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In October , the Congressional General Accounting Office GAO identified Accenture as one of four publicly traded federal contractors that were incorporated in a tax haven. Accenture engaged in an IT overhaul project for the British National Health Service NHS in , making headlines when it withdrew from the contract in over disputes related to delays and cost overruns.
Accenture announced on 26 May that its board of directors unanimously approved changing the company's place of incorporation from Bermuda to Ireland and would become Accenture plc. In , it was revealed Accenture was paying only 3. In April , Accenture acquired i4C Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform provider based in Italy that specialized in helping clients solve complex business problems through easy to use analytics applications.
Accenture Federal Services and Leidos will play the role of configuration specialist, while Cerner is the prime contractor. On 29 August , Apple Inc. In June , Accenture generated controversy over the amount the firm has been charging to recruit 7, Customs and Border Protection officers. They had hired two agents against a contract goal of 7, hires over 5 years. The report was issued as a 'management alert', indicating an issue requiring immediate attention, stating that "Accenture has already taken longer to deploy and delivered less capability than promised".
Twenty days after stepping down, he died in France at the age of 59 after being diagnosed with colon cancer. In February , contractors from Accenture's Austin, Texas , location who performed content moderation tasks for Facebook wrote an open letter to Facebook describing poor working conditions and a " Big Brother environment" that included restricted work breaks and strict non-disclosure agreements.
On 7 January , news sources reported that Accenture had agreed to acquire Symantec 's person cybersecurity services division from Broadcom. In February , Accenture announced that it plans to shut down its media auditing by the end of August. In April , Accenture announced that it had acquired Revolutionary Security, an American-based cybersecurity company specializing in IT and operational technology OT. In May , 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.
On 1 February , Accenture acquired Imaginea Technologies, a cloud-native and agile development company. This acquisition also bolsters the Cloud First division. On 22 April , Accenture acquired Cygni, a cloud-native, full-stack development company. In April , it was announced that Accenture had acquired the London -headquartered sustainability consultancy, Avieco.
In April , Accenture rebranded one of their divisions, Accenture Interactive, as Accenture Song consolidating all of their acquisitions under one brand. TECH, an independent network services company, in April for an undisclosed sum. In May , Accenture announced the acquisition of Munich based sustainability consultancy Akzente. In June , Accenture acquired operational and digital engineering technology capabilities from Transcom ITS, a Japanese logistics technology services provider and Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH ARZ , a technology service provider focused on the banking sector in Austria.
In July , Accenture acquired Solvera Solutions, a cloud consulting company, for an undisclosed sum. From at least  until December , 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.
On 13 December after details of Woods' extra-marital affairs were exposed, the company terminated Woods' six-year sponsorship deal. In , Accenture launched a new campaign of results-based advertisements featuring clients such as Marriott , Unilever and the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside its slogan "High performance.
The company uses a standardised system of branding, with extensive use of the font Graphik. From , the firm's culture was parodied by the webcomic Bigtime Consulting , operated pseudonymously by its San Francisco-based employee James Sanchez. Accenture has implemented policies to reduce gendered discrimination such as gender neutral bathrooms and gender neutral dress-codes.
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For the first year, on the EBIT side, we are expecting this to have a 45 to 50 bps impact but we are very confident that as we go ahead and integrate the organisation into our fabric and take these services to our customer base over next -3 years, we expect this to be much more accretive to the EPS side. Accenture forecasts third-quarter revenue above estimates Analysts have also suggested that the enterprise software markets that includes players such as Oracle and Salesforce are showing more positive trends in client spending.
All News Videos. Cognizant's hiring spree, Tata's telecom buy From Cognizant's hiring plan to Tata's big acquisition and Facebook's revenue growth, here's a quick look at the top tech news today. Accenture acquires cloud analytics firm Core Compete Core Compete is Accenture's eighth applied intelligence-focused acquisition in the past two years, building on its growing analytics, data and AI business around the world.
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Aug 12, · Accenture Interactive ventures further into the digital communications sector, and China, with the acquisition of the independent Shanghai-based HO Communication, a full . Jul 25, · List of Accenture 's Acquisitions, including ALBERT and Blackcomb Consultants Save Search Companies Contacts Investors Funding Rounds Acquisitions . Mar 2, · Investors appear to approve of the tactic -- Accenture shares have surged 42% in New York trading in the past 12 months, giving it a market value of $ billion. It expects to .