February 02, 2016

Retailers’ Mobile Capabilities Lag Customer Demands, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Feb. 2, 2016 – Retailers are failing to meet consumer demand for increased convenience while shopping with mobile devices, according to new research from Accenture. 
February 02, 2016

Investment in On-Demand Healthcare to Reach $1 Billion in 2017, Accenture Finds

CHICAGO; Feb. 2, 2016 – New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) estimates that U.S. funding for on-demand healthcare companies – those providing location-based offerings with near-real-time and 24/7 services – will quadruple from over $200 million in 2014 to $1 billion by the end of 2017.
February 02, 2016

More than Half of Insurers Consider Setting Up Aggregator Sites to Sell Their Own and Other Insurers’ Products, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK and LONDON; Feb. 2, 2016 – More than half of the 400 insurers surveyed globally in a recent Accenture (NYSE: ACN) study are considering setting up their own aggregator sites – online sites that allow insurers to sell their own and other insurers’ products. 
January 26, 2016

Winners in the Digital Economy Will Place People First, Forecasts Accenture Technology Vision 2016

NEW YORK; Jan. 26, 2016 – Leading companies that develop a people first approach will win in today’s digital economy, according to the latest global technology trends report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate – dramatically disrupting the workforce - companies that equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on innovations. Those that do will have unmatched capabilities to create fresh ideas, develop cutting-edge products and services, and disrupt the status quo.
January 20, 2016

Eight Million U.S. Employees Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Exchanges for 2016 Benefits, According to Accenture

CHICAGO; Jan. 20, 2016 – A new report from Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) estimates that the number of people who enrolled in private health insurance exchanges – an online marketplace for people to choose their employer-sponsored benefits – for 2016 increased 35 percent from last year, to approximately 8 million, up from [approximately] 6 million in 2015.
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. 
January 13, 2016

Businesses’ Use of Personal Data at Risk, Accenture Report Warns

NEW YORK; Jan. 13, 2016 – A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) warns that businesses’ use of personal data from consumers is at risk and recommends key strategies and principles to properly protect consumer data, build trust and simultaneously grow their businesses.
January 05, 2016

Heightened Security Concerns and Falling Smartphone Demand Stymie Consumer Technology Market Growth, Accenture Survey Reveals

NEW YORK; Jan. 5, 2016 – Heightened data security concerns, falling demand for smartphones and tablet PCs, and stagnant growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) market are stymieing the consumer electronics industry and will continue to do so over the next year, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey reveals.
December 17, 2015

Chinese City Clusters Struggle to Curb Environmental Degradation, Finds Joint Study by Accenture and Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing; Dec. 17, 2015 – China’s city clusters are struggling to prevent the spread of resource depletion and environmental degradation from mega cities to smaller urban centers, according to a new research report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The study also shows how digital technologies can support sustainable urban development. 
December 16, 2015

Managers Prepared to Embrace Cognitive Computing in the Workplace, Despite Uncertainty of Impact, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Dec. 16, 2015 – The vast majority (84 percent) of managers believe intelligent machines will make them more effective and their work more interesting, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  However, more than one-third (35 percent) fear cognitive computing and intelligent machines will threaten their job.