Accenture announced its plans to acquire OPS Rules, a boutique analytics consulting company led by David Simchi-Levi, a professor of engineering systems at MIT known for his work in supply chain and operations analytics. The acquisition will beef up Accenture's machine learning and optimization analytics as well as to develop new analytics.
Accenture and Splunk entered an alliance in which Splunk products and cloud services are integrated into Accenture's application services, security and other products. The two companies are also collaborating on a new line of products, the first of which integrates Splunk analytics into Accenture's Managed Security Services.
Global management consulting firm Accenture and Amazon Web Services have joined forces to create a new business unit dedicated to aiding enterprises in migrating their infrastructures and applications to the AWS cloud.
Accenture launched an immersive analytics product designed to connect data across the enterprise and make it more accessible and engaging to users of all skill levels. The product is called the Accenture Connected Analytics Experience. It seeks to connect users with varying skill sets in a collaborative analytics environment where together they can derive more insights through a refined user relationship with the data.
Accenture is building up its cloud services business with the acquisition of Cloud Sherpas, a cloud advisory firm that supports Google, ServiceNow and Salesforce cloud offerings.
The thing to remember about big data is that it is not a stand-alone specialty. Rather it is becoming the backbone of every specialty. The challenge is twofold. First, how to quickly bring every discipline up to speed on these new big data tools and techniques. Secondly, how to get big data experts and vendors in sync with the very different needs of each discipline. Smart partnerships are often the ideal way to accomplish both.
Accenture, BT and Cisco are among the initial board members of the Wireless IoT Forum, which is working to promote the adoption of wireless wide-area networking technology in both licensed and...
The BYOD trend in the enterprise is fueling demand for enterprise mobile apps to make employees' personal devices more productive at work. Market research firm TechNavio forecasts a 13 percent compound annual growth rate for the market through 2019.
Accenture launched an advanced analytics applications platform consisting of industry- and function-specific advanced analytics applications aimed at fully democratized use. This means that business users, C-Suite decision-makers and data scientists can use the applications with equal ease albeit at different skill levels.
Oracle and Accenture have shaken hands on a new agreement that will see the two companies form a joint business group to "help customers embrace the cloud."