January 17, 2017

Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Investment Banks’ Infrastructure Costs by 30 Percent, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2017 – Blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs for eight of the world’s 10 largest investment banks by an average of 30 percent, translating to $8 billion to $12 billion in annual cost savings for those banks, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and McLagan which is part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON).
January 16, 2017

CEOs Must Start a Skills Revolution to Unlock the Potential of the Digital Age, According to New Research from Accenture Strategy

Davos; Jan. 16, 2017 – A new report by Accenture Strategy (NYSE: ACN) cautions that in a rapidly changing digital landscape, CEOs must lead the charge in reskilling their people to be relevant in the future and ready to adapt to change. According to the report, Harnessing Revolution: Creating the Future Workforce, CEOs must be mindful to put their people first and at the center of change to create the future workforce.
January 12, 2017

New Research from Accenture Strategy highlights Economic and Societal Impact of Investing in 5G Infrastructure

WASHINGTON; Jan. 12, 2017 – Deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), commissioned by CTIA.  
January 11, 2017

Seven out of 10 Consumers Globally Welcome Robo-Advice for Banking, Insurance and Retirement Services, According to Accenture

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG; Jan. 11, 2017 –Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their banking, insurance and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yet, a large number of consumers still want human interaction for their more complex needs, leaving firms challenged with blending a physical presence with an advanced digital user-experience, as they look to integrate robot and human services.
January 09, 2017

Canadian Citizens Want to Be Consulted by Government to Determine Future of Services, Accenture Survey Finds

TORONTO; Jan. 9 – Canadians want their government to consult with them directly when determining future enhancements to government services, according to a survey conducted on behalf of Accenture, which asked Canadians to rank top priorities for the future of government services.
 
January 04, 2017

Consumer Purchases of Smartphones Expected to Rebound This Year, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Jan. 4, 2017 – After dropping to a three-year low last year, consumer purchases of smartphones are expected to rebound this year, fueled by better security, new functions, improved performance and device refresh schedules, a global Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey finds. 
December 20, 2016

New Research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, Reveals Retailers on Santa’s Nice List for Holiday Shipping

NEW YORK; Dec. 20, 2016 – It’s the most competitive time of the year for retailers, and many pulled out all the stops to ensure customers received their orders quickly and accurately in time for the holiday season. According to Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, luxury goods consumers were top of the list for experiencing a speedy delivery in the 2016 Holiday Shipping survey. 
December 13, 2016

Mixed Reality and Humanizing Artificial Intelligence: New Accenture Report Highlights the Evolving Role of Design as More Innovative, Responsive and Emotive Than Ever

NEW YORK; Dec. 13, 2016 – If this year has taught us anything, it’s that digital technologies and hyper-connectivity are bringing user-led innovation to market faster than ever. Successful organizations today are those that best adapt and respond to unceasing change. Against this backdrop, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released Fjord Trends 2017, its tenth and most provocative annual report examining the most significant emergent digital trends expected to disrupt organizations and society in the year ahead. 
December 01, 2016

China, U.S. Offer Biggest Potential for Electric Vehicle Sales, but Wider Demand Predicted to Rise, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Dec.1, 2016 – Improving car sales suggests strong potential for growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales in China and the U.S. However, a combination of technological, economic and political factors, including the influence of more planned mass-market EV introductions over the next four years, could provide car-makers with nine additional growth markets to invest in, according to new research from Accenture. 
November 29, 2016

Innovation Is Switching from a Product Focus to Differentiating the Customer Experience, With $1 Billion in Revenues Up for Grabs, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 29, 2016 – A focus on distinct innovation and product development capabilities is paying off for some companies as they deliver between three and seven percent higher annualized revenue than their peers, Accenture research shows