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January 19, 2016

Smarter Use of Digital Skills and Technology Could Boost Global Economic Output by $2 Trillion by 2020, Accenture Study Shows

NEW YORK; Jan. 19, 2016 – Optimizing the use of digital skills and technologies could generate $2 trillion of additional global economic output by 2020, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also reveals the vast role digital plays in economic activity, with more than one-fifth of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) attributed to some form of digital skills, capital and goods and services. 
December 21, 2015

Accenture Closes Acquisition of Cimation, Expanding Consulting, Digital and Cyber Security Services to Better Serve Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Clients

HOUSTON; Dec. 21, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Cimation, an affiliate of Audubon Companies and an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) consulting company known for its work in process automation, information technology (IT) and industrial control system (ICS) cyber security. 
December 02, 2015

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Risk Management Consulting Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK; Dec. 2, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for Risk Management Consulting Services, Worldwide.1
October 06, 2015

Large Companies and Entrepreneurs Face Cultural Barriers to Achieving Open Innovation, Finds Accenture Study

NEW YORK; October 6, 2015 – As corporations seek greater revenues from working with entrepreneurs, large and small businesses are failing to use digital collaboration to innovate together, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). As a result, they are putting at risk a $1.5 trillion growth opportunity, equivalent to 2.2 percent of global GDP. In the United States, $433 billion of potential growth is at risk, equivalent of 2.7 percent of the U.S. economy. 
September 09, 2015

Internet of Things to Boost China’s Economic Growth by US$1.8 trillion by 2030, Finds Accenture

DALIAN, China; Sept. 9, 2015 – The Internet of Things (IoT) could deliver economic gains in China of up to US$1.8 trillion in cumulative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2030, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) published at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions 2015, but the potential gains are at risk due to challenges in infrastructure, data policy and talent. 
April 03, 2015

Accenture Acquires Axia Limited to Expand Accenture Strategy Capabilities for Helping Clients Improve Competitiveness

New York; April 3, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Axia Limited, a U.S.-based strategy consulting services provider. The acquisition bolsters the capabilities of Accenture Strategy to help clients improve their competitiveness by delivering growth through strategic cost management and organizational agility. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
 
January 21, 2015

Industrial Internet of Things Will Boost Economic Growth, but Greater Government and Business Action Needed to Fulfill its Potential, Finds Accenture

DAVOS, Switzerland; Jan. 21, 2015 – At a time of uncertain economic growth, the Industrial Internet of Things could contribute US$14.2 trillion to world output by 2030, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But these potential gains are at risk because neither companies nor governments are taking sufficient actions to put in place the conditions necessary for the wide adoption of new digital technologies. 
 
September 29, 2014

Source of Complexity for CFOs Shifts from External Forces to Internal Issues, Accenture Study Shows

NEW YORK; Sept. 29, 2014 – While finance functions of large companies have made notable progress in managing external forces over the past three years, CFOs say that internal complexity – particularly that caused by growth – is their most significant challenge today, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows.
September 10, 2014

Technology an Underused Tool in Emerging Market Supply Chains, Finds New Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Sept. 10, 2014 – Despite the vital role that technology plays in helping companies manage the complexity and volatility in global operations, only 48 percent of the more than 1,000 global companies surveyed for a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) study use technology extensively in their emerging market supply chains.   
 
September 09, 2014

Digital Innovation Critical in Battle to Win China’s Expected $4 Trillion Spend by Lower-End Consumers by 2020

TIANJIN; Sept. 10, 2014 – The rapid adoption of digital channels by ‘low’ and ‘middle-end’ consumers in China is creating significant opportunities for companies to achieve growth and increased market share, according to analysis by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), which is attending the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions (AMNC) 2014. Accenture’s analysis indicates that companies who can create value through digital innovation will be well-placed to take advantage of greatly increased spending by these consumer segments.