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PwC: Family businesses are ‘unsung heroes’ of the global economy

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

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 According to PwC, two thirds of family firms around the world have grown their sales in the past year, and even more are confident that their ambitious growth targets for the next five years will be met. However, family businesses continue [...]


PwC: New U.S. Cleantech Leader

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

PwC US  announced that Tom Solazzo, a 30-year industry veteran, has been named the US Cleantech Leader for the firm where he will play a key role in helping clients develop, commercialize, deploy, and maintain go-to-market strategies for products and services across the cleantech ecosystem.  [...]


PwC: Philadelphia office selected as one of Philly.com’s Top Workplaces in 2013

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

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PwC’s  Philadelphia office is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Philly.com’s Top Workplaces in 2013, making it the firm’s fourth consecutive year to be featured as a Top Workplace in the region. This year, PwC was [...]


Ernst & Young: Tops Kennedy’s list for the highest growth rate

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Ernst & Young announced  that Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory reported that the Ernst & Young network had the highest growth rate in consulting and advisory in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (based on calendar year 2011 revenues), in Kennedy’s [...]


KPMG: Six Key Steps for Higher Education Institutions

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to the new report, Extending the Campus – A Lesson in Successful Global Expansion for Higher Education Institutions, as demand for international education rises (growing at an average annual rate of 7.1 percent between 2000-2010), institutions are hoping to take advantage by broadening their [...]


Accenture: Revenue Management and CRM Systems For Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Accenture  and Rail Solutions, an SNCF subsidiary,  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 [...]


Deloitte: Productivity trumps growth as the leading issue for corporate Australia

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

The 4th edition of Deloitte’s research on Australian boards, Board Effectiveness: The Directors’ Cut, shows that productivity, growth, strategy and execution are the top issues on the agenda for Chairs and CEOs of ASX200 companies in the next 12 to 24 months.

John [...]


PwC: Opportunities and demand exist for internal audit

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to the 9th PwC Internal Audit State of the Profession 2013 survey, the internal audit function needs to reach for new heights and contribute to the organisation in a more meaningful way in the wake of the recent economic uncertainty and regulatory and political [...]


PwC: Comment on the Green Deal Finance Company

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

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The Green Deal Finance Company’s (TGDFC)  confirmed a £244 funding package, including a £125m senior debt facility from the Green Investment Bank. The announcement comes on the same day as DECC statistics show over 9000 Green Deal assessments have been lodged to [...]


PWC: Not-for-profits winning with transparency

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Plan International Australia and Youth Off The Streets were named winners of the sixth annual PwC Transparency Awards , in the $30 million or more and the $5 million-to-$30 million categories respectively. The category of most improved charity was awarded to St John Ambulance SA, [...]


Cloud Driven SLAs – The Keys to Performance

By Tim Reed, Big4.com Guest Blogger    

Cloud Driven – SLAs – The Keys to Performance

The movement to Cloud delivery provides us with a myriad of new capabilities. The promise of converting capital expense into operating expense, adding resources only when needed and significantly reducing the cycles of IT procurement and cost are hard to ignore.   The reality is [...]


Deloitte: CFO Signals Survey

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to Deloitte’s Q1 CFO Signals™ survey, the current state of the North American economies is both the main driver of growth – and the top impediment. Positive economic indicators appear to be boosting CFOs’ optimism, but fears of further stagnation are restraining their expectations for [...]


Accenture: To Enable Aadhaar ID System

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

–Accenture  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.

Nilaya Varma, managing director with Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group [...]


Deloitte: Strengthens presence in Zambia

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

Professional Services Firm Deloitte Southern Africa has just reinforced its position in a key mining and agricultural Southern African economy, Zambia, with the opening of new expanded offices in Thabo Mbeki Road in the capital Lusaka.

The location of the office is influenced [...]


Deloitte: M&A provides growth catalyst for chemical industry in 2013

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

According to a new report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group, 2013 Global Chemical Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook, the global chemical industry is experiencing a portfolio realignment putting increased pressure on companies to find new growth markets.

In [...]