More than three-quarters of U.S. citizens (79 percent) are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and almost two-thirds (63 percent) say they would feel more confident if the government agencies and service providers with which they interact had stronger data-privacy and security policies, according to results of an Accenture survey of nearly 3,500 U.S. citizens.
Institutions are set to welcome a group of students who live their lives in a digital world. They may, for example, have never set foot in a bank branch, and they cannot conceive of life without a smartphone and the instant access to information that it provides. Their expectations of always-on, instantly available services are set by the likes of Amazon, Uber, and Netflix. In short, when these digital natives start arriving on campus, they'll bring with them some very different ideas about how life should be organized and how they expect to navigate every element of their experience--from lecture halls to living accommodations. As institutions begin to realize that digital experience extends well beyond offering online classes, we're starting to see the same focus today on providing enhanced digital environments as there was on developing better physical spaces a decade ago.
Accenture to Deliver 2017 RBS 6 Nations Insights to Fans via Machine Learning Official Technology Partner continues to innovate around fan experience, including new VR-based mixed reality experience demonstration LONDON; Jan. 23, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the Official Technology Partner of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship for the sixth year, is bringing machine learning to international rugby. Its latest analytics dashboard will deliver improved player, match and Championship insight, which 20,000 people accessed via Twitter last year. Accenture has also developed an innovative mixed reality application for the Championship, using Virtual Reality (VR), with a twist. The one-person immersive VR experience is sharable, and broadcast as live action for others to watch. Insights from the dashboard will be fed to the Accenture Analysis Team, made up of former players and coaches.
Global IT services major Accenture said it has started seeing industrialisation of digital technology services such as cloud, analytics, cyber security. The company, which claims to have 60 per cent of the new deal bookings in digital cloud and cyber security, has started seeing a shift from the proof of concept (PoC) stage for digital technology-based services. Accenture said its new order book in the first quarter of 2018 (ended on November 30) stood at $10 billion. "Indeed, we see a shift of the budget to the digital technology at large...We are moving from what i would qualify in last couple of years proliferation of the PoC and now we are moving to the industrialisation of the deployment of the digital capabilities and of course it is creating strong demands," Pierre Nanterme, Chairman and chief executive officer, Accenture, told analysts in a call. IT services players across the global such as Accenture, IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro witness an increasing demand for service delivery using technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning.
Technology has become deeply embedded in our lives--and the lines between business and personal are blurred more than ever. Healthcare organisations are unleashing intelligent technologies to deliver personalised, efficient and informed care. However, with such innovation comes responsibility. For people to get the full benefits of digitally enabled healthcare services, providers and health plans must prioritise trust and responsibility. To find out how, watch the webcast replay with Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health economist and industry advisor and blogger at Health Populi; Kaveh Safavi, senior global managing director with Accenture Health; Brian Kalis, managing director of digital health and innovation with Accenture Health; and Lisa Suennen, managing director for GE Ventures Team.