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Good Board Culture Is Essential For Effective Governance

By Michael VanBruaene, Guest Blogger

For your Board to effectively govern it must be have a positive culture.  And a productive Board culture will positively affect your organization’s culture and operations.  You can have an appropriate number of members, good committee structure, members with a sufficiently diverse competencies, and ethics and conflicts of interest policies; however this does not guarantee […]

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No matter how good you are at what you do, sometimes we can all use a little expert advice and guidance. Admit it – you might be smart, competent, and accomplished, but there are always people a few steps ahead of you. That’s why you might need a coach.

Coaching typically involves a relationship between a target employee and a professional […]

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Deloitte: Launches the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion

Representatives from Fortune 500 companies, government, non-profits and academia examined the evolution of inclusive workplaces at the recent launch of the Deloitte University (DU) Leadership Center for Inclusion. The more than 250 attendees discussed a wide range of inclusion issues including minority recruiting, veteran hiring, attracting and retaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender talent and growing the number of […]

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Deloitte: Organizations Seek to Align Shared Services Centers

Organizations continue to view Shared Services Centers (SCCs) as a value driver and are increasingly eager to develop new value processes, according to the results of Deloitte’s 2013 Global Shared Services Survey, which revealed that almost 100 percent of respondents (95 percent) believe that  SCCs will continue to provide critical and high-value processes for their organizations.

The majority of […]

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PwC: Late March Surge in IPO Activity

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A very active last two weeks of March helped close out a strong first quarter for U.S. IPOs. Total IPO proceeds raised in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2013 exceeded the first quarter of 2012, despite a decrease in the volume of IPOs, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly and annual survey of IPOs listed on […]

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PwC US is the exclusive sponsor of Financial Literacy Month on CNBC

PwC US today announced its exclusive sponsorship of Financial Literacy Month coverage on CNBC and during April.

“Financial literacy is a critical issue that needs to remain at the forefront of national conversation,” said Mitch Cohen, Vice Chairman – Strategy,

PwC: Companies Underestimate Effort and Impact of SEPA Deadline

Companies in Europe underestimate the scope and effort of complying with the new Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) requirements by 1 February 2014. Responses to a recent

PwC: Fuelling the future

By 2035 oil prices could fall by as much as 24-40 per cent if the growth in shale oil production continues at a modest pace, according to new

PwC: Report forecasts a golden era ahead for pharmaceutical companies

Despite dire predictions about the pharmaceutical industry’s future, some pharma companies will reinvent themselves, and according to Pharma 2020: From vision to decision, a new report issued today by

PwC: Global economic centre of gravity set to shift by 2050

The global financial crisis has accelerated the shift of the economic centre of gravity, with China, the US and India set to be the world’s three biggest economies by 2050, according to the

PwC: IPO activity marches on

 PwC sees a surge in private equity-backed company initial public offerings during March 2013 may be the first signs of a recovery in the European IPO market.

PwC’s IPO Watch Europe Q1 2013 report found that activity for the quarter rose by almost 40% from €2.3bn to €3.2bn, […]

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PwC: Insolvencies drop significantly in Q1 2013,

PwC reports that in total there were 3,285 insolvencies in the first three months of 2013, down from 3657 in Q4 2012 and 4,412 in the first quarter of 2012. Administrations fell by almost a third from 724 in Q1 2012 to 490 while Company Voluntary Arrangements dropped to 104, their lowest level for 10 years, PwC has found.Looking […]

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Accenture : Communications Service Providers Compelled to Adopt New Technologies

Faced with ongoing economic challenges, declining voice and text revenues, and the need to address customers’ quality of service expectations on data-intensive networks, communications service providers (CSPs) are being compelled to consider revamping their operating models and adopting new transformational technologies to survive and thrive, according to a survey from Accenture (NYSE:ACN).

The survey confirmed that new technology introductions, quality […]

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Accenture: to Enable Aadhaar ID System for Government of Punjab


Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a 12-month contract for technology and management consulting services to reengineer and implement the way beneficiary programs are delivered in Punjab under the Aadhaar biometric identification program. The contract will help the State Government of Punjab identify eligible citizens and eliminate duplicate and incorrect records for the Department of Food and Civil Supplies.

“The […]

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Accenture: Delivers New Reservation, Revenue Management and CRM Systems

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Rail Solutions, an SNCF subsidiary, today announced that they have successfully delivered a range of passenger-focused systems for new Italian rail operator, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). These include an advanced reservation and distribution platform, a revenue management system and a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

“NTV has been propelled […]

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