August 24, 2016

China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds

HONG KONG; Aug. 24, 2016 – Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily in China, reached $9.62 billion as of July 31, more than twice the $4.26 billion invested in the region in all of 2015, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of CB Insights data. 
July 28, 2016

University Graduates Are Well Prepared and Ambitious, But Employers Are Struggling to Deliver Challenging Work Experiences, Finds Accenture Strategy

LONDON; Jul 28, 2016 – Today’s university graduates are focused and driven, entering the job market well prepared and ready to commit to their career, but employers aren’t making the most of this mindset, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on the workforce of the future.
July 26, 2016

Chief Strategy Officers Say Digital Disruption is Inevitable, But Few Are Prepared, Finds Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jul 26, 2016 – Nearly all of the Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) surveyed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) around the world acknowledge that digital disruption will reshape their industries, but very few are equipped to navigate the change. Those who feel most prepared are embracing new strategic alliances, devising more collaborative ways of operating with partners, and making themselves indispensable within a broader ecosystem.
July 18, 2016

Retailers Are Freeing Up Resources for Re-investment in Innovation to Gain Competitive Advantage and Drive Growth, Finds Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; July 18, 2016 – New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth. The findings highlight the need for retailers to become more agile – constantly learning about their customers and flexing to deliver relevant, engaging and useful interactions with consumers. 
July 13, 2016

Millennials’ Strong Interest in New Products and Services Will Drive the Most Future Value for Energy Utilities, But They Are Much More Demanding Consumers, Finds Research From Accenture

NEW YORK; July 13, 2016 – Consumer demand for new energy-related products and services is high, especially for millennials (ages 18-34), demonstrating that this group will drive much of the future value for energy providers, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
July 07, 2016

Shipping Options and Delivery Partners Essential to Winning the eCommerce Battle, Accenture Study Shows

ARLINGTON, Va.; July 7, 2016 – The right delivery partners and easy website navigation with multiple shipping options are critical success factors for eTailers as nearly two-thirds of digitally savvy consumers report basing a purchase decision on delivery options – often abandoning shopping carts before orders are submitted if the process is cumbersome, research from Accenture shows. 
June 29, 2016

Nearly One-Half of North American Consumers Want Robo-Advice from their Banks, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; June 29, 2016 – Nearly one-half (46 percent) of bank customers are open to use robo-advice for banking services – computer-generated advice and services, independent of a human advisor – according to a new report on the banking industry by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Consumers in the U.S. are more open to robo-advice (46 percent) than Canadian consumers (43 percent).
June 28, 2016

Small Minority of Industry Leaders Achieve Both Digital and Financial High Performance

NEW YORK; June 28, 2016 – A small minority of leading global companies are significantly outperforming their industry peers by combining strong commitment to digital technologies with strong financial performance, according to new analysis by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). 
June 27, 2016

New Report Finds Insider Corporate Data Theft and Malware Infections Among Biggest Threat to Digital Business in 2016

NEW YORK; June 27, 2016 – Insider data theft and malware attacks top the list of the most significant concerns for enterprise security executives, a new report from Accenture and HfS Research reveals. Of those surveyed, a majority (69 percent) of respondents experienced an attempted or successful theft or corruption of data by insiders during the prior 12 months, with media and technology organizations reporting the highest rate (77 percent). This insider risk will continue to be an issue, with security professionals’ concerns over insider theft of corporate information alone rising by nearly two-thirds over the coming 12 to 18 months. Additionally, the research shows that a budget shortage for hiring cybersecurity talent and well-trained employees is hindering the ability of organizations to properly defend themselves against these attacks. 
June 23, 2016

New York Tops Silicon Valley in Fintech Venture Financing for the First Time

NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 – New York received more financial technology (“fintech”) venture financing than Silicon Valley for the first time during the first three months of this year, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City.