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Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation


Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners, and discipline a larger group from its U.S.-based staff of 39,000 consultants.

sec softeval  Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation S. McVey - January 17th, 2000 Event Summary In a document filed on January 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported that global audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP violated auditor independence rules and engaged in improper professional conduct. Independence rules prohibit tax and audit firms from making direct investments in companies they audit. The findings were made by Jess Read More

Meiosis, Mitosis: Cap Gemini's Mating with Ernst & Young


Ernst & Young is on the verge of splitting its consultancy heritage (meiosis) and mating it with France's Cap Gemini's (mitosis). It is a leap of faith that these two genetically different beings can combine genes to create a new international behemoth of 60,000. What's the common DNA? You guessed it – e-business.

sec softeval  the malady known as SEC rules on conflict of interest. Its auditing wing can never quite be distinguishable from its interests in management consulting wing. The SEC has threatened legal action against at least one of the major consulting firms if the practice doesn''t stop.. The SEC is also upset that some partners have (un)wittingly invested in companies that other partners are contractually engaged with. It is perhaps ironic when you consider the origins of the major management consulting practices Read More

IBM’s “Shark” Eaten by EMC’s “BASS”


EMC announced its latest high-end Symmetrix models, capable of scaling up to 19.2 terabytes of disk space. Perhaps they should name it the BASS (Big-Advanced Storage System, for the more refined among you), since they’re trying to sink IBM’s “Shark”.

sec softeval  bus speed ), from 700 MS/sec to a whopping 1.4 GB/sec, far surpassing IBM''s 800 MB/sec. EMC''s most serious competition currently comes from IBM, but Jim Rothnie, EMC''s senior vice president of product management, has stated That will be the closest time when our competitor will catch up to were we are now. Our lead has been extended to three years. As if falling behind in the capacity race was not bad enough, IBM recently announced that basic Fibre Channel connectivity and data replication software Read More

Implications and Attitudes As the Andersen's Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change


Andersen Consulting has had a running battle with Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide over Arthur Andersen's encroachment on the management and technology consulting firm's space. The win on August 7 releases Andersen Consulting from all its obligations, turning it into an independent company, with the slight stipulation of a name change.

sec softeval  internal divisions after the SEC ruled on findings that PwC employees had investments in their client businesses. Arthur Andersen may have some explaining to do with the SEC as to how it intends to operate its arms independently. It seems Arthur Andersen partners don''t get the difference nor understand today''s business models - i.e., having a technology-partner where you need one and sticking to your core business where you are good. Over the years Arthur Andersen has attempted to obtain skill sets Read More

Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management


Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more easily by using software tools developed to simplify the processes for compliance with this law.

sec softeval  Chain Management SCM-related Mandates: Sections 404 and 401 More and more, enterprises are realizing the importance of adopting a holistic approach to their businesses from top down, and are beginning to harness an emerging strategic software category— governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). To this end, their attention so far has been greatly focused on ensuring compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Chief financial officers (CFOs) and chief executive officers (CEOs) of publicly Read More

The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance


The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business operations. What steps are companies taking to respond to the internal and external forces? Find out how finance often repairs core finance and operating activities, as exposed in the results of a survey and a series of interviews among senior finance executives.

sec softeval  compliance require- ments (e.g., SEC regulations, privacy, security, environ- mental, trade, labor, and other regulations) had a dra- matic impact on their companies'' business activities in the last two years. Although we are now five years beyond the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, and most com- panies have concluded their initial investments and internal controls assessments, the stringent audit requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley still draw finance teams away from activities that support decision making and p Read More

ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Three: Market Impact


ACCPAC has lately been making big strides to extend its reach and turn into a full-fledged comprehensive e-business software provider for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACCPAC is likely the only vendor amongst its peers that is an ASP as well. Additionally, ACCPAC applications are geared for growth.

sec softeval  statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. All of the shares are being offered by ACCPAC International, Inc., and the offering will be managed by RBC Capital Markets , SoundView Technology Group and Adams, Harkness & Hill, Inc. Although the registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, it has not yet become effective. These securities may therefore not be sold nor may offers to Read More

Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market


The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global product development. However, not all PLM software vendors are riding this wave of PLM market growth and profitability.

sec softeval  is coming from various sectors, including the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, electronics, and even the apparel and retail segments, which have not been traditional sectors for PLM growth. Likewise, strong economic and geographic influences are stimulating the PLM market, with significant growth opportunities cited for Brazil, Japan, China, India, and, to a lesser degree, Latin America. Some Examples of PLM Vendor Success Given the analyst community''s rosy outlook for the PLM Read More

Not Just Words: Enforce Your E-mail and Web Acceptable Usage Policies


Unmanaged employee use of e-mail and the Web can subject your organization to costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, and public embarrassment. Responsible organizations should deploy clearly written acceptable usage policies (AUPs) for e-mail and Web usage, supported by employee training and enforced by technology solutions. Find out how to develop and enforce e-mail and Web AUPs in your workplace.

sec softeval  the messaging and web security market. Source : MessageLabs Resources Related to Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) : Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) (Wikipedia) Not Just Words: Enforce Your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies Acceptable Use Policy is also known as : Acceptable Use Policy , AUP , Acceptable Usage , Net Acceptable Use Policy , Acceptable Usage Policy , IT Policy Templates , Information Technology , Acceptable Use Computer , Department AUP , The Policy , Public School Internet Acceptable Use Poli Read More

Top 10 Ways the Transition to IFRS Will Impact Your ERP System


GAAP, or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, have long defined the standards for accounting and related practices in the US. GAAP ensures that companies can produce documents that auditors can verify according to standardized accounting practices. GAAP is also important because it provides for consistency across industries and companies. A company using GAAP can have its

sec softeval  25, 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposed schedule for IFRS to supplant GAAP.  The deadline for full conversion/compliance by US publicly traded corporations is 2016. Canada is expected to be completely IFRS-compliant by 2011. The main effect of IFRS relates to a minimum standard for companies to recognize, measure, and disclose items in financial statements. IFRS financial statements are significantly more complex than GAAP financial statements. Some (particularly Read More

SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Four: SoftBrands


This partnership provides SAP with the opportunity to further extend its reach within its large corporate customer base by serving the needs of its distant smaller plants and divisions dispersed around the globe. Thus, SAP should hereby have the wherewithal to defend its major accounts from encroachment by vendors touting low-cost, astute plant systems that "happily co-habit" with SAP.

sec softeval  the tier 3 manufacturing sector, which again speaks volume about the vendor'' true commitment to the sector in a manner different than to simply water-down its unsuitable large and complex application. SAP''s cited reasons for partnering with Softbrands include SoftBrands'' brand recognition in the target market, its existing customer base and global reach; large accounts potential; and fully integrated functionality with SAP Business One at the user interface (UI) level. SoftBrands indeed brings a solution Read More

With Record Revenues, AXENT Puts Down a Solid Fist


Cybercrime and information security attacks are not going to go away. AXENT's three protection products, Intruder Alert, Raptor Firewall, and NetProwler contain the most fundamental security protection products that any aspiring Internet company should include in their IT strategy - network based intrusion detection, host based intrusion detection, and an enterprise hybrid firewall.

sec softeval  in its line of security products for the last several years. Growing at a rate of 45% in 1998, AXENT exceeded $100 million in revenue. In 1999, their total net revenue exceeded $112 million. AXENT develops, licenses, markets, and supports, computer security systems for enterprise computing environments. Its objective is to become the leading developer and provider of information security solutions for enterprise computing environments. AXENT was founded in 1994, and filed its S-1 with the Securities and Read More

Bootcamp for the Pros; Why Ernst & Young Will Lead Security Auditing Standards


Original News & Educational Review Course Summary Ernst & Young, has put together the quintessential course for security engineers looking to improve their ability to protect their organization's website, systems, and network. Dubbed eXtreme Hacking, and carrying a price tag of $5,000 a slot, this course is for anyone but hacks. With an impressive course book that fills a two-inch thick binder, leading Ernst & Young security engineers take you step-by-step through all the ways that bad guys try to subvert your mission critical servers and network configurations. Using dual-bootable NT-Linux laptops, and an accompanying network setup for practicing subversive attacks and exploits, attendees will leave the course with an entire new bag of tools and tricks that help them understand how bad guys identify target IP addresses, collect information about the systems they plan on compromising, and exploit weaknesses without being noticed. The idea is to learn how to figure out what the weaknesses are in your organization's network before the bad guys do.

sec softeval  in recent years, the SEC has cautioned firms such as Ernst & Young that consulting for the same companies that you audit is a conflict of interest. This may be the biggest reason why Ernst & Young recently spun-off a new company known as eSecurityOnline.com which specializes in information security content, management, and online services. Course Strengths System and network auditing has not been around long enough to have succumb to as formal a process as tax and revenue auditing. There is a dearth of Read More

Meeting the Challenge: Planning for IFRS Conversion


Over 100 countries now require or permit International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting. Companies preparing to make this challenging switch will need to focus on technical accounting issues, the differences between IFRS and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and more. Learn about the issues surrounding IFRS adoption and the systems you use to manage and report financial information.

sec softeval  IFRS for their end-of-year SEC filings for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2009. For the years 2012 and 2013, companies will need to run U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS reporting in parallel in preparation for 2014 when large accelerated filers must compile their financial statement under IFRS rules and report a comparative statement for the previous two years (2012 and 2013) using both IFRS and U.S. GAAP. In Canada the timeline is even sooner. The Canadian Accounting Read More

Can You Trust Entrust?


An information security company whose middle name is 'Trust' is accused of misrepresentation of revenue projections.

sec softeval  investors should scrutinize Entrust SEC filings and relevant market information with a fine-toothed comb. BEGINLYX� Read More