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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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