Accenture

Accenture will acquire privately-held big data and analytics consultancy Analytics8 for an undisclosed amount.  Analytics8 provides data and analytics solutions to some of Australia’s largest organisations enabling them to derive enhanced insights from data, according to the company. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Accenture said the acquisition shows

China

Nine leading financial technology (fintech) companies have been selected for the sixth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week mentorship program created by Accenture. This year’s program set a record for applications, with submissions from more than 170 companies. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Leveraging AI, RegTech, blockchain

AI, shark, acquisitions

Deal making landscape in the artificial intelligence (AI) tech space during 2014–2018 was dominated by global tech giants, according to GlobalData. Of the top five acquirers, four were based out of the US, with Ireland-based Accenture being the only exception in the list. The four US-based companies–Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and

After signing a series of strategic agreements with SAP, Ocado, Optus and Microsoft to improve its digital capabilities, Coles has tapped Accenture to help bring it all together. Coles, which was spun off from Wesfarmers last year, has signed a long term strategic partnership with Accenture to support the rollout

Smart home - home automation concept.

The smart home was intended to make consumers’ lives easier, safer, and more enriching but despite substantial hype and industry investment, a recent Accenture report suggests Australians’ attitudes towards smart home technology mean it will be some time yet before it is fully adopted. The research reveals that in order

Accenture has signed a deal to acquire local cybersecurity and technology company BCT Solutions. The company specialises in command and control, cybersecurity, cyber defence services and expertise, supporting the delivery of defence, national security and public safety mission-support capabilities. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions,

piggy bank

The US$1 trillion that traditional retail and commercial banks have invested globally over the past three years to transform their IT operations has not yet delivered the anticipated revenue growth, according to a new report from Accenture. The report — “Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Unicorns: Does Digital Leadership in Banking Really

The number of security breaches impacting Australian organisations increased 18 per cent in 2018, according to new research published by Accenture and Ponemon Institute. The study shows Australian companies experienced an average of 65 security breaches in 2018, compared to an average of 53 in 2017. Based on interviews with

Lego

To get the full picture of how their actions influence revenue, marketers must bring together online and offline channels as well as trade promotions and external factors. Some of that data like clicks and open rates, is instantaneous. Finding out how many people saw your TV ad may take a

Professional services firms are seeing strong demand for predictive analytics projects, but say Australian businesses still face challenges implementing or operationalising the insights gained from the statistical models. While predictive analytics is not a new capability partners from KPMG and Accenture say businesses still struggle when it comes to optimising