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New Accenture Research Finds Leaders and Employees Hold Differing Views on Progress Toward Equality

Cutting the gap by half would boost global profits by US$3.7 trillion, along with workforce ambition and empowerment   A significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organizations, according to new research from Accenture. Closing the gap will yield substantial benefits for companies and their employees. The report, “Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers,” which includes research across 28 countries, found that organizations are at an inflection…

Accenture Acquires Context Information Security, a UK-Based Cybersecurity Consultancy

Acquisition accelerates growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and internationally Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, previously owned by parent company Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context is one of the most recognizable and respected information security service providers in the U.K. and in global financial services. The company provides high-end cyber defense,…

Accenture to Acquire ESR Labs to Help Automotive Companies Drive Greater Value from Software

ESR Labs will bring additional scale to Accenture’s focus on smart connected solutions and mobility services Accenture has agreed to acquire ESR Labs, a Munich-based company that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers. The acquisition will expand Accenture’s capabilities to help its automotive clients drive greater value from software. Embedded software is the code running on the electronic units that control a vehicle’s functions. Writing it requires a scarce set of experience and…

Accenture Helps Changi Airport Group Establish and Operate a Digital Factory to Drive and Sustain Continuous Innovation

Accenture has helped Changi Airport Group (CAG) which operates the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic establish and operate a digital factory to continuously re-invent the airport’s passenger experience and transform operations. Known as DIVA — for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, the factory is designed to help CAG develop, experiment and launch new digital products and services — from conceptualization to market launch, using new ways of working. A look inside DIVA in Terminal 2…

Bank Fees are Getting Squeezed in the Face of Regulation and New Competitors, Putting 5% of Revenues at Risk, Accenture Report Finds

Eliminating fees, increasing transparency and helping customers make good financial decisions could stem losses and help banks increase revenues Incumbent banks are at risk of losing billions of dollars in retail revenues in the next three to five years, as new competitors draw customers with no-fee banking services and regulators in select markets mandate simple banking fee structures to protect consumers, according to a new report from Accenture . The report, titled “Purpose-Driven Banking: Can Trust Create Win-Win…

Accenture Named as a Leader in New Green Quadrant Report for Operational Excellence Digital Services by Independent Analyst Firm

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in the inaugural Verdantix 2020 Green Quadrant for Operational Excellence Digital Services report. The Verdantix Green Quadrant assessed the capabilities of the 12 most prominent vendors in the market on their ability to meet customer demands for operational excellence digital services. That is defined as consulting engagements that blend knowledge of industrial processes with digital technologies, to deliver improvements in operational excellence strategies across asset…

One-Third of Financial Firms Lack Clear Plan to Address Privacy Risks, Accenture Report Finds

One-third of financial services organizations lack a clear plan or the resources to address privacy risks related to customer data in the next 12 months, according to a new report by Accenture. The report — “Privacy in Financial Services: Stature and Sustainability in the Information Age” — is based on a survey of 100 privacy executives in the banking, insurance and capital markets sectors in North America and Europe. It focuses on how companies should rethink how they use, store and protect customer data as recently…

Accenture Federal Services and ITG Awarded Task Order to Modernize the General Services Administration Acquisition Environment

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture and its teaming partner Incentive Technology Group (ITG), which is now part of ICF, have been awarded a task order to help the Federal Acquisition Service, part of the General Services Administration (GSA), modernize its legacy information technology (IT) systems and business processes. Marketing Technology News: Digital Realty Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award This is one of the first task orders issued under GSA’s CIO Modernization and…

Accenture and SAP Launch Upstream Oil and Gas Solution to Help Streamline Processes and Costs

Solution based on contributions from leading global oil and gas companies, including ConocoPhillips and Shell Accenture and SAP have launched a co-developed solution for upstream oil and gas companies  based on SAP S/4HANA® Cloud. Using intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution for upstream oil and gas helps clients to further increase visibility into operations and cash flow. Now generally available globally, SAP S/4HANA Cloud for upstream oil and gas is a scalable…

Accenture Completes Acquisition of ESR Labs, to Help Automotive Companies Drive Greater Value from Software

Accenture has completed the acquisition of ESR Labs, a Munich-based company that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers. ESR Labs is joining Accenture Industry X.0, the part of Accenture that uses digital technologies to improve how companies design, engineer and manufacture products and services, and operate industrial facilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Marketing Technology News: Recapd Enables Captions for Zoom and Webex Meetings as People Work from Home The…

Accenture Brings on Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Tom Lounibos to Lead Accenture Ventures

Accenture Ventures to forge new relationships with entrepreneurs, accelerating innovation for Accenture and its clients Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Lounibos to lead Accenture Ventures as its new Managing Director. Mr. Lounibos joins Accenture Ventures following a decades-long career as a highly successful technology entrepreneur and founder of six different software startups. He took two of those companies public (Knowledgeware and Sagent Technology) and sold the other…

Accenture Acquires Yesler, Bolstering its B2B Marketing Services

Accenture has acquired Yesler, a business-to-business (B2B) marketing services agency that helps many of the world’s leading brands run their global marketing programs and operations at speed and scale. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accenture acquires Yesler to enhance B2B marketing services The acquisition continues to strengthen and scale Accenture’s B2B marketing services, adding depth in offerings such as account-based marketing, customer advocacy, sales enablement, and marketing automation. With…

Mindtree Appoints Dayapatra Nevatia as the Chief Operating Officer

An Industry Veteran, Mindtree to Help Accelerate Growth at the Global Technology Consulting and Services Company Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, announced that it has appointed Dayapatra Nevatia as the Chief Operating Officer of the company effective Monday, March 2, 2020. In this new role Dayapatra will support the company into its next phase of growth. He will be based in Bangalore, India. Marketing Technology News: Auth0 Expands Global Partner Network with Cognizant…

Artificial Intelligence Wades Through Murky MRO Inventory Data To Drive Down Costs with Better Business Decisions

Webinar from Verusen and Accenture Details How AI and Predictive Analytics Clarify Data Across Multiple Systems to Right-Size Plant Inventories The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve visibility of ERP inventory data, as well as the implementation timeline for using AI on a daily basis, were among the top interests of participants during a recent webinar, "Taking Stock of AI Technology for Inventory Management." The webinar featured expert advice from CEO Paul Noble of Verusen, an innovator in materials…

Accenture Technology Vision 2020: From Tech-Clash to Trust, the Focus Must Be on People

To compete and succeed in a world where digital is everywhere, companies need a new focus on balancing “value” with “values,” aligning their drive to create business value with their customers’ and employees’ values and expectations, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2020. The 20th edition of Accenture’s annual report predicts the key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years. According to the 2020 report, “We, The Post-Digital People: Can your enterprise survive the ‘tech-clash?,”…

Ready or Not! a Quick Guide to CCPA and How Brands Can Prepare

Consumer expectations of online advertising are rising; yet, many reports reveal brands don’t deliver on these expectations. Accenture states that over 60 percent of customers have stopped doing business with at least one company because of poor customer experience. What’s more, there have been instances of highly publicized data misuses and privacy breaches, which combined have led to an environment of consumer distrust. This loss of trust has ushered in a new era of Digital Marketing, marked by consumers’ heightened…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from I.AM+, PathFactory, Symphony MediaAI, Downtown Music Holdings, LumenVox, Accenture, GRM Information Management and Bright Pattern. I.AM+ Aims to Accelerate Ethical AI Adoption with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Public Cloud I.AM+, the technology company founded by global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am, and IBM have joined forces aiming to accelerate the adoption of AI and…

Accenture Helps United Utilities Build and Deploy a Digital Workforce Management Solution, Based on Salesforce Platform

Accenture has helped United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, build and deploy a new digital workforce management solution built on the Salesforce platform, enabling the company to improve the service it provides to its 7 million customers. “This new solution we have delivered in partnership with Accenture provides a step change in how we serve customers in the North West” To simplify processes, provide enhanced visibility of contractor work and customer data, optimize network maintenance, and resolve…

Ease-of-Use Enters the Enterprise: HubSpot Adds Powerful New Features to Marketing Hub Enterprise

With powerful and easy-to-use new features, Marketing Hub Enterprise allows growing companies to deliver sophisticated marketing without the usability challenges associated with legacy enterprise systems HubSpot, a leading growth platform, revealed a set of new features in Marketing Hub Enterprise, giving growing companies something scarcely available in today's market: powerful enterprise marketing software that is also delightfully easy to use. New revenue attribution reporting, AI-powered A/B testing, partitioning, and…

Nearly Two in Three U.S. Ride-Hailers Would Give Up Their Car for Ride-Hailing Services, Accenture Study Finds

More than nine in 10 U.S. consumers satisfied with ride-hailing companies, yet brand loyalty remains elusive Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. car owners who use ride-hailing services said they would consider giving up their personal vehicle over the next decade in favor of ride-hailing, according to new research from Accenture. Based on a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, the research found that consumer satisfaction with ride-hailing companies is very strong, at 92%, and that the vast majority (93%) of the…