Press Release

CISQ Welcomes Accenture as Platinum Sponsor

Needham, MA, February 17, 2015 – The Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) is pleased to welcome Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as a Platinum sponsor. As a sponsor of CISQ, Accenture will play a leading role in the discussion and creation of metrics and methods for measuring software quality. With a seat on the CISQ Governing Board, Accenture will be able to influence standards and guidelines that CISQ recommends.

“Our clients need simple, up-to-date methods for consistently measuring the effectiveness of their software maintenance and development in order to determine labor requirements, manage work, identify opportunities for improvement and set goals,” said Andy Cook, managing director, Technology Delivery Enablement, Accenture. “We look forward to working with CISQ to define specifications for new quality and productivity measurement that support the development and delivery of more agile and innovative software applications.”

“We’re very excited to welcome Accenture as a Platinum sponsor of CISQ,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ. “As a sponsor, not only will Accenture be able to lend their expertise in defining CISQ measurement standards, but they will also be involved in the development of CISQ tutorials and certifications to assist with vendor management, SLAs, and industry benchmarks.”

Accenture is one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 319,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries; and net revenues of $30.0 billion for fiscal 2014.

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About CISQ
The Consortium for Information & Software Quality™ (CISQ™) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. CISQ is sponsored by Accenture, Atos, CAST, Huawei, and WIPRO.

Ann McDonough
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