Accenture has been awarded a management consulting contract to design a cutting-edge Information and Communication Technology laboratory at the University of Aizu Revitalization Center established to assist the recovery of the area following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011.
The contract calls for the construction of a high-efficiency, next-generation data center that will consume less electricity than the national average. It will also have a command center to test mobile devices, personal computers and smart consumer electronics for security features and an advanced-testing facility that can be used for university classes.
Construction will begin in April 2014 and is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2015.
Accenture will help plan all functions and services available at the lab and design the management systems to include business systems and security requirements. It will also introduce smart equipment to improve efficiency.
Both the lab and the Revitalization Center are examples of public service organizations creating new models of efficiency that drive cost savings and increase productivity, the company said.
“Soon after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Accenture supported the Fukushima Innovation Center. Together with the local community, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, and the University of Aizu, we have continued activities to help rebuild industries and create jobs,” Goto said.
“The projects we will now undertake for the University of Aizu marks measurable progress in the plans we’ve been pursuing over the last two years, to help the community advance from recovery to growth,” Goto said.