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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Ernst & Young: Short term information security solutions no longer an option

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to Ernst & Young’s 15th Global Information Security Survey 2012 results, Organisations need to fundamentally shift their approach to information security in order to meet the threats presented by existing and emerging technologies. Continue reading


Ernst & Young: UK film and TV companies need to heed corruption and bribery risks

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Fraud investigators at Ernst & Young have warned that UK film and TV companies need to heed corruption and bribery risks in financing and making films abroad. The warning follows China’s relaxation on the number of foreign films that can be distributed in the country, while UK filmmakers looking abroad for new opportunities received a funding boost earlier this year. Continue reading


Accenture: E-Gate Border Crossing Technology To Process Millionth Passenger

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to an announcement released recently at the Biometrics 2012 conference in London, the Automated Border Control System, the electronic border crossing gates or e-gates, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, has processed nearly 1 million passengers and is on target to reach that milestone in December. Continue reading


Accenture: Helping Banks Strengthen Liquidity Management

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Accenture and Fundtech have teamed to help banks improve global liquidity management in response to Basel III requirements and changing economic conditions. Continue reading


Cloud Computing Increases Security Risk, Ernst & Young Reports

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By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

CIOs feel unable to maintain secure control over cloud computing systems, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young. According to the Big4 firm’s 2012 Global Information Security Survey, cloud computing remains a driver of changing and developing firms’ business models, but security incidents were on the rise. In total, 31 per [...]


Deloitte: HR Portal to Empower Managers Announced

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The HR Gateway Solution Accelerator, a new self-service human resources (HR) portal designed to provide an intuitive graphical user interface to extend existing enterprise applications has been released by Deloitte. It leverages both Adobe AIR® and HTML5 technology to provide portal solutions on mobile devices Continue reading


Deloitte: Data warehousing and clinical intelligence solutions firm acquired

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Deloitte recently announced the acquisition of Recombinant Data Corp., a fast-growing provider of data warehousing and clinical intelligence solutions that enable advances in personalized medicine, translational research and health-care performance management. Continue reading


Deloitte: Survey Shows Government Efficiency Lags

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

A new study from the Government Business Council (GBC), sponsored by Deloitte shows that competing priorities are slowing down federal government efficiency. Continue reading


PwC: Government’s plans to boost employee ownership need to go further

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Carol Dempsey, partner at PwC comments on the Government’s approved plans for a range of activities to help support more British businesses to become employee-owned by saying that the measures announced will not directly benefit employees as they are simply aimed at raising awareness, not making the path easier for businesses. Continue reading


PwC: Walter Smiechewicz Joins Practice

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC US today announced that Walter Smiechewicz has joined the firm’s Risk Assurance practice as a managing director. Continue reading


Deloitte Finds Companies Concerned About Regulatory Limitations to Investing in Emerging Markets

By Kalen Smith, Big4 Blogger

A new Deloitte survey found that companies are becoming increasingly concerned about investing in emerging markets. Governments are imposing stricter regulations on companies wishing to acquire new divisions in other jurisdictions. Continue reading


Managing Your Organization’s Fast Growth – Important Areas For Your Attention

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Managing Your Organization’s Fast Growth – Important Areas Requiring Your Attention

Fast and sustained growth is sought by many organizations.  Fast growth, particularly when it continues for a long time, can substantially strain your organization; and negatively impact customers, finances, business processes and employee effectiveness and morale.  And you may find yourself continually [...]


Lower 2012 Car Sales in Europe, America, Predicts PwC

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By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

PwC estimates that 2012 will see 1.99 million new car sales in the United Kingdom by the end of the year, with car sales falling at the end of the year. According to the Big4 firm, car registrations are probably going to fall by 4.9% to 360,000 cars. Last year, 378,000 cars were [...]


Big 4.com Interview: Accenture’s Rick Ratliff Speaks on IT and the new healthcare landscape

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

While we’ve all been following the rapidly changing healthcare landscape to see what the coming new system will hold for users and providers alike, some of the innovators in the field of connected health like Accenture have been taking a much more active role than just observers. With the recent opening of an Analytics Innovation Center in Singapore and several healthcare focused initiatives including an electronic health record system in Norway, this is one of the firms that is clearly taking a lead in the union of accessible healthcare information and IT. Continue reading


Ernst & Young Finds Cloud Computing, Social Media and Mobile Devices Pose Greatest Security Risks

By Kalen Smith, Big4 Blogger

Ernst & Young published the findings of its 2012 Global Information Security Survey earlier today. Researchers polled nearly 2,000 IT professionals to determine what security risks global businesses need to be aware of in the coming year. Continue reading