VAR500: Accenture Revs Up Connected Vehicle Tech; CSC Makes Health Care More Efficient

VAR500 Solution Providers In The News

The largest revenue-generating IT solution providers continued their momentum starting off the new year, expanding their facilities, introducing solutions in both the automotive and health care segments and winning government contracts. Here's what's happening at VAR500 companies, including Accenture, CSC, Deloitte Consulting, DLT and Logicalis.

Accenture's Revs Up Connected Vehicle Technology

Accenture's new integrated solution for auto and truck manufacturers will help them meet growing demand from consumers for in-vehicle technologies with capabilities ranging from Wi-Fi access to the ability to process mobile payments for parking, insurance and tolls. According to the IT solution provider, the market for these technologies is expected to exceed $70 billion this year. The Accenture Connected Vehicle Integrated Solution (ACVIS) is aimed at helping original equipment manufacturers design and integrate technologies such as on-board devices, telematics and mobile connectivity within automobiles.

CSC Health-Care Solution Boosts Productivity

CSC and Softheon announced Wednesday a new software distribution agreement that will help health-care professionals optimize efficiency and increase productivity. CSC will implement and provide the Softheon framework of business administration modules in a cloud environment allowing health insurance plans to extend the capabilities of their current system in a usage-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

Benefits for health plan professionals include agility, flexibility and rapid deployment of Softheon’s payer-optimized business process and content management services delivered from an on-premises cloud or a CSC off-premises private cloud. The collaboration will help health insurance plans reduce manual processes, enable different systems to communicate with one another based on standard Service Oriented Architecture protocols and achieve rapid return on investment through a SaaS model.

Marine General Joins Deloitte

General James Jones, USMC (Ret), former National Security Advisor and 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, has joined Deloitte LLP as Senior Advisor. In his new role, General Jones will work in an advisory capacity with Deloitte’s federal and commercial clients and Department of Defense practice.

Appointed National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, General Jones also served as president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy.

DLT Wins DoD Contract

DLT Solutions, a VAR500 IT solution provider, won a DoD Enterprise Software Initiative Blanket Purchase Agreement for Autodesk software products. The contract allows all DoD components access to dozens of Autodesk CAD (Computer Aided Design), BIM (Building Information Modeling) and 3D software solutions at a discount of up to 10 percent off GSA schedule pricing. Autodesk applications streamline the design-to-manufacture process of components and sub-assemblies needed to fulfill and maintain critical systems equipment.

Acquisitions Lead Logicalis To Open Larger Tempe Office

Logicalis’ structured cabling, wireless microwave, audio-visual, and physical security departments, will be located in the new space, and the VAR500 company will bring an increased focus on cloud, managed services, unified communications and networking to clients nationwide. The facility has three conference rooms with advanced Telepresence communications capabilities, a 60-person training room, and a new demo facility. In addition, the space will accommodate employees now part of Logicalis via the acquisitions of two T solution providers: Network Infrastructure Corp. and Netarx, an IT professional services firm that offers managed services, data center, collaboration, and infrastructure design solutions to customers through three Midwest locations as well as an office in Phoenix, Ariz; and the Arizona business of Logicalis.