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Monthly Archive: February 2010

KPMG Survey Finds Joint Ventures Fuelling Growth During the Downturn

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A research study recently conducted by KPMG International and the IESE Business School has shown that 52 percent of respondents believed their recent JVs have been extremely helpful to them for improving their overall performance. This survey was conducted on more than 100 senior executives who said that Joint Ventures (JV) appear to be the saving grace [...]


Gartner Gives Top Rating to PricewaterhouseCoopers for Financial Consulting

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Gartner s report titled ‘MarketScope’ for Global Finance Management Consulting Services has given a “Strong Positive” rating to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Gartner s MarketScope report studies and compares the capabilities of nine leading finance management consulting service providers for their services across the globe. The evaluation criteria include market responsiveness, market understanding, customer experience, geographical capabilities, [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers Ranks In Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been featured in the “100 best companies to work for” list announced by FORTUNE. PwC has been featured in this list for the 6th consecutive year and ranks 71 in the overall list and 25 in the list of large companies. It is long known that PricewaterhouseCoopers helps its employees to develop professionally and [...]


Deloitte Top Ten Technology Industry Trends for 2010

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team at Deloitte predicted that 2010 will be the year for net tablets. These easily portable devices will be a combination of good form as well as functionality, and Deloitte forecasts that it will be purchased by millions this year. The main points of the predictions [...]


Capgemini Extends Its Existing BPO Outsourcing Agreement with Syngenta

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The existing business contract between Capgemini UK plc, and Syngenta, a global leader in crop production and seed producer of the agricultural industry was renewed this month. The renewal of this long standing relationship will see substantial improvements in process and increased standardization across more countries. The new contract is for a period of seven years [...]


Deloitte Irish CFO Survey: Recovery Only in 2011

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The Deloitte CFO Quarter 4-2009 survey shows that 78% of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of prominent Irish companies do not think that the Irish economy will recover significantly till 2011. The Q3 survey had noted 69% of companies responding the same way. In the same survey around 52% does not expect their company to recover totally [...]


Accenture And Oracle Jointly Develop Tech Solutions for Social Service Agencies

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture has joined hands with Oracle and agreed to develop integrated software packages social service agencies across the globe for affordable technology solutions to handle increasing workloads while providing enhanced technology solutions. These programs will also focus on supporting outcome-focused program delivery.

David McCurley, Accenture’s global managing director for human services said, “Public agencies are looking for [...]


KPMG Has Ambitious Goal to Reduce Carbon Emissions By 25 %

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter

The global network of professional service firms KPMG, today announced a global approach to fight the climate change taking place across the globe. Named as “KPMG’s Global Green Initiative”, this three tiered approach has been developed by the firm which provides audit, tax and advisory services.
 

Timothy P. Flynn, Chairman, KPMG International, said, “KPMG’s Global Green Initiative [...]


Capgemini Wins $88 Million U.S. Army Information Systems Contract

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

A member of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Government Solutions LLC, announced that it has won a five-year, $88 million contract by the U.S. Army to provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) support services for the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). The PEO EIS is an organization which is responsible for providing infrastructure and [...]


Accenture Names Julie Spellman Sweet General Counsel

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Julie Spellman Sweet will be joining Accenture as the general counsel, chief compliance officer, and secretary of the company effective March 22, 2010. She will be reporting to William D. Green, Accenture chairman & CEO, and will also be a part of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Ms. Sweet, 43, joins Accenture from the law firm [...]


Ernst And Young Turns Greener

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Ernst & Young LLP is speeding up its ‘go green’ efforts as the firm has now become more serious about its sustainability efforts.
 

Leisha John, US director of environmental sustainability at E&Y walked into the offices with tax services partner Stephen Starbuck to talk about the firm’s initiative to go greener. They pointed out that as climate [...]


Accenture And Oracle Jointly Develop Tech Solutions for Social Service Agencies

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter

Accenture has joined hands with Oracle and agreed to develop integrated software packages social service agencies across the globe for affordable technology solutions to handle increasing workloads while providing enhanced technology solutions. These programs will also focus on supporting outcome-focused program delivery.
 

David McCurley, Accenture’s global managing director for human services said, “Public [...]