Accenture enhances cloud-first capabilities in Australia and NZ with two acquisitions

Accenture has acquired Olikka, a Melbourne-based provider of cloud migration and related services, enhancing Accenture’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure capabilities, as well as its broader cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand.

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Accenture and Google Cloud collaborate to help life sciences companies

Accenture and Google Cloud announced that Google Cloud will be the cloud technology provider for Accenture’s INTIENT life sciences industry platform.

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HFS ranks Accenture the topmost service provider for Industry 4.0 and IoT

Accenture was ranked topmost in two recent reports by industry analyst firm HFS Research. The first report covers services providers for Industry 4.0; the second assesses service providers for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Particle appoints three new directors to its board from Qualcomm and Accenture

Particle has appointed three new people to its board of directors. They are Liz Tinkham, former managing director at Accenture, Carlos Kokron, vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and managing director, Americas for Qualcomm Ventures, and Sameer Reddy, partner at Energy Impact Partners, to its board of directors.

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6 ways AI and IoT are transforming your business world in 2019

From managing inventories to improving personalised shopping experiences and assisting in data mining, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) is transforming how people do business today. 

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Digital Twins: why virtual replicas of assets create real business value

The idea is not new. The concept behind Digital Twins goes back to computer-aided design representations of things, and models to evaluate “what if” scenarios. But Artificial Intelligence, advanced data analytics and IoT add a new dimension to these models.

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Smart speaker usage booms worldwide but trust is key to continued adoption, says Accenture

Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, with emerging markets leading the way in adoption.

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Accenture acquires PrimeQ, further strengthening its Digital Transformation capabilities on Oracle Cloud

Accenture has acquired PrimeQ, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud implementation service providers. With the addition of PrimeQ, Accenture is now the largest Oracle Cloud systems integrator in the region.

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Accenture builds VR game with SAP Leonardo to offer more therapy options for amputees

Accenture has built an application on SAP Cloud Platform using SAP Leonardo technologies and virtual reality to help amputees overcome challenges when confronted with phantom limb pain.

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Accenture forms strategic alliance, invests in Chinese AI start-up Malong Technologies

Accenture has formed a strategic alliance with and made a minority investment in Malong Technologies, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

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Accenture expands touchless testing platform with AI technology from Real Time Analytics Platform

Accenture acquired an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from Bay Area, California-based Real Time Analytics Platform, Inc. The technology will be integrated into the Accenture Touchless Testing Platform, further strengthening its analytics and cognitive capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Alibaba Cloud launches partner programme to drive digital transformation in EMEA

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, launched the EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program, an initiative to further strengthen the collaboration between Alibaba Cloud’s customers and partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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How mobile technology is removing barriers to travel

In July 1997, says Dave Ashton, CEO of Loco2, I was a new analyst for the tech consulting firm Accenture. My boss’s client, China Telecom, had asked us to aid in a spin-out IPO of their mobile unit and so I was sent to Beijing to work on the project.

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Accenture and Tomorrow Street, Vodafone’s innovation centre, collaborate to help late-stage startups scale globally

Accenture and Tomorrow Street, Vodafone’s innovation centre, will collaborate to help growth-stage innovators become successful businesses. Working with the Tomorrow Street management team, Accenture will help the startups fast-track product development, providing support in the areas of the internet of things, security and artificial intelligence.

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U.S. wireless industry contributes $475bn annually to America’s economy, according to new report

The U.S. wireless industry contributes $475 billion (€384.01 billion) annually to America’s economy and supports 4.7 million jobs, according to a new report commissioned by CTIA.

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Momenta Partners welcomes Wim D’Hondt, strategy partner, in Montreal

Momenta Partners reported that it has appointed Wim D’Hondt as their newest strategy partner. Wim brings nearly two decades of experience in global tech advisory and management consulting. He’s guided a range of leading global Communications, Media and High Tech companies

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