Accenture offers outsourcing and consulting services primarily to Fortune 500 companies. It helps its clients improve their business processes by leveraging technology and utilizing outsourced service providers wherever appropriate. For instance Accenture may help the IT department of a client to outsource the development and maintenance of software applications used by company employees.
The clients benefit through long term IT cost savings and improved processes for application development. In Technology Consulting, Accenture competes with IBM at the top of the heap. Accenture's expertise in the technology space includes IT Strategy, Enterprise IT Architecture and Infrastructure, Management of Data (Security, Privacy and Storage), and the entire spectrum of Application Software, ranging from development to maintenance.