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Key focus areas for a digitally-enabled life sciences industry

Use tech to focus on patients’ needs and health system outcomes

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, distribute, and...

Tags: accenture, analytics, big data, cloud, collaboration, life sciences, patient care, public sector

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

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 across their digital...

Tags: accenture, applications, consumer tech, consumerisation, mobile apps

Product development needs to go digital

Manufacturing industries are riding a new digital technology and business wave

With UK companies spending £27bn on research and development annually, the ability to maximize the impact of R&D spend has never been so important. This has put the spotlight on the processes used to design and manufacture products, for example...

Tags: accenture, applications, it management, manufacturing, plm, product lifecycle management, r&d

Winning the 24/7 Digital Customer

Retailers no longer define the customer experience; the digital customers are doing it for themselves

Today’s retail customers are a formidable force. In what is now an always on world, customer expectations are continually shifting, they browse online and often buy with their smartphones, yet they also like stores - provided their interactions are not...

Tags: accenture, analytics, big data, customer experience, retail, supply chain, user experience, usx

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The key to winning the battle for digital consumers

In today’s digital world, consumers are faced with a head-spinning plethora of choices when shopping. Companies in all industries - retail, healthcare, and financial services for example - are chasing the same customers on various channels - online, in-store, via...

Tags: accenture, analytics, applications, big data, consumers, personalisation, retail

Connectivity has brought us the Digital Industry 4.0 revolution

Creating an automation layer is fundamental for the creation of new service models

By 2020, connected and intelligent products are predicted to be the biggest “user group” of the internet, estimated at 24 billion devices. But this is not just a revolution in consumer technology. In the industrial world, connecting smart devices has...

Tags: accenture, applications, life cycle management, michelin

Personalised recommendations powered by analytics key to winning digital consumers

Context is king in targeted marketing

In today’s digital world, consumers are faced with a head-spinning plethora of choices when shopping. Companies in all industries - retail, healthcare, and financial services for example - are chasing the same customers on various channels - online, in-store, via...

Tags: accenture, applications, business intelligence, it management, marketing, mutichannel retailing

Digital operations for the digital business

Gaining the technology advantage

Digital technology is dramatically transforming every industry, changing the way companies service customers, make products, manage operations, and engage and support their workforces. But while the rest of the business-and the rest of the world-is proceeding with the digital revolution,...

Tags: accenture, analytics, applications, bpo, data, digital, digital by default, hfs, outsourcing, security

Accelerating the next wave of cloud adoption

Key areas to consider

As businesses focus more on digital, the need to accelerate IT delivery is becoming more important. Recent research from Accenture reveals that companies that invest in digital technologies and improving customer experiences are able to identify new growth opportunities and...

Tags: accenture, applications, cloud computing, enterpise architecture, finance, governance, procurement, programme delivery, security

How to build the data centre of the future

Technology evolution has never been quicker, but you can prepare for change

Infrastructure in the data centre is growing rapidly. Applications are generating a mountain of data that hungrily consumes all available storage. Business leaders are clamoring for new, flexible services to meet fast-changing needs and compete in the market. At the...

Tags: accenture, data centre, iaas, infrastructure, paas, platform as a service, virtualisation