Big Four paid millions to advise Brussels on tax policy

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Big Four paid millions to advise Brussels on tax policy

The Big Four accounting firms secured contracts worth millions of euros from the European Commission over the past five years to advise on tax policy, fuelling concerns about conflicts of interest given their involvement in several tax avoidance scandals.

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AI ambulances and robot doctors

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AI ambulances and robot doctors

In the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, an ambulance speeds through traffic on a wave of green lights, helped along by an artificial intelligence (AI) system and big data.

The system, which involves sending information to a centralized computer linked to the city’s transport networks, is part of a trial by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The Chinese tech giant is hoping to use its cloud and data systems to tackle issues hobbling China’s healthcare system like snarled city traffic, long patient queues and a lack of doctors.

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McKinsey returns R1 billion fee to Eskom

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McKinsey returns R1 billion fee to Eskom

Management consulting firm McKinsey & Company on Friday said it would return the fee of approximately R1 billion to Eskom it earned on the 2016 turnaround programme for the power utility. 

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 Oil firm headed by Tory donor refused to pay £14m consultancy bill

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Oil firm headed by Tory donor refused to pay £14m consultancy bill

A multinational company run by a major Conservative donor has refused to pay a consultant it hired to advise on a potential contract in Saudi Arabia after the Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into its activities, according to court documents.

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London named best city in the world for work

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London named best city in the world for work

A study from management consultant firm the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has named London as the best city in the world to work in.

The research was the largest-ever study of workforce migration trends, with 366,000 workers from nearly 200 countries being surveyed.

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Capgemini recognized as a Leader for Innovation Strategy Consulting

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Capgemini recognized as a Leader for Innovation Strategy Consulting

Capgemini has been positioned as a Leader by ALM Intelligence in its report. The report highlights that the Group’s combination of pure consulting, through Capgemini Consulting, and extensive technology engineering resources and innovation strategy capabilities, such as those of Fahrenheit 212, enables Capgemini to stand out among the leaders. It also recognizes the Group’s Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) network as particularly effective for simultaneously facilitating the delivery of real market outcomes to clients while instilling best practices. In addition, it mentions that Capgemini’s recent acquisition of LiquidHub contributes to its execution capabilities.

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Mckinsey ends works with ICE

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Mckinsey ends works with ICE

McKinsey & Company, the prominent management consultancy, has stopped working for Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the disclosure last month that the firm had done more than $20 million in consulting work for the agency. The revelation prompted questions from employees at the firm.

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Consultancies Diversifying their Recruitment

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Consultancies Diversifying their Recruitment

When Kevin Sneader, McKinsey’s recently elected global managing partner, told the Financial Times last month that he would like the proportion of its employees who have MBAs to fall — from 37 per cent currently to “less than a third” — he was reflecting a trend for more diverse hiring across the big consultancies.

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 CNN International creates consulting unit

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CNN International creates consulting unit

CNN International wants in on the consultancy game.

The media owner has created a new consultancy unit, called CNN Reach, based out of its London and Singapore offices. The goal: Help clients plan and create campaign content; advise on and execute distribution and media buying both on and off its own platforms; and offer first-, second- and third-party audience targeting across CNN and its parent company Turner’s portfolio.

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Myrtle Consulting Group Announces Acquisition of Kalium Consulting

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Myrtle Consulting Group Announces Acquisition of Kalium Consulting

Myrtle Consulting Group, a hands-on operations management consulting firm delivering operational transformation to global organizations, announced today the acquisition of Kalium Consulting, an operational consulting firm with over 20 years of global experience in the mining, metals and heavy asset industries.

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Kinetiq and KPIT Announce Strategic Life Sciences Collaboration

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Kinetiq and KPIT Announce Strategic Life Sciences Collaboration

KPIT, a global technology company that specializes in IT consulting and product engineering solutions today announced a strategic collaboration with Kinetiq, the leader in life sciences and clinical research management consulting, to deliver new life sciences focused business technology applications.

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Consultants sell digital Data Services

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Consultants sell digital Data Services

Consulting engineers are responding to the growth in the amount of data generated by infrastructure by offering a growing range of digital services.

At the end of a long working day in Auckland, New Zealand, thousands of people head to its beaches to cool off or enjoy water sports.

And when choosing which beach to kick back on, residents are relying on information provided by consultant Mott MacDonald.

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ROI Consultancy Services, Bain & Company Join Forces To Produce Net Promoter Score® Benchmarking Studies In Nine Retail Categories

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ROI Consultancy Services, Bain & Company Join Forces To Produce Net Promoter Score® Benchmarking Studies In Nine Retail Categories

ROI Consultancy Services – an industry-leading provider of full-service research, marketing and sales automation, and digital agency support to consultants, investors, and corporate clients – and Bain & Company, one of the world's top management consulting firms, have joined forces to produce Bain Certified Net Promoter Score® benchmarking studies as part of a series of industry studies in North America.

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Microservices: How the future of consulting may start small

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Microservices: How the future of consulting may start small

The consulting “universe” has long been populated by a small number of large “planets”–strategy, technology, operational improvement, and so on–but if you were to carry out an equivalent of Galileo’s exercise in today’s market, then you’d see something that looks more like the Milky Way than a simple solar system.

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Deloitte Survey Finds Biopharma Companies are Accelerating Adoption of Real-World Evidence

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Deloitte Survey Finds Biopharma Companies are Accelerating Adoption of Real-World Evidence

A recent survey shows that 90 percent of biopharma companies are making significant investments in real-world evidence capabilities to support multiple annual objectives that include driving drug development and meeting regulatory requirements.

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BCC warns of lowest UK growth since recession

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BCC warns of lowest UK growth since recession

Brexit uncertainty has left the UK is facing its weakest growth since the financial crisis, according to a new economic forecast. The services sector looks to be struggling in particular, as a floundering retail segment and a financial sector increasingly concerned over its access to the continent weigh up their post-EU futures.

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Benefit Consultants Relaunches AdvisorEdge Practice Management Platform

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Benefit Consultants Relaunches AdvisorEdge Practice Management Platform

Benefits Consultants Group has relaunched its AdvisorEdge Practice Management platform for 401(k) advisers.

It is designed to offer advisers full turnkey practice management support and information to acquire leads and grow business. It offers rospecting tools, plan management resources, extensive educational materials library and sales support library and resources.

Benefits Consultants Group has relaunched its AdvisorEdge Practice Management platform for 401(k) advisers.

It is designed to offer advisers full turnkey practice management support and information to acquire leads and grow business. It offers rospecting tools, plan management resources, extensive educational materials library and sales support library and resources.

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Transportation management systems expand in NextGen supply chains

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Transportation management systems expand in NextGen supply chains

Transportation is transportation. Not much change there except for the talk about autonomous trucks, right? Well, not exactly. Especially if you’re taking a look at the NextGen evolution of transportation management systems (TMS).

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Morgan Hill Partners Acquires Crimson Consulting

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Morgan Hill Partners Acquires Crimson Consulting

Innovative start-up to scale-up consulting firm completes second acquisition of 2018, adding founder coaching and board advisory services to its suite of offerings.

“Our mission is to be a founder’s most trusted partner, from start-up to scale-up, and the acquisition of Crimson Consulting enhances our comprehensive services and expertise with another layer of depth and support to our current and future clients.”

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Trends in Change Management Consulting

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Trends in Change Management Consulting

Change management consulting has lost none of its luster, despite research that continues to show the majority of change efforts fail to meet their strategic objectives. In fact, demand for change consulting has increased considerably since ALM’s analysis two years ago that estimated a growth CAGR of 5.0% in the five-year period from 2014 to 2018. Providers today say global revenues are growing by healthy double digits, and they expect demand to remain strong if not grow at a faster rate.

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