Accenture

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  • Podcasts // May 2012

    Transforming Enterprise Networks

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's network transformation program, which now supports high-definition videoconferencing, unified communication platforms and other technologies while accruing annual savings of up to US$25 million.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    How Big Data Can Fuel Bigger Growth Podcast

    In the right hands and handled strategically, the massive amounts of information companies collect today can become a valuable new asset. Players seeking additional organic revenue streams should consider tapping their data trove to power a new information services growth engine.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Trends in Virtualization

    In this podcast, the speaker explain about latest trends driving virtualization in the enterprise market. The speakers also look at key technology players in the market and discusses what Accenture's clients are doing in the virtualization space.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Is your Organization Cloud Ready?

    Technology leaders are challenged with the task of finding ways to expand their infrastructure to stay competitive while dealing with tight budget constraints. In this podcast, the speakers explain about cloud computing and knowing if one organization is cloud ready.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    The Cloud Environment Places a Premium on IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss the critical importance of managing the cloud environment and its associated risks with strategic initiatives and structured IT governance. Cloud services are easily accessible, and service agreements can often be made without internal IT oversight; this accessibility threatens to decentralize distributed decision making around...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    SAP as a Cornerstone for High Performance IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's single instance SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and how it is a cornerstone for high performance IT within Accenture. Accenture's SAP ERP system allows the company to have "One source of the truth," providing the business with accurate and timely information.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Consumerization of IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about Consumerization of IT. They provide insight on the consumerization of IT, sharing thoughts on the idea of people bringing their own laptops into the workplace and the new challenges this brings.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Business Intelligence 2.0

    Business intelligence systems are making the jump from reporting on past results to providing real-time analysis to decision makers. In this podcast, the speaker defines business intelligence 2.0 and explains how it can help organizations pursuing high performance.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Information Management for High Performance Governments

    In this podcast, the speaker discusses about Information management for high performance governments. The speaker also discusses how a comprehensive approach to information management helps government organizations meet challenges in performance management, knowledge sharing and citizen service.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Transforming Your Applications Portfolio Through IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers examine how a mismanaged applications portfolio can be rationalized through an IT governance model that is aligned with the overall enterprise governance model, driving the business toward high performance.

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Cutting MapReduce Cost With Spot Market

    Spot market provides the ideal mechanism to leverage idle CPU resources and smooth out the computation demands. Unfortunately, few applications can take advantage of spot market because they cannot handle sudden terminations. The authors describe Spot Cloud MapReduce, the first MapReduce implementation that can fully take advantage of a spot...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Forecasting Cloud Computing: Opportunities For Banking

    Cloud computing can cut costs; increase efficiency and help banks achieve competitive differentiation. In this podcast, Accenture's author outlines opportunities for banks that use cloud computing, including the ability to: Outsource parts of the business process. Provide an improved customer experience. Bypass legacy systems. Manage data and analytics more efficiently.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    New Revenue Streams In Investment Banking

    In this podcast, the author says, global head of capital markets research at Accenture outlines where new revenues streams are developing as the world emerges from crisis mode. Watch this video podcast to learn how emerging markets, private banking services and new products will generate opportunities for investment banks.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Leveraging Category Management To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, hear more about the three key levers for successful category management. First, understand the business requirements, and then optimize supplier relationships. The third lever is the decision whether to optimize supplier relationships in house, or turn to external expertise.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Seizing The Opportunity: Achieving High Performance In Today's Economy Through Procurement Outsourcing Podcast

    The podcast explores how the group is using technology to do more with less - and finds a clear correlation between high performance in procurement and procurement outsourcing. In fact, procurement masters achieve savings 30 percent higher than low performers, despite having procurement organizations that cost half as much to...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Outsourcing And Procurement Mastery Podcast

    High-performance businesses approach six functional areas more strategically, more collaboratively and more aggressively in their use of technology and demonstrate a greater willingness to outsource. The areas are: Procurement strategy, Sourcing and category management, Requisition-to-pay, Supplier relationship management, Workforce and organization, and Technology.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Getting Direct About Direct: Harnessing Web 2.0 Creates A Greater Path To Profitability For Insurers

    The Web has evolved from a marginal influence to taking center stage in customer interaction. Yet insurers have lagged behind other industries in harnessing the Web to improve customer acquisition and retention. This podcast about direct insurance channels and harnessing the power of Web 2.0 for customer management was written...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Carlsberg: Business Standardization Program

    The author, talks about gaining IT capabilities to run as a global organization and why they chose Accenture to team with for this long-term program. The author, Carlsberg's Vice President, business standardization program, explains how Accenture helped them create a common process model for their company.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Rationalizing Application Development And Maintenance (ADM) Suppliers For Financial Benefit Podcast

    In this podcast, the speaker summarizes recent research undertaken on behalf of Accenture to explain how leading companies are reducing the number of suppliers in their ADM portfolios. This podcast helps us to know how the companies are creating a less complex sourcing environment - one that allows them to...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Industrialize Your Applications Delivery To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    Many companies have moved elements of their applications delivery offshore to reduce costs through labor arbitrage. However, in some cases this move has actually hampered their long-term growth prospects by inhibiting innovation and failing to evolve critical business processes.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Optimizing Your Applications Portfolio To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, they look at how companies can both cut costs and improve business results by optimizing their application portfolios. Accenture's experience with a wide range of clients around the world shows that many companies waste time fixing complex legacy systems.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Mapping The Route To Business Transformation And High Performance Through IT Outsourcing Podcast

    This podcast looks at how companies can use outsourcing to affect business transformation to create measurable business value with an outsourcing approach. This includes: Industrialized delivery capabilities, Optimized applications and infrastructure, Strong governance and service management, Effective leadership and culture change, a metrics program focused on measuring business results from...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Advancing The Finance And Accounting Outsourcing Value Proposition Podcast

    In this podcast the author outlines recommendations to move toward a model of finance and accounting outsourcing that enables high performance: Think of finance and accounting outsourcing as a journey toward a vision and create a road map to achieve that vision. Recognize that scope evolves over time. Experienced buyers...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Making Money In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the author says, head of Capital Markets Research at Accenture, discusses opportunities for capital market firms to find growth in emerging markets. Sproule discusses: Whether the excitement around markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China is justified. How consumer needs are evolving in emerging market areas. What...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Achieving Business Value Faster With Software As A Service

    Management>Strategy>Information Technology Strategy

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Technology Refresh: Challenges And Solutions

    Industries>Financial Services>Investment and Capital Markets

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Predictive Analytics Helps Supply Chains Compete And Win

    In this podcast, the author, senior director for supply chain analytics at Accenture, discusses the role of predictive analytics in helping organizations succeed in today's business environment. Companies must be smart, quick and cost effective when bringing their products to market. This requires a dynamic supply chain capability that allows...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Security - Trends and Research Directions

    Cloud Computing is increasingly becoming popular as many enterprise applications and data are moving into cloud platforms. However, a major barrier for cloud adoption is real and perceived lack of security. In this paper, the authors take a holistic view of cloud computing security - spanning across the possible issues...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Nov 2010

    Beating The Odds To Achieve M&A Success

    As part of the Accenture Management Consulting podcast series, the author lead for mergers and acquisitions within Accenture's Strategy group argues that the most challenging phase of a merger or acquisition is the merger integration phase. According to the author, it show that three-quarters of mergers/acquisitions actually destroy value, so...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Cloud Computing and Sustainability: The Environmental Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

    Cloud Computing - large-scale, shared IT infrastructure available over the internet - is transforming the way corporate IT services are delivered and managed. To assess the environmental impact of cloud computing, Microsoft engaged with Accenture - a leading technology, consulting and outsourcing company - and WSP Environment & Energy -...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Can Business Do Well By Doing Good?

    Today, there probably isn't a company anywhere in the world that does not at least acknowledge the importance of sustainability - of doing business in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Indeed, for many companies, sustainability is now as much of a strategic priority as such traditional business concerns as...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Dynamic Business Planning For A Changing Market Podcast

    In this podcast, the authors examine the criteria for successful, dynamic planning and the results of an Accenture survey of companies regarding their planning function.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about the IT Governance. The Governance is clarity around accountability for decision making and accountability for service delivery for technology. There are many objectives for the governance structure, but clarity around who is responsible and accountable is what it is really crucial.

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Shared Services Talent Management: Lessons From The Masters

    Talent management, the management of individuals and workforces toward achieving improved performance, is among the most critical components to the Masters' success. In fact, the research respondents ranked attracting and retaining the best employees as the top factors in contributing to their shared services organization's (SSO's) success. Talent management, then,...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Technology Vision For Banking, With Andrew Grigg

    Human Resources>Benefits>Technology

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Closing Risk Management Gaps

    Operations>Operational Planning>Risk Analysis and Management

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Risk Management In The New Financial Landscape

    With the financial sector emerging from recession, governing bodies are formulating long-term plans to minimize future disruptions. While the specific requirements of such plans vary by country or region, the common threads include a focus on stronger governance, risk management, and capital management, and a closer alignment of international standards....

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Driving Growth: Harnessing The Power Of The Online Channel

    Marketing>Channel Management>Direct and Indirect Sales Channels

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    "M" Is The New "E"

    Marketing>Channel Management>Direct and Indirect Sales Channels

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Capture More Business Value Faster From Your SAP Investments

    Finance>Investment>Investment Strategy

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    How Big Data Can Fuel Bigger Growth Podcast

    In the right hands and handled strategically, the massive amounts of information companies collect today can become a valuable new asset. Players seeking additional organic revenue streams should consider tapping their data trove to power a new information services growth engine.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    Keys to Building the Right Global Business Strategy Podcast

    These footprints reflect five key dimensions for success in today's globally unified marketplace; talent, capital, resources, consumers and trade and innovation. In this podcast, the speakers analyze the different strengths of various parts of the world along these dimensions.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Trends in Virtualization

    In this podcast, the speaker explain about latest trends driving virtualization in the enterprise market. The speakers also look at key technology players in the market and discusses what Accenture's clients are doing in the virtualization space.

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Security - Trends and Research Directions

    Cloud Computing is increasingly becoming popular as many enterprise applications and data are moving into cloud platforms. However, a major barrier for cloud adoption is real and perceived lack of security. In this paper, the authors take a holistic view of cloud computing security - spanning across the possible issues...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Having Confidence in Cloud Computing Addressing Enterprise Security Concerns

    It is fair to say that cloud computing has Arrived. Not long ago, Citigroup purchased 30,000 seats of Sales forces customer-facing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for its financial advisors worldwide.1 NASDAQ relies on Amazon Web Services S3 to store historical data on stocks and funds and uses a lightweight rich Internet...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Shared Services Talent Management: Lessons From The Masters

    Talent management, the management of individuals and workforces toward achieving improved performance, is among the most critical components to the Masters' success. In fact, the research respondents ranked attracting and retaining the best employees as the top factors in contributing to their shared services organization's (SSO's) success. Talent management, then,...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    How Effective Are Talent Management Practices

    Talent Management concerns the additional management processes and opportunities that are made available to employees in the organisation who are considered to be "Talented"'. This means systematically attracting, identifying, developing, engaging, retaining and deploying those individuals with high potential who are of particular value to the organisation. Talent can be...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Talent Management Strategies: Seizing Opportunities To Outperform

    In terms of talent development a couple of things need to be emphasized. One is the importance of re-skilling and redeploying talent where it's needed and when it's necessary. If workforce analysis finds exceptional performers are in jobs that need to be eliminated, then it becomes very important to know...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Adapting Leading Talent Management Practices To The Nonprofit Sector

    Ultimately diversity is not a just a nice issue; when structured and implemented appropriately it can be an important tool in strengthening the organization's financial position - both the top and bottom line. Diversity is part of how organizations define best people, and is part of the talent equation. The...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Transforming Customer Relationship Management

    In the span of just five to seven years, the CRM landscape has been dramatically transformed. Gone are the days when straightforward, best-of-breed software solutions alone were able to address a company's immediate customer challenges. Today, companies looking to build or refresh their CRM capabilities are finding a crowded, confusing...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Cloud Computing and Sustainability: The Environmental Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

    Cloud Computing - large-scale, shared IT infrastructure available over the internet - is transforming the way corporate IT services are delivered and managed. To assess the environmental impact of cloud computing, Microsoft engaged with Accenture - a leading technology, consulting and outsourcing company - and WSP Environment & Energy -...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Accenture Drives High Performance IT With Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is promising to become the most important technology development since the Internet. Even as Accenture is helping dozens of companies develop and roll out cloud computing strategies, the company's Information Technology (IT) organization is aggressively pursuing this approach as well. As with all innovative technologies, Accenture is focused...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Transforming the Enterprise With Cloud Computing

    Organizations are already harnessing the power of the cloud to achieve many benefits - including faster application deployment, greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership. But today's market leaders are going further to benefit from innovations previously not possible with on premises technology. Accenture and salesforce.com, among the leaders...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Six Questions Every Government Executive Should Ask About Cloud Computing

    At its most basic level, cloud computing allows users - from citizens to departmental employees to IT staff - to obtain computing capabilities through the Internet, regardless of their physical location. Computing clouds are in essence online, supersized data centers containing tens of thousands of servers hosting web applications. Cloud...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Not Just Blue-Sky Thinking: Cloud Computing and the Digital Supply Chain

    Cloud computing offers company the opportunity for nearly unlimited scalability to meet peak demands in processing the growing size and complexity of digital files. Beyond the processing that will continue to reside within their own data center, companies can meet variable needs by leveraging the cloud. This hybrid approach can...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Dynamic Business Planning For A Changing Market Podcast

    In this podcast, the authors examine the criteria for successful, dynamic planning and the results of an Accenture survey of companies regarding their planning function.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Forecasting Cloud Computing: Opportunities For Banking

    Cloud computing can cut costs; increase efficiency and help banks achieve competitive differentiation. In this podcast, Accenture's author outlines opportunities for banks that use cloud computing, including the ability to: Outsource parts of the business process. Provide an improved customer experience. Bypass legacy systems. Manage data and analytics more efficiently.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    New Revenue Streams In Investment Banking

    In this podcast, the author says, global head of capital markets research at Accenture outlines where new revenues streams are developing as the world emerges from crisis mode. Watch this video podcast to learn how emerging markets, private banking services and new products will generate opportunities for investment banks.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Leveraging Category Management To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, hear more about the three key levers for successful category management. First, understand the business requirements, and then optimize supplier relationships. The third lever is the decision whether to optimize supplier relationships in house, or turn to external expertise.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Seizing The Opportunity: Achieving High Performance In Today's Economy Through Procurement Outsourcing Podcast

    The podcast explores how the group is using technology to do more with less - and finds a clear correlation between high performance in procurement and procurement outsourcing. In fact, procurement masters achieve savings 30 percent higher than low performers, despite having procurement organizations that cost half as much to...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Outsourcing And Procurement Mastery Podcast

    High-performance businesses approach six functional areas more strategically, more collaboratively and more aggressively in their use of technology and demonstrate a greater willingness to outsource. The areas are: Procurement strategy, Sourcing and category management, Requisition-to-pay, Supplier relationship management, Workforce and organization, and Technology.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Dec 2009

    The Talent Management Technology Debate: ERP Versus Best Of Breed

    The emergence of suppliers offering Software as a Service (SaaS) increases choice - and adds to the confusion. The author, talent management lead for Human Capital Management Solutions, outlines Accenture's perspective on the comparative benefits of these two competing approaches to effective talent management.

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Cutting MapReduce Cost With Spot Market

    Spot market provides the ideal mechanism to leverage idle CPU resources and smooth out the computation demands. Unfortunately, few applications can take advantage of spot market because they cannot handle sudden terminations. The authors describe Spot Cloud MapReduce, the first MapReduce implementation that can fully take advantage of a spot...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Six Questions Every Health Industry Executive Should Ask About Cloud Computing

    No leader today in business or government can afford to ignore cloud computing. Many global organizations - including Citigroup and Starbucks - are already using it to analyze data, provide applications to employees and run special projects. Media giants are reported to be working on a cloud-like service that will...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Is your Organization Cloud Ready?

    Technology leaders are challenged with the task of finding ways to expand their infrastructure to stay competitive while dealing with tight budget constraints. In this podcast, the speakers explain about cloud computing and knowing if one organization is cloud ready.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Cutting IT Costs While Achieving High Performance

    As a significant cost center, the IT department is under renewed pressure to play its part in the enterprise-wide drive to trim operational costs. In this podcast, the speakers explain about the challenges this situation poses for CIOs.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // May 2012

    Transforming Enterprise Networks

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's network transformation program, which now supports high-definition videoconferencing, unified communication platforms and other technologies while accruing annual savings of up to US$25 million.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Transforming Your Applications Portfolio Through IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers examine how a mismanaged applications portfolio can be rationalized through an IT governance model that is aligned with the overall enterprise governance model, driving the business toward high performance.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    The Cloud Environment Places a Premium on IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss the critical importance of managing the cloud environment and its associated risks with strategic initiatives and structured IT governance. Cloud services are easily accessible, and service agreements can often be made without internal IT oversight; this accessibility threatens to decentralize distributed decision making around...

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    SAP as a Cornerstone for High Performance IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's single instance SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and how it is a cornerstone for high performance IT within Accenture. Accenture's SAP ERP system allows the company to have "One source of the truth," providing the business with accurate and timely information.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Consumerization of IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about Consumerization of IT. They provide insight on the consumerization of IT, sharing thoughts on the idea of people bringing their own laptops into the workplace and the new challenges this brings.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about the IT Governance. The Governance is clarity around accountability for decision making and accountability for service delivery for technology. There are many objectives for the governance structure, but clarity around who is responsible and accountable is what it is really crucial.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Business Intelligence 2.0

    Business intelligence systems are making the jump from reporting on past results to providing real-time analysis to decision makers. In this podcast, the speaker defines business intelligence 2.0 and explains how it can help organizations pursuing high performance.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Information Management for High Performance Governments

    In this podcast, the speaker discusses about Information management for high performance governments. The speaker also discusses how a comprehensive approach to information management helps government organizations meet challenges in performance management, knowledge sharing and citizen service.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Aug 2009

    The New Talent Equation: Managing Talent In Uncertain Times

    Human Resources>Workforce Management>Talent Management

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    Banking Finance Transformation Podcast

    Finance>Business Financing>Bank Financing

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2009

    Managing Risk In Extraordinary Times

    In this podcast, the speakers of Accenture's Risk Management service line, analyze the survey findings in detail and posit a new direction for corporate risk management: a holistic risk management superstructure that can help companies increase clarity, responsiveness and standardization across the entire organization.

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Jun 2009

    Strategies For Managing Front Office Costs

    Management>Strategy>Strategic Analysis

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Mar 2010

    2009 Global Risk Management Study: Accenture

    Operations>Operational Planning>Risk Analysis and Management

    Provided By Accenture

  • Podcasts // Mar 2009

    Mastering The Art Of Value Capture In Merger Integration

    Finance>Investment>Mergers

    Provided By Accenture