Accenture has launched its Liquid Studio in London to help speed-up software development cycles for its clients, thus allowing them to speed up digital transformation.
At Liquid Studio, Accenture claims that concepts can be transformed into products within days, instead of months.
Clients can experiment with technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to develop products which will improve their operations and customer experiences.
At the Liquid Studio, clients will work alongside Accenture’s engineers and will use contemporary architectures, reusable components and intelligent automation tools.
With Agile and DevOps development principles, the company is poised to speed up prototyping and custom application creation.
The company says that faster product development can shorten the time to real business impact.
Accenture claims that Liquid Studio will help in developing applications based on its Future of Applications strategy which includes liquid applications, intelligent applications and connected applications.
The new Liquid Studio in London is part of Accenture’s alliance ecosystem and has the capabilities of AI and cognitive processes, along with offering IoT, cloud, blockchain and security among other essential technology solutions.
The alliance ecosystem is a network which can provide the studio with open innovation and digital expertise from the start-up community for product development for clients.
Accenture bills its liquid applications strategy as a new way of building software. In order to compete with agility and speed, organisations cannot afford massive, multiyear system implementations.
Instead, liquid applications can be developed using assembled leveraging modular architectures, with cloud-first, mobile-first standpoint.
The new strategy can help in adopting new development approaches that use smaller, reusable components to continuously deliver software.
The second strategy of intelligent applications is based on the concept of software intelligence and machine learning. This, according to Accenture, can offer intelligent automation, integrated analytics and self-governance.
The third strategy being connected applications is claimed to provide companies with means to interface with business partner and customer ecosystems through internet of things.
Accenture Technology senior managing director Emma McGuigan said: “London has emerged as an amazing environment where innovation, speed and scale all come together.
“The leading digital businesses understand how to leverage innovative technologies and have the capability to move quickly when changes are needed. Opening a Liquid Studio so close to where these companies are based in London will help them build digital experiences and unlock new value.
“Liquid Studios are an integral part of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, serving as a vital connection point between rapid application prototyping and practical, real world software deployment.”