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Monthly Archive: August 2009

Accenture Provides Application Co-Sourcing To BritAmer Tobacco

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, a global technology services and management consulting company, and British American Tobacco have signed a five-year application co-sourcing contract. This contract will help British American Tobacco to improve its design and also in the development and implementation of IT solutions for its various business operations. However, the financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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PwC: Electric Vehicles Will Significantly Impact Auto Industry

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Both the established and new manufacturers have accepted the increasing potential of electric vehicles. This has led them to a heavy investment in the battery technology. Though there are several factors that will determine the market potential of these electric vehicles, they will have a significant impact on the development of automotive [...]


Accenture Provides Online Learning Solutions To NPTA Alliance

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, a leading global management consulting service provider, has teamed with NPTA Alliance to provide an online learning solution to the members of NPTA. The members can now purchase access to Accenture Supply Chain Academy. Jointly, Accenture and NPTA have worked to identify a course program which will bring real-time education opportunities [...]


KPMG: Real Estate Valuation Debate Yet To Start

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

These days, there are a number of debates around company valuations. These debates include the proper procedure of an accurate valuation as well as the validity or merit of such a valuation, especially during the turbulent times. The only area where this valuation debate is yet to begin is the real estate market. But this market [...]


Deloitte Survey: Health Care Companies Unprepared For IT Risks

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Deloitte has conducted the 2009 Global Security Study for Health Care and Life Sciences Companies. According to the study, these companies may not meet the lofty expectations of maximizing their value of data and automation efficiencies, thought they are supported by firm information technology and billions of dollars funding. Moreover, these health [...]


Accenture Shows Web 2.0 Enables Govt To Empower Citizens

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture, one of the global leaders of management consulting and technology services, has published a report called “Web 2.0 and the Next Generation of Public Service”. According to this report, the early public-sector enterprises which adopted Web 2.0 are using it successfully to improve their services to citizens as well as to [...]


PwC Finds Personalized Medicine To Drive Pharma Alliances

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), an industry-focused tax and advisory service provider, has published a report called “Diagnostics 2009: Moving towards personalized medicine”. According to this report, the growth in personalized medicine will increase the number of coalitions between pharmaceutical and diagnostic businesses. The deal of GlaxoSmithKline with the British diagnostics group Enigma is a [...]


KPMG Finds Joint Ventures Fueling Growth During Downturn

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

It seems like JV (Joint Ventures) are becoming popular tools to achieve growth during the downturn. Joint Ventures are successful because they can deliver what is expected of them. It is also believed that in the near future Joint Ventures will feature more frequently as business combinations. This led KPMG International and IESE Business School to [...]


Capgemini Collaborates With IBX For Procurement Outsourcing

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Capgemini America Inc., a subsidiary of one of the foremost providers of consulting and technology of the world, has announced their collaboration with IBX Group AB, the leading provider of e-purchasing1 solutions. Jointly, they will be working to develop an innovative and end-to-end global procurement solution. This solution will be deployed on [...]


Deloitte And Oracle Extend Alliance For IFRS Solutions

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Deloitte, a leading multidisciplinary and professional service provider around the world, has extended its alliance with Oracle, the largest business software company of the world. They are extending their alliance to help the executives address organizational challenges that are associated with the conversion to IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Jointly, Deloitte and [...]


Bearingpoint Signs Agreement For Sale Of EMEA Practice

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

BearingPoint, a global management and consulting service provider, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with the European management team of the company. The agreement was signed for the sale of the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) practice. It was done for an aggregate purchase price of around $69 [...]


New Team At Capgemini For Global Infrastructure Management

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Capgemini, a global provider of technology and outsourcing services, has appointed Richard Dicketts as the Global Head of Infrastructure Management for their IO to strengthen the GIM (Global Infrastructure Management) services. Other senior team members include Ron Handley, Gavin Westwood and Gary Sullivan. This team will assist Capgemini to respond to the [...]