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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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