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Industrials Commercial and Professional Services

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Britain's BT said it had won a 100 million euro contract from staffing company Randstad to provide cloud-based services and connectivity to more than 3,500 sites across 37 countries. BT said on Wednesday it would consolidate Randstad's network infrastructure, currently provided by multiple domestic and regional providers, using internet...

  • *Q4 rev $8.49 bln vs est $8.43 bln. *Adj profit $1.31/ share vs est $1.30. Accenture bought three companies in September alone: DayNine, a partner of human resources software provider Workday Inc, Octo Technology, a technology consultancy firm based in France, and Kurt Salmon, a unit of Management Consulting Group Plc..

  • Accenture is beefing up its digital and cloud services as it seeks to gain market share from rivals including IBM Corp and India's Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.. Accenture said it expected first-quarter revenue between $8.40 billion and $8.65 billion. Net income rose to $1.13 billion or $1.68 per share in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31, from...

  • Sept 28- Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. The deal with Deloitte will ensure that Apple is top of mind as companies...

  • Sept 28- Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. More than 5,000 Deloitte advisers will be included in the Apple initiative,...

  • KINSHASA, Sept 7- In a renovated warehouse in Kinshasa, dozens of young Congolese wearing headsets sit in rows of identical orange cubicles, fielding phone calls in six different languages. Congo's first call center gives a glimpse of how the central African country could follow a path already taken by the Philippines and India, which have long hosted low-cost...

  • *Could be $16 bln market by 2020. Axing the jack, they say, paves the way for discreet, bean-sized earbuds that can simultaneously translate, filter out unwanted noise or let us control other devices by voice- and drive up the value of the so-called' hearables' market to $16 billion within five years. "It's surprisingly close," says Nick Hunn, a UK- based consultant who...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- The man who since 2008 has run BlackRock Inc's quasi-consulting arm for governments, regulators and massive financial firms plans to leave the company next year, according to an internal memo. "FMA has not only become a thriving business, it has contributed to BlackRock's reputation in a way that truly sets us apart from other asset managers," said...

  • KINSHASA, Sept 7- In a renovated warehouse in Kinshasa, dozens of young Congolese wearing headsets sit in rows of identical orange cubicles, fielding phone calls in six different languages. Congo's first call center gives a glimpse of how the central African country could follow a path already taken by the Philippines and India, which have long hosted low-cost...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- The party looked to be waning for some popular investments in the latest week, with investors trimming exposure to U.S.-based funds invested in developing-market bonds, utilities stocks and gold, Lipper data showed on Thursday. "The Fed is creating the summertime blues," said Tom Roseen, head of research services for Thomson Reuters Lipper.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. private employers added 177,000 jobs in August, above economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 175,000 jobs, with estimates ranging from 135,000 to 225,000. Private payroll gains in July were revised up...

  • Aug 31- Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc, a provider of call center software, said it would buy rival Interactive Intelligence Group Inc for about $1.4 billion. Bank of America Merill Lynch, Citi, Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets were financial advisers to Genesys, while Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver& Jacobson LLP is its legal adviser.

  • How important are the Rio Olympics to advertisers?

    Andy Brown, CEO of Kantar Media, talks about the opportunities offered by the Olympics for advertising, sponsorship and brand awareness.

  • An employee checks labels of "Naranja Agria" on the bottling line at the Badia Spices factory in Doral, Florida.

    The index hit 54.5 in March, higher than the 54 expected by Wall Street.

  • Subtle product placement works best: SeeSaw

    SeeSaw’s director, Darryl Collis, talks about product placement in the latest James Bond movie, Spectre.

  • Square Reader

    Square, which helps businesses manage credit-card and gift card payments, filed for initial public offering with the SEC.

  • Accenture reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index represents private service industry companies raising the most capital through equity crowdfunding.

  • Xerox

    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.

  • Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.