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Monthly Archive: August 2008

Accenture Delivery Centers Receive BSI Certification for Continuing Business

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The delivery centers of Accenture in India received the BS25999-2:2007 certification for business continuity from BSI (Business Standards Institute). Accenture is an international management consulting and outsourcing company that combines comprehensive abilities and unparalleled experience across all industries. BS25999 certification is designed and framed to facilitate companies implement and develop a strong [...]


Accenture Opens New Global Delivery Center In New Delhi

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, a leading global management consulting and outsourcing company in the world, started a new delivery system in Noida within the National Region of Delhi, India. The opening of the new delivery center has resulted in the expansion of Accenture’s Global Delivery Network. It will also strengthen the outsourcing capabilities provided by [...]


KPMG Study Reveals Large Variation In City Business Taxes

 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

KPMG International’s recent survey carried out in thirty five cities within ten countries all over the world has identified large variation in business tax costs. The survey was commissioned by the Canadian member firm of KPMG, and looked at those taxes paid by companies in the U.K, the U.S, the Netherlands, Mexico, [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers: Global Forest Businesses Post Mixed Fiscal Results

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The 100 leading forest and fiber-based packaging product business in the world, posted mixed fiscal results during 2007, which reflected diverse economic and business situations all over the world. According to the 11th annual “Global Forest, Paper and Packaging Industry Survey”by PricewaterhouseCoopers, top three areas in terms of ROCE (return on capital [...]


Deloitte Finds Deceleration In United Kingdom Hotel Performance

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Experts at Deloitte observed a slow in the United Kingdom hotel performance during the 1st half of the year 2008. Since 2008 January, revPAR (revenue per available room) increased by around 3.5 percent; revPAR in 2007 was 6.7 percent. This demonstrates an economic decline and fall in consumer confidence. Although occupancy levels [...]


CapGemini Acquires Getronics PinkRoccade Business Application Services

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

CapGemini, a leader in outsourcing and IT services, signed an agreement with GPR (Getronics PinkRoccade) in order to acquire Getronics PinkRoccade BAS BV (Business Application Services BV). The division reorganizes the application services activities of GPR in the Netherlands. CapGemini, as a result of this acquisition, will be able to strengthen its [...]


Accenture Announces Winners Of Community College Scholarships

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, one of the leading global management and outsourcing companies in the world, declared the names of ten winners of the ‘Community College Scholarships’ for the year 2008. Accenture also declared that it will give a second scholarship award for 2008-2009 to all 20 winners of the last years. As a result [...]


BearingPoint Recruits from Intel Solution Services

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

BearingPoint, one of the leading technology and management consulting companies in the world, announced the recruitment of former ISS (Intel Solution Services) executives which includes Barrie Williams, the former regional director. The newly appointed team will mainly concentrate on working with big companies and government organizations in order to enhance sustainability and [...]


CapGemini Signs Two-year Agreement With Hydro One Networks Inc.

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

CapGemini, one of the leading providers of consulting services in the world, extended its contract with Hydro One Networks Inc., in order to implement AMI (Automated Metering Infrastructure) program. Hydro One Networks Inc. is a leading North American distribution electric utility, and delivers electricity reliably and safely to companies and homes across [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary of Merger

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers is celebrating the 10th centenary of its business with Office of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in order to increase capital to help operate institutions for the refugee children of Darfur. The merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand took place in the year 1998. PwC offers industry-focused [...]


KPMG Finds Shift in International Power Balance: China to Beat USA

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A new study by KPMG revealed strong shift in balance of international economic power. KPMG International carried out a global study in order to know the details of corporate investment strategies. Corporate investment strategists of more than 300 leading multinational companies were asked about their investment plans in the coming 12 months.

 
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Annual Report on Global Mining Industry: Peaked?

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

‘Mine – As good as it gets?’ – a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers reveals that while revenues of leading 40 companies increased by 32 percent in the year 2007, cost grew by around 38 percent, thereby reducing margins. Global mining industry, during the year 2007, did not experience the effects of economic [...]


KPMG Opines on New UK Scheme on Future of Urban Transportation

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A new scheme in U.K transport has been set in order to give a new definition to the manner in which the urban transport programmes are implemented. A recently announced funding deal between Greater Manchester Authorities and the United Kingdom Government has opened up new way for congestion pricing package which might [...]


BearingPoint Appoints Former U.S Ambassadors – Thomas Hull and John Blaney

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

BearingPoint, one of the leading technology consulting companies in the world, appointed Thomas Hull and John Blaney as senior advisor for the company’s ‘Public Services Emerging Markets’ practice. Both men, are former ambassadors of U.S, and will bring good experience and understanding that will help BearingPoint serve its clients all over the [...]


Ernst and Young Finds Global IPO Activity Stable in Q2-2008

 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

According to a recent survey by Ernst & Young, although Global IPO (Initial Public Offering) activity declined significantly year after year, it remained quite stable during the second quarter of the year 2008. During the 2nd quarter, nearly 258 initial public offerings globally raised the capital to US$37.4 billion. Total capital declined [...]