SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
to accelerate the value that companies can gain through the Industrial
Internet, and to break down technology barriers that hamper its growth.
Accenture has substantial experience through its work on projects
related to the Industrial Internet, and its primary focus in joining the
IIC will be to help solve important interoperability challenges.
"To realize the enormous competitive advantage Industrial Internet can
provide, technologies from multiple vendors need to interoperate
seamlessly," said Paul Daugherty, chief technology officer, Accenture.
"For intelligent cities to be effective, for example, many disparate
systems need to interoperate, such as those that manage traffic,
utilities, and public safety."
Joining the IIC reflects Accenture's commitment and focus on helping
clients undertake their digital transformation journey. Having worked
with asset-intensive clients, such as those in the industrial equipment,
aviation, energy, utilities, mining, and healthcare, Accenture has made
Industrial Internet a central theme in many of its business services
including its Accenture
Plant and Commercial Services, Accenture
Smart Grid Services, Accenture
Product Lifecycle Services, and Accenture
Connected Health Services. By bringing the intersection of people,
data and intelligent machines to the next level, Industrial Internet
will have far-reaching impacts on the productivity, efficiency and
operations of industries around the world.
"We're pleased to see Accenture join the Industrial Internet Consortium
as this will increase our ability to accelerate the development and
availability of intelligent industrial automation for the public good,"
said Dr. Richard Mark Soley, executive director, Industrial Internet
Accenture's participation in the IIC follows other significant actions
undertaken by Accenture, including the formation
of Accenture Digital, joint ventures such as Taleris
Group, and recent acquisitions such as i4C
Analytics and evopro
"Industrial Internet gives rise to a new layer of connected intelligence
that augments the actions of individuals, automates processes, and
incorporates digitally empowered machines into our lives, increasing our
insight into and control over the tangible world," added Daugherty.
The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in 2014 to further
development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines,
intelligent analytics and people at work. Through an independently-run
consortium of technology innovators, industrial companies, academia and
government, the goal of the IIC is to accelerate the development and
availability of intelligent industrial automation for the public good.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients
in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience,
comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions,
and extensive research on the world's most successful companies,
Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance
businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of
US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page