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Monthly Archive: June 2007

Deloitte CEO Congratulates President’s Statement on Open Economics

"William G. Parrett, the chairman of the United States Council for International Business, highly praised the reaffirmation of President Bush of an open-door policy towards foreign investment in the United States and his support that other states pursue this approach.

A ringing support of open markets worldwide is issued by President Bush, insisting several other nations to join them in maintaining [...]


Employers Fail to Meet Employee Expectations on Strong Anti-Fraud Measures

"One of the chief findings of a new study made by Ernst & Young among employees of international businesses in 13 European countries reveal that when it comes to managing fraud within their organizations, the employers, throughout Europe are becoming unsuccessful to meet the anticipation of their employees, in spite of the irresistible support from their people for strong anti-fraud [...]


E&Y Finds A Wave of Capital is Fueling The Global Gaming Sector

"According to Ernst & Young report, a wave of money flowing into the gaming sector, globally, is fueling enormous expansion in casino and several other gaming properties from England to Michigan, Macau to Manchester, and all points in between. Ernst & Young s annual ""Gaming Bulletin"" in its 25th year, reported that the gaming industry which is fueled by billions [...]


KPMG study says – Most Companies Not Prepared to Investigate Cross-Border Fraud

"According to a new study by KPMG International, in an age when criminals can digitally flash stolen money and intellectual property across the world in a moment, companies are often not ready to investigate fraud efficiently and quickly if it happens in a country other than where they are headquartered.
 

In a KPMG survey of senior business executives held in 21 [...]


E&Y Finds A Wave of Capital is Fueling The Global Gaming Sector

"According to Ernst & Young report, a wave of money flowing into the gaming sector, globally, is fueling enormous expansion in casino and several other gaming properties from England to Michigan, Macau to Manchester, and all points in between. Ernst & Young s annual ""Gaming Bulletin"" in its 25th year, reported that the gaming industry which is fueled by billions [...]


PwC: Nation’s Life Sciences Firms Report Progress with the FDA

"The nation s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies report that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made improvement with better guidance, expectations and approvals, but the industry still remains worried about a number of regulatory challenges. A national report that has been issued on May 23rd 2007 summarizes a series of issues that still need to be [...]


The New Path to Effective Outsourcing is Partnership rather Than Procurement

"TPricewaterhouseCoopers Global outsourcing study, ""Outsourcing Comes of Age: The Rise of Collaborative Partnering"" declares that although outsourcing remains a serious element of the business strategic mix, achievement in today s intricate outsourcing marketplace is dependent on new dynamics, specially the customer and service provider relationship.
 

About 87% of customers say that today s outsourcing transports the advantages projected in the [...]


Accenture Finds Japanese Insurers are Pursuing New Customer Strategies

"According to an Accenture study, a majority of Japanese insurers are now following new product and customer strategies, due to the emerging role of banking sector as a distribution channel for insurance products. While, about 67% of Japanese insurers surveyed said that they would follow new customer strategies, about 76% said that they would follow new product strategies as a [...]


Accenture Launches Mortgage Business Process Outsourcing at First National Bank of Arizona

"Accenture has been awarded the mortgage industry s post-closing business process outsourcing project by the First National Bank of Arizona. To completely mechanize this part of mortgage fulfillment, the Accenture service merges personnel, process and technology. The financial terms of contract which were for two years were not revealed.
 

Accenture will offer the bank with file-room services including workflow services to [...]


BearingPoint and Cassatt Declare Collaborative Utility

"BearingPoint, Inc, which is one of the largest management and technology consulting firms in the world and Cassatt® Corporation which is a supplier of software to run IT as a utility, announced a global collaboration in order to help government and companies move their data centers to utility computing.
 

BearingPoint and Cassatt, in one of the first moves under the cooperative [...]


Capgemini Spain Achieves CMMi level 5 Certification

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

"After attaining the maximum rating, level 5, in the continuous development model of the CMMI®-SW appraisal which is one of the most prestigious certifications obtainable today, Capgemini s software factory in Asturias has consolidated its position as one of the most competent in Europe. Asturias is the first facility of Capgemini to [...]