Accenture Ranked as Top IT Services Vendor in Life Science Industry For Third Year in a Row by Independent Research Firm

Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:30am EDT

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked as the number one life science information
technology (IT) services vendor in a global survey conducted by IDC Health
Insights. It is the third consecutive year Accenture has received this ranking. 

The ranking was cited in the report: "Perspective: IDC Health Insights' Top
Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2013," which documents results
from IDC Health Insights` Leading Indicators in Life Science IT Spending
Survey."1 The IDC Health Insights survey shows the majority of respondents
expect to contract with Accenture during the next 12 months for IT services.
Click here for a link to the report. 

Anne O`Riordan, global managing director of Accenture`s Life Sciences practice,
said, "We are pleased to be recognized again as the top IT provider for the life
sciences industry, as measured by IDC Health Insights. I am proud of all of the
professionals in our global network who have worked so hard for this

The IDC Health Insights report is a biannual IT budget-tracking survey of
several hundred life science companies. The survey, which polled 102 industry
leaders on planned IT budgetary spending, technology priorities and vendor
preference, asked participants to identify which vendors servicing the life
science market they expect to spend money with on software, hardware and IT
services over the next 12 months. 

[1] IDC Health Insights: "Perspective: IDC Health Insights' Top Preferred Life
Science Technology Vendors for 2013," Document # HI239146, February 2013, Eric

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
company, with approximately 259,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home
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