Accenture Positioned As Leader In Latest IDC Marketscape Report For IT And OT Integration Service Providers To Utilities Companies In EMEA
India; March 1, 2017 – Accenture has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: IT and OT Integration Service Providers for EMEA Utilities 2017 Vendor Assessment. Accenture was recognised for several strengths in serving utility clients, including its investment in platform assets and as-a-service business model, the digital intensity of its engagements, and its superior mix of industry knowledge, experience and technical competence.
The report evaluated Accenture and eight other companies with an established reputation for providing professional services to the utility industry, including those that support the integration of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), and have an international presence across EMEA. The report analysed capabilities in business consulting and process services, as well as IT and OT services, including IT and OT network implementations, IT and OT data integration, application development and maintenance, IT and OT deployment and support, and education used to support IT-OT integration. IDC conducted multiple interviews with utility companies, the end users, for the report.
“Our position as a leader in this report reflects our success in supporting the push toward increased IT and OT integration in the utility industry,” said Matias Alonso, senior managing director for the Accenture utilities industry group. “Through a concerted program of strategic acquisitions and a joint venture, we’ve significantly expanded our portfolio of solutions and skills in this domain, enabling us to deliver for our clients across the utility value chain. Our continued investments in platform assets and our ongoing focus on as-a-service offerings set us apart, and enable us to help clients improve their capabilities while reducing their costs.”
The report noted that Accenture differentiates itself by focusing on innovation and its mastery of the evolution from providing IT services and outsourcing to offering platforms and digital transformation to meet customer needs. For utility companies, this covers areas including grid asset management, the connected home and demand response. The report also called out Accenture’s Global Delivery Network, its research program and its acquisitions around cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and security, advanced analytics, and digital services.