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Are CFOs calling the shots?
Accelerated transformation has exponentially evolved the role of chief financial officer.
'Masters of Change' will define future as digital gap widens in wake of COVID
A wave of companies are racing to reinvent themselves and use technology innovations to shape the new realities they face.
VMware and Accenture launch new business group as part of expanded partnership
The Accenture VMware Business Group’s primary mission will be to encourage and accelerate migration to the cloud, build modern apps and use the cloud as a foundation for new business models.
'Future-ready' companies could unlock $5.4 tn in growth with effective digital strategy
According to new research from Accenture, 'future-ready' companies have achieved nearly twice the efficiency and three times the profitability of peers.
First Sentier Investors takes finance to the cloud
First Sentier Investors has completed a critical step in its transition to become a stand-alone entity, with the successful deployment of the Workday Financial Management cloud-based application platform.
Businesses struggling to maximise cloud value, report shows
Many organisations are still struggling to realise the full value of their cloud investments, even after years of effort, according to a new report from Accenture
Securing the cloud: How to mitigate a deluge of disruption
Although many companies are realising benefits as a result of their cloud adoption, including emerging technologies like AI and automation, only 40% are achieving the ‘full value expected of their cloud investments’.
Accenture and Salesforce expand partnership to help embed business sustainability
“As industries reimagine and rebuild from the pandemic, they have the opportunity to embed sustainability by design to drive their customer agenda."
Inaugural Microsoft APAC Partner Awards winners announced
Three new regional awards introduced this year for APAC: Independent Software Vendor, Global Systems Integrator, and Services Partner of the Year.
Cloud adoption: The barriers and benefits in 2020
A new report from Accenture reveals that even after years of investment into cloud initiatives, many organisations are not seeing the results they expected, and full value realisation remains a stubborn challenge.
Accenture acquires Olikka, looks to become leading AWS and Azure cloud provider
The acquisition extends Accenture’s AWS and Microsoft Azure capabilities, as well as its broader cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand.
Organisations struggling to realise full business value from cloud investments
“Our study shows a surprisingly small two-year improvement in returns on corporate cloud initiatives, suggesting that a more thoughtful and holistic approach is needed to fully unlock the value of cloud.”
NZ retailers urged to embrace new e-commerce experiences ahead of holiday season
Retailers should expect to see new shopping behaviours from customers
AR, VR and 3D tech boost consumer confidence in online purchases - report
The report found that 47% of global consumers acknowledged that immersive technologies made them feel more connected with products while shopping online.
Four security threats affecting FSIs in 2020
This time last year nobody predicted that the world would be battling a pandemic and fighting off hordes of cybercriminals using the pandemic as a topical way of peddling their wares.
NZX, Metservice attacks show Kiwi companies must rethink cyber security
The attacks are a wake-up call for New Zealand businesses to step up their threat protection and contingency planning systems.
Accenture acquires SAP specialist provider Zag
The acquisition of the Kiwi company was spurred by growing demand for SAP and cloud migration services across A/NZ.
Accenture invests US$3 billion into cloud migration initiative
Accenture Cloud First is a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that brings together Accenture’s industry, technology capabilities and ecosystem partnerships.
Artificial intelligence key to NZ's economic future - report
"During this time, the value of human-machine collaboration has never been clearer."
Plugging the gaps: Australian organisations are leaving their defence barriers wide open
Cybercriminals are are walking through the gaping holes in Australia’s organisational defences – gaps that leadership teams don’t even realise are there.
The 4 barriers to overcome to successfully migrate to cloud
According to the latest research from Accenture, which surveyed leaders in the realm of cloud adoption in the APAC region, there are four concepts that DX laggards (voluntary or involuntary) can adopt as an antidote to common adoption barriers.
Are robust digital experiences the future of healthcare in New Zealand?
“People’s perceptions of and relationships with technology are changing, and to adapt, healthcare payers and providers need to redesign digital experiences.”
Robots in the wild – how COVID-19 has brought robots from the factory to the forefront
If organisations get it right, the potential global impact of robotics will be vast and exponential.
The four key practices of supply chain strategies, according to Accenture
The Accenture analysis found that these leading companies follow four key practices that cement them as leaders among their peers. First, they begin with the customer in mind.