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by Accenture Technology Labs Staff

Accenture Technology Labs, the technology research and development (R&D) organization within Accenture, has been turning technology innovation into business results for 20 years. Our R&D team explores new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions.

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The importance of being digital inside and out

June, 30 2014 01:38 PM

The importance of being digital inside and out

As businesses start to recognise that mobile, cloud, social media, virtualisation and big data are more than buzz words and hot topics, it is now the time to adopt work processes that leverage digital technologies to add business value. However,...

The importance of being digital inside and out

May, 15 2014 11:58 AM

The importance of being digital inside and out

As businesses start to recognise that mobile, cloud, social media, virtualisation and big data are more than buzz words and hot topics, it is now the time to adopt work processes that leverage digital technologies to add business value. However,...

The context-aware digital platform

March, 06 2014 03:59 PM

The context-aware digital platform

In a world in which every business is a digital business and where everyday objects have a digital footprint, organisations cultivate interactions via apps as the channel to the customer to make better decisions at faster speeds. The ability to...

API Evolution through Hypermedia APIs

December, 17 2013 11:50 AM

API Evolution through Hypermedia APIs

Through the channel of today’s web API (Application Programming Interface) an ecosystem of internal, partner, and independent developers can access an organisation’s data and services to create use cases beyond what’s imaginable...

Why analytics makes for a successful API

September, 16 2013 02:46 PM

Why analytics makes for a successful API

Today’s APIs (less well known as Application Programming Interfaces) are business-level artifacts: the channel to scale your business, elements to improve innovation and agility, and even a representation of your brand. Analytics plays a...

The Coexistence of SOA and APIs

July, 18 2013 01:31 PM

The Coexistence of SOA and APIs

The requirement for applications to effectively exchange data is an age-old challenge that has plagued IT. The technological graveyard is littered with integration techniques that were competitive, proprietary, or both at their time; not to say...

Automated Fault Detection accelerates system failure detection and recovery

July, 09 2013 05:16 AM

Automated Fault Detection accelerates system failure detection and recovery

Anyone with experience working on a complicated problem with a tight time constraint has probably wished for “the answer”, or at least “a hint”. This feeling likely rings true with many IT personnel. Downtime and...

Software testing and Chaos Monkey revisited

July, 04 2013 02:35 PM

Software testing and Chaos Monkey revisited

Netflix streaming service was knocked down again on Christmas Eve 2012 when an Amazon developer inadvertently deleted part of the Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) state data used to manage the configuration of the ELB load balancers. This accident...

Using Application Blueprints to Unlock Cloud Agility and Elasticity

June, 27 2013 12:32 PM

Using Application Blueprints to Unlock Cloud Agility and Elasticity

It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to tap into cloud’s promise of elasticity and agility. Some companies like Netflix and Amazon have it figured out, so you know it’s possible. And tools like Amazon’s Elastic...

Defining what it means to be hybrid cloud

June, 06 2013 10:37 AM

Defining what it means to be hybrid cloud

The need to support trends like social, mobile, data, and cloud is undoubtedly a necessity across the business. Hybrid-cloud offers a solution for enterprise architects to manage these platforms. The hybrid model unlocks the potential of these...

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