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The 2013 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis Is Now Available!

Download the 2013 Big Four Firm Performance Analysis

This new 28-page 2013 performance analysis report provides a detailed analysis of the historical performance of each of the Big Four firms and insights from their combined figures. Continue reading


Big4 at Davos 2014 – Barry Salzberg of Deloitte Leads Panel on World of Work (Live Video)

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On Wednesday, 22 January, DTTL Global CEO Barry Salzberg moderated a session on “Reshaping the World of Work,” a panel discussion on what societal, economic, and technological forces are reshaping the employment context, focusing on 

Demographic shifts in emerging economies
Re-industrialization in advanced economies
Implications of structural unemployment

Additional panel participants:

Alan Clark, Chief Executive Officer, SABMiller Plc
Kris Gopalakrishnan, President, Confederation [...]


Big4 at Davos 2014 – Deloitte Global Leaders in Attendance

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DTTL Global CEO Barry Salzberg will lead the Deloitte delegation at Davos Continue reading


Deloitte UK: Tail Wags Dog?!

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RSA Insurance’s top institutional shareholders are asking Deloitte UK some tough questions on its alleged shortcomings in finding accounting irregularities in the insurer’s Irish subsidiary.

Deloitte, auditors from 2007 to 2013 were replaced by KPMG as the insurer felt that Deloitte’s independence was at risk. Sure…given that Deloitte secured GBP 10 million fees for advisory and consulting, dwarfing its audit [...]


Deloitte: Annual Holiday Survey

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Increasing smartphone ownership is taking more consumers down the digital shopping route, while many shoppers plan to frequent local small businesses when visiting stores this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s 28th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends.

Among smartphone owners, nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) plan to use their devices for holiday shopping. These consumers will primarily use [...]


Deloitte: New Managing Partner in Darwin

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The Darwin office of Deloitte has appointed a new Managing Partner, Hendri Mentz.   This announcement coincides with Francis Thomas’ (Deloitte’s Managing Partner in Darwin from 2007-2013) decision to relocate to Timor Leste where Deloitte’s Northern Territory office has been building a strong presence.

Deloitte recently launched a Northern Territory Blueprint for Optimum Growth Survey. The survey of almost 100 businesses [...]


Deloitte: Mid-Market Companies Buck Headwinds

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The fall 2013 Mid-market perspectives: Moving ahead report  from Deloitte  underscores mid-market companies’ strengthening fundamentals and points to significant improvements across financial metrics.  This in the face of continued uncertainty, according to the findings of a Deloitte-sponsored survey of 503 executives at mid-sized companies in the United States during September – October 2013.

Tom McGee, Deputy CEO, Deloitte LLP and [...]


Deloitte’s Maureen Bujno talks risk oversight practices

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By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

“Risk has become a very significant topic,” says Deloitte’s Director, Center for Corporate Governance, by way of starting off our interview on the subject of Deloitte’s third report on risk-related proxy disclosures by companies in the S&P 200. There are a number of factors fuelling Maureen Bujno’s comments, not the least of which is the [...]


Deloitte: Mobile Survey Sees Consumers Looking For Speed

Deloitte’s third edition “Global Mobile Consumer Survey” (GMCS) offers insight into consumer purchasing habits, wants and trends in the U.S., with a focus on mobile devices, technologies and services. It highlights, among other things, the fact that  American consumers toggle between Wi-Fi and fourth-generation (4G) wireless technologies to get the fastest possible connection [...]


Deloitte: Marketing Resource Management (MRM) accelerator solution launched

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Deloitte has launched an  accelerator to improve time-to-value and lower overall costs for enterprise clients across numerous industries, including Media & Entertainment, High Technology, Financial Services and Healthcare & Life Sciences.

The Marketing Resource Management (MRM) accelerator solution for the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud is built on the Force.com platform and is designed to assist marketers through the creative and financial [...]


Deloitte: CloudMix Launched

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Deloitte’s pre-configured, pre-integrated solution that ties together market leading cloud applications for a cohesive cloud experience, CloudMix, has been launched.

Deloitte’s CloudMix features and capabilities include:

Pre-configured leading industry capabilities on cloud solutions including salesforce.com, Apttus and others
Pre-packaged cloud integration solutions leveraging MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to connect across SaaS applications and services, including salesforce.com, Apttus and other leading cloud companies
Cloud to [...]


Deloitte: Design and Manufacturing Solutions Gets A Boost

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Deloitte and 3D Systems Corporation have announced an exclusive alliance to jointly assist companies and industries adopt and integrate 3D printing design and manufacturing systems and solutions into their business for sustainable competitive advantage.

As a component of this alliance, Deloitte and 3D Systems will jointly launch and operate a series of solution centers or “labs” in various locations where [...]


Deloitte: Tourism industry would boost trade and the economy in Canada

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According to new research released today by Deloitte an increase in international arrivals to Canada spurs exports in the subsequent years. The report, Passport to growth: How international arrivals stimulate Canadian exports, suggests that each 1% increase in tourists to Canada generates an $817-million increase in Canadian exports over the following two years. Deloitte also found that this [...]


Deloitte: Tourism sector to help build Australia Up

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According to a new Deloitte report, Positioning for prosperity? Catching the next wave, international tourism will be a key driver of Australia’s future prosperity, powered by Asia’s growth and a new generation of travellers looking for space, nature and luxury experiences.

As an indication of the magnitude of Australia’s tourism opportunity, the report projects the global tourism industry growing [...]


Show, Don’t Tell (Rule #3 Of The 7 Irrefutable Rules Of Professional Relationships)

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By Michael Moshiri, Founder of Big 4 Confidential

There’s no doubt that your professional relationships have the potential to help you accomplish your goals, achieve remarkable professional growth, and advance quickly in your firm. But most people fail to unleash the full extent of that potential because they refuse to take their relationships beyond purely professional connections.

In fact, [...]