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2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Financial Services Firms Need Disciplined Approach for Social Media Risk Management

I am the senior managing director of Accenture Finance and Risk Services. Based in London, I have more than 20 years of global experience working with clients to define strategy, and execute change programs across a broad spectrum of risk management and finance disciplines.

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Related Topix: Startups, Alliance Tech, Tier Technologies, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies, Software, Social Software, Facebook

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

CEO turnover kicks up a notch in August; one Austin CEO departs

The turnover among the nation's chief executive officers kicked up a notch in August, as 119 CEOs announced their departures during the month, including one in Austin. The turnover among the nation's chief executive officers kicked up a notch in August, as 119 CEOs announced their departures during the month, including one in Austin.

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Related Topix: Challenger Gray and Christmas

3 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

MAXIMUS Tax Credit and Employer Services Forms Strategic Alliance with Leading SaaS Provider, iCIMS

MAXIMUS announced today that its Tax Credit and Employer Services division has formed a strategic alliance with iCIMS Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service talent acquisition software solutions. The alliance will allow human resource professionals to access electronic Work Opportunity Tax Credit pre-screening and /E-Verify management solutions from MAXIMUS through the iCIMS Talent Platform.

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Related Topix: Maximus, Science / Technology, Software as a Service, Marketing

3 hrs ago | Fast Company

The Job Skills Gap You Haven't Considered

In all the talk about the tech about the mismatch between the projected number of STEM jobs and the U.S.-based talent to fill those positions, we're losing sight of another big skills gap that's right under our fingers every day. Ninety percent of all jobs in the next year will require information and communication technology skills, according to research by Capgemini.

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Related Topix: McKinsey, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Business News

3 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Digital Manufacturing is Transforming Factories Globally

Different production stages will be connected together in a functionary system using wireless technologies. Manufacturing process will become flexible and intelligent.

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Related Topix: Frost and Sullivan

7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Tattoos in the workplace: a kiss of death or no big deal? Huntsville residents sound off

Although one in five Americans now has a tattoo , a 2013 report by researcher Andrew Timming suggests visible body art continues to hold a stigma in offices across the world. But John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of employment consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said more companies are relaxing their tattoo policies and having ink might even be a prerequisite for some jobs.

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Related Topix: Challenger Gray and Christmas, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Marketing

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Arlington's Privia Health lands $400M to begin national expansion

Privia Chairman and CEO Jeff Butler and President Dave Rothenberg, seen here in 2012, will continue to lead the company after it received a $400 million infusion to expand nationally. Arlington-based Privia Health LLC is getting a $400 million infusion to expand nationally, the company announced Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Philadelphia, NY

9 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Urban Logistics, Online Retail Among Top Emerging Industries

As traditional business lines are crossed and the world becomes more connected, several emerging industries are on the brink of success. In addition to revolutionizing existing business practices, these developments will provide new avenues for growth in several mature markets.

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Related Topix: Logistics, Frost and Sullivan

10 hrs ago | Express India

India leads as top Asian destination for MNCs: Study

Asia is the top destination for multinational corporations, with India being the leading country, followed by China and Malaysia, says a study by global management consulting firm AT Kearney. But the region faces challenges from increasing digitisation and automation, which could negate its cost competitiveness, cautioned the London-headquartered firm in its Global Services Location Index released today.

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Related Topix: AT Kearney, Outsourcing

12 hrs ago | Boston.com

Putting a real rail yard plan on the table

Society of Architects is meeting this week to map the future of one of Boston's last remaining development frontiers, the shuttered Beacon Park rail yard in Allston. Technically, the BSA has zero say over what happens on the wide-open acreage that sits between Boston University, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and the Charles River.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Allston (Boston, MA), Boston University, Charles River Associates, Back Bay (Boston, MA), Harvard University, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WJRT

Frost & Sullivan: Backward Integration Crucial for Profitability in...

The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the standard E10 ethanol blend, adding to biofuel demand. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global Automotive Biofuels Market , finds that the market generated revenues of and created an ethanol blend wall, restraining the market from reaching its potential.

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Related Topix: Frost and Sullivan, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Marketing

Daily Kos

NY-21 - Elise Stefanik Has Received Thousands in Donations from Controversial Contributors

There's the old saying that "you're judged by the company that you keep." A close examination of Elise Stefanik's FEC disclosure filings reveals that she's received numerous contributions from controversial individuals, several of them being Washington D.C. lobbyists, many of them with connections to former Upper Hudson Valley Congressmen John Sweeney and the late Gerald "Jerry" Solomon , who were arguably once two of the most reprehensible, corrupt elected officials in the Northeast.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Sweeney, Cohen Group, Tom DeLay, Occupy Wall Street, George Bush

Application Development Trends

Studies: Developers Failing at Mobile App Privacy, Security

Two new research studies paint a bleak picture of mobile app privacy and security, putting the blame on developers in both cases. In one, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network faulted many aspects of mobile app privacy considerations, citing unclear policies on the use of personal information, hard-to-find privacy information, excessive requested permissions and more.

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Related Topix: Gartner

Forbes.com

Social Impact Bonds Are Going Mainstream

I am the co-founder of Real Time Macroeconomics LLC, a financial technology firm that provides real-time, high frequency macroeconomic indicators of inflation, home prices, and employment derived from aggregate webscraped microdata. I previously worked as a client portfolio management senior analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in their Quantitative Investment Strategies group, focusing on liquid alternative investments.

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Related Topix: Housing, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Banking, Mathematics, Science, University of Chicago

GlobeNewswire

Long View again evaluated for Gartner's Magic Quadrant for...

CALGARY, Alberta and DENVER, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2014 -- For the second straight year, Long View has been positioned as one of the "Niche Players."

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Related Topix: Gartner, Canada, Outsourcing

Fire Rescue Magazine

Recruits, Restructuring, and a Really Great STEMI Test

Boston EMS Field Training Officer James McCabe, EMT-B, with recruits Peter Janeliunas and Michael Mendes. Photo courtesy Boston EMS Recruits to the Rescue With one week left in their training, Boston EMT recruits Peter Janeliunas and Michael Mendes were running drills with field training officer James McCabe, EMT-B, near the Charles River.

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Related Topix: Charles River Associates, Belchertown, MA, Fire

Sys-Con Media

Frost & Sullivan Commends APATEQ's Pioneering Integrated...

15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the advanced filtration technology market, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present APATEQ with the 2014 European Technology Innovation Leadership Award. The wastewater treatment market is dominated by contaminant removal systems that are largely dependent on chemicals or enormous amounts of energy and APATEQ's novel integrated membrane system presents a breaking new ground in water filtration.

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Related Topix: Frost and Sullivan

RedOrbit

Internet-Based "A La Carte" TV Service Coming...

Verizon has announced plans to unveil a new Internet-based television service that will allow users to subscribe to and pay for only the channels they want to watch, various media outlets are reporting. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs investor conference on Thursday, Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the new service is expected to premiere sometime next year and would eliminate the need for customers to pay for channels they never watch, the UPI news agency reported over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Marketing

Journal Gazette

August sees rise in CEO departures

The pace of company chiefs in the U.S. leaving their jobs picked up in August, according to a report released last week by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The number of chief executive officers who left their positions rose 13.3 percent last month to 119.

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Related Topix: Challenger Gray and Christmas

Sun Sep 14, 2014

AlertNet

Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout -report

An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions, a report found on Monday. Some 150 large listed companies - including 29 in the United States such as Dow Chemical Company, banking group Goldman Sachs and oil firm ExxonMobil - now incorporate an internal carbon price ranging from $6-80 per tonne, according to a report by CDP, which gathers environmental information from companies worldwide on behalf of investors.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, Chemicals, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group

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