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Accenture opens Liquid Studio to speed up software development

Multinational services firm Accenture has opened its first Liquid Studio in London’s business district, to enable customers and collaborators to speed up software development. Accenture claims that the Liquid Studio can vastly reduce the time spent developing a prototype and can lead to more innovative solutions. In some cases, the firm said the development cycle […]

U.S. health policy can’t stop wearables data-bleeding

Proliferating health and fitness devices is eroding the privacy of U.S. citizens, and current government policy is falling woefully short of addressing the privacy gap. These privacy gaps were revealed in a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Morning Consult. The report found that the 1996 Health Insurance […]

Digital trust could be the key to ensure personal health data

The transition into the era of electronic health records and health wearables has resulted in a plethora of electronic patient information including dates of birth, home addresses, social security records, insurance details and medical data. This data is highly desirable on the black market. But there are ways to prevent the risk for fraud. I recently […]

Will IoT accelerate movement from products to services?

At the LiveWorx conference in Boston this week, Accenture Senior Managing Director Eric Shaeffer gave some new insight about the growth of the Internet of Things and how it should change the way solution providers and vendors think in regards to business. “Vendors are moving away from a product push approach and focusing now on […]

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Accenture sees nearly half of cars autonomous in 25 years

Global consulting firm Accenture has released a report looking at the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles in Australia and what connected industries may be affected by the advent of self-driving. Accenture predicts that by the year 2040, four out of every 10 cars will be autonomous. And it won’t just be consumer cars that use […]

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Smart city transformation scheduled for Ipswich

The Ipswich City Council, located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, recently announced plans to move forward with a “smart city” agenda. Global consulting firm Accenture has been selected to manage this transformation and help implement plans. Blueprints will be developed to improve community engagement, examine city operations and grow digital technology. See Also: Smart cities […]

Australian PM wants cities to smarten up

There are many advantages to becoming a smart city. But chief among them could be the potential they have for boosting regional economies as the result of the cities being made a more appealing place for businesses and tech-savvy professionals alike. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently announced a Smart Cities policy that would create […]

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Smart cities market to double to $1.4 trillion by 2020

According to a recently published report by Grand View Research, the global smart cities market will hit $1.4 trillion in 2020, nearly triple the global market size of $568 billion back in 2013. The main factors leading to this increase are the rapidly expanding population, speedy urbanization and industrialization.  Smart cities are designed and built to cater to a […]