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

Warren Parry

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.

Thomas

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

Woody Driggs

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.

Sandy Shirai

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

Ed Meehan

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.

Benoit Laclau

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

Jonathan Copulsky

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

Jerome Devillers

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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Not made partner this time? Here’s what to do next.

Vote No Campaign

If you are reading this article because you’ve been unsuccessful in the partnership vote, then I feel for you. You are probably feeling pretty raw right now, even if it’s not a total surprise.  In this article, based on an extract from ‘Poised for partnership’, I look at  what you need to do to get back into the […]


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Deloitte Wins Audit Innovation of the Year Award

Jon

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Deloitte’s commitment to excellent quality in the auditing profession  has been recognized with International Accounting Bulletin’s prestigious “Audit Innovation of the Year” award. The award  was presented  in London recently at the International Accounting Bulletin Forum & Awards. Jon Raphael is Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and he answered some questions on how […]


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WEISERMAZARS’ STUDY SEES U.S. FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY GROWTH

Lou Biscotti

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars LLP, recently released its third annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study. New customers, improving  sales performance  and new products are expected to boost sales an average of 18% in 2015. This  compares with a 13% increase last year. Louis J. Biscotti, Partner & National Director of WeiserMazars’ Food & Beverage Practice, answered […]


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Latest Accenture Contract Marks Final Phase Of DEAMS Development

Todd Cameron

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Todd Cameron

Accenture Federal Services has secured a 30-month, $73 million contract to complete the Air Force’s financial management system. The Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) integrates data and processes across USAF, U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. We talked with Todd Cameron, a managing director at Accenture who […]


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PwC to offer landmark benefit aimed at reducing student debt

Tom Codd

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

With the United States  facing a college debt crisis of $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans and 40 million Americans weighed down with these debts, PwC has announced a benefit for its people whereby qualified associates and senior associates could get  $1200/yr  for up to six years to help with college loans. Tom Codd, PwC […]


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A PwC Blueprint For CEO and Executive Succession

Bhushan Sethi

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

CEOs and CHROs and boards need to ensure companies thrive in today’s dynamically changing landscape by placing the right talent  at the top. PwC sees regulatory scrutiny, changing customer expectations and disruptive technologies necessitating  executive teams that can respond to these challenges and “Building the bench:  Strategic planning for CEO and executive succession,” […]


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WeiserMazars and Ford Get Cool In Israel

Jules Reich

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
WeiserMazars is getting ready to participate in a 24-hour challenge whereby individuals, entrepreneurs and app development teams will be tasked with creating new software and innovative ideas for Ford’s award-winning in-car connectivity system, SYNC. The first-ever Ford SYNC® AppLink™ Developer Challenge in Tel Aviv is to be held on October 11-12 and Jules S. Reich, […]


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