Accenture powers Rio Tinto with “As-a-Service” Solution


Rio Tinto has partnered with Accenture to move to information systems and technology (IS&T) delivery model, to shape and deliver the transformation. The new model will migrate core enterprise IS&T systems to an “As-a-Service” solution based in the cloud. It also incorporates consumption-based pricing to ensure costs are fully flexible and in line with business demand.

Rio Tinto Group CIO Simon Benney said, “We selected Accenture to help us manage this transformation based on its global delivery capabilities, its vision for the intelligent business cloud and its ability to support our digital transformation programme.”

The programme will include the modernization of the company’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Information Management (IM) platforms, consolidating and hosting these applications in the public cloud. Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will also manage the maintenance and upgrade of this application landscape and related infrastructure and transform the global service desk and site support functions. Managed via the Accenture Cloud Platform and adopting a public cloud first policy, the solution will accelerate Rio Tinto’s journey towards a truly digital business.

“This project redefines the delivery of application and infrastructure services. This solution will allow Rio Tinto to smartly connect its infrastructure, software applications, data and operations capabilities in order to become an agile, intelligent, digital business that can better navigate the commodities cycles,” said Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO, Accenture. See more 


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