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Planning for a smooth executive maternity leave


By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Getting and staying ahead of the curve has always been an excellent recipe for success for any top performing executives. For those women who have reached the apex of their careers, understanding what needs to be done before, during and after they have a child is an extra ingredient that has the potential to jog […]

Capgemini announces collaboration to bring scattered silos together

Anne-Laure Thieullent

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Recent Capgemini research shows companies cutting across departments and adopting a centralized structure for Big Data and analytics have higher levels of success than their peers with decentralized models. In spite of this finding,  79% of organizations have not completely integrated their data sources. As a step toward a viable solution,  Capgemini has announced a collaboration with SAP, Cloudera and Intel to develop […]

Are You and Your Clients Ready for the API Economy?

Alan Radding

Alan Radding, guest blogger

Your own book is the best way to build a consulting practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book

Notice what has happened to the lowly application programming interface (API)? Once considered just one of many components of a SOA effort, the API has been elevated to a strategic tool, the […]

The no-fluff guide to REALLY making your LinkedIn profile pay its way

Heather Townsend

Is your LinkedIn profile doing you justice? Is it getting you the new business and opportunities you deserve? This article, by Heather Townsend, looks at how to get your LinkedIn profile to earn its keep.

Given the amount of contrasting advice on the internet about what needs to go in your LinkedIn summary, it is any wonder that so many people get […]

Accenture launches seven advanced analytics applications for the financial services industry

Edwin Van Der Ouderaa

By Rob Starr, Content Manager,

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has come out with seven advanced analytics applications designed for the financial services industry. They include offerings for the  banking and insurance companies and are designed to  simplify analytics decision-making . Edwin Van der Ouderaa, managing director, Financial Services — EALA, Accenture Digital, provided an overview of the new products that are configured through The Accenture […]

Accenture Technology Vision 2015 Identifies Five Emerging Trends

Tom Greiner

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Social, mobile, analytics, cloud (SMAC) and other technologies are the drivers behind the breakneck evolution of digital businesses and governments and the corresponding important implications for federal IT.  Tom Greiner, who leads Accenture Federal Services Technology business took a few moments to expand on some of the salient points from his company’s Accenture Technology Vision 2015

Deloitte Talks About How Social Media Is Doing The Legwork For The Modern Job Search

Patty Pogemiller

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

With statistics telling us there are two million students ready to graduate this fall with their bachelor’s degrees, competition has never been more fierce for jobs. Patty Pogemiller, national director of talent acquisition & mobility at Deloitte, understands what these recent graduates are going through even in what appears to be an improving economy and […]

PwC Supplies 10 Steps To Climb For Interview Success.

Alexa Merschel


By Rob Starr, Content Manager. recently put out a call for experts to share their thoughts on best practices to navigate the interview process.  Alexa Merschel, PwC US Campus Recruiting Leader, answered the bell with a series of excellent points printed below.    

“An interview is a job seeker’s chance to express their interest through questions and observations. Both the organization and the job seeker should […]

Should I Stay Or Depart?

Michael VanBruaene

By Michael VanBruaene, Guest Blogger I recently coached someone who was considering whether or not to resign his current position. The following was a base for starting and guiding our discussions.  You or a colleague may also find this useful. There can be a […]

Capgemini secures a multi-million dollar euro contract extension from Nokia

Alain Robbe

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Capgemini has secured a multi-million dollar euro contract extension from Nokia.  The additional three-year agreement will see Capgemini continuing to optimize Nokia’s  order management operations worldwide. The previous agreement, which was due to expire in 2017, and has now been extended to 2020, further strengthens the alliance that began in 2010. The work will include  preparation for delivery, distribution and […]

Deloitte shares tips for Harvesting Your Wealth

Julia Cloud

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Private business owners should be looking at macroeconomic and capital market conditions in a favorable light, especially if they are considering a shareholder liquidity transaction. To that end, Deloitte has put together six tax planning concepts to consider in preparation to exit or reduce involvement in a company. Julia Cloud, partner and Private Wealth sector […]

Capgemini Executive Talks About CDOs, ROIs and Big Data.

Zhiwei Jiang

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Big Data is one of those game changing juggernauts that demands the attention of all industry as it rolls across the business landscape transforming all the familiar landmarks in its path. All across the business horizon, the C-suite is facing this implacable force and the ever increasing number of technological advancements that ride side-saddle and […]

EY Capital Confidence Barometer Highlights Ongoing Technology M&A

Jeffrey Liu

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

EY’s twice-yearly Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB) came out in May, noting among several high-water marks that the technology sector produced more deals than any other in 2014 and executives have confidence the current surge will extend through the year. Jeff Liu, Global Technology Industry – Transaction Advisory Services Leader for EY, offered his comments on […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t A CPA And More Big Four Engagement Ideas From The City Of Brotherly Love

Douglas Ross

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

As the generational landscape shifts in the Big Four firms and Millennials slide their chairs in around the tables once reserved exclusively for the Baby Boomers, many of the once long held traditional beliefs about the staples of the business world like employee engagement are being redesigned to suit those taking the reigns.

The transition makes […]

Capgemini America Inc. to coordinate and oversee the integration of technology services for GETS program

Greg Hyttenrauch

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

Capgemini America Inc., has become the Multisourcing Service Integrator (MSI) for the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program.  As the service integrator, the company will provide service integration processes and systems, including billing, service desk, service catalog and request management, risk and security management, and other services. Greg Hyttenrauch, Deputy CEO, Capgemini Infrastructure Services, emailed […]