Technology Labs Blog
Bold thinking, commentary and application of new technologies that address many of the key business challenges facing organizations today.
Andy Guo Ma, Zhihui Yang and Eric Jinlin An
The trend of urbanization is growing worldwide. According to the UN World Urbanization Prospects, more than 6.3 billion people, or 66 percent of the global population, will be living in cities by 2050 i. Since there are seven megacities (defined a...
The digital advantage. Large and long-established companies have been making major strides to gain it. They’re reimagining and strategically transforming themselves into digital businesses using social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies. ...
Brent Blum, Wearable Technology Practice Lead; Karla Clarke, Security Analyst
Wearable displays offer tangible benefits to enterprises, but may pose unique security risks related to data, network, personal information and government regulation. Here’s what enterprises need to know to secure and protect their wearables imp...
Complex event processing (CEP) engines are utilized for rapid and large-scale data processing in real time. Some examples of CEPs used in industry are generating online music recommendations (done by companies such as Pandora and Spotify), strea...
Apache Spark is one of the fast developing complex event processing (CEP) engines for large-scale data processing. The fundamental abstraction in Spark is the resilient distributed datasets (RDD). This is an immutable, partitioned collection of ...
Platform expands product lifecycle management approach with new technology, strategy
Traditional product lifecycle management (PLM)—an approach that has existed for nearly 40 years—has been widely used in the product development process from in...
Jianhua Zhang, Qin Zhou, Ming Li, Zhihui Yang
The extreme weather conditions, such as hurricane, snow and ice storm, could have significant impacts on the safe operation of electrical distribution grid and could lead to serious, sometimes cascading, outages in the large scale area(s). Therefore...
Wearables were a big topic at Dreamforce ‘14, the annual Salesforce.com conference, with a keynote and several sessions each day devoted to the topic. It’s clear that enterprises are starting to understand the huge impact this technology will have...
First off, welcome to my blog! I thought it would be a good idea to track my experiences here in the Silicon Valley now that I’ve joined Accenture Technology Labs. That way if I forget to send everyone individual emails (I’m a busy guy), they can ...
Accenture Open Innovation’s “Best Enterprise Disrupter” at TechCrunch Disrupt
As one of the largest technology consulting firms serving enterprises in the Global 2000, we have observed the disruptive nature of technology for years. But never befo...