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Monthly Archive: December 2009

Capgemini-Founded Naandi Norway Receives Harry Hole Award

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
 

Naandi Norway has bagged the first ever Harry Hole award. The award, funded by popular Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø and named after the protagonist of his crime novels, Harry Hole, is given to companies that attempt to combat illiteracy. Naandi Norway was founded through the initiative undertaken by Capgemini Norge AS (Capgemini Norway). Presently, it [...]


KPMG Finds Corporate Lawyers Face Challenges with Data Management

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Recent research conducted by KPMG Forensics has revealed that more than 200 senior lawyers appointed by companies around the world have concerns about how to manage data for easy retrieval when it is needed for regulatory response or litigation. A number of in-house lawyers believe that the policies and procedures applied by their companies in this [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers Finds Rise in Fraud Due to Economic Pressures

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The global recession has brought in another new twist in the tale, with nearly one in three organizations reporting of business fraud or some type of economic crime in the last 12 months. The PwC’s ‘Global Economic Crime Survey 2009’ states how 43% people reported how these crimes have risen during the recession period.

The survey also [...]


American Greetings Selects Capgemini For Technology Support

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

American Greetings has selected Capgemini, one of the world’s leading technology and consultancy providers as its systems integrator for a multiyear consultation and technology implementation program.

American Greetings, the manufacturer of social greetings products selected Capgemini for this project so that it can utilize the investment it made in an ERP (enterprise resource planning) and standardize multiple [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers Acquires Paragon Consulting Group

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP recently acquired corporate performance management business Paragon Consulting Group. Paragon group will become a part of PwC Advisory’s consulting business with immediate effect.

The UK, Turkey, and Singapore teams will experience immediate change in the quality of CPM expertise since nearly 40 staff will have joined the PwC office in UK.

“We are delighted to announce [...]


Accenture Launches Service-Oriented Architecture Platform

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture announced the launch of a flexible service-based technology platform that is aimed at aiding public agencies in managing a variety of citizen services. This will help them to lower technology and management costs and also improve service quality.

The Accenture Public Service Platform is a mix of commercial application and open source application that enables updating [...]


Accenture To Develop French National Payroll System

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Operateur National de Paye (ONP) the newly opened French National Payroll Agency has awarded a nine-year contract for design, building and implementation of a new national payroll system to a consortium comprising of Accenture, Logica and HR Access.

The phased deployment is scheduled to begin in January 2012 and will continue for a [...]


KPMG Encourages Business Students to Go Green

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

KPMG held the first annual Living Green Case Competition to encourage business students to go green starting from their campus. The winner of this competition was University of California-Berkeley.

The number of teams crossed 40 and consisted of around 200 students from universities across the nation. The universities and colleges who participated in [...]


Ernst and Young – Lack of Financial Resources Troubling for Car Dealers

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A report by Ernst & Young points out how a combination of dropping car sales, discounts on new vehicles, and low servicing work has resulted in a major depression in the UK automobile market. The report also mentions cases of 24 dealer insolvencies by end of August this year compared to 12 [...]


Deloitte – Health Care Retail Clinics Will Continue Expansion Till 2012

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

According to a recent report published by Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the market for retail health clinics has experienced an approximate growth of 15% in the past 2 years. The report, titled "Retail Clinics: Update and Implications", also predicts that this growth will possibly slow down to 10% – 15% in [...]


Deloitte Named A Top Ten Employer for Working Mothers

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Deloitte was proud to be among the top ten companies that are listed as supportive for working mothers. The Working Mother magazine’s 2009 list of ‘100 Best Companies for Working Mothers’ is a list of organizations that allow greater flexibility, childcare, time off, or leaves to working mothers as compared to other [...]


Ernst And Young – Greater Involvement Required by Audit Committees

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Ernst & Young India’s Internal Audit Survey has brought out some startling facts. The survey has shown that companies in India need greater involvement by in-house audit teams, particularly in cases of fraud, IT risk assessments, and internal audit charters.

The key highlights of the report were:

1. Only 53% of the companies ensured [...]