Accenture Uses TelePresence

Firm is gaining access to the AT&T Business Exchange, which allows multiple companies to connect to one another using Cisco TelePresence

March 3, 2010

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HONG KONG -- AT&T* is providing Accenture (NYSE:ACN) with a platform that allows it to collaborate with clients, suppliers and others by creating the experience of being in the same room, whether the participants are down the street or halfway around the world, the two companies said today.Under terms of a non-exclusive agreement between the two companies, Accenture is gaining access to the AT&T Business Exchange, an inherent feature of the AT&T Telepresence Solution that allows multiple companies in different locations to connect to one another using Cisco Telepresence™, a sophisticated video conferencing technology.

Accenture already has 50 rooms around the world equipped with telepresence. The locations, which Accenture refers to as “telepresence rooms,” are widely used to facilitate meetings between employees in remote locations. With access to the AT&T Business Exchange, employees are now also able to link with parties outside of Accenture for business-to-business video conferencing.

“Our telepresence rooms are already very popular with employees. Now that we’re open for business on the AT&T Business Exchange, we expect usage to grow exponentially as employees seize the opportunity to communicate with clients, suppliers, partners, and other external constituencies,” said Frank Modruson, chief information officer, Accenture.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)


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