Accenture, GE Form Big Data and Analytics Team; Bill Ruh Comments

BigDataAccenture and General Electric have entered a partnership that aims to offer firms applications that work to manage programs and systems for business operations.

The alliance aims to develop cloud computing, big data and analytics technologies that aim to address system issues and develop ways to monitor and control enterprise activities, the companies said Tuesday.

GE will use its technology to build core application features and integrate internal applications, while Accenture's cloud and managed mobile services platforms will be a part of the project as well.

“By connecting machines, data and people through the Industrial Internet, a mere 1% efficiency improvement can lead to billions of dollars in savings for major industries,” said Bill Ruh, vice president of GE’s software business.

This partnership expands the relationship of the two companies since the 2012 launch of Taleris, a joint venture that focuses on data recovery, optimization and preventive maintenance services for international airlines and cargo carriers.

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