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Accenture tops life sciences ranking.

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New York: Accenture has been ranked as the number one life science Information Technology services vendor in a survey conducted by IDC Health Insights. This is the second year in a row that Accenture has received this ranking.

The ranking was contained in a February 2012 report entitled, "Perspective: IDC Health Insights' Top Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2012" which documents results from IDC Health Insights' Leading Indicators in Life Science IT Spending Survey."

Anne O'Riordan, global managing director of Accenture's Life Sciences practice, said, "For the second consecutive year, Accenture is honoured to receive this recognition by IDC Health Insights. This designation further highlights Accenture's ability to provide the life sciences industry with the best IT services solutions to gain better business insight, deliver better business outcomes and create greater value."

The IDC Health Insights report is a biannual IT budget-tracking survey of several hundred life science companies. The survey, which polled 115 industry leaders on planned IT budgetary spend, technology priorities and vendor preference, asked participants to identify which vendors servicing the life science market they expect to spend money with on software, hardware, and IT services over the next 12 months

Accenture secured the number one spot for the second year in a row, with 9.6% (up from 7.8% last year) of life science companies planning to use Accenture's services in 2012. IBM maintained its second-place ranking, with 8.7% (up from 7% last year), and Cognizant broke into the top 3 preferred life science vendors for the first time, with 5.2% of the industry planning to utilize Cognizant's IT services in 2012.

Capgemini, HP, Infosys, and IMS all received identical scores of 3.5%. This is the first time that Infosys has been recognized on IDC Health Insights' preferred vendors list for the life sciences.

Overall, IDC Health Insights says all IT services numbers seemed to be up slightly in comparison with last year.

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