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Monthly Archive: October 2008

BearingPoint Wins Technology Integrator Award For Developing TexasOnline Portal

 

BearingPoint has announced that the company has been awarded with The Best Fit Integrator Award for 2008. The Company has received this award for developing TexasOnline, the official website of the State of Texas.

Essentially, TexasOnline is a nationally renowned integrated Web portal and eCommerce solution. It provides effective service for the welfare of the public.

BearingPoint’s development of this e-government technology [...]


Accenture Reveals Growing Demand For Control And Networking Of Digital Services

According to a study, recently released by Accenture, the technologically savvy clients of the world mainly prefer single-networking solution in order to link up all the automobile digital devices and the portables they have at home. This poses a genuine challenge for the communication carriers.

The study, “Telecommunications Competitive Future Research: A Consumer Perspective,” is based on the review of 600 [...]


KPMG 48-Hour Virtual ‘World Jobs Fair’ To Directly Connect with Job Seekers

Recently KPMG organized a live, 48-hour global online recruiting fair from September 24th to 26th this year, an unusual but effective attempt to reach job seekers directly. All expert professionals and fresh graduates interested in developing their career with KPMG network of professional firms were allowed to participate in this virtual fair. The KPMG network of professional firms offers tax, [...]


E&Y: European Treasurers Focused on Thin-Capitalization, Liquidity And Financial Risk.

Ernst & Young, have recently concluded their second European treasury survey. They reviewed treasury managers of 55 different companies all over Europe. The respondents have reported that liquidity concerns, financial risk and thin capitalization are the primary challenges presently faced by treasury teams.

Almost all the respondents pointed to the uncertainty of interest rates as the chief cause of the financial [...]


Deloitte 2008 Ranking Of Top 500 Central European Companies Favors Industrials

Recently Deloitte has published the latest ranking report on the largest companies of the Central European region. The report indicates that Central Europe would continue to maintain a consistent growth rate of five percent. This rate can even exceed the growth rate of Western Europe if free market reforms are completed. The new ranking report on Central Europe’s Top 500 [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers Acquires New Dimension Solutions, Inc.

 

Recently PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced that they have obtained nearly all the assets of New Dimension Solutions, Inc. (NDS), the chief provider of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). NSD mainly stresses on asset-intensive industries, namely Mining, Utilities and Energy. The assets they have acquired include professionals dealing with client service and IT and operational experts specialized in EAM implementations.

The CEO of [...]


Ernst & Young Collaborates With Kiva.Org To Enhance Micro-Loans For Entrepreneurs

 
 

Ernst & Young has recently offered a donation of in-kind resources to Kiva.org. Kiva.org is the first person-to-person micro-lending website in the world. Ernst & Young will utilize ts expert professionals all over the world to help out Kiva.org increase the transparency of its micro- lending processes. The joint venture between the two companies was declared at the recent Clinton [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers Finds Pharma Industry Outsourcing is Benefiting Asia

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

According to the latest study from PricewaterhouseCoopers, India and China are the leading recipients of outsourcing for the pharmaceutical industry. It also reveals how the nature of such outsourcing is changing drastically.

The report shows that the market opportunity, drug development and the overall growth opportunities of the pharmaceutical companies during the past [...]


CapGemini Sd&M Is The New Brand Of CapGemini In Germany And Switzerland

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

In October 2008, the SAP Business Solutions unit of Capgemini in Germany and Switzerland along with sd&m software design & management AG (sd&m AG) will merge to form Capgemini sd&m. This new offshoot brand of Capgemini will be responsible to cover the technology services business of CapGemini in Germany and Switzerland. 

CapGemini sd&m [...]


KPMG Emphasizes The Crucial Role Of The Global Water Industry

 Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

It is a known fact that the entire world is currently facing a boom in infrastructure construction. Emerging economies are trying to improve their industrial productivity and raise the standard of living of the people, and developed countries are trying to develop their existing economic standard and modernize their infrastructure. Power plants, airports, schools, hospitals ports, [...]


KPMG Finds Labor Shortage in Developed Economies Will Lead to Large Migrations

 Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

According to the latest study released by KPMG International there will be a significant fall in the supply of labor in the developed countries in the coming decade. This approaching scenario will not only be a challenge for the business leaders but also offer a major opportunity for skilled and unskilled labors all over the world [...]


Deloitte China Announces Chris Lu As New CEO And Joseph Lo As Chairman

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Recently Deloitte declared Chris Lu as the newly elected CEO of Deloitte China. Chris Lu shall commence from 1st October, 2008. Chris Lu has succeeded Peter Bowie in the CEO election. Peter Bowie shall now on take up the responsibility of Senior Partner, Deloitte China. On the other hand Joseph Lo has [...]


BearingPoint Finds Organizational Complexity Hampers Risk And Security Programs

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A recent study by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE), focuses on the necessity of an efficient risk and security solution all over the world. The growing complexity in an organization and the changing priorities in the business have resulted in a need of this efficient risk and security [...]


Accenture Implements Enterprise Resource Planning Solution for Amtrak

 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Recently Amtrak has offered Accenture a contract to design and implement their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to enable Amtrak develop and regulate the key areas of their business operations.

According to this contract, Accenture will be initially developing a blueprint for Amtrak’s Strategic Asset Management initiative. Following a phased approach will enable [...]


Accenture Extends A 10-Year Agreement With Bristol-Myers Squibb For $550 Million

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture has just signed 10-year, $550 million contract with Bristol-Myers Squibb. The agreement was related to a wide range of accounting and finance, maintenance services and application development.

The two companies signed the “bundled” service contract in the year 2004, which extends for a 4 year outsourcing contract for accounts payable services and [...]