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Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure Services 2014 Vendor Assessment
|By Business Wire
|April 11, 2014 02:03 AM EDT
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned as a “Leader” in International
Data Corporation’s (IDC) recent report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide
Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure
Services 2014 Vendor Assessment."
IDC assessed 14 organizations that offer mobile application development,
testing, management, and infrastructure (mADTMI) services to
enterprise-class firms for this report.
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of providers offering
enterprise mobile application development, testing, management, and
infrastructure (mADTMI) services through the IDC MarketScape model. The
assessment reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics
that define current market demands and expected buyer needs for mADTMI
In naming Accenture as a Leader worldwide, the IDC MarketScape stated
that “Accenture earned high marks for its global delivery capability;
use of mostly commercially available tools to build, test, and manage
mobile applications (compared with use of private/custom tools); and
level of R&D investment into its mobile application development
practice. In customer interviews, Accenture's customers cited that the
provider's strengths spanned a variety of business and technical
know-how areas…and an ability to establish and forge strong partnership
bonds with its clients.”
“Our designation as a leader in this report is a reflection of the
business value we deliver every day to our clients around the world,”
said Jin Lee, senior managing director, Accenture Mobility, part of
Accenture Digital. “As applications continue to become an increasingly
important and complex component of our clients’ mobility strategies,
we’re able to work together with them throughout the application
lifecycle, from ideation to build and ongoing performance management.
Our proven app testing capabilities are also of growing significance to
clients, as end-to-end testing is a requirement of a successful
Connected Devices strategy. With our skilled and experienced teams
creating innovative tools to help our clients get the most out of their
mobile apps, it’s rewarding to see that the close relationships we’ve
formed with those clients played such a key role in securing our
"The surge of mobility continues to engulf enterprise activities when it
comes to applications,” said Pete Marston, research manager, Application
Development, Testing, and Management Services (ADTMS), IDC. “Many early
adopter organizations of mobile applications have achieved business
benefits from their mobile applications, and a frenzy has ignited other
organizations to mobile enable their business applications to enhance
employee productivity, enhance customer service, and reduce activity
You can access the IDC MarketScape page here.
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
Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital, plans, implements
and manages mobility solutions for businesses and public organizations,
including developing and implementing enterprise mobility strategies;
incorporating applications and managed services; creating and delivering
mCommerce solutions; and supplying credible, business ready Connected
Product offerings. Accenture Mobility services are based on deep
industry insights and technical expertise that help clients across all
industries achieve growth, efficiency and manage a successful
transformation as they adopt the tools of a digital business. Find out
more by following @mobilitywise
and visiting www.accenture.com/mobility.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape criteria selection, weightings, and vendor scores
represent well-researched IDC judgment about the market and specific
vendors. IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by
which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and
interviews with market leaders, participants, and end users. Market
weightings are based on user interviews, buyer surveys, and the input of
a review board of IDC experts in each market. IDC analysts base
individual vendor scores, and ultimately vendor positions on the IDC
MarketScape, on detailed surveys and interviews with the vendors,
publicly available information, and end-user experiences in an effort to
provide an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor's
characteristics, behavior, and capability.
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