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Developing World Class Organizations

When rules of a game change the player's strategies and actions must also change so as to win in that game. The same goes for business. On the eve of the 21st century the nature of doing business has tremendously changed. Global competition, characteriest by networks that bind countries, the phenomenon of an increasingly border less world, and intense pervasive changes have pushed the limits of business excellence to new frontiers never seen before. For organisations good is no more good enough and excellence has lost its meaning to a new phenomenon called "world class organisations". World class organisational status is a new ideal relentlessly pursued by ambitious and daring organisations

6 days ago

Ten-man Ivory Coast stutter to Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea

Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Ivory Coast hero Boubacar Barry is lifted on the shoulders of Wilfried Bony after his team's victory in the Africa Cup of Nations final over Ghana. Barry scored the winning penalty in the 9-8 shootout win.

Africa Cup of Nations 2015

The triumphant Ivory Coast team ended a long wait to get their hands on African football's most prestigious trophy.

Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Ghana advanced to the Africa Cup of Nations final after beating Equatorial Guinea 3-0. The game, however, had to be stopped at one point due to crowd trouble that led to a police helicopter intervening.

Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Both sets of playe

1 week ago

Accenture PLC (ACN) Company Profile

Accenture plc, incorporated on June 10, 2009, is a professional services company serving clients in a range of industries and in geographic regions, which include North America, Europe and Growth Markets. The Company is engaged in providing management and technology consulting services. The Company's segments include Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products, and Resources. Its services and solutions include Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. The Accenture Strategy provides a range of strategy services focused on areas, such as digital technologies; enterprise architecture

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Stock Sectors: Communications

Stock Sectors: Communications

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1 week ago

Irish Company Formation Proves Popular With Usa Corporations

Aviva's decision to consolidate its European interests under a single Irish holding company is by no means unique, and follows moves taken by several multinational corporations to consider the benefits of Irish company formation and relocate to Ireland in the wake of proposed tax reforms in the US.

Last May, US president Barack Obama declared his intention to clamp down on the channelling of US company profits through registered offices overseas and to dampen corporate enthusiasm for outsourcing jobs to foreign countries.

Since then there has been a noticeable increase in Irish company formation applications as a number of notable firms have moved their place of incorporation

1 week ago

Scams :: ACN Scam Will This MLM Rip You Off?

ACN state they are the largest direct seller ACN of telecommunications in the world, is this truth, hype or even an ACN scam? Today's article highlights ACN on whether this is in fact a good legitimate network marketing business opportunity or not.

ACN was created in 1993 by Greg Provenzano & Robert Stevanovski. They initially ventured out trying to provide a cost saving option for services similar to house and office phone lines. The co-founders understood that attempting to compete alongside some of the other big telecommunication networks would not only be a huge task but also charge thousands if

1 week ago

Is ACN High Speed Internet a Scam? No... Its Just Garbage

To cut to the chase, ACN "high speed" internet could be defined by many as a scam. This is if your definition of scam is a sub-standard service being sold at a standard price.

Now that the meat of my still unfounded argument is out of the way I'd ACN like to tell a little antipodal story to give you some indication of how much ACN sucks. I don't have a bone to pick with this company at all. Turtle-speed internet, sweat shops and third-rate technology however, really gets under my hide.

A friend of mine told me on one occasion that he got himself an internet package through one of his cousins. Thinking that this cousin of his probably works for a legit company such as Bell or Cogeco, (who dominate as ISPs where I live in Canada) I didn't give it much thought.

However when I came over his house one day I was a little perplexed by the sight of a cheap-looking white modem with ACN ascribed along the top. You see, I had no idea this company existed.

My friend isn't very tech savvy (or savvy in general) so I made an attempt to help him hook up his ACN internet. This process soon created the most unstable, crawlingly-slow connection of all time; and that is being generous. Of course there can sometimes be kinks with tech issues so there was some glimmer of hope that the speed would improve once my friend gave the "competent" staff at ACN a jingle. I left him with the loose ends. There was some detective work for me to do.

A quick Web search and a little critical thinking can help you dodge scams, cults and all kinds of nasty stuff. Still I wonder why some manage to get sucked into the vortex of high-pressure sales. In short, ACN merely resells telecommunication services. Along the way you can bet they are shaving bandwidth. How else could this middleman be raking in the cash? Another thing that happens along the way is the very person selling it does tons of leg work but ultimately loses money doing it. Imagine paying your employer every day to work for him or her to save yourself the boring details.

If you want to save some time (and aggravation) in life look out for the phrase "MLM" or "multi-level marketing", then ignore everything it's attached to. This should soon mean "This snippet of communication is irrelevant. It is automatically crap." You see, MLM is the domain of poor people with absolutely no business sense. They seek out job opportunities and profits yet only manage to uncover something brown (and stinky) placed on a stick.

I have to admit the whole ordeal made me a little misty. My friend did manage to get better speeds, however if he ever wanted to break that one year contact it would cost him roughly $100. It kills me a little, dealing with the fact my friend is plodding around online as I whoosh by (for a year or longer), all to avoid this criminal clause.

To conclude this admitted not very informative yet fabulously entertaining rant, I recommend that you stay far away from ACN. Internet speed aside, the fact that they are enslaving unsuspecting and easy prey makes them unethical enough to shake your fist at. While you shake your fist at ACN take a minute out for Donald Trump who is unscrupulously pushing this company well-aware that it's an idiot-bait pyramid scheme.

To find out what internet services are good in your area, ask your geekiest friend, or better yet test the internet speeds at your friend's places. Download some inappropriate material via web browser and note the KB per second.

Signing off,

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