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

Accenture to Open Analytics Innovation Centre in Ireland

Accenture to Open Analytics Innovation Centre in Ireland
DUBLIN; Nov. 30, 2010:Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced plans to open a research, development and innovation centre in Dublin, Ireland, to develop predictive analytics solutions for clients worldwide. Predictive analytics applies advanced statistical modelling techniques to internal and external data sources to generate deeper insights that help businesses and governments drive better outcomes.
November 30, 2010

Accenture Agrees to Acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG, a Leader in Consumer Products Industry CRM and Mobility Software

Accenture Agrees to Acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG, a Leader in Consumer Products Industry CRM and Mobility Software

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has agreed to acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG (CAS), based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, a leading international provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility software focused on  retail execution  and trade promotions for the consumer products industry.  CAS is recognized by key industry analysts as a leader in the development and implementation of software solutions that are used extensively by many of the world’s major consumer product companies and can be deployed on all major mobile devices.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

November 19, 2010

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Consumers Seek Medical Advice Via the Internet and Social Media, Accenture Study Finds

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Consumers Seek Medical Advice Via the Internet and Social Media, Accenture Study Finds
CHICAGO; Nov. 16, 2010 -- A new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey shows that U.S. consumers seeking medical advice are turning to medical websites, social media sites, online communities and informational websites in far greater numbers than the web sites of pharmaceutical companies.  According to the survey, of the more than two thirds (68 percent) who go online for health information, slightly more than one in 10 (11 percent) regularly turn to a pharmaceutical company’s website to seek information about an illness or medical condition, compared to nine in 10 (92 percent) who look to other online resources more frequently.  
November 16, 2010

Accenture Announces Deployment of Digital Diagnostics Solution to Cloud at Microsoft 2010 Asia High Tech Summit

Accenture Announces Deployment of Digital Diagnostics Solution to Cloud at Microsoft 2010 Asia High Tech Summit
TOKYO; Oct. 14, 2010 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is deploying its digital diagnostics engine, which scans websites to identify performance problems and structural deficiencies, into the Windows Azure platform.  Accenture is deploying the diagnostic engine through Accenture Interactive, the company’s digital marketing, marketing analytics and media management business.
October 13, 2010