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Accenture Survey Finds New Types of High Tech Devices Pose Consumer Challenges

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

David Sovie, managing director with Accenture’s Electronics and High Tech group and leader for the group’s Asia/Pacific region, responds to the fact that 83 percent  of consumers from the Accenture survey, Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World , report various problems with new device types such as wearable fitness monitors, smart […]


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This CPA has brought smiles to children’s faces and a human connection to LinkedIn

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Aalap Shah brings experience in the online, retail and service sectors to his latest venture SoMe, a full-service digital marketing team he co-founded focusing on social media. His background in entrepreneurship and start-ups is fully rounded out by his experiences with the Big4 and at least one other venture close to his heart.

“I got […]


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Navy Enterprise Resource Planning System Awards Accenture $19.8 Million Contract

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The U.S. Department of the Navy has awarded Accenture Federal Services five task orders under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide information technology support and training for the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Navy ERP is an integrated financial and business management system that manages more than 50 percent […]


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Deloitte’s Recently-Released Annual Wealth Guide Supplies Individuals and Business Owners With Solid Multi-Year Planning Tools

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte’s Annual Wealth Guide is enjoying its 27th year of providing valuable analysis on income tax, insights on the current tax policy landscape and discussions on the important issues surrounding wealth transfer tax. Recently, Big4.com caught up with Eddie Gershman, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP and technical leader for Deloitte’s individual tax competency, to go over […]


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WeiserMazars’ partner moderates Tel Aviv discussion around investing in Israeli start-ups

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Israel’s leading start-ups and international corporate investors pitched each other, networked, and actively sought ways to support business and investment opportunities in a new platform held recently. The event was the first of its kind to focus exclusively on corporate investors in Israel.

WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group combined to be a Gold sponsor of the […]


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Howard Dorman Updates WeiserMazars’ global human rights “Temperature Check” survey efforts

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Together with The Economist Intelligence Unit and an international alliance of governments and businesses, WeiserMazars LLP  and Mazars Group continue helping to develop global standards for human rights reporting and assurance for business with their involvement in a new survey. The firm’s Practice Leader , Howard Dorman, has a personal stake in the work since both of […]


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Accenture and HfS Research Study Highlights Digital Transformation Enabling Expansion

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

New joint research from Accenture and HfS Research shows expanding digital technologies are expected to support implementation of advanced shared services models across a broader range of business functions over the next several years. Paul Jeruchimowitz, managing director – Accenture Strategy, CFO & Enterprise Value, answered some questions about the research for Big4.com.

How will the […]


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Deloitte 2014 Global Mobile Consumer survey highlights device obsession and mobile payment potential

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, nearly 90 percent of U.S. consumers check their phone in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their device up to 50 times a day. Craig Wigginton, vice chairman and U.S. Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP, helped us to understand these […]


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PwC Digital IQ Innovation Snapshot Takes A Closer Look At Earlier Findings

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Issued earlier this year, the PwC 6th Annual  Digital IQ Survey  found business leaders urgently seeking to upgrade their innovation capabilities. The most recent companion  Digital IQ Innovation Snapshot, “Innovation at the Speed of Disruption,” fleshed out more information like the fact IT executives are concerned that the speed of technological […]


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VP of Permanent & Search Services For Toronto’s Lannick Group Adds Perspective to Our Career Discussions

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Not surprisingly for someone who’s attained an executive position in a Canadian based professional staffing and recruitment firm specializing in Finance and Technology, Kevin Jeewan has a few international stops on his resume.

“I’ve worked at both PwC and Ernst & Young in the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago,” he told us when we spoke […]


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Itzhak Perlman and James Taylor in 48 Hours

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

My wife and I had the unusual pleasure of seeing both the great violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer-songwriter James Taylor perform in the space of two days. Their artistry, virtuosity, and passion left me reeling.

This is about the two concerts, but at a bigger level its about the powerful collision of excellence, passion, and joie de […]


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Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to be at the center of seismic business shifts by 2025.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

Experts are predicting many components of the present compliance function will mimic elements of finance and become embedded into organizations by 2025. The results will be better risk management as opposed to more framework management, according to the findings of both PwC’s State of Compliance 2014 survey which sees some organizations already taking […]


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Accenture/CSO Insights Research Shows Mediocre Sales Representatives’ Performances Cost Potential Revenue

Jason Angelos, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Sales Transformation global lead, recently answered some of our questions about new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CSO Insights. The research  Powering Profitable Sales Growth – Five Imperatives, examined the sales competitiveness of a sample of companies with revenues of more than $1 billion from the CSO Insights’ 2014 Sales Performance Optimization […]


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Farming Your Networks To Plant The Seeds Of Success

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As the founder and president of Technica Communications, Lisa Ann Pinkerton offers up a different perspective on networking through the workshops she teaches in Silicon Valley after an award winning career that has spanned both the newsroom and boardroom.

However, the former broadcast journalist and Senior Account Executive for the San Francisco PR firm Antenna […]


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Some Straight Talk On Networking

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

“Networking is the single most important factor in your ability to move up the ranks. Research has proven that you’re more likely to get a positive performance review, more likely to get a raise and even be retained in the event of layoffs by your company when you know how to network properly.”

Alisa Cohn is […]


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