MoneyTree report sees Q1 dollars in software companies reaching $4 billion for the first time since Q4 2000
By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
Mark McCaffrey, global software leader and technology partner at PwC, walks us through the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.
1. What’s behind the great numbers for the software industry?
The Software industry continued to get the most funding with $4 billion [...]
By Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA, Independent Recruiter
For those of us who were trained while working for a public accounting firm (and for those still in public accounting), does the word “materiality” ring a bell? Is it just me or are YOU also experiencing the same in terms of the materiality of mistakes that are made these [...]
Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger
Your own book is the best way to build a practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book
The Internet of Things (IoT) appears finally to be gaining real traction with both Gartner and IDC putting out reports on it. The opportunity, however, can best be understood in terms of vertical markets [...]
Deloitte’s 2014 Global Powers of Retailing Report Shows Global Retail Ploughing Through Difficulties To Seed Growth.
By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
The new 2014 Global Powers of Retailing report from Deloitte shows that in spite of global economic uncertainty, 250 of the world’s largest retailers made US$4.3 trillion in the last fiscal year running from June 2012 through June 2013. David White, Deloitte Australia Partner and retail industry leader, helped us to understand that and [...]
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By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com
Information Technology (IT) is changing the way business does business in such an accelerated way, not even the wisest among us can predict what kind of future innovations like analytics and cloud will usher in with confidence. Still, those brave enough to sail headlong into this relatively new frontier are blazing a business trail that [...]
By Timothy E. Reed, Big4.com Guest Blogger
Making the Tough Information Technology Decision – 5 Key Criteria
Making the best decision when faced with today’s diverse and rapidly changing IT marketplace is tough. Everyone struggles with picking out the right tool or capability, hoping that they will not regret their decision. You can easily take a wrong turn, [...]
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It’s the most elementary form of goal setting, and yet so often neglected. Your career bucket list is your dream list of professional things experienced and milestones achieved. When you’re done, at whatever age that might be, what list of things will help you to feel meaningfully fulfilled?
Your list represents your highest aspirations. If you’re in the [...]
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 [...]
Gerard Uijtendaal is the former Talent Leader of Deloitte CIS. He’s recently put together a members-only on-line learning community entitled The High Performer and released an e-book that is the 1st module covering Change. The other 2 modules, to be released later, will be titled Collaborate and Choose. [...]
According to PwC US’ quarterly deals snapshot – North American Power & Utilities Deals: Q3 2013, Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry increased in the third quarter of 2013 on both a year-over-year and sequential quarter basis as dealmakers in the industry continue to consider opportunistic M&A to achieve strategic [...]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has selected Accenture Federal Services as one of three prime contractors to provide specialized advisory and assistance support services. Accenture also supports the SSA under the Information Technology Support Services Contract (ITSSC), implementing emerging technology solutions and applications designed to improve the SSA’s service delivery capabilities to current and future beneficiaries.
The BPA [...]
EY in its recently released Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices (RECAI) says Intensified political point-scoring surrounding the energy sector leaves renewables investors in a state of heightened uncertainty, hindering high levels of announced investment from turning into reality,
In the last three months alone the Labour party pledged to freeze energy prices for 20 months post 2015, the Conservative party [...]
PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2014 reports despite forecasting a 51 per cent increase in investment in 2013 and significant improvements in technology safeguards, processes and strategies, organisations globally are failing to keep pace with information security threats.
Of the industries represented in the survey, the pharmaceutical sector (20%) was among the highest reporting losses of $10 [...]