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Monthly Archive: March 2010

Capgemini Gains Certification in Run SAP Methodology

Kenneth Guillame, Staff Reporter

One of the world’s leading consulting companies in technology and outsourcing services, Capgemini has been certified by SAP AG to provide solution implementation based on the Run SAP methodology. Capgemini has always been an SAP services partner and will now include the Run SAP methodology into their process. Run SAP is an […]

KPMG Finds Increased Financial Pressure on the Public Sector

Ethan Strassfield, Staff Reporter

A research conducted by KPMG’s Global Government practice has found that concerns over global financial conditions and other factors has resulted in a need to redefine the role of public sector. The other factors include government’s willingness to change and a willingness amongst citizens to take care of their financial health.

In the report titled The […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers CEO Survey Shows Higher Focus on People and Talent

Kenneth Guillame, Staff Reporter

The 13th Annual CEO Survey launched at Davos by Pricewaterhouse Coopers brings to light how CEO’s are giving priority to people and workforce as a means to recover and grow. The research was based on interviews with 1,198 CEO’s in 52 different countries. It was observed that there were some weaknesses due […]

Capgemini Finds Online Shopping Growth At Its Lowest In January 2010

Kenneth Guillame, Staff Reporter

The IMRG e-Retail Sales Index prepared by Capgemini has recorded the lowest annual growth rate in the history of this Index. Growth rose by only 5% from January 2009 to January 2010 which is a remarkably low figure. UK shoppers have spent around £4.3 billion online in this month. The sales figures […]

Accenture Gains Multi-Year Systems Integration Contract From Delhaize Belgium

Erica deVry, Staff Reporter

Accenture was awarded a multiyear contract to support the execution of an integrated supply chain enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform by Delhaize Belgium while financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed to the public.

Based on their global experience of system integration, Accenture has agreed to collaborate with Delhaize Belgium to implement the new platform […]

Deloitte Hosts Deloitte International Student Business Forum

Ethan Strassfield, Staff Reporter

Deloitte’s 2010 International Student Business Forum (ISBF) recently hosted in Athens, Greece for 77 attendees revealed interesting insights into how students (potential new hires) are viewing their employers in light of the current economic crisis. Rash firings, salary freezes, delayed starts, lack of responses from employers are clearly impacting their image portrayed to potential candidates.

45% of […]

KPMG Takes Initiative To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Christina Broder, Staff Reporter

KPMG has been successful in reducing its carbon footprint by 7% in the year 2008, says the Living Green Annual Report 2009. KPMG has been in the news for its initiative known as the Living Green program. This program was launched in 2008 and measures against its baseline set up in 2007.

It […]

Ernst And Young – Entrepreneur of the Year Awards FL

Kenneth Guillame, Staff Reporter

The nomination period for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2010 Awards has been announced in Florida recently. The deadline for the applications is March 19, 2010, while the awards ceremony is scheduled for June 10, 2010 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

The award has reached its 24th year […]

Accenture: Consumers Want Better Touch and Feel Retail Experience

Erica deVry, Staff Reporter

A recent study from Accenture has found out that three out of four consumers want to visit a physical store when they are purchasing a communications product or service. However they are not very satisfied with their experience and would only rate it an average. The study was conducted on 3,000 consumers in 18 countries to […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers Finds Aerospace Deals at Lowest in Decade

Ethan Strassfield, Staff Reporter

The deal values in the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector saw a large decline due to the recent recession and the banking crisis of 2008 which continued till the first quarter of the year 2009. While the deal values have increased gradually in the last few months, small deals are still dominating the scenario. This has […]

Ernst And Young Reveals European Banks Trying To Win Back Customer Loyalty

Erica deVry, Staff Reporter

New research from Ernst & Young has found out that the financial crunch has changed customers’ attitude towards their bank. Most customers are looking forward to diversify their banking portfolio, while others are interested in changing their service provider. The customers are interested in spreading their financial products across various institutions in order to minimize the […]