September 14, 2016

Majority of Businesses and Economies Are Not Ready for Digital Platforms, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK; Sept. 13, 2016 – Research released by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that despite the potential for small and traditional businesses to become successful digital platform companies, as few as 10 percent of new start-ups focused on digital platform business models will become profitable independent entities in the coming years. The analysis also reveals that China, India and the U.S. will dominate the platform economy by 2020, and that the gulf between countries will increase. To help bridge this gap, the report outlines five critical steps businesses and governments can take to succeed.
September 14, 2016

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va.; Sept. 14, 2016 – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
September 13, 2016

Majority of Canadians Would Work for Government, Accenture Survey Shows

TORONTO; Sept. 13, 2016 – A majority of Canadians would consider working for the civil service in Canada, lured by the promise of good pay and a stable career path – but many have expectations around state-of-the-art workplace technology and a stable work-life balance which must be addressed in order to attract and retain them, according to a survey conducted on behalf of Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
September 06, 2016

Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Must Enhance Their Understanding of Millennial Consumers to Capture Share of $6Trillion Wallet in Asia, Accenture Warns

SINGAPORE; Sept. 6, 2016 – Retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia, according to Accenture, with millennials set to dominate the consumer market in the region.  
August 31, 2016

Female Board Members Far More Likely Than Male Board Members to Have Professional Technology Experience, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Aug. 31, 2016 – Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 
August 31, 2016

Accenture Technology Vision 2016 Identifies Five Trends Critical to Digital Success for U.S. Federal Agencies

ARLINGTON, Va.; Aug. 31, 2016 – The digital revolution is dominating and transforming the work of the U.S. federal government, and those federal agencies that develop a people first approach will stand out in an increasingly digital world that is delivering bigger and better citizen experiences, according to research from Accenture Federal Services. The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 identifies five emerging technology trends – fueled by the people first approach – that are key to the federal government’s digital success. 
 
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.