November 14, 2017

New Report by Accenture, MAS and ABS Shows How Blockchain Technology Could Improve Central Bank Payment Systems

LONDON; Nov. 14, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) have published a report today that illustrates how blockchain technology could significantly improve the kinds of payment systems that currently enable banks around the world to transfer trillions of dollars per day to each other and help them manage their financial liquidity. 
November 07, 2017

New Report Reveals Significant Opportunities for Government to Boost Civic Engagement

NEW YORK; Nov. 7, 2017 – Three-fourths (74 percent) of survey respondents said they rarely or never request services from a government agency, according to research by the Governing Institute, sponsored by Accenture and Salesforce. 
October 26, 2017

AI, Robotics and Augmented Reality Technologies are Shaping the Future of Posts and Delivery Companies Today, Accenture Report Shows

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 26, 2017 – Digital disruption in the post and parcel industry will see robots and driverless vehicles delivering the mail, augmented reality creating efficiencies in delivery and Artificial Intelligence (AI) making it easier to connect customers to products and services, according to new research from Accenture.
October 25, 2017

Upstream Companies Expect Shorter Time to Produce Oil and Gas Due to Digital Technology Investments, Finds New Research from Accenture and Microsoft

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2017 -- Faster and better decision-making and shorter time to first oil and gas top the list of expected benefits that digital technologies can drive for upstream oil and gas companies, a new survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reports. Respondents to the “Accenture and Microsoft 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey” also estimated the monetary value of digital technologies and noted the next wave’s potential to further transform their business, despite ongoing low oil prices.
October 17, 2017

According to Accenture: Gen Z Consumers Visit Bank Branches More Often than Any Other Age Group, Including Baby Boomers

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2017 – Gen Z consumers are surprisingly more likely than any other age group, including Baby Boomers, to visit a bank branch at least weekly, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) – reflecting the heavy cash dependence within their age cohort. The study also found that Gen Z consumers (survey respondents aged 18-21) are the most active and engaged group using mobile banking, with all other consumers preferring online banking as their primary banking channel.
October 17, 2017

US Consumers More Reluctant to Shop During Peak Holiday Shopping Days and More Likely to Purchase Online Than in Stores, Accenture Survey Reveals

NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2017 – U.S. consumers are less inclined to shop on traditional peak holiday shopping days this year and more likely to search for and buy the best bargains online than in stores, according to results of Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) 11th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey.
 
October 16, 2017

Accenture Research: Most Large Global Banks Planning Major Investments in Open Banking

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; Oct. 16, 2017 – All but one of 100 payments executives at large banks said their bank plans to make major investments in Open Banking initiatives by 2020, according to the results of a global study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN).   
October 12, 2017

New Report Identifies Best Practices for Creating and Sustaining Apprenticeship Programs

NEW YORK; Oct. 12, 2017 – Accenture, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) and ETH Zurich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute today released a new report that examines best practices for creating and sustaining apprenticeship programs, which are gaining momentum as a strategy for narrowing the skills gap.

 
October 04, 2017

Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down the Electric Distribution Grid in the Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK Oct. 4, 2017 – Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next five years. This figure, included in Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) new report, Outsmarting Grid Security Threats, part of the Digitally Enabled Grid research program, rises to 76 percent for North American utilities executives.
October 03, 2017

2017 University Graduates Cling to Human Elements Despite Digital Fluency, According to Accenture

NEW YORK; Oct. 3, 2017 – A new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that three in four new university graduates believe their education prepared them for today’s digital workforce. Despite their digital native prowess, only 19 percent of these new graduates prefer web communications tools, while nearly four in ten (39 percent) favor face-to-face interactions with colleagues.