and UK Frustrated with Intelligent Devices That Frequently Crash or Freeze, New Accenture Survey Finds

Consumers in US and UK Frustrated with Intelligent Devices That Frequently Crash or Freeze, New Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; Feb. 10, 2011According to a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey, more than half of American and British consumers say they are frustrated with frequently used electronic devices that freeze or crash, and seek better performing devices built on smarter, more innovative “embedded technology” designed to be flexible to meet a wide range of end-user needs. In addition, they expressed a willingness to pay more for intelligent devices that perform better, look to embedded technology to drive new smart features that can help them save money and make their lives easier, and prefer quality over quantity.
February 10, 2011

Mobile Banking Devices Can Deliver Strong Returns for Banks That Measure Customers’ Usage Patterns and Target Consumers’ Needs, According to Accenture Research

Mobile Banking Devices Can Deliver Strong Returns for Banks That Measure Customers’ Usage Patterns and Target Consumers’ Needs, According to Accenture Research
NEW YORK, Feb. 9,  2011 – When banks enable their customers to use a mobile device to check balances, transfer money, pay bills, apply for credit or manage their personal finances, they can achieve  returns on investment of as high as 300 percent, according to a new study commissioned by Accenture (NYSE:ACN).
February 09, 2011

Accenture Identifies Eight Trends Driving The Future of Information Technology

Accenture Identifies Eight Trends Driving The Future of Information Technology
NEW YORK; Feb. 7, 2011 -- The emerging world of information technology is one in which data is king, social platforms evolve as a new source of business intelligence, and cloud computing finally delivers on IT’s role as a driver of business growth, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 07, 2011

New Debt Advice Model Would Improve Support for People in Financial Difficulties, According to Report By British Bankers’ Association and Accenture

New Debt Advice Model Would Improve Support for People in Financial Difficulties, According to Report By British Bankers’ Association and Accenture
LONDON; Jan. 28, 2011 – New proposals to help people in financial difficulties would streamline the process of debt management and deliver a better and fairer deal for customers, said the British Bankers’ Association and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) in a report published today.
January 28, 2011

Adoption of Real-Time Collaboration Technologies Continues to Grow Among Oil and Gas Professionals, According to Microsoft and Accenture Survey

Adoption of Real-Time Collaboration Technologies Continues to Grow Among Oil and Gas Professionals, According to Microsoft and Accenture Survey
HOUSTON; Jan. 18, 2011 — Oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they did one year ago and are adopting the use of social media tools into their daily work, according to a Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey released today at the Microsoft Global Energy Forum 2011 in Houston.

 

January 18, 2011

Consumers’ Purchases of Computers and Mobile Phones Will Decline While Purchases of Newer Consumer Technologies Will Soar, New Accenture Survey Finds

Consumers’ Purchases of Computers and Mobile Phones Will Decline While Purchases of Newer Consumer Technologies Will Soar, New Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK;  Jan. 4, 2011 –  A new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey predicts that consumer purchase rates for personal computers and mobile phones (excluding smartphones) will decline by 39 percent and 56 percent this year compared with last year, respectively. By contrast, buying rates of 3DTVs (three-dimensional TVs) are expected to rise 500 percent; tablet computers 160 percent; ebook readers 133 percent; and smartphones 26 percent.
 

January 04, 2011

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement
NEW YORK; Dec. 21, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will collaborate with Magneti Marelli in the design and development of the company’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics and embedded software initiatives, under a five-year contract.
December 21, 2010

Use of Smartphones by Bargain-Hunting Consumers is Changing the Customer-Retailer Relationship, Accenture Survey Finds

Use of Smartphones by Bargain-Hunting Consumers is Changing the Customer-Retailer Relationship, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2010 – A global survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) on mobile devices and shopping shows that smartphone users would find it useful to download money-off coupons to their phones (79 percent), and receive instant money-off coupons as they pass by an item in a store (73 percent). Conversely, fewer than half (48 percent) of smartphone users have downloaded a coupon from their PCs. The survey results highlight how the growing use of smartphone technology and the economic downturn have encouraged cost-conscious consumers to explore alternative retail channels, such as online and smartphones, to secure bargains.
December 06, 2010

Accenture and NHN Corporation Sign Agreement to Collaborate to Develop Mobile Applications for Smartphones

Accenture and NHN Corporation Sign Agreement to Collaborate to Develop Mobile Applications for Smartphones
SEOUL; Dec. 2, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and NHN Corporation have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of applications for smartphones in South Korea. NHN is a leading Internet content service operator in South Korea. 
December 01, 2010