Accenture Launches Cloud Suite for
The Cloud Suite consists of an extensive portfolio of
cloud-based accelerators, assets and tools that help enable the tailored
creation and delivery of the Oracle Cloud portfolio.
•Architect – Provides reference architectures, models, decision trees, point of views, blueprints, and more to help build robust, scalable, secure, and mature architectures.
•Accelerate – Speeds up planning and execution with starter kits, common services, pre-built integrations, and solution guidelines, along with industry-specific and cross-industry process flows, configurations, testing and training assets. It also has a rapid prototyping proof of concept kit that hosts a library of tools to speed development, with the ability to stand up client ready environments in a matter of days.
•Automate – Removes manual work from implementations and migrations to the cloud with automated tools for DevOps, migration (Accenture Cloud Connect), testing and environment provisioning. Automate also features new and exciting Artificial Intelligence & Robotic Process Automation tools and solutions.
•Delivery – Combines Accenture’s experience in industrialized delivery methods with agile and liquid delivery for cloud solutions. This work is backed by Accenture’s in-house design agencies, such as Fjord, and delivered by a network of Oracle-focused Global Delivery Centers, Innovation Centers, and Liquid Studios.
The structure of the Accenture Cloud Suite for Oracle
helps enable Accenture to harvest new knowledge, ranging from code,
documentation, and leading practices to integrations and automation for future
reuse on client projects. These assets include modules such as Accenture Rapid
Prototype Builder, which helps enable clients to build prototypes in hours or
days vs. weeks or months, and broader tools like Accenture IaaS Cloud
Accelerator for Oracle, which is used to automate the migration of any Oracle
and most non-Oracle workloads from on-premises or another public cloud to Oracle
Cloud Infrastructure, effectively making applications more responsive and
helping reduce downtime and disruption to the business.
NRF: Holiday Sales to Rise 3.6% to 4%
October 4, 2017
The National Retail Federation announced expects holiday
retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and
restaurants – to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75
billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year.
Christmas falls 32 days after Thanksgiving this year, one
day more than last year, and is on a Monday instead of Sunday, giving consumers
an extra weekend day to complete their shopping.
continue to do the heavy lifting in supporting our economy, and all the
fundamentals are aligned for them to continue doing so during the holidays,” NRF
Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “The combination of job creation, improved
wages, tame inflation and an increase in net worth all provide the capacity and
the confidence to spend.”