Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade Expand Strategic Alliance

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade are collaborating through a multiyear, multimillion-dollar agreement to develop, integrate and bring to market enhanced cyberdefense solutions to help clients better detect, investigate and respond to cyberthreats. The collaboration extends the companies’ longstanding strategic relationship, which began in 2000.

According to the Accenture Security Index, more than 70 percent of organizations globally cannot identify and fully protect their corporate high-value assets. And the associated costs of cyberattacks are having a growing financial impact on businesses. In 2017, the average cost of cybercrime for each organization climbed to $11.7 million, a 23 percent increase from last year, according to a new study by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.