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Monthly Archive: July 2006

2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year World Summit

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

"Scheduled on 10th June 2006, the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year World Summit will conclude with the 6th Annual World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Ceremony and Gala. This is the first time that the two major events will merge together for conducting this gala event and black-tie award [...]


BearingPoint and SAP Showcased at 2006 ASUG Conference

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

"When it comes to unbeaten SAP implementations, pioneering solutions, and high-quality customer fulfillment, BearingPoint is the renowned world leader. The partnership of BearingPoint and SAP has reached past 25 years. BearingPoint have aided over 1500 customers in getting a comprehensible direction toward accomplishing quantifiable and sustainable benefits from their project ventures. The [...]


The Year of Global Growth Deceleration

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

"In a global economy that is predicted to see the greatest growth in the history of the world in the coming decades, the fact that we re now in an uneven growth mode seems to indicate a different growth direction. The economy has been labeled a two-speed world. The US continues to [...]


KPMG News: Auditing is Hot, Cellphone Marketing, Investing in Poland

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Since the corporate scandals that ravaged the US landscape, and the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, auditing has become the hottest topic on the debate and education plates for many of the Big4 firms. KPMG held their first annual Audit Committee Issues Conference in Naples, Florida in 2005. Since that point in [...]


PwC and Effective Political Risk Management

"In a move that is sure to produce positive results for PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Eurasia Group, the two have formed a global alliance in order to meet the changing needs of global clients and multinational organizations. 
 

The last few years have been witness to rapid expansion and growth into unfamiliar yet promising markets; it has also witnessed dramatic revolution in [...]


CapGemini: Internet Revolutionizes the Vehicle Purchasing Process

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

"The impact of the Internet has touched every industry, even those we considered unlikely candidates. The car industry seemed to escape the influence of the Internet, until the increasing use of websites for researching new cars, checking the title history of used cars, and the use of the internet to reduce the [...]


The Competitive World of Retail Banking

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

"In a report released by CapGemini examining the world retail banking industry, the demand for a more competitive pricing structure for retail as well as internet transactions revealed a new trend: a decrease in the cost per transaction. 
 

March 15, 2006, CapGemini, ING, and the European Financial Management and Marketing Association (EFMA) [...]


Private Equity & Real Estate: A Profitable Pairing.

"In a yield-starved investment market, real estate has been roaring past all competitors to provide tremendous returns with minimal risk. Has the real estate investment market witnessed a temporary ""boom"", or has it matured into an investment class all its own? 
 

The Real Estate Fund Services division of Ernst & Young seems to think real estate has finally come into [...]


The Human Resource Administrator: Changing to Meet New Talent Challenges

"Deloitte seems to have hit upon a new and emerging change in the Human Resource function. In a report released recently, Deloitte defines the changing role and examines the most important responsibilities this new Human Resource manager will fulfill. 
 

The Human Resource Administrator will soon become the Chief Human Resources Officer, holding a position often as important as that of [...]


Accenture and the Interactive Network at Chicago O’Hare

"One of the most remarkable pieces of technology to be unveiled to date is the interactive network that Accenture debuted at Chicago s O Hare International airport. This debut screen is 10 feet wide and 7 feet tall. The screen is housed in a specially-designed, stand alone enclosure. 
 

Accenture believes the interactive screen could evolve into an entire network of [...]


Ernst & Young Promotes Milestones 2006 for CEOs

"Milestones 06 is a series of conferences sponsored by Ernst & Young to bring together some of the most promising venture-backed CEOs to bring to fruition some of the most innovative and valuable growth ideas as prosperous businesses. IPOs and M&As are the central focus of these one-day forums, and topics such as operational and capital efficiency are at [...]


PwC on Managing Sarbox in the Retail Industry

"At PricewaterhouseCoopers, the focus is on the retail industry, and this year s hot topic seems to be the weathering of the first year of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. This year s compliance has come at a significant cost to the retail companies; the second year should see the implementation of cost cutting and passing on to the consumer the high price [...]


World Wide Web Changes Business Forever

" Perhaps no single invention changed the face of business, globally like the creation and utilization of the World Wide Web. Neither the telephone nor the automobile has done for business what the opening of a global door in the 80s and 90s did for businesses on every level.
This year, the World Wide Web Conference in Edinburgh will bring together [...]


What is your Patent, Trademark or Copyright Worth?

"One of the most controversial issues today: intellectual property. How to assess the value, and protect and manage the asset are topics of debate in almost every industry and market. Another not-so-evident fact: many of the fast-growth private companies have no formal process for evaluating the asset worth or protecting it.
 

The use and protection of intellectual property can be extremely [...]