Global technology consultancy Accenture has acquired Australian operational tech (OT) company Electro 80, expanding its local capabilities to improve the safety and efficiency of manufacturing and production.  Electro 80 provides OT for Australian and international clients in the mining, energy, engineering, construction and utilities industries, helping them to digitise and

“We have a really fantastic opportunity in Australia to be leading with digital, to be leading with innovation,” says Nhung Mason, Managing Director of Accenture’s Retail & Consumer practice.  Accenture recently conducted a CXO Pulse Survey to determine the attitude of the C-Suite toward the COVID-19 recovery. The findings suggest

Small business revenue rose 5.1 per cent year-on-year in February, after recording a revised 1 per cent rise in January, a jump in revenue that represents slightly faster growth than the pre-COVID-19 average of 4.6 per cent year-on-year. Revenue growth has been positive for nine consecutive months, and in all

VMware and Accenture today announced a multiyear partnership to launch a dedicated business group for accelerating customers’ cloud migrations, as the global consultancy leans further into businesses’ cloud journeys. The “Accenture VMware Business Group” will sit within Accenture’s Cloud First division – a $3 billion investment from the consultancy over

One in four Australian organisations can’t find the necessary talent to implement their data solutions, significantly more than the global average, according to research from Accenture released today. Local companies have told Accenture the talent drought is holding back automation and agile work practices, with less than one in 20

New global research from Accenture  shows that 61 per cent of owner-operators of factories, mines, refineries and public, telecommunications and utility infrastructure organizations expect new projects to be delayed or put indefinitely on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, just over a third of engineering, procurement and construction service

Professional services giant Accenture today announced it has acquired Olikka, a Melbourne-based provider of cloud migration and related services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Olikka was founded in 2011 and now has around 50 employees, including certified experts in AWS. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

Accenture has acquired CreativeDrive, a global, tech-driven content production company that  automates and scales the creative asset production process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of CreativeDrive — which says it helps brands meet the ever-increasing pace of digital and commerce channel activation — will complement Accenture’s

Calls to Beyond Blue’s support services have increased by 66 per cent in April compared to the prior year and more than half a million people have now accessed Beyond Blue’s 24/7 dedicated coronavirus mental health service since March. The new coronavirus support service relies on a collection of partners

The revenue banks make from customer fees is under threat from increased competition and regulation. According to new research from Accenture, Australian banks risk losing as much as 9 per cent of their retail revenue if fees from overdrafts, cross-border payments and foreign transactions  dry up.  As more competitors emerge