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This general insurer operates in multiple geographies with businesses in both mature and emerging markets. Accenture helped the company with a major security upgrade.
A general insurer was upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 8 and needed a secure server environment to analyze the compatibility of its desktop applications. The timeline of the upgrade depended on quickly establishing the server environment. However, the insurer was concerned that its own internal processes and server self-provision wouldn’t be efficient enough, resulting in potential missed deadlines.
Accenture has implemented more than 8,000 cloud projects in 50 countries with the help of its more than 9,125 skilled cloud professionals. Combined with a history of collaboration on a broad range of projects, this intensive experience gave the insurer confidence that Accenture could help successfully execute the upgrade.
Employing the Accenture Cloud Platform and using its existing relationship with Avanade (an Accenture majority-owned company dedicated to helping clients maximize returns on their Microsoft investments), Accenture was able to quickly select and help facilitate the computing power of ChangeBASE, a software analysis tool.
With its strategic partnership with Avanade and Microsoft, Accenture was able to extend the advantage of flexible and lower-cost applications to its client. Accenture helped the insurer set up a ChangeBASE environment on the cloud. Once this tool was set up, the Accenture team analyzed the first 500 applications. Avanade then provided the specialized skills in Microsoft technologies to complete the rest of the analysis.
With Accenture hosting the environment on the cloud, Accenture and the insurer managed to quickly and cost-effectively set up the new server, and install the database and software. The insurer was able to avoid the complications and delays that would have resulted had it tried to host its own server.
Where traditional internal hosting would have taken months to set up, the Accenture Cloud Platform team was able to set up the cloud environment within two days. The setup of the servers took only a few hours.
As a result of the considerable reduction in project time, the insurer met all its major deadlines for the upgrade and was able to assess its desktop compatibility with various Windows platforms in an environment with improved speed and flexibility.
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