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NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN), EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), NCR Corp. (NYSE: NCR), and ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

International Business Machines Corp. Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced the completion of its acquisition of Cloudant, Inc (Cloudant) - a privately held database-as-a-service provider. According to IBM, Cloudant will extend the Company's leadership in Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile, and will join IBM's newly formed Information and Analytics Group, a business unit within the IBM Software & Systems Group. Commenting on the acquisition, Sean Poulley, Vice President, Databases & Data Warehousing, IBM stated, "With the acquisition of Cloudant, IBM is helping to fuel a new era of next generation mobile and web apps built on the cloud. Boosting IBM's Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile offerings, Cloudant's open, cloud database service will bring entirely new levels of simplicity and scalabilty to developers." The full analyst notes on International Business Machines Corp. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/IBM/report.pdf

Accenture plc Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, Accenture plc (Accenture) reported that the Company has enhanced its Accenture CAS software with better support for promotional planning, sales processes, and operations. According to the Company, the Accenture CAS release 10.1 has new baseline and promotional planning capabilities for creating an integrated sales platform that can result in more successful promotions and boosted revenue. Commenting on the software enhancement, Henning Fromme, Accenture CAS Product Strategy and Development Lead, stated, "Responding to changes in consumer and shopping behaviors at the national, regional and local levels can be operationally challenging. Accenture CAS release 10.1 addresses these challenges with simplified, top-down planning functionality, putting optimization capabilities right in the hands of account and trade planners -where it is needed - so that they can directly build the best account and promotion plans for their company and retail partners." The full analyst notes on Accenture plc are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/ACN/report.pdf

EPAM Systems, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 28, 2014, EPAM Systems, Inc. (EPAM) announced the Company's partnership with Concurrent, Inc., developer of Cascading, an application platform for building, deploying and managing Big Data applications. According to EPAM, the Cascading framework, leveraged by EPAM, will help companies enable faster time-to-market and deliver repeatable solutions based on a standard infrastructure and flexible support of all popular Hadoop distributions. Commenting on the collaboration, Sam Rehman, Chief Technology Officer, EPAM, stated, "We recognize Concurrent's continuing innovation in Big Data and Data Science and the value their technology brings to the industry. Concurrent products are a great addition to the toolkit of EPAM engineers, enriching the data solutions we provide to our customers. Our clients often ask us for help in transitioning to the new technology stack, and Cascading simplifies that learning curve very effectively." The full analyst notes on EPAM Systems, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/EPAM/report.pdf

NCR Corp. Analyst Notes

On March 3, 2014, NCR Corp. (NCR) announced that TSB Bank (TSB) is installing 80 of the Company's new SelfServ™ ATMs all across Britain, in just three months. According to the Company, the ATMs being installed by NCR will be free to use and available before the end of April 2014. Commenting on the deployment, Rachel Nash, Director of Financial Services at NCR U.K. stated, "The U.K. banking industry is evolving to provide convenient banking for consumers who demand a choice of where and when they bank. As banks, such as TSB, look to develop their retail banking network they increasingly employ a combination of self-service, assisted-service and personal banking to provide the right mix of customer service. TSB is achieving this by focusing on the communities that will always lie at the heart of our society, and by making every day easier for consumers when they bank with them." The full analyst notes on NCR Corp. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/NCR/report.pdf

ServiceNow, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, ServiceNow, Inc.'s (ServiceNow) stock increased by 4.21%, closing the day at $70.81. For the past three-day trading period, ServiceNow's shares went up by 0.98%, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gained 0.76% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on ServiceNow, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03052014/NOW/report.pdf

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