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Deloitte provides insights into tax changes and trends

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

With 2015 soon ending, high-wealth individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs will be reviewing their year-end tax strategies as they look toward the New Year. Deloitte’s 2016 Essential Tax and Wealth Planning Guide provides insight into important trends and potential tax policy changes that could impact individuals’ tax planning. Julia Cloud, national managing partner for private […]


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EY’s latest security survey preaches Active Defense cybersecurity model

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

EY’s recent Global Information Security Survey examined cybersecurity practices and attitudes at 1,755 organizations in 67 countries. This latest addition dealt with several important and pertinent issues including the nature of today’s attacks, how they unfold, organizational vulnerability and the shift to an Active Defense model. Siobhan McDermott, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP, answered some […]


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Accenture Analytics making data-driven decisions easier for resource industries

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture Analytics recently launched five advanced analytics applications for the utilities, oil and gas, chemicals and metals and mining companies industries that support pricing and risk management as well as several other functions. These five new tools complement eight existing applications already in place for the same industry. All were developed on the Accenture Analytics […]


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McGladrey Sees Middle Market M&A Evolving As Technology Holds Its Ground

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

McGladrey recently released a quarterly report analyzing merger and acquisition deal flow, private equity deal flow and IPO activity within several sectors of the economy. It found, among other things, a strong first half of the year for information technology and the B2C sector, and B2B enjoying healthy deal activity despite going through a transitional […]


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Deloitte’s Social Impact Practice Works Within Global Community

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As a compliment to  the 70th UN General Assembly in October, Deloitte’s newly formed Social Impact Practice had a private meeting with the UN Foundation on how companies can achieve new Sustainable Development Goals by the target date of 2030. Jerry O’Dwyer, Leader, Deloitte’s Social […]


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Global acumen as the flux for modern leadership

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

It shouldn’t be any surprise if you’ve been following trends in the business world that a new report, “Fast take on Talent Innovation: Capability models,” from PwC stresses that organizations should learn to ride the wave of constant disruption in a boat built with the stuff of persistent innovation. Where leadership is concerned, the report […]


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Seattle Police Department Selects Accenture to Implement Data Analytics Platform

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has selected Accenture to help them better use the wealth of information they have at hand. A data analytics platform to be designed by the global technology company will analyze, consolidate and manage data focusing on officer training and workforce management, police calls and use-of-force incidents, as well as interactions […]


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Accenture Strategy report uses predictive analytics to alter our views on change management

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture Strategy has amassed the largest dataset on change management ever compiled with more than 150 organizations participating. “Turning Change Upside Down,” erases the notion that change is both chaotic and unpredictable using insights from 850,000 individual employees over a 15 year period. Warren Parry, managing director, Accenture Strategy, has 20 years of experience […]


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Q3 MoneyTree Report Includes Monster Financial Services Deal And Some Drop Down Categories.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The PwC/NVCA MoneyTree™ Report based on data from Thomson Reuters for Q3 had a healthy dose of the kind of good news that has many people believing the economic situation has found a solid footing if not its first serious ascent in several years. The $47.2 billion invested so far in 2015 is higher than […]


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EY and LinkedIn Form Strategic Business Alliance

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

 In an attempt to empower organization’s  go-to-market efforts,  EY and LinkedIn recently announced a new strategic alliance to jointly offer services to foster the use of innovative sales techniques, social networks and technology.   Woody Driggs, Principal, Advisory Customer Practice Leader, EY, sees the alliance as an excellent way to leverage EY’s organizational strength and LinkedIn […]


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The first woman leader for the national TMT practice at Deloitte tells us why HAL is in your smartphone.

By Rob Star, Big4.com content Manager

Sandra Shirai brings a wealth of experience to her new position as the leader of Deloitte’s U.S. technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice. Throughout her 26 year career with the firm, she has specialized in technology M&A, served as a member of the Deloitte LLP board of directors and chairman of the strategic investments committee, […]


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Accenture improving access to Census.gov

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Accenture Federal Services is set to transform digital interactions for The U.S. Census Bureau by working with the agency’s five-year Digital Transformation Program. Accenture has been delivering  digital strategies to  the Census Bureau since 2011. This work builds on a redesign of the website that improves navigation and Ed Meehan, who leads Accenture’s work with […]


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EY’s New Global Power & Utilities Leader Talks About Keeping The Lights On.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.
Balance is one of the attributes that Benoit Laclau brings to his new position as Global Power & Utilities Leader for EY and it was obvious when we first started talking with him there was a positive current on the line.

“I have spent half my work life in the consulting professional services industry and half […]


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Deloitte Wins Thought Leadership Award

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte was recently  ranked No. 1 in quality thought leadership by Source Information Services, a leading provider of research on the management consulting market. Deloitte’s excellent coverage of technology’s impact in retail and  the regulatory environment were key areas that made a difference and the company’s abilities in thought leadership differentiation addressing unique, emerging topics […]


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WEISERMAZARS FINDS WATER NEEDS TECH

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The WeiserMazars LLP 2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook published recently reports investments in technology are a priority for the industry’s aging infrastructure. This is the third report since 2012 and it found overwhelming agreement among the industry leaders on the importance of this technical trend. The document identifies future trends and provides other operational […]


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