Gender pay gap could close in our lifetimes, Accenture research says

News that the gender pay gap could close in the next few decades has arrived just in time for International Women’s Day. Women graduating from universities in 2020 could be the first generation to

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expect more technological integration and consumer power in 2017, Fjord predicts

Next year will see widespread application of living services and a shift towards more evolved, human-centric businesses, according to a new report by Accenture subsidiary Fjord. According to the consulting firm's design and

Published on: December 22nd, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Tech tops most-loved U.S. brands, Accenture finds

Why users love a brand, product, service or experience is not a question easily answered, according to new research, but it would appear that technology brands have the upper hand. Digital giants such as Google,

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Bricks-and-mortar continues to play a role in holiday shopping, Accenture finds

More Canadians than ever will be doing their holiday shopping online this year, but the majority still plan to visit physical stores, a new survey by consulting firm Accenture PLC has found. According

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile payment awareness rising, but Canadians need more incentive to use it: Accenture

Canadian consumers are becoming increasingly aware of mobile payments, but remain unlikely to adopt the technology unless they find it easier or more valuable to use than card-based systems, a new survey by

Published on: October 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada lags behind other G20 nations in fostering digital platform innovation: Accenture

Platform-based businesses from Salesforce to Uber have become some of the world's biggest economic success stories in recent years, but Canada's government and business leaders have been slow to foster the type of

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Speed up the development of your company’s online hub with Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Enterprises and medium-sized businesses aiming to develop a personalized community hub for their users, partners, and employees just received a powerful new tool from customer relations management (CRM) giant Salesforce.com. Today the San

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How shoe retailer Aldo digitized its retail efforts with SAP Hybris

It might be an icon in the world of footwear, but until recently Montreal-based Aldo Group didn't have much of a digital footprint: by the company's own admission, its previous iCongo servers were

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Think today’s Canadians only want digital service? Not so fast [infographic]

That retailers of the future will need to reach their customers through digital means has been a drumbeat for so long it nearly lies at the heart of today's industry, but a new

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Marketers are flooded by digital content growth: Accenture study

If you're a marketer who feels like the amount of digital content that you have to produce and push out to myriad channels is like a rising tide that's about to cause a

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Retailers aren’t keeping up with consumer mobile shopping needs: survey

New research from professional services firm Accenture shows that, while more Canadian consumers want to shop more from their mobile devices, retailers are having a difficult time keeping up with demand. The findings

Published on: November 17th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

UGO Wallet hits milestone but Canadians slow to embrace mobile payments

One of Canada’s leading mobile payment systems is celebrating a major milestone as it prepares to celebrate its first year of service. UGO Wallet, hailed as Canada’s first open digital wallet, surpassed 100,000

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner rather than later

Canadians have been watching for months as consumers in the U.S. have enjoyed Apple’s mobile payments platform, but several reports this week indicate Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner rather than

Published on: October 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canadian businesses not making enterprise apps employees want to use: study

A new study from Accenture finds that, while business leaders believe enterprise mobile apps are important and here to stay, building apps their employees will actually use remains a challenge. Accenture conducted 1,925

Published on: October 1st, 2015 Jeff Jedras