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Why should Product Development be important to CIOs?

Accenture outlines three business targets that should bring ROI

by Accenture

To improve investment returns, companies need leverage IT to overcome three core challenges, says Kevin Prendeville, managing director in Accenture’s Product Lifecycle Services business.

July 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM Read Full Post

The Digital Waiting Game

Employees could lead their bosses to the digital fast lane

by Accenture

Can the UK lead a digital industrial revolution in Europe? Conventional wisdom often seems to assume not. But the opportunity lies not in creating UK technology giants but in recognizing that every business is a digital business.

May 22, 2015 3:45:00 PM Read Full Post

The data scientist deficit: How to fill the need

Data skills are a rare commodity

by Accenture

The explosion of data and near constant developments in analytics technology created a new talent demand by organisations looking to capitalize on this growing digital currency. Today, organisations are desperate to find and retain individuals capable of gaining insights from this data and producing tangible business results from it.

March 24, 2015 11:55:00 AM Read Full Post

Think your customer is king? Think again.

Appease customer demand and then give them the unexpected

by Accenture

Customer demands have certainly shaped the media and entertainment industry since its inception. And now, with always-on, always-connected digital technologies at everyone’s disposal, those demands have reached a fever pitch.

January 13, 2015 9:44:00 AM Read Full Post

Automation and analytics can help sustain a manufacturing revival

Using data to sweat your assets

by Accenture

With demand picking up for industrial equipment manufacturers they are exploring how they might apply technology to existing assets as they wait to see if the demand is part of a long-term trend. For years, they have relied on automation to improve the output and efficiency of their plants, and to help them break through capacity constraints inherent in the prevailing manufacturing approach.

December 11, 2014 11:24:00 AM Read Full Post

Financial Services Social Media Marketing: Listening Isn’t Enough anymore

Analytics and optimisation tools mean social media marketing should be a client-centred science

by Accenture

Social networks are growing at pace; by 2017, the global social network audience is expected to total 2.55 billion. Many financial services firms have responded to this shift by using social media to listen to their customers and monitor their brands, but they are not yet using it to generate tangible business benefits.

November 18, 2014 11:45:00 AM Read Full Post

Optimise Pricing and Promotion Strategies Through Advanced Analytics

Understanding buyer behaviour and maintaining competitive advantage

by Accenture

With the pressure omni-channel consumers are putting on companies to provide the most relevant and compelling deals 24/7, how can companies transform to deliver on this consumer need and maintain a competitive advantage?

November 06, 2014 2:58:00 PM Read Full Post

A recovering but lagging Europe must embrace digital disruption

Digital technology can kick start productivity

by Mauro Macchi

On the surface at least, the European economy is recovering but it remains behind on competitiveness. The hangover from the financial crash remains with unemployment levels raging, and debt still at high levels in some countries. But despite the attention paid to the President of the European Central Bank’s latest monetary intervention, or the lively debate over the next President of the Commission, business leaders in many parts of the EU are more optimistic about the outlook.

September 11, 2014 12:18:00 AM Read Full Post

Key focus areas for a digitally-enabled life sciences industry

Use tech to focus on patients€™ needs and health system outcomes

by Accenture

The life sciences industry is poised on the brink of a digital revolution. In the next three years, rapidly improving digital technologies are set to disrupt the industry, as life sciences companies globally rethink how they research, produce,...

August 08, 2014 4:20:14 AM Read Full Post

The impact of technology on the future of retail

As personal technologies continue to become engrained in everyday lives, retailers can take advantage of the power of these devices by investing in mobile and end applications

by Accenture

A number of technology trends over the past five years have dramatically altered the retail landscape. Today, every customer is a digital customer, with rapidly rising expectations about the quality and ubiquity of a seamless shopping experience...

July 25, 2014 12:37:31 PM Read Full Post

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