Accenture North America CEO says corporate America investing in digital

On Thursday, consulting behemoth Accenture (ACN) posted a better-than-expected third quarter with revenue up 8.6% year-over-year.CEO of North America Julie Sweet told Yahoo Finance that management teams continue to focus on making their business more efficient and productive amid sluggish macro growth. “We’re still seeing plenty of opportunity for old fashioned productivity and cost efficiency,” she said. “So you take oil and gas for example—commodity driven, facing real issue—you see a lot of that focus. At the same time…the companies that are focused on the top line on digital are just as focused on having the right operating model and cost structure that they can have the sustained investment capacity.”Digital in particular remains a key focus for companies, according to Sweet. And Accenture has focused on digital, cloud and security…


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