Accenture

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  • Podcasts // May 2012

    Transforming Enterprise Networks

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's network transformation program, which now supports high-definition videoconferencing, unified communication platforms and other technologies while accruing annual savings of up to US$25 million.

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    How Big Data Can Fuel Bigger Growth Podcast

    In the right hands and handled strategically, the massive amounts of information companies collect today can become a valuable new asset. Players seeking additional organic revenue streams should consider tapping their data trove to power a new information services growth engine.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    The Cloud Environment Places a Premium on IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss the critical importance of managing the cloud environment and its associated risks with strategic initiatives and structured IT governance. Cloud services are easily accessible, and service agreements can often be made without internal IT oversight; this accessibility threatens to decentralize distributed decision making around...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    SAP as a Cornerstone for High Performance IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's single instance SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and how it is a cornerstone for high performance IT within Accenture. Accenture's SAP ERP system allows the company to have "One source of the truth," providing the business with accurate and timely information.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Consumerization of IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about Consumerization of IT. They provide insight on the consumerization of IT, sharing thoughts on the idea of people bringing their own laptops into the workplace and the new challenges this brings.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Trends in Virtualization

    In this podcast, the speaker explain about latest trends driving virtualization in the enterprise market. The speakers also look at key technology players in the market and discusses what Accenture's clients are doing in the virtualization space.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Information Management for High Performance Governments

    In this podcast, the speaker discusses about Information management for high performance governments. The speaker also discusses how a comprehensive approach to information management helps government organizations meet challenges in performance management, knowledge sharing and citizen service.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Business Intelligence 2.0

    Business intelligence systems are making the jump from reporting on past results to providing real-time analysis to decision makers. In this podcast, the speaker defines business intelligence 2.0 and explains how it can help organizations pursuing high performance.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Is your Organization Cloud Ready?

    Technology leaders are challenged with the task of finding ways to expand their infrastructure to stay competitive while dealing with tight budget constraints. In this podcast, the speakers explain about cloud computing and knowing if one organization is cloud ready.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Transforming Your Applications Portfolio Through IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers examine how a mismanaged applications portfolio can be rationalized through an IT governance model that is aligned with the overall enterprise governance model, driving the business toward high performance.

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Cutting MapReduce Cost With Spot Market

    Spot market provides the ideal mechanism to leverage idle CPU resources and smooth out the computation demands. Unfortunately, few applications can take advantage of spot market because they cannot handle sudden terminations. The authors describe Spot Cloud MapReduce, the first MapReduce implementation that can fully take advantage of a spot...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Forecasting Cloud Computing: Opportunities For Banking

    Cloud computing can cut costs; increase efficiency and help banks achieve competitive differentiation. In this podcast, Accenture's author outlines opportunities for banks that use cloud computing, including the ability to: Outsource parts of the business process. Provide an improved customer experience. Bypass legacy systems. Manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    New Revenue Streams In Investment Banking

    In this podcast, the author says, global head of capital markets research at Accenture outlines where new revenues streams are developing as the world emerges from crisis mode. Watch this video podcast to learn how emerging markets, private banking services and new products will generate opportunities for investment banks.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Making Money In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the author says, head of Capital Markets Research at Accenture, discusses opportunities for capital market firms to find growth in emerging markets. Sproule discusses: Whether the excitement around markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China is justified. How consumer needs are evolving in emerging market areas. What...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Getting Direct About Direct: Harnessing Web 2.0 Creates A Greater Path To Profitability For Insurers

    The Web has evolved from a marginal influence to taking center stage in customer interaction. Yet insurers have lagged behind other industries in harnessing the Web to improve customer acquisition and retention. This podcast about direct insurance channels and harnessing the power of Web 2.0 for customer management was written...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Carlsberg: Business Standardization Program

    The author, talks about gaining IT capabilities to run as a global organization and why they chose Accenture to team with for this long-term program. The author, Carlsberg's Vice President, business standardization program, explains how Accenture helped them create a common process model for their company.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Rationalizing Application Development And Maintenance (ADM) Suppliers For Financial Benefit Podcast

    In this podcast, the speaker summarizes recent research undertaken on behalf of Accenture to explain how leading companies are reducing the number of suppliers in their ADM portfolios. This podcast helps us to know how the companies are creating a less complex sourcing environment - one that allows them to...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Industrialize Your Applications Delivery To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    Many companies have moved elements of their applications delivery offshore to reduce costs through labor arbitrage. However, in some cases this move has actually hampered their long-term growth prospects by inhibiting innovation and failing to evolve critical business processes.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Optimizing Your Applications Portfolio To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, they look at how companies can both cut costs and improve business results by optimizing their application portfolios. Accenture's experience with a wide range of clients around the world shows that many companies waste time fixing complex legacy systems.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Mapping The Route To Business Transformation And High Performance Through IT Outsourcing Podcast

    This podcast looks at how companies can use outsourcing to affect business transformation to create measurable business value with an outsourcing approach. This includes: Industrialized delivery capabilities, Optimized applications and infrastructure, Strong governance and service management, Effective leadership and culture change, a metrics program focused on measuring business results from...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Advancing The Finance And Accounting Outsourcing Value Proposition Podcast

    In this podcast the author outlines recommendations to move toward a model of finance and accounting outsourcing that enables high performance: Think of finance and accounting outsourcing as a journey toward a vision and create a road map to achieve that vision. Recognize that scope evolves over time. Experienced buyers...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Leveraging Category Management To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, hear more about the three key levers for successful category management. First, understand the business requirements, and then optimize supplier relationships. The third lever is the decision whether to optimize supplier relationships in house, or turn to external expertise.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Seizing The Opportunity: Achieving High Performance In Today's Economy Through Procurement Outsourcing Podcast

    The podcast explores how the group is using technology to do more with less - and finds a clear correlation between high performance in procurement and procurement outsourcing. In fact, procurement masters achieve savings 30 percent higher than low performers, despite having procurement organizations that cost half as much to...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Outsourcing And Procurement Mastery Podcast

    High-performance businesses approach six functional areas more strategically, more collaboratively and more aggressively in their use of technology and demonstrate a greater willingness to outsource. The areas are: Procurement strategy, Sourcing and category management, Requisition-to-pay, Supplier relationship management, Workforce and organization, and Technology.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Achieving Business Value Faster With Software As A Service

    Management>Strategy>Information Technology Strategy

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Technology Refresh: Challenges And Solutions

    Industries>Financial Services>Investment and Capital Markets

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Predictive Analytics Helps Supply Chains Compete And Win

    In this podcast, the author, senior director for supply chain analytics at Accenture, discusses the role of predictive analytics in helping organizations succeed in today's business environment. Companies must be smart, quick and cost effective when bringing their products to market. This requires a dynamic supply chain capability that allows...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Security - Trends and Research Directions

    Cloud Computing is increasingly becoming popular as many enterprise applications and data are moving into cloud platforms. However, a major barrier for cloud adoption is real and perceived lack of security. In this paper, the authors take a holistic view of cloud computing security - spanning across the possible issues...

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  • Podcasts // Nov 2010

    Beating The Odds To Achieve M&A Success

    As part of the Accenture Management Consulting podcast series, the author lead for mergers and acquisitions within Accenture's Strategy group argues that the most challenging phase of a merger or acquisition is the merger integration phase. According to the author, it show that three-quarters of mergers/acquisitions actually destroy value, so...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Cloud Computing and Sustainability: The Environmental Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

    Cloud Computing - large-scale, shared IT infrastructure available over the internet - is transforming the way corporate IT services are delivered and managed. To assess the environmental impact of cloud computing, Microsoft engaged with Accenture - a leading technology, consulting and outsourcing company - and WSP Environment & Energy -...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Can Business Do Well By Doing Good?

    Today, there probably isn't a company anywhere in the world that does not at least acknowledge the importance of sustainability - of doing business in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Indeed, for many companies, sustainability is now as much of a strategic priority as such traditional business concerns as...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Dynamic Business Planning For A Changing Market Podcast

    In this podcast, the authors examine the criteria for successful, dynamic planning and the results of an Accenture survey of companies regarding their planning function.

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about the IT Governance. The Governance is clarity around accountability for decision making and accountability for service delivery for technology. There are many objectives for the governance structure, but clarity around who is responsible and accountable is what it is really crucial.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Shared Services Talent Management: Lessons From The Masters

    Talent management, the management of individuals and workforces toward achieving improved performance, is among the most critical components to the Masters' success. In fact, the research respondents ranked attracting and retaining the best employees as the top factors in contributing to their shared services organization's (SSO's) success. Talent management, then,...

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Technology Vision For Banking, With Andrew Grigg

    Human Resources>Benefits>Technology

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Closing Risk Management Gaps

    Operations>Operational Planning>Risk Analysis and Management

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Risk Management In The New Financial Landscape

    With the financial sector emerging from recession, governing bodies are formulating long-term plans to minimize future disruptions. While the specific requirements of such plans vary by country or region, the common threads include a focus on stronger governance, risk management, and capital management, and a closer alignment of international standards....

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Driving Growth: Harnessing The Power Of The Online Channel

    Marketing>Channel Management>Direct and Indirect Sales Channels

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    "M" Is The New "E"

    Marketing>Channel Management>Direct and Indirect Sales Channels

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Capture More Business Value Faster From Your SAP Investments

    Finance>Investment>Investment Strategy

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Tapping The Potential Of Online Games And Gaming

    Online games and interactive gaming offer a huge potential for providing the kind of content for which consumers are willing to pay. The online "Games" sector includes all forms of video and console games played for fun and competition, involving a full range of devices such as PCs, consoles, interactive...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2004

    Terra Lycos Lets The Games Begin

    Rather than having a site that appealed to hard-core game players only, Terra Lycos and Accenture wanted a site that would appeal to both diehard and casual players. And rather than having a site where visitors would come, play games and then leave, Terra Lycos and Accenture envisioned a gaming...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Lure Of Alliances: Digital Content Solutions

    Nowadays, many media and entertainment companies are trying to determine how to monetize what they have been giving away for free on the Internet. Among other things, alliance partners can carefully and quickly help determine the Media and Entertainment (M&E) company's role in the marketplace and its consumers' preferences and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Tomorrow's Supply Chain: Dynamic Trading Networks

    Rapid-fire innovations in electronic communications are coming together to create the next big thing in supply chain management. Dynamic trading networks offer the prospect of superior customer service, far lower handling and delivery costs, and business operations that are significantly more streamlined. Think of dynamic trading networks as information-enabled supply...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Getting Into Interactive Games

    From computer games and internet online gaming to games played on wireless devices or advanced consoles like Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox, these forms of interactive gaming entertainment are producing soaring revenues. But revenue is only one of many benefits and the current legion of games developers, distributors and device makers are...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    A Finance Organization Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

    The outsourcing and co-sourcing arrangements being pursued by the companies support the general findings of the Accenture study of finance outsourcing. Companies can enjoy increased rigor in their relevant finance processes, and leverage the experience of an outsourcing partner to stay ahead of the curve in the complex areas of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Cost Optimization For Transmission And Backhaul Technologies

    As competition in the wireless marketplace intensifies, and as saturation occurs among the customer base leading to slower Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) growth, wireless operators on the path to high performance are looking to cost optimization strategies- and especially looking for ways to decrease their existing transmission network costs....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Solution To A More Flexible And Adaptable Sales Organization

    How quickly can the people in your sales force adapt to new strategies set by your executive team or by the head of sales? Unfortunately, when it comes to encouraging the selling behaviors that can help achieve high performance, many companies are constrained by their incentive compensation capabilities, processes and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2003

    Optimizing Field Force Effectiveness

    What would you say if someone told you that there was a way for you - even in these turbulent economic times - to reduce your operating costs by 10 percent and, at the same time, increase your revenues and dramatically improve your customer service? In fact, companies throughout the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2001

    Metrics and Incentives in Outsourcing: Driving Peak Performance

    Metrics and incentives are an important component of outsourcing relationships, but as executives use outsourcing more strategically, these become more critical than ever. This research study, Accenture found that each type of outsourcing relationship calls for different metrics and incentives to some extent. More importantly, executives also use the same...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2005

    Reseau OncoNormand: Electronic Health Records

    Reseau OncoNormand, a French nonprofit organization specializing in the care of cancer patients as part of France's national cancer plan, required a leading-edge information technology system to enable the transition from paper-based health records to a Web-based, electronic health records system. The goal was to improve the coordination of patient...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Applying Lean Six Sigma Principles In Retail Stores

    Lean Six Sigma deployments designed specifically for the retail industry hold the potential to drive high performance for companies. Only recently have retail companies begun to turn a serious eye toward applying the successful principles behind Lean Six Sigma (LSS) - for so long viewed as a part of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    On The Edge: This Time, It's Personal... And Mobile

    Mobile devices, on the other hand, are an entirely different matter. In most companies, employees buy their BlackBerries, iPhones and whatever else with their own money and usually shell out the hefty monthly fees as well. iPhones, some like Nokia N95-s. Some are on AT&T's network, some on T-Mobile's and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Managing Risk In Extraordinary Times: Strategy For High Performance

    Companies are recognizing that a risk management program integrated across the enterprise - and embedded in the culture so that all understand it - is not just a protective tool but even a competitive edge in an uncertain world. A modern risk-management program does what risk management has always done...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    You're Offshoring. Now what?

    A company's business applications are the energy that powers the entire enterprise. Connecting all of its people, locations, customers and partners, housing its critical data and information, and enabling its essential business transactions and analyses, applications are the driving force behind the business. As one of the biggest line items...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Telstra: Learning Business Process Outsourcing

    Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, offering a full range of telecommunications services including access services for most businesses and homes in Australia, mobile telecommunications services, broadband access and content, data and Internet services, and pay television. In November 2005, Telstra announced a five-year, end-to-end transformation strategy...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Accenture Helps BT On Its Journey To High Performance Through The Development Of An Award-Winning Social Learning Solution

    BT and Accenture worked together to create an environment for continuous, networked learning, enabling BT to achieve its workforce transformation goals in support of its 21st century network rollout. Based on Microsoft SharePoint, the solution uses existing technologies and investments and resulted in a strong cost saving to BT that...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Telstra: Learning Business Process Outsourcing - Interactive Credential

    Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, offering a full range of telecommunications services including access services for most businesses and homes in Australia, mobile telecommunications services, broadband access and content, data and Internet services, and pay television. Under a five-year outsourcing agreement, Accenture is delivering a broad...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    Fonterra: New Global Customer Support Organization

    New Zealand's Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. occupies a unique position in the worldwide dairy market. As part of an enterprise-wide effort to centralize many of its business operations, Fonterra decided to create a global customer service center in Auckland that would provide a single face and more consistent level of...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2008

    Accenture Helps UB Group Spirits And Shaw Wallace Integrate For Success

    Accenture helped two rival spirit producers merge into what has become one of the dominant forces in India and the world, United Spirits. With Accenture's help, the new giant has created a new, powerful corporate culture, realizing synergies and streamlining operations to achieve high performance. The merger allowed the two...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2009

    Helping Procter & Gamble Strengthen A Culture Of High Performance Through Its Learning Program

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) understands, better than most, that the path to long-term success is forged through the efforts, talents and skills of its global workforce. To that end, the company is committed to offering training and development opportunities to its employees throughout their careers. By maintaining and supporting P&G's...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2008

    Procter & Gamble: Trade Promotion Management

    Against ever growing competition in the consumer goods industry, P&G saw an opportunity to streamline its trade promotion management capabilities. The primary challenge was the lack of a standardized, global solution to manage, track and analyze trade promotion spending across its far-flung enterprise. For help in creating the standardized trade...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Heineken Espana S.A.: Customer Relationship Management Contributes To High Performance

    Heineken Spain is a leading company in the Spanish market and is continuously challenged by strong competitors and changing market conditions in the hotel, restaurant and catering market. The company has always regarded service as a clear differentiator for customers and operated an extensive sales, distribution and technical network focused...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2009

    Wireless Company: Business Process Optimization And Outsourcing

    The client is a wireless player in the consumer technology industry. Professionals from Accenture's Electronics & High-Tech, Management Consulting, Systems Integration and Outsourcing groups teamed with the client to help shape and lead the transformation effort. Throughout the project Accenture brought Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Talent & Organization Performance, Oracle...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Transforming Sales Skills And Behavior For Growth

    With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and information technology infrastructure, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is among the world's largest IT companies. With Accenture's help, HP Norway developed deal-shaping capabilities that allow the company to compete more effectively for larger deals and build long-term, value-oriented business relationships with...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    BAWAG P.S.K.: IT Transformation

    BAWAG P.S.K. is an Austrian bank that operates across Europe and was formed from the merger of BAWAG and P.S.K. Following the merger, Accenture was engaged to handle the combination of the two entities and orchestrated what was one of Europe's largest IT transformations in the banking industry. The Accenture...

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  • Case Studies // May 2009

    Cometa: Insurance BPO Services

    Formed in January 1999 after the reform of the country's pension laws, Cometa is now by far the largest pension fund in Italy and one of the most important in Europe. While a small number of Cometa employees manage the fund's relationship with its key stakeholders, the operations of this...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2007

    Samsung Medical Center: Infrastructure Consulting

    Samsung Medical Center (SMC), a subsidiary of Samsung Life and Insurance, is a leading provider of patient-centric healthcare in Korea and one of the country's best-known medical institutions. SMC wants to build on its reputation in Korea to become the leading hospital in Asia by 2010. The hospital's "Vision 2010"...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Innovative Accenture Transaction Compliance & Analytics Tool Sparks High Performance

    Accenture took over management of this company's global procure-to-pay operations providing accounts payable, employee travel and expense processing, vendor-related master data maintenance and some procurement card administration from Accenture's delivery centers in Chennai and Mumbai, India. This world-leading, global company supplies services to oil and gas companies in over 70...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Thomas Cook UK And Ireland: Enabling High Performance With A Long-Term Strategic Partnership

    In its efforts to become a high-performance business, Thomas Cook UK and Ireland partnered with Accenture in a collaborative outsourcing relationship to share the risks and rewards of a redefined back-office operation. The main component of this agreement was a cost-effective shared services center co-located with Thomas Cook UK and...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Web Publishing Platform: Realizing High Performance By Empowering Accenture Website Users

    When the internal web publishing platform debuted, it represented a state-of-the-art, enterprise solution for hosting online content with self-publishing capabilities. Accenture needed a more efficient way to streamline this information sharing. The challenge confronting Accenture's internal IT organization was to develop a publishing platform with appropriate governance and oversight that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Performance Engineering Services: Overview

    Companies expect more from their systems and applications. Increasingly, companies want systems to interoperate and application users are demanding more complex business solutions to meet their performance needs. As more stress is put on the applications, the performance suffers and fails to meet customer/end user expectations. Companies are left to...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Operational Excellence: Choosing The Path That Works For You

    Disrupted by the forces of globalization and now slammed by the economic downturn, many companies are struggling with how best to become more operationally efficient. And a struggle it is: Some opt for incremental efficiency programs that don't go far enough; others start multi-year transformational initiatives, only to see them...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Improving Return On Assets To Achieve High Performance

    Today, manufacturers work constantly to increase asset utilization and reduce loss in the ongoing effort to achieve high performance. Pressure from shareholders is greater than ever and the funds available to invest in improvements are limited. To remain competitive, companies must get more from their assets while keeping costs down....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Safeguarding Investment To Enable High Performance In The Nuclear Industry

    The new age of nuclear energy is fraught with challenges of cost and complexity. These require fresh approaches to the successful build of new nuclear power plants. In particular, efficient program management underpinned and supported by information technology will be crucial for high performance, helping to create greater certainty, mitigate...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    From Global Connection To Global Orchestration: Future Business Models For High Performance

    As the world emerges from a period of economic torpor, attention is refocusing on two long-term trends whose continued rise has been obscured by the recent turmoil: the changing shape of globalization and the maturing of information technology (IT). The rise of a multi-polar world economy-in which economic power and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    At The Top Of The Secure Food Chain

    Over the past decade, the safety of the Food and Beverage Industry's supply chain has fallen under increasing scrutiny due to the high number of food-borne deaths, illnesses and recalls. Each year 76 million cases of food-borne illnesses litter the country and yet only 1 percent of the imported fruits,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Customer Acquisition And Retention: Driving Organic Growth In An Uncertain Economy

    As market demand, such issues as how to acquire new customers and expand business with existing customers are drawing more focus from senior leadership. This paper shows that the ability to create and maintain loyal customer relationships depends on the ability to deliver a relevant customer experience: tailored to specific...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Era Of Outcomes: Emerging Pharmaceutical Business Models For High Performance

    Southwest Airlines transformed the economics of the airline industry and introduced a sustainable, profitable business model. Many full-service airlines tried to follow suit by creating low-price divisions with the belief that they can leverage their existing infrastructure to gain scale efficiencies that will enable them to compete with or duplicate...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Supply Chain Planning Mastery: Achieving High Performance In Planning Through Greater Visibility And Collaboration

    Companies with best supply chains have superior planning organizations that enable the enterprise to shape demand rather than respond to it, dynamically react to demand and supply situations and collaborate effectively with business partners. The author surveyed supply chain executives at more than 200 companies on the key capabilities they...

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