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April 13, 2015

Accenture ‘redefines’ application services for mining giant

Partnership with Rio Tinto will see its systems migrated to a public cloud solution.


Rio Tinto and Accenture have partnered in order to migrate core enterprise IS&T systems to an "As-a-Service" solution based in the cloud.

The move is designed to modernise Rio Tinto’s Enterprise Resource Planning and Information Management platforms, as well as hosting these applications in the public cloud.

Accenture will manage the maintenance and upgrade the application landscape as well as related infrastructure. These functions will be managed via the Accenture Cloud Platform and will adopt a public cloud first policy.

Simon Benney, Rio Tinto Group CIO, said: "Rio Tinto is on an ambitious journey to a world-class IS&T delivery model that is innovative, adaptable and cost-effective, fully supporting our business priorities and group operating model."

"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 move for Rio Tinto will hopefully lead to cost savings, increased flexibility and is part of its move to digitise the business.

Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO, Accenture, said: "This project redefines the delivery of application and infrastructure services."

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"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."

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