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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 Fardell Read More

Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Back in the News Again


Visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) web site, I came across this 143-page PDF file, which deals with XBRL. As a gung-ho proponent of automation, I'm calling attention to it here to show that the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with

sec softeval  the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with my comments. The Christopher Cox modernization commission proposes that companies provide their financial statements to the Commission and on their corporate Web sites in interactive data format using the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). A statement on Page 29 of the PDF states that the decision about this re 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 were 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 throug 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 for Read More

Thou Shalt Comply (and More), or Else: Looking at Sarbanes-Oxley


Compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (and a slew of other regulations) is crucial for all businesses, as failure to comply with the law’s strict standards and policies can spell disaster for executives and upper management of any enterprise.

sec softeval  every region or vertical sector they are targeting. Thus, regulatory compliance and the management of a multiplicity of prospective risks have lately pervaded the minds of most executives and upper managers. Indeed, no single chief executive officer (CEO) would—with a sound mind—like to be apprehended for embezzlement and placed in handcuffs in front of sensation-hungry TV cameras. Neither is any manager eager to face the severe consequences (penalties, lawsuits, brand erosion, tainted reputation, Read More

Enterprise Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut


Skila, Inc. is applying advanced eKnowedge tools to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. It’s the kind of offering every knowledge worker wants to have.

sec softeval  sources such as the SEC, the FDA and the Patent Office, proprietary news from licensed sources like Lexis-Nexus and Dialog, and pay-per-view and subscription sources like Medline. They also have a technology called Intelligration that combines and synthesizes all of these external data, as well as relevant data from the company''s own databases. This synthesis produces a database, called the Intellibase, that provides concise views of actionable data. Finally, underlying both of these is a carefully Read More

Ariba Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction


Two recent partnership announcements, with InterWorld and Siebel, reveal how E-procurement wunderkind Ariba thinks about the future of electronic purchasing.

sec softeval  Business-to-business E-commerce into its SEC filings. For every GM or Ford that gets bagged in the aggressive hunt for customers (See TEC News Analysis articles: Commerce One Meets GM: Web Now Has A Really Big Parts Department November 10th, 1999 and Oracle is Word One at Ford November 11th, 1999) there are plenty of Saabs and Fiats and Toyotas and Hyndais wandering free on the plain. However, it is in the nature of chain reactions to exhibit exponential growth, so the game may get scarce Read More

Discussing E2open’s Pre-IPO State of Affairs


Today’s businesses are complex. No longer are supply chains linear—but they involve dynamic trading partner networks across the globe. E2open caters to this extended business network by delivering SCM applications on its cloud-based platform that enable its customers and their trading partners to gain visibility and collaboration across their multi-tier supply chain. Get the details in TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s article.

sec softeval  with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) . E2open refers to the combination of its software applications delivered on its cloud-based platform, the content contributed by its network participants, and its enabling services as the E2open Business Network (EBN) . E2open transcends traditional SCM software categories, which include business-to-business (B2B), integration, procurement, forecasting, planning, and execution, by enabling coordination and collaboration among Read More

Why Privately Held Manufacturers Should Implement IFRS-ready ERP Solutions


While regulatory requirements to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) may be a concern for publically traded companies only, there are plenty of reasons why privately held entities will want to prepare to adopt IFRS as well.

sec softeval  Commissioners (NAIC) Statutory reporting; SEC accounting and filing; internal auditing; implementation and compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002; initial public offerings; performing due diligence procedures and accounting for acquisitions; reinsurance and transfer evaluations of risk; mutual company demutualization; US insurance regulatory examinations; rating agency presentations and tax planning; and IFRS. Christine is a University of Wisconsin Executive MBA guest Read More

What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?


My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus

sec softeval  filing with the US SEC , it appears that the actual net purchase price was in the neighborhood of US$40 million). This transaction involved approximately 160 people operating in about 20 countries with notable category expertise, sourcing process expertise, and  strategic sourcing  execution expertise.  Ariba will retain its sourcing and spend management software technology and intellectual property, as well as the global services resources directly tied to software implementations. In other words, Read More

Information Security Firewalls Market Report Part Two: Current Market Trends and User Recommendations


Numerous firewall solutions exist in the market. However, decision makers can wade through the thousands of product criteria to find the right solution by properly prioritizing company’s needs, avoiding common pitfalls, and through proper research.

sec softeval  against it on the SEC web site. Information on SEC filings for all the companies profiled in this article can be found at http://www.sec.gov . Market Predictions and Forecast The firewall market is large enough to support multiple vendors; however, current market leaders will have to be extremely competitive to maintain their positions. Many large organizations purposely purchase different brands of firewalls to set up security demilitarized zones (DMZ) that take advantage of the features and Read More

Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates "Big Five" Divorces


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 as well.

sec softeval  Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation ), the usual practice of spinning the bad press, settling the matter quietly inside or outside the court, and/or recovering over time will not be good enough any longer owing to the avalanche effect the Enron case has created. It has apparently triggered all Big Five firms to quickly respond to new investor, customer, and public demands. Using the same firm for both auditing and consulting services, although frowned upon by some, was once accepted nonetheless, but it Read More