Helping clients quickly anticipate and react to business and market changes through the adoption of an intelligent infrastructure, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is increasing the cognitive automation capabilities of its IT Services delivery by collaborating with IPsoft, a leading provider of autonomic IT services. Under an agreement with Accenture, IPsoft’s technology will be used to enhance the automation of infrastructure operations across compute, network and storage devices to help minimize manual intervention and improve service quality. By integrating IPsoft's IPcenter solution into its IT Services delivery toolset, Accenture will help clients improve the efficiency of their operations, by increasing the speed, agility, quality and consistency of incident responses, while lowering service costs. Today’s IT infrastructures are being strained to the breaking point by new digital technologies and applications. The potential business implications from service disruptions are more significant than ever: inability to serve customers effectively, supply chain delays, slower product development and compromised security. Organizations can address this challenge by creating an intelligent infrastructure – one that can learn, predict, automate, adapt, protect and even self-heal across the data center, network, workplace, security and operations. This increased agility will allow organizations to create greater business value and competitive advantage. “Automation and orchestration are important components in building an intelligent infrastructure that is flexible enough to anticipate and react to changes more quickly,” said Jack Sepple, senior managing director for Accenture’s Infrastructure Services practice. “The combination of IPsoft and Accenture working together will benefit our clients as they begin the journey towards an Intelligent Infrastructure. We will enhance our foundational IT Services delivery and help our clients create a dynamic, agile infrastructure that balances current workloads and efficiently handles future demands.” “IPsoft’s autonomic platform coupled with Accenture’s extensive knowledge of technology and business process change will allow enterprises to begin transforming their infrastructure into intelligent, self-governing IT operations. Our shared objective is to help our clients rewrite the cost/quality equation through autonomic processes. We are making possible new levels of efficiency which cannot be achieved through conventional, labor-intensive operations management,” said Chetan Dube, CEO of IPsoft.