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Monthly Archive: May 2009

Capgemini/Platts Study: Obama Energy Plan Worries Utility Execs

Capgemini/Platts Study: Obama’s Energy Plan Worries Utility Execs
 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The third annual joint executive study on joint utilities performed collaboratively by Platts and Capgemini revealed that utility executives in United States and Canada are concerned about the feasibility of the new energy plan prescribed by the Obama administration. Platts, a global leader among [...]


Sale of BearingPoint Public Services Business To Deloitte Approved

Sale of BearingPoint’s Public Services Business To Deloitte Approved
 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

BearingPoint, Inc. recently announced that its agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has reached a definitive stage. Under the agreement, PwC will acquire a considerable portion of the North American Commercial Services business of BearingPoint and associated Global Delivery Centers. The estimated value of the [...]


Deloitte Finds Recession Impacts Growth, Despite Cautious Optimism

Deloitte Finds Recession Impacts Growth, Despite Cautious Optimism
 

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The Global Economic Outlook Q2 2009 report prepared by Deloitte shows that there is cautious optimism among investors, as government policies adopted in various countries are at action healing the markets. However, the report also shows that moderate success of various global policy initiatives [...]


Capgemini Q1-2009 Revenues Stable, Investors Happy

Capgemini’s Q1-2009 Revenues Stable, Investors Happy
 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The Capgemini Group has posted good revenues for the first quarter 2009 of €2,205 million, which is up by 0.9% compared with the same posted one year ago during the same period. This is however, down by 0.3% like-by-like (constant Group structure and exchange rates).
By discipline, the [...]


Carlsberg Awards Consulting and IT Services Contract to Accenture

Carlsberg Awards Consulting and IT Services Contract to Accenture
 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Carlsberg IT, a subsidiary of Carlsberg, has awarded management consulting, application development, systems integration, program management and application maintenance and services in Europe to Accenture under a 3-year contract. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed yet.
 

Kenneth Egelund Schmidt, the vice [...]


Capgemini Globalizes Consulting Services For Seamless Client Service

Capgemini Globalizes Consulting Services For Seamless Client Service
 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Capgemini, which is among the world’s foremost outsourcing services, consultancy and technology, announced that Capgemini Consulting would be a Strategic Business Unit on global scale of the Capgemini Group, with Pierre-Yves Cros, former Group Strategy Director, as the leader.
 

The founding of Capgemini Consulting, set [...]


Private Stakeholders Expect High Returns From Latin America

Private Stakeholders Expect High Returns From Latin America
 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Only 8% of Private Equity (PE) stakeholders expect to see an economic revival before 2010 and 42% do not expect to see any improvement before 2011. However, investors seem to have high hopes for investments made in Latin America. According to a recent study of [...]


KPMG Shows How Aerospace Industry Should Respond to Recession

KPMG Shows How Aerospace Industry Should Respond to Recession
 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

KPMG recently launched a market report titled, “Adapt, Survive and Thrive in Turbulent Times — The Aerospace and Defense Industry’s Response to the Economic Downturn”. The report explains that many of the big players were already prepared to tackle the situation when the recession [...]


Deloitte: Global Steel Majors Maintain Acquisitions Focus

Deloitte: Global Steel Majors Maintain Acquisitions Focus
 

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Deloitte’s new survey report states that the present economic slowdown has not prevented acquisitions and mergers from remaining an important business strategy for companies. The report, named Getting back in the water: Consolidation in the global steel industry, states that the economic downturn is a significant [...]


Accenture Finds Rapid Fragmentation In Global TV Viewing Habits

Accenture Finds Rapid Fragmentation In Global TV Viewing Habits
By Big4 Staff Writers

The Global Broadcast Consumer Survey conducted recently by Accenture found consumers worldwide increasingly preferring to watch television content on other platforms, including their PCs and cell phones. The survey did point out, however, that the overall rate of consumption of television content is on the rise. Consumers are simply [...]


Deloitte CEO To Business Leaders: Form Transatlantic Free Trade Zone

Deloitte CEO To Business Leaders: Form Transatlantic Free Trade Zone
By Big4 Staff Writers

In a recent speech, Jim Quigley, CEO of Deloitte, encouraged business leaders to think of free-trade proposals, which would include creating a transatlantic free trade area, for various services and environment-friendly products, as they follow the process of development of a trade agenda. He also stressed on the [...]


PwC Wins Prestigious Global Award For Gender Diversity

PwC Wins Prestigious Global Award For Gender Diversity
By Big4 Staff Writers

PricewaterhouseCoopers was named the winner of ‘Global award’ at Opportunity Now Awards Dinner 2009. The ceremony, held in London, UK, recognized the company’s outstanding diversity program. The program extends across as many as three countries, and is held in the acknowledgement of the work and achievements of PwC-run global Gender [...]