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  1. Business Blog

    April 3, 2014

    Booz & Strategy & the chequered history of consultancy rebranding

    PwC/Booz's new 'amper-brand Cesare Mainardi, chief executive of Booz & Company, has a ready explanation for the...

  2. March 27, 2014

    Accenture tumbles on consulting slump

    Accenture fell at its sharpest pace in nine months after executives cautioned that the technology and outsourcing...

Special Reports

  1. Business locations in France 2011

    Youngsters speed up growth of dotcoms: a new generation is shaking off the country’s s...
  2. Business of Consulting

    Consulting firms are finding that it is not just clients that must adapt to disruptive...
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  1. March 13, 2014

    Women ‘will win more board roles’

    The pressure to have more women on boards seems to be paying off. Seven in 10 respondents in an Accenture worldwide survey...

  2. February 18, 2014

    Mondelez set for new cost-control strategy

    Mondelez has hired Accenture to help it implement a severe cost-control budgeting system championed by 3G Capital, the...

  3. The World

    January 24, 2014

    From the tech backlash to Rouhani being the real deal: Lionel Barber's 5 Davos takeaways

    I arrived in VIP-full Davos with one prediction in mind: 2014 will be the year the world returns to normality or at least...

  4. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos view: Don't get too confident about Eurozone prospects

    By Gillian Tett Just in case anyone was starting to feel too relaxed or cheerful about the outlook for the Eurozone, Axel...

  5. January 19, 2014

    UBS to outsource fixed income trading platform

    UBS has struck two deals to outsource most of its fixed income trading platform in a radical step highlighting the scale of...

  6. December 23, 2013

    Booz & Co approves plan to merge with PwC

    Partners at Booz & Co, the consulting group, have approved a plan to merge with PwC. The deal, proposed in October,...

  7. December 5, 2013

    The Timewise Power Part Time List

    In alphabetical order by company name: Fiona Gibson Managing director of Products UKI, client account lead for Carillion,...

  8. December 3, 2013

    Enterprise apps: Employees sign up with the company store

    By 2017, one in four organisations will have deployed an enterprise app store, where employees can download...

  9. November 19, 2013

    Green developments: Work gathers speed on sustainable alternatives

    The car as we know it is not so much hurtling towards a crossroads as cautiously approaching a big, confusing roundabout....

  10. November 18, 2013

    Hotshot takes helm at Severn Trent

    Liv Garfield might have been overlooked as a potential successor to BT boss Ian Livingstone when he joined the government as...

  11. November 11, 2013

    Talent management: Pay is not the only incentive for employees

    The entrance of a younger generation of “digital natives” who take the use of technology in every facet of their lives for...

  12. November 11, 2013

    RSA’s aggressive Irish expansion runs out of luck

    For some time, it seemed RSA had better luck than the Irish. Even as Ireland’s economy was struggling to recover from a...

  13. November 7, 2013

    Duncan Smith stands by under-fire welfare mandarin

    Iain Duncan Smith has endorsed his top official at the department for work and pensions despite a second critical report on...

  14. November 6, 2013

    How valuable is international work experience?

    As companies grow they spread across the globe, creating international career opportunities – and these are expected to...

  15. October 28, 2013

    Professional services firms take digital fight to marketers

    Instead of grey suits and sober ties, think tattoos, oversized glasses and gingham shirts. Deloitte last week bought...

  16. October 16, 2013

    Which make the best accountants – graduates or school leavers?

    Accountancy firms compete for the youngsters with most potential, and in recent years this has meant hiring and training...

  17. October 15, 2013

    Management: Added value replaces saving cash as spur to contracting out

    Hiring retail staff used to be a labour-intensive task for shop managers at Levi Strauss, the clothing company, which has...

  18. October 15, 2013

    Service providers: India’s earnings landmark leads to introspection

    India’s IT outsourcing sector earned $100bn in revenues for the first time in 2013. For an industry barely three decades...

  19. MBA blog

    October 8, 2013

    You definitely can’t have it all…

    This week I hosted FT columnist Heather McGregor (aka Mrs Moneypenny) at a women’s networking dinner sponsored by Accenture....

  20. September 27, 2013

    JC Penney sinks on dilution fears

    JC Penney shares sank after the retailer announced plans to sell 84m common shares in a bid to raise nearly $1bn in cash,...

  21. September 20, 2013

    Logic of outsourcing can be hard to resist

    For every complicated problem, the journalist HL Mencken said, there is a solution that is neat, plausible, and wrong. When...

  22. September 17, 2013

    Business innovation: Mobile payment systems face integration difficulties

    The problems and opportunities that mobile banking and payment systems, and electronic wallets, present for banks, card...

  23. September 11, 2013

    Taxpayer at risk of more losses from unusable technology

    The prospect of further substantial taxpayer losses from unsuitable IT for the Universal Credit programme was raised on...

  24. MBA blog

    September 6, 2013

    Innovative ways to solve the MBA funding problem…

    This week I decided to do a little research of my own. Curious to understand how my classmates had navigated the funding...

  25. September 5, 2013

    Spending watchdog criticises Duncan Smith’s welfare shake-up

    The government’s flagship welfare reform programme has been blighted by “weak management, ineffective control and poor...

  26. August 28, 2013

    The strategy consultants in search of a strategy

    Did you hear the one about the strategy consultancy that could not work out a strategy for itself? It might make chief...

  27. August 22, 2013

    Bridging the marketing and IT disconnect

    Companies are missing out on the opportunity to improve their relationships with customers because their information...

  28. July 30, 2013

    A glimpse into the second golden age of advertising

    “Google and Facebook are attacking,” came the cry from Madison Avenue. “Circle the wagons,” was the answer from France. And...

  29. July 29, 2013

    Contrasting admen team up to tackle digital challenge

    It took Maurice Lévy nearly four decades to build Publicis into the third-largest advertising and marketing services group...

  30. July 29, 2013

    Publicis and Omnicom face hard sell

    Investors have given a lukewarm reaction to the proposed $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom, as the creation of a new...

  31. July 28, 2013

    Leviathan scrambles to connect with audience

    The historic merger between Publicis and Omnicom that will create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services...

  32. July 23, 2013

    Business-style agency to run £12bn of government procurement

    A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as...

  33. July 17, 2013

    Private sector: Online tools can boost chances of employment

    Despite alarming global levels of youth unemployment, business investment in education remains inadequate, particularly in...

  34. June 4, 2013

    Narayana Murthy faces daunting challenge of reviving Infosys

    Indian outsourcer Infosys specialises in using clever technology to help its clients turn round their businesses. That it...

  35. May 17, 2013

    Companies see innovation without results

    The vast bulk of corporate innovation initiatives are failing to deliver the results that senior executives expected....

  36. May 16, 2013

    China in innovation challenge to Europe

    Europe’s business leaders fear its industry will fall behind China in technological innovation within a decade as the...

  37. May 8, 2013

    Companies must cut through big data hype

    Along with more than 1,000 other north Londoners, I recently lost my landline. Others were worse off: they lost their...

  38. April 29, 2013

    Procurement chief accuses suppliers of ‘complacency’

    Whitehall’s head of procurement hit out at “complacency” among suppliers as he vowed to inject more commercial rigour into...

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