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Accenture snaps up Knowledgent

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Knowledgent, a data intelligence company, expanding its data management capabilities. Based in New Jersey, Knowledgent employs more than 200 “informationists” who provide data strategy and architecture, data engineering, and data management services.

Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Accenture says it is driving innovation in data services with investments in machine-led solutions, highly skilled data specialists and leading platform and industry data capabilities, helping clients rotate to data-powered intelligent enterprises. Adding to those capabilities, it says, Knowledgent also helps enterprises maximize the value of their data and create competitive advantage by applying innovation to better manage data, using cutting-edge data technologies and significant experience in the life sciences, healthcare, and financial services industries.

“We are in the midst of a data revolution, powered by new technologies. Enterprises are using data to gain deep insights into all aspects of their businesses and customers, and build a strong competitive advantage to gain market share,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services. “With the acquisition of Knowledgent, we can accelerate our data services to clients, using Knowledgent’s top-notch talent, industry experience, and proven data solutions.”

For more information, go to www.accenture.com

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