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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Capgemini: Intensified Demand from Consumers for Seamless Shopping Experience

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Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

A global report examining the changing nature of shoppers’ retail preferences as they continue to tap into the rapid innovation of traditional and digital channels has been released Continue reading


KPMG: Mark Rochon to Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence

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Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

KPMG in Canada today announced the appointment of Mark Rochon as an Associate in KPMG’s Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence. Continue reading


Deloitte: Global Aerospace and Defense Sluggish

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

A new Deloitte report “2011 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Performance Wrap-Up,” reveals that reported operating earnings for the global industry decreased 3.1 percent, as did reported operating margins (down 5.3 percent), free cash flow (down 13.3 percent), and reported operating earnings per employee (down 5.2 percent). Continue reading


PwC: Business and Financial Responsibility Training Seminar

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

All-expenses-paid financial literacy conference for 150 educators will be held Sept. 28-30 on the Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Continue reading


Deloitte: Federal Agencies Must Plan Reorganizations More Carefully

By Kalen Smith, Big4 Blogger

A new study from Deloitte and the Government Business Council has found that government agencies are considering reorganizing. Leaders of government agencies have stated a number of reasons for reorganizing. However, most are restructuring due to tighter budgets. Continue reading


Ernst& Young: Builders cautiously optimistic about housing industry

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

A new Ernst & Young survey, based on responses received through 15 April 2012, paints a picture of an industry especially hard hit by the economic downturn but which has now achieved stability and is preparing for expansion Continue reading


KPMG: SECOR Inc. Acquired

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Canada’s largest independent strategic management consulting firm, with offices in Montréal, Toronto, Québec City, and Vancouver has been purchased by KPMG Continue reading


Deloitte: Resources sector propping up pipeline

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The June 2012 issue of Investment Monitor saw major projects in the resources sector continue to push through to the construction phase. The June quarter saw construction begin on the $31 billion Ichthys gas field development and on the $12 billion Prelude LNG project in Western Australia’s Browse Basin, the world’s first floating LNG platform. Continue reading


PwC: Canadian-led M&A in Europe hits a post-crisis high

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The middle market segment of the Canadian M&A market picked up steam during Q2 with 51 transactions worth $12.2 billion announced, up 21% and 35% respectively over the prior quarter. Continue reading


Regulator: PwC Reviewed Peregrine’s Books During Fraud Period

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By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

A regulator told legislators that PwC may have known of fraud at Peregrine Financial Group on Wednesday.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said that PwC was retained as the failed futures firm’s accountant in 2000 when the firm was penalized by the CFTC for violating net capital rules. Those rules required that [...]


KPMG: Independent Research Firm Cites KPMG As A Business Technology Leader

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

KPMG’s business first approach focuses on helping clients understand the information needed to outperform their peers, better engage with their clients and manage risk and uncertainty has got them cited as a category leader in the third quarter 2012 Forrester Wave™ “Business Technology Transformation” report. In addition to helping navigate complex technology purchasing and vendor relationships, KPMG helps clients leverage their investments while effectively migrating to emerging technologies, often in a budget-constrained environment. Continue reading


PwC: US Industrial Manufacturers remain largely optimistic

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to the Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released recently by PwC US, the majority of US industrial manufacturers who were surveyed remain optimistic regarding prospects for the US economy, but sentiment about the global economic outlook continues to weaken. Continue reading


Accenture: Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, North America.”1 has positioned Accenture in the “Leaders” quadrant. Continue reading


Capgemini: Top 10 Global Service Providers in China Recognition

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Capgemini is a world leading European IT services company with a strong foothold in the Chinese market. With its China headquarters in Shanghai, Capgemini employs 2300 professionals in China and has offices operating in several major cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong Continue reading


KPMG Praised for Technology Innovation

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By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

KPMG has been named a leader in Forrester Wave’s quarterly Business Technology Information report.

The report aims to see which businesses are using technology to transform their sectors both by implementing existing technology and developing new innovations. KPMG was cited for its use of technology to help clients understand their information needs and to [...]