September 20, 2018

Citizen Enthusiasm for Personalized Government Services and Digital Innovation Are on the Rise, Accenture Survey Finds

ARLINGTON, Va.; (Sept. 20, 2018) – Enthusiasm for artificial intelligence (AI) is helping to drive heightened citizen expectations for government innovation and personalized services, according to results of a multi-country survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
September 19, 2018

Outdated Education and Workplace Training Put at Risk US$11.5 Trillion in Growth Promised by Intelligent Technologies, Finds Accenture

NEW YORK; Sept. 19, 2018 – The economic promise of digital technologies is being put at risk by inadequate education and corporate training systems, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Unless radically new learning approaches are adopted, the failure to close the skills gap could result in 14 of the G20 economies forgoing as much as US$11.5 trillion in GDP growth promised by investment in intelligent technologies over the next ten years.
September 18, 2018

Organizations Are Gearing Up for More Ethical and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence, Finds Study

NEW YORK & SAN DIEGO; Sept. 18, 2018 – A new study shows that business leaders are taking steps to ensure responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within their organizations. Most AI adopters – which now account for 72 percent of organizations globally – conduct ethics training for their technologists (70 percent) and have ethics committees in place to review the use of AI (63 percent).
September 18, 2018

Semiconductor Industry Most Bullish About Adopting Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Extended Reality, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 18, 2018 – The semiconductor industry is the most bullish sector when it comes to the integration of blockchain within their industry and the impact that artificial intelligence and extended reality will have on peoples’ lives, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) report finds.
September 17, 2018

Financial Services Firms Improve Their Cyber Resilience and Prevent More Than 80 Percent of Cyber Breaches, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 17, 2018 – Despite the volume of cyberattacks doubling in 2017, financial services firms are closing the gap on cyberattacks, having stopped four in five of all breach attempts last year, up from two-thirds in 2016, according to a new research study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). However, the study also notes that firms will need to improve their security procedures to heed off increasingly sophisticated attacks powered by new technologies.
September 12, 2018

Low Consumer “Literacy” of Healthcare System Estimated to Cost $4.8B Annually, Accenture Report Finds

CHICAGO; Sept. 12, 2018 – A new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found that half of U.S. consumers are unable to navigate the complexity of the healthcare system on their own and that this low level of health system “literacy” costs the industry an estimated $4.8 billion annually in administrative expenses alone.
September 12, 2018

CFOs Play a Major Role in Digital Investment Decisions Across the Enterprise, According to Latest Accenture Research

NEW YORK; Sept. 12, 2018 – Chief Financial Officers (CFO) are playing a critical role in driving digital disruption across the organization, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Today’s CFOs oversee more than just the finance function and are now integral players in directing enterprise-wide digital investments and managing their economic outcomes and impacts.
September 11, 2018

Seven Percent of Chinese Companies Have Outperformed Peers by Digitizing their Operations to Transform Their Businesses, According to New Accenture Research

BEIJING; Sept. 11, 2018 – A small minority of Chinese companies are leading their industries and achieving higher profits by digitizing their operations and innovation processes to transform their businesses and unlock new growth opportunities, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
August 09, 2018

Nearly 70 Percent of Enterprises in India Affected by Industry Disruption, Accenture Disruptability Index Finds

New Delhi; Aug. 9, 2018 – A new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that industry disruption is already a reality for most enterprises in India, and US$1.8 trillion of enterprise value is at risk of displacement. However, the study also shows that disruption can be managed and harnessed for the next phase of growth.
August 07, 2018

Accenture Mid-Year Threatscape Report Identifies Five Global Cybersecurity Threats

ARLINGTON, Va.; Aug. 7, 2018 – Organizations and critical infrastructure will likely experience a greater number of, and more-destructive cyberattacks, including physical damage perpetrated by highly funded rogue nation states and cybercriminals looking to disrupt business operations, make money or spy on targets, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).