By Larry Boyer, Guest Blogger
In today’s white collar world of professional services the struggle of the labor movement over a century ago may seem like a distant echo with little relevance to your world today. For most of us in the U.S., today’s Labor Day holiday is just another day off, summer’s last [...]
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
As companies come to terms with the fact the post-Recession business landscape means firms are increasingly immersing themselves in the business of compliance, CCOs are finding they need to become more strategic members of their organizations as their role in the C-suite continues to evolve.
If you are a career consultant with a large firm you know that work-life balance doesn’t really describe the situation.
Your context is much more complex, it’s something I call work-work-life balance. As a consultant you really have two jobs: your client work, which always takes top priority, and your company duties, which take priority on demand from the company – at [...]
By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager
EY’s Global technology M&A update: January– March 2014, highlights the sector’s still accelerating pace of change in which multiple big-ticket deals and one megadeal reinforced long term strategic bets in Q1 2014. Joe Steger, Global Technology Industry – Transaction Advisory Services Leader at EY, took the time to respond to some written questions and shed [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]