NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 16, 2014 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a contract from DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) to provide flexible, high-quality, and affordable staffing for application development and testing projects. DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions.
Under the contract, DigitalGlobe will have fast and easy access to Accenture application services professionals, who will support various DigitalGlobe software projects around the world. As part of the agreement, Accenture will deliver process transformation, application development and application testing services for each project. This work will include writing application code and setting up application development tools, processes and metrics.
“Through this arrangement, DigitalGlobe will be able to quickly deploy Accenture application design specialists to projects, enabling our own highly skilled workforce to focus on the most complex projects,” said Timothy M. Hascall, DigitalGlobe’s executive vice president for operations and customer experience. “Having greater skill diversity and flexibility in our combined workforce will translate into increased operational efficiency, productivity and cost savings in the long run. The efficient development and testing of new applications will further improve the superior quality of service that we deliver for our government and commercial customers.”
“On demand and around the world, Accenture is making its application services professionals available to DigitalGlobe for a wide variety of software development and testing projects,” said John Schmidt, managing director of Accenture's North American aerospace and defense business. “We are pleased to provide the flexibility to help DigitalGlobe start and finish projects more quickly and efficiently.”
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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