Why we formed the Accenture & Cisco Business Group
Technology leaders are navigating a downpour of challenges: legacy infrastructures, business transitions (mergers and restructuring), new markets, rapid globalization, new sourcing models, and even regulatory and compliance pressures.
At the same time, they are experiencing an evolution in next generation data center solutions, virtualization environments, adaptive infrastructures and changes in almost every form of communications.
CIOs must gauge every turn against cost reduction, top- and bottom-line growth, immediate payback and long-term value. Accenture & Cisco Business Group believes in moving toward a simple guiding principal: by fully integrating data center virtualization, network transformation, communications and collaboration capabilities into core business processes, organizations can reduce costs, drive revenue, deliver superior customer service—and, ultimately, deliver competitive advantage.
And that is exactly what we help clients do.
To support the change agendas of today’s forward-looking IT leaders, Accenture & Cisco Business Group provides a single point of contact that combines Accenture’s industry-specific understanding of how technology impacts people, applications and business processes with Cisco’s advanced and emerging technologies to create a single, integrated organization. This unique approach helps our clients shorten the plan to implementation cycle, which is essential in today’s competitive environment.
From our work with hundreds of global clients across an array of industries, we have discovered that high-performance organizations—businesses, government agencies and other organizations that consistently perform better than their peers—use IT as a strategic asset and view the IT team as a partner to the enterprise.
About Accenture & Cisco Business Group
Accenture & Cisco Business Group helps organizations use IT as a strategic asset to reduce costs, drive revenue and deliver superior customer service. With an integrated team approach, we blend Cisco’s advanced and emerging technologies with Accenture’s industry-specific understanding of how technology impacts people, applications and business processes. We assist clients in charting practical roadmaps to design, build and run network-enabled solutions that are effectively integrated into key business processes. Our distinctive portfolio of solutions helps clients bring immediate payback and improved, sustainable agility and includes Data Center Solutions, Network Transformation Solutions, and vertical areas of focus on Collaboration Solutions and Smart Solutions.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 257,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Since 1984, Cisco has led in the innovation of IP-based networking technologies such as routing, switching, security, unified communications, video, and wireless. Our responsible business practices help ensure business sustainability and environmentally conscious operations and products. Learn more at www.cisco.com.