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While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep
last two of the Big Five accounting firms have caved in and said they would sever ties between their accounting and consulting businesses. According to Reuters, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu , the second-largest accounting firm, on February 5 reversed the hard stance it had long adamantly maintained that it could better service its clients by keeping the two operations together. While it was still viable, the firm, which is still known by the name Deloitte & Touche in the US, had kept its consultancy arm
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Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
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