22 Facts About Accenture


Accenture plc is an Irish-American professional services company based in Dublin, specializing in information technology services and consulting.

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The name "Accenture" was submitted by Kim Petersen, a Danish employee from the company's Oslo, Norway office, as a result of an internal competition.

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The other three, unlike Accenture, were incorporated in the United States before they re-incorporated in a tax haven, thereby lowering their US taxes.

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Accenture engaged in an IT overhaul project for the British National Health Service in 2003, making headlines when it withdrew from the contract in 2006 over disputes related to delays and cost overruns.

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Accenture announced on 26 May 2009 that its board of directors unanimously approved changing the company's place of incorporation from Bermuda to Ireland and would become Accenture plc.

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In January 2014, Accenture was chosen to replace CGI Group as the lead contractor for HealthCare.

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Accenture issued a statement saying the company offers opportunities for moderators to advance, increase their wages, and provide input "to help shape their experience".

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On 7 January 2020, news sources reported that Accenture had agreed to acquire Symantec's 300-person cybersecurity services division from Broadcom.

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In February 2020, Accenture announced that it plans to shut down its media auditing by the end of August.

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Accenture announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Ollagnier as CEO for Europe.

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In May 2020, Accenture announced that it had acquired Callisto Integration, a Canada-based provider of consulting and technology services and Byte Prophecy, an Ahmedabad-based data analytics company.

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In September 2020, Accenture committed $3 billion and created a division called Accenture Cloud First.

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On 1 February 2021, Accenture acquired Imaginea Technologies, a cloud-native and agile development company.

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On 16 February 2021, Accenture acquired Infinity Works, another acquisition that bolsters Cloud First.

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On 22 April 2021, Accenture acquired Cygni, a cloud-native, full-stack development company.

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In September 2021, Accenture acquired Blue Horseshoe Solutions, Inc, a US-based supply chain management and strategy consulting firm and systems integrator specializing in fulfillment and distribution solutions.

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In May 2022, Accenture announced the acquisition of Munich based sustainability consultancy Akzente.

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In June of 2022, Accenture acquired operational and digital engineering technology capabilities from Transcom ITS, a Japanese logistics technology services provider and Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH, a technology service provider focused on the banking sector in Austria.

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In July 2022, Accenture acquired Solvera Solutions, a cloud consulting company, for an undisclosed sum.

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From at least 2005 until December 2009, Accenture used Tiger Woods as a celebrity spokesperson and advertised using the service mark "Go on, be a Tiger" and the ancillary statement "We know what it takes to be a Tiger" in association with his image.

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In 2015, the brand consultancy Interbrand noted Accenture's focus on branding and marketing of its Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations divisions.

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Accenture has implemented policies to reduce gendered discrimination such as gender neutral bathrooms and gender neutral dress-codes.

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