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COSO Chair Talks About Update to its Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework

Bob Hirth

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Originally formed in 1985, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is a voluntary private sector organization dedicated to  fraud deterrence, effective internal control and enterprise risk management. Recently,  they unveiled an update to its Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework and are looking for  public comments on the  COSO website through […]


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COSO Looking For Public Comment On Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework Update

Dennis Chesley

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Because risk management has grown more complex over the last decade, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is looking for public comment on the latest update to   Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework.

Enterprise Risk Management — Aligning Risk with Strategy and Performance, will look at  organizational requirements to  improve both new […]


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Incoming U.S. Chairman at PwC steers into deeper diversity water

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When you talk with new incoming U.S. Chairman at PwC, Tim Ryan, about his plans when he takes the helm July 1st it’s immediately clear his vision will steer the organization from the well chartered shallows of inclusive waters  and out into the deeper perspective of open diversity oceans.

His new team will not just be […]


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Accenture Helps Fill Empty Seats in Classrooms

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

The annual Public Sector Innovation Award, under the auspices of the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and sponsored by Accenture, is providing $10,000 to help advance a new online platform  that’s tapping unused capacity – empty seats – in higher education and vocational classrooms. ALEX (Anyone’s Learning Experience) has begun building partnerships with […]


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Big Data Projects Struggling To Be Profitable

Steve Jones

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Capgemini and Informatica have released new joint research and it finds that currently less than 1/3 of big data projects are profitable, with the majority of organizations still having significant work to do in order to make the most of their investment.

Ownership of big data projects is also gradually shifting away from IT to different […]


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When is the right time to specialise?

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My advice for any accountant, lawyer, or consultant is to develop themselves as a specialist. Being known as The Go-To Expert will build your reputation, and your career, far faster and more successfully than being known as a Jack or Jill Of All Trades.  However, getting the timing right can be tricky. Specialise too soon, and you miss out on […]


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Deloitte Looks At Business Confidence

Jonathan Copulsky

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte recently released a major survey on the topic of Business Confidence. The Business Confidence Report examines the confidence level of CXOs (C-suite executives) and CXOWs (C-suite executives-in-waiting) on key business issues, including innovation, leadership, and priorities for investment. Jonathan Copulsky CMO, Deloitte Consulting and Global Insights Leader, Deloitte,  supplied some email […]


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KPMG Book Looks At Managing Modern Risk (Part 2)

Timothy P. Hedley

What can you say specifically about off-shore tax evasion?

Girgenti: The recent release of the Panama Papers has placed a spotlight on the issue of off-shore tax evasion. Every country has anti-bribery laws, and every country has anti- money laundering laws. Most countries have laws dealing with tax evasion. It seems that despite all of

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this, there may have […]


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KPMG Book Looks At Managing Modern Risk (Part 1)

Richard Girgenti

Timothy P. Hedley, Ph.D., KPMG’s Global Lead for Fraud Risk Management Services and KPMG LLP’s National and Americas leader for Forensic Advisory Services Richard Girgenti have recently teamed up to author The New Era of Regulatory Enforcement: A Comprehensive Guide for Raising the Bar to Manage Risk [McGraw-Hill Education].  They supplied Big4.com with some of the background to this […]


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Gender differences in accessing government services through mobile

Kathy Conrad

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Citizens are in favor of accessing government services through mobile, with 80 percent choosing at least one application from a list of seven. As well, half of millennials and 1 of 3 Baby Boomers said they would vote via mobile app. Kathy Conrad, Director of Digital Government at Accenture Federal Services, answered some questions about […]


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Army War College and Deloitte Team Up With Women Leaders

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

According to the 2016 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, only 13 percent of companies report they are “excellent” at building global leaders, and only 14 percent describe themselves as “strong” at succession planning throughout the business. For the past 5 years Deloitte’s WIN program has teamed up with the Army War College […]


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PwC study chronicles patent ebb and flow

Chris Barry

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

PwC’s 2016 Patent Litigation Study  finds the number of patent cases filed declined by 2% in 2015 paralleling patents granted declining for the first time since 2008. On the flipside,  the report  has the 2015 annual median damages awards at the highest point in a decade. Chris Barry, PwC, Partner Forensic […]


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HAL Gets A Pal: Amelia Makes Her AI Debut

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Designed to foster client adoption of artificial intelligence, IPsoft and Accenture have created an Accenture Amelia practice.  IPsoft’s Amelia platform will be used to develop strategies, solutions and consulting services around deployments of virtual agent technology. The initial focus will be  on the banking, insurance and travel industries. Cyrille Bataller, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence, […]


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Accenture Acquisition Has MIT Connection

Narendra Mulani

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture recently announced the  acquisition of OPS Rules, an analytics consulting company specializing in data science  applications that create supply chain and operations analytics. The move expands Accenture’s  machine learning and operations analytics capabilities for developing fresh and innovative analytics solutions for a variety of clients. Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer, Accenture Analytics, explains:

 

What’s the […]


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How can a mentor be your partnership track secret weapon?

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I have written a series of articles about the support team you need when you are on partnership track.  One of the key roles in this team is your mentor. This role is different, but complementary to the role played by your sponsoring partner. In this article, I look at how you can get full value from the mentoring […]


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