Category Archives: Accenture

Focus on cyber resilience increasing sharply as oil companies seek to protect their assets

Cybersecurity has emerged as the top focus of upstream oil and gas companies’ digital investments, according to a report from Accenture. The report is based on a global survey of 255 industry professionals, including C-suite executives, functional leaders and engineers. Increased investments in cybersecurity When respondents were asked which digital technologies their organizations are investing in today, cybersecurity was cited more than any other, by 61% of respondents – five times higher than the 12% … More

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Key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years

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. A new mindset and approach is required Even though people are embedding technology into their lives more than ever before, organizations’ attempts to meet their needs and expectations can fall short. As companies enter the decade … More

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Companies risk revenue growth due to innovation achievement gap

While a majority of CEOs express strong confidence in the effectiveness of their current IT systems, most are struggling to close the innovation achievement gap to drive growth and revenue, according to a global study by Accenture. The is based on Accenture’s largest enterprise IT study conducted to date, including survey data from more than 8,300 organizations across 20 countries and 885 CEOs. Innovation achievement gap: Adopting new technologies The research, which analyzed the adoption … More

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State CIOs see innovation as critical priority, only 14% report extensive innovation

Most state CIOs see innovation as a major part of their job – 83% said innovation is an important or very important part of their day-to-day leadership responsibilities – while only 14% reported extensive innovation initiatives within their organizations, Accenture and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) reveal. Previously, NASCIO had highlighted innovation as a top ten current issue facing state CIOs. “The pace of technological change keeps accelerating, bringing new challenges … More

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Accenture announces $1.1 million grant to Acces Employment to develop AI bot for job seekers

Accenture this week announced a more than CA$1.1 million cash and in-kind services grant to the Canadian nonprofit organization Acces Employment to help it deliver more customized services to job seekers across the country through a new chatbot.