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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

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As the economy gradually reopens, companies now find themselves facing important choices about what the future of work looks like. How will work change, what have they learned during the three-month shutdown, and perhaps one of the most difficult questions of all, can and should we really design the future

More than nine in 10 executives (95 per cent) believe that climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions has been a contributing factor to increased extreme weather events that their electricity networks have experienced over the past 10 years, according to new research from Accenture. In addition, 90 per cent

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviours permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture survey of more than 3,000 consumers in 15 countries across five continents. The survey, which was conducted between April 2 and April

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a cyber defense consultancy, from Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context provides high-end cyber defence, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services. They have been involved in handling some of the most

Accenture has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing boutique Australian consultancy AlphaBeta Advisors.  AlphaBeta employs approximately 35 people and combines business strategy, data analytics and econometrics to advise organisations on how to respond to profound technological, economic and social change.  The name AlphaBeta may be familiar to Which-50 readers who have