Accenture Wins APJ Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

  Accenture Wins APJ Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year Award at
  VMware Partner Exchange 2013

  Partners from Around the World Recognized for Delivering Solutions for the
                         Software-Defined Datacenter

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- February 27, 2013

Accenture today announced that it has been named the APJ recipient of a VMware
Partner Network Award in the Consulting and Integration Partner of the Year
category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware’s
annual partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.

New Accenture and VMware joint solutions were designed to help organizations
improve IT efficiencies through increased agility, automation and simplicity
while reducing costs. The three key joint offerings, available globally, are:

  *The Accenture Agile Data Center: This VMware software-powered solution
    accelerates the journey to cloud computing by providing a flexible IT
    infrastructure, combined with cloud-computing economics that are better
    able to provide the agility and service levels needed for sustainable
    business innovation and growth.
  *The Accenture Foundation Platform for Java™: A rich, integrated collection
    of architecture services, standards, guidelines, frameworks and tools
    designed to address challenges common to software development, such as
    incorporating unproven implementation approaches and frameworks. The
    platform helps standardize resources, reduce IT costs and speed up the
    development of software.
  *The Mobile Secure Desktop: A virtual architecture that provides end users
    with quick and easy access to applications and data across devices,
    locations and networks. This solution streamlines and automates desktop
    management and provides IT with the ability to apply location-aware,
    policy-driven access to corporate resources to ensure higher levels of
    security and compliance.

“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the
VMware partner ecosystem,” said Andrew Dutton, SVP and General Manager, APJ,
VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our
partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver
first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the coming year.
We congratulate Accenture on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we
look forward to our mutual success in 2013.”

“This honor illustrates our strong relationship with VMware and our commitment
to developing innovative solutions and a strong delivery team that can improve
the efficiency with which our clients operate,” said Kim Loane, managing
director of technology consulting, Asia Pacific, at Accenture. “However, our
collaboration isn’t just about solutions and delivery. It’s about expanding
our business and this partnership has helped us to expand license revenue
agreements in the government agency, airline, energy, and banking markets.”

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization
and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner
ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200
sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as wellas an
extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to
leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to
customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange,
visitwww.vmwarepartnerexchange.com.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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Contact:

Accenture
Peter Soh, 703-862-4987
peter.y.soh@accenture.com