Fortune 500’s Accenture to Open Costa Rica IT Services Center…

Accenture, named this year by Fortune Magazine as the world’s most admired information technology services company, will be establishing a new delivery center in Costa Rica for the 70+ Search Technologies big data engineers based in the country, said a company press release.

The Fortune 500 company announced earlier this month their acquisition of

The expansion to Costa Rica is part of the acquisition.

The Costa Rica Center will specialize in customer and content analytics. The Costa Rica team will work closely with the Accenture Interactive digital content production and marketing services team to offer clients complementary services and holistic content offerings, as they seek to deal with the explosion of content across multiple channels. The new location will become part of the Accenture Global Delivery Network, said the company.

Accenture PLC is a global management consulting and professional services company that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services and was incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, since September 1, 2009. Accenture’s current clients include 94 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500. Accenture common equity is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol ACN, and was added to the S&P 500 index on July 5, 2011, according to Wikipedia.

By applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies like machine learning to this type of client data, Accenture can help generate new, more precise insights that drive improved business outcomes, according to a press release on the company website.

Search Technologies joins the existing community of data scientists and engineers within Accenture Analytics and will focus on developing and industrializing solutions that make unstructured content from social media to video to voice and audio easily searchable to support data discovery, analytics and large-scale reporting. Search Technologies employs nearly 200 big data engineers and search experts from locations across the United States, Costa Rica, Europe and the Philippines.

“With the addition of Search Technologies capabilities, we are in an even stronger position to help organizations take advantage of their data, regardless of format, to generate more precise and actionable insights,” said Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer, Accenture Analytics.

Kamran Khan, president and CEO of Search Technologies, will lead a new Content Analytics team within Accenture Analytics.

By Wendy  Anders

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