January 17, 2019

Cybercrime Could Cost Companies US$5.2 Trillion Over Next Five Years, According to New Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2019 – Companies globally could incur US$5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyberattacks, as dependency on complex internet-enabled business models outpaces the ability to introduce adequate safeguards that protect critical assets, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
January 16, 2019

Half of Hong Kong Consumers Willing to Give Third Parties Access to Their Financial Data to Get Higher Returns and More-Personalized Services, Accenture Survey Finds

HONG KONG; Jan. 16, 2019 – Half of consumers in Hong Kong are willing to let third parties access their financial data in order to get more-personalized banking services and higher returns, underscoring the potential for Open Banking solutions in the Asian financial hub, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
January 08, 2019

Smart Speaker Usage Booming Worldwide, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; Jan. 8, 2019 – Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, with emerging markets leading the way in adoption. Standalone voice assistants — or smart speakers — are one of the fastest-adopted technologies in U.S. history and have a 98 percent satisfaction rate among U.S. consumers, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) based on a global survey of 22,500 consumers across 21 countries.
December 17, 2018

New Report from Accenture Finds Gaps Between Federal Agencies’ IT Adoption and Mission Objectives

ARLINGTON, Va.; Dec. 17, 2018 – A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found that while U.S. federal agencies are accelerating the modernization of their information technology (IT) systems and infrastructures, there are significant gaps in aligning their technology priorities with mission objectives. In addition, despite many agencies reporting success implementing new technologies, only a small minority have fully adopted new approaches like cloud computing, digital platforms and agile software development, underscoring the gaps that many are facing in supporting more-agile operations. 
December 16, 2018

By Enhancing Their Innovation Capabilities, Middle Eastern Companies Could Prevent More Than US$400 Billion of Enterprise Value from Being Lost Through Disruption, Accenture Report Finds

DUBAI; Dec. 16, 2018 ? Companies in the Middle East are being roiled by disruptive change, which is putting more than US$400 billion of enterprise value at risk from competitors that have learned to innovate and convert economic opportunities into realities, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
December 11, 2018

Evolving Attitudes Toward Digital and Brands Will Fuel the Next Creative Revolution, Finds New Report from Accenture Interactive

NEW YORK; Dec. 11, 2018 – Facing an explosion of digital clutter resulting from two decades of rapid technology growth and innovation, people and organizations are rethinking what they really want, says a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). A fundamental re-examination of what people want and value is ushering in a new design ethos that puts human value back at the center of innovation. At this inflection point, Accenture Interactive has released Fjord Trends 2019, its 12th annual outlook on what’s ahead for the future of business, technology and design.
December 06, 2018

Most Traditional Energy Retail Utilities Lag Disruptor Brands in Delivering Customer Experience, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2018 – Most traditional energy retail utilities lag behind disruptor brands — new energy-market entrants and service providers from other industries — when it comes to delivering an engaging customer experience, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In the face of disruption, these companies should invest to deliver a more satisfying customer experience and exceed liquid customer expectations.
December 05, 2018

Majority of Consumers Buying From Companies That Take A Stand on Issues They Care About and Ditching Those That Don’t, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; Dec. 5, 2018 – Nearly two-thirds of consumers globally (63 percent) prefer to buy goods and services from companies that stand for a shared purpose that reflects their personal values and beliefs, and are ditching those that don’t, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
December 04, 2018

Future Systems: Tomorrow’s Intelligent Enterprise Will be Built on Interconnected Systems of Technologies, Applications and People, Finds New Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Dec. 4, 2018 – The world of enterprise IT is experiencing a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, according to a new report on “Future Systems” from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Companies need systems that are boundaryless, adaptable and radically human to thrive in a world of constant change and to be able to innovate at scale.
November 28, 2018

Most Banks Plan to Offer Open Banking Services to Commercial Customers, with Many Expecting Double-Digit Revenue Growth as a Result, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 28, 2018 – Most large banks said that providing Open Banking services for their commercial clients is a key strategic initiative in their digital transformation programs, and many expect Open Banking to help them achieve double-digit revenue growth, according to a global research report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).