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Forestry industry calls for assurance CSIRO forestry scientists will be retained
The forestry industry is lobbying the Federal Government and the CSIRO to retain its forestry scientists and invest in the sector.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Six years later, Social Security computer system still in design phase
An independent analysis commissioned by the agency found that the project has been mismanaged and poorly executed.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Socrata's Open Data Network: A Hub to Connect the...
From left, San Francisco Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro talks about smart cities next to Socrata Director of Open Data Ian Kalin.
Canadian Business Magazine
Why fostering a successful startup scene means starting with City Hall
Cities need to focus on building a vibrant start-up ecosystem rather than providing funding for specific ventures, according to McKinsey.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Federal Computer Week
A $300 million IT flop
Six years and nearly $300 million later, the Social Security Administration has decided to press "reset" on its project to improve the claim processing system.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Nigeria has the potential to become a major economic force in the coming decades - McKinsey report
The report finds that Nigeria has the potential to expand its economy by roughly 7.1 percent per year through 2030 LAGOS, Nigeria, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization / There is no disguising the challenges that Nigeria is facing.
Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'
Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.
Gummit don't do IT good, here and elsewhere
Government don't do IT good. Not just here in the United States, but in Britain, as this Telegraph blogpost argues.
Rocky Mountain Institute Strengthens Executive Bench With Strategic Senior Hires
Each with two to three decades of strategic leadership, these new appointments represent an infusion of substantial experience and thought leadership to help RMI overcome the global energy challenges it has sought to solve for the past 32 years.
The Rye Daily Voice
Happy Birthday To Rye's Ajit Jain
He graduated in 1972 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with a bachelor's degree in engineering.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
How to Create Successful Sustainability Partnerships
As businesses are increasingly expected to work with other organizations to resolve environmental and social problems, there are proven ways to make those alliances successful, according to research conducted by McKinsey & Company .
Can Morocco Become A Global Aeronautics Player?
In 2005, McKinsey & Co, the global consulting company, conducted at the request of the Moroccan Government a report on the country's economic strategy and drafted a comprehensive industrial program known as "Emergence".
Ex-Obama aide latest to head for Wall Street
Politico reported Thursday morning that J.P. Morgan Chase is hiring Diana Farrell, the former deputy director of the White House's National Economic Council, to run the new JPMorgan Chase Institute.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
ISPE Announces Quality Metrics Pilot Launch
At the 3rd annual ISPE-FDA CGMP Conference, ISPE announced the official launch of its Metrics Pilot Program.
Wall Street Journal
Ignoring the Facts on Corporate Inversions
'I never let the existence of facts cloud my judgment." This comment was made to me years ago by a colleague at McKinsey & Company during a debate where his facts were wrong, but his opinion firm.
McKinsey vets launch PolicyGenius to make insurance shopping less terrible
Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/17/mckinsey-vets-launch-policygenius-to-make-insurance-shopping-less-terrible/ Both former McKinsey & Co.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Those McKinsey Number Crunchers Should Look at Cynk
A Wall Street trader said Cynk's 36,000 percent stock surge cost him his job, and he blames a short squeeze and regulators who didn't halt the shares before the company's value shot past $6 billion.
McKinsey alum Jennifer Fitzgerald and PolicyGenius hope to replace insurance agents with the web
Only 35 percent think they're on the right track. Despite an entire industry of consultants and agents dedicated to connecting consumers with insurance, Americans widely report being confused, dissatisfied and uncertain about their real risk protection needs.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Digital strategies play a growing role in companies' growth plans
But many B2B as well as B2C companies are hampered by lack of digital expertise and effective e-business organization, McKinsey says.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Using Customer Analytics To Improve Corporate Performance
Striving to gain greater insights into how existing customers can be retained and grown while attracting new prospects, nearly all companies are capturing customer data at an accelerating rate.