August 20, 2015

Public Sector Pension Agencies See Digital Potential

ARLINGTON, Va.; August 20, 2015 – New research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) sheds light on the use of technology by public sector pension organizations in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, with strong agreement among organization management that digital advances will improve services to members and improve internal efficiency.
August 13, 2015

Half of Digital Health Start-ups will Fail within Two Years of Launch, Accenture Finds

CHICAGO; August 13, 2015 – Even as funding for digital health start-ups is accelerating, a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) forecasts that one out of every two of these new companies is likely to fail within two years of launch – but that larger companies could mine these “zombie” start-ups for talent or innovative technologies.
August 04, 2015

$470 Billion in Insurance Premiums Up for Grabs Due to Declining Customer Loyalty and Perceived Product Commoditization, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; August 4, 2015 – As much as $470 billion in life insurance and property & casualty insurance premiums will be up for grabs globally as a result of declining customer loyalty and the perceived commoditization of products, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
July 29, 2015

Accenture Identifies Gaps in Corporate Efforts to Achieve Business Resilience to Mitigate Cyber Risks

NEW YORK, July 29, 2015 – As companies embark on new digital business strategies, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of C-suite executives report that their companies experience significant cyberattacks daily or weekly; however, only 25 percent of them said their organization always incorporates measures into the design of their company’s technology and operating models to make them more resilient, according to a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey.
July 29, 2015

Many U.S. Doctors will Leave Private Practice for Hospital Employment, Accenture Reports

CHICAGO; July 29, 2015 – A growing number of U.S. doctors are leaving private practice for hospital employment and only one-in-three will remain independent by the end of 2016, according to a new report from Accenture.
July 14, 2015

Two Thirds of Enterprises Not Prepared for “As-a-Service Economy,” According to Accenture and HfS Research Study

NEW YORK and BOSTON; July 14, 2015 – The ways enterprises buy and receive services to augment their operations are undergoing unprecedented change, according to a new research study sponsored by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and published by industry analyst firm HfS Research. The report finds that while cost effective business services will always be important, achieving the next threshold of value creation is dependent upon transitioning to the emerging “As-a-Service Economy.” In this model, value is delivered via on-demand, highly scalable plug-and-play services that impact business outcomes. Simplification is king – eliminating complexity, poor processes and manual intervention in favor of working smarter through simplified, but intelligent operations.
July 14, 2015

Regulation-Imposed Global Structural Reform Drives Continued Significant Investment at Financial Services Institutions, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK and LONDON; July 14, 2015 – More than half (56 percent) of large financial services institutions surveyed, including banks, insurers and capital markets firms, expect to invest at least US$200 million on projects to overhaul how they do business to address global structural reform (GSR) regulations this year, with nearly one third expecting to spend at least US$500 million, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
July 13, 2015

Most Consumers Open to Password Alternatives to Protect Their Security on the Internet, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; July 13, 2015 – Signaling a potential change in a widespread practice, most consumers consider usernames and passwords cumbersome and are interested in using alternatives to them to protect their security on the Internet, according to new research from Accenture.
July 07, 2015

Majority of 2015 UK Graduates Feel Prepared for the Workforce, but 60 Percent of Recent Graduates in Work Are Underemployed, Accenture Study Finds

LONDON; July 7, 2015 – The vast majority (77 percent) of 2015 UK university graduates say that their education has prepared them well for work, according to research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But their optimism contrasts with the experience of 2013 and 2014 graduates, 60 percent of whom consider themselves underemployed or working in a job that does not require a degree.
June 25, 2015

Fintech Investment in U.S. Nearly Tripled in 2014, According to Report by Accenture and Partnership Fund for New York City

NEW YORK; June 25, 2015 – Investments in financial technology (fintech) continued at a remarkable pace last year, nearly tripling in the United States in 2014, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City.