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Monthly Archive: April 2009

Accenture Finds People Prefer Nuclear Over Fossil Fuels

Accenture Finds People Prefer Nuclear Over Fossil Fuels
 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A recent survey conducted by Accenture has revealed that more than two-thirds of the world’s population believes that their countries should switch to nuclear power in lieu of using fossil fuels to generate electricity.

More than 10,000 people from 20 countries around the world participated in [...]


Banco Santander Awards Global Ops Support Contract to Accenture

Banco Santander Awards Global Ops Support Contract to Accenture
 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Banco Santander sealed a two year deal worth €100 million with Accenture. Under the terms of the deal, Accenture will provide systems integration, business process outsourcing, information technology outsourcing, and business process management services to the Spanish bank.

In the initial phase of the work, [...]


Deloitte: Cost Restructuring Only Way Global Metal Industry Survival

Deloitte: Cost Restructuring Only Way Global Metal Industry Survival
 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Metal manufacturers around the world are going through a radical crisis situation like never before, struggling against fast reducing demand, rapidly dropping prices of commodities, and frozen credit markets. Deloitte released a new report on the scenario, stressing on the fact that cost restructuring [...]


BearingPoint Implements SAP For Creston Electronics

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

BearingPoint, one of the world’s leading technology consulting and management firms, recently announced that it has successfully implemented a Returns Management Authorization (RMA) solution, which is based on a SAP® Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced control and automation systems, Crestron Electronics. The [...]


Capgemini In The Final Shortlist for 2009 SAP Pinnacle Awards

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Capgemini, one of the leading providers of consulting, outsourcing and technology services in the world, has made it to the final shortlist for the SAP Pinnacle Awards, 2009. The selection of Capgemini as one of the prospective winners of this award acknowledges the honors that the company earned in the 2007 and [...]


Ernst & Young Global IPO Update: Only 50 IPOs In Q1 2009

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The Global IPO update from Ernst & Young for Q1 2009 has brought disturbing news. The report declares that there are only 50 IPOs in the world, and that they collectively raised a capital of just US$ 1.4 billion, between January 1 and March 31 of the present year. Only two of [...]


Kennedy Ranks PwC as Global Number 1 in Business Advisory Services

Kennedy Ranks PwC as Global Number 1 in Business Advisory Services
 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, has ranked Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) as the best Business Advisory Services and Management Consulting service provider in its recent report, titled Global Consulting Marketplace 2008-2011. The same report [...]


DoD Logistics Awards 21.5 million Contract to BearingPoint

DoD Logistics Awards 21.5 million Contract to BearingPoint
 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

One of the world’s leading management and technology consulting firms, BearingPoint recently announced that it had obtained a contract for Logistics, Maintenance and Supply Support (LMSS) functions from U.S. Army’s Product Director, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (PD ALTESS) organization. The value [...]


Ernst & Young Joins New Energy Finance, Offers Joint Services

Ernst & Young Joins New Energy Finance, Offers Joint Services
 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Ernst & Young and New Energy Finance have announced a business relationship that will enable both companies to offer more services in the markets of clean technology and clean energy. The companies will together provide more comprehensive content to various companies in the [...]


KPMG International Survey Finds Global Labor Mobility to Still Be a Key Factor in Business Growth Plans

KPMG International Survey Finds Global Labor Mobility to Still Be a Key Factor in Business Growth Plans

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A new survey from KPMG International revealed that improved communications media, cheaper-than-ever international travel and a globalized economy are forcing traditional patterns of employment in foreign countries to change considerably. Through the study, which involved the [...]


KPMG Survey Shows Ads Are Fine If Bundled With Free Music

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A recent survey conducted by KPMG has revealed that mobile phone users are willing to accept ads in their phones, provided those are accompanied by free music. The survey, titled Global Consumers and Convergence, was conducted among 4,000 people from 19 countries. Its purpose was to study the global trends in the [...]


Forrester Names Deloitte Information Security Consulting Leader

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

 

Forrester Research Inc., an independent market and technology research company has ranked Deloitte as a global leader among risk consulting service providers and global information security providers in their report for the month of March, 2009. The report, titled The Forrester Wave™: Information Security and IT Risk Consulting, Q1 2009, recognizes Deloitte [...]


Accenture to Consolidate IT Processes for BMW

 

Accenture has secured a five-year contract to help BMW, a world leader in the automobile manufacturing industry, consolidate its IT processes. The financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed. As per the terms of the agreement, BMW will receive complete support for their consolidation of a vendor network that will manage its application operation service providers in various [...]


BearingPoint Plans to Sell Key Business Unit to Deloitte

BearingPoint Plans to Sell Key Business Unit to Deloitte

By Big4 Staff Writers

BearingPoint recently announced that it was planning a sale of almost all of its business divisions to a number of organizations. One of the plans involves selling its largest business unit, namely, Public Services, to Deloitte, for a sum of 350 million US Dollars, under customary closing conditions and [...]


Capgemini Celebrates International Womens Day

Capgemini Celebrates International Womens Day
By Big4 Staff Writers

Every year, on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated by multinational companies around the world in an attempt to recognize the accomplishments of women working in their organization, and the hardships that they have to endure in and out of workplace on a daily basis. Capgemini has always wholeheartedly supported the practice. [...]