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  • Accenture calls for nominations for third Innovation Jockeys contest, powered by Yahoo India June 4, 2014

    Accenture, in partnership with Yahoo India, opened registration for the third season of Innovation Jockeys: The Hunt for India's most Innovative Minds. Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students across India are welcome to submit innovative ideas for using technology to transform India. This year's contest, which will focus on disruptive...
  • Donald stunned by Piercy in WGC-Accenture Match Play February 23, 2013

    Marana, Arizona: Former champion Luke Donald was the biggest name to fall in the second round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after being pummelled 7&6 by American Scott Piercy on Friday. The British world number three was totally outplayed by Piercy, who was effectively seven-under par on his ball...
  • Infosys woes prompt calls for change at top May 7, 2012

    Bangalore/Mumbai: The conservatism that served Infosys Ltd so well for three decades is now stunting its growth, prompting calls from investors for new blood at the top of India's showpiece outsourcer. Critics say Infosys also must shed its aversion to acquisitions, change its premium pricing strategy and make better headway in...
  • McIlroy and Westwood to meet in Match Play semis November 16, 2012

    Marana, Arizona: Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood set up a mouthwatering duel in the lastfour of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship when they each completed comfortable victories in Saturday's quarterfinals. Northern Ireland's world number two McIlroy never trailed before beating South Korean Bae Sangmoon 3&2, while thirdranked Westwood won 4&2...
  • Tiger exits Match Play as McIlroy progresses February 24, 2012

    Marana, Arizona: Tiger Woods tumbled out of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship on Thursday after fellow Americans Hunter Mahan and Dustin Johnson had eased into the third round with commanding victories. Mahan became the first player to advance, crushing South Korean Yang Yongeun 5&3, and Johnson followed with a 7&5...
  • Skill shortage hurts hiring in Europe: Infosys January 28, 2012

    Davos: Infosys, India's second largest software services exporter, aims to expand its workforce in Europe, but is having trouble finding the computer science graduates it needs, the head of its European operations said on Friday. "The biggest problem for us with regard to hiring is that there aren't enough people who...
  • Infosys says seeks acquisitions up to $ 700 mn October 27, 2011

    Shanghai: Infosys Ltd, India's No 2 software services exporter, is looking for acquisitions worth up to $ 700 million, Infosys' Executive CoChairman Kris Gopalakrishnan said on Thursday. Infosys has been on the hunt for acquisitions in the healthcare and life science sectors and is looking at firms that have platforms...
  • Nokia to cut 7,000 jobs, Accenture takes Symbian April 27, 2011

    Helsinki: Nokia, the world's largest phone maker by volume, will lay off 4,000 people and outsource another 3,000 to Accenture as part of a plan to slash annual spending by 1 billion euros ($1.46 billion). Nokia said it would outsource its Symbian software activities to Accenture, who will provide mobility software...
  • Westwood, Mickelson crash out in Arizona February 26, 2011

    Arizona: Upsets and heavy defeats dominated the menu as top seed Lee Westwood, fourth seed Phil Mickelson and seventhranked Rory McIlroy tumbled out of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship on Thursday. Westwood lost onedown to American Nick Watney in the second round, lefthander Mickelson was stunned 6&5 by fellow American Rickie...
  • Woods shown the door at Arizona February 25, 2011

    Arizona: Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and holder Ian Poulter made early exits as the opening round of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship lived up to its reputation of wild unpredictability on Wednesday. There were 14 upsets in all from the 32 matches at Dove Mountain's RitzCarlton Golf Club, fulfilling world number...
  • Jeev continues dream run February 19, 2010

    Tucson: Indian pro Jeev Milkha Singh continued his dream run in the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship, ousting twotime PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar to breeze into the third round of the USD 8.5 million elite golf tournament here. Jeev, who had upstaged threetime Major winner Padraig Harrington in his opening round,...
  • Woods' troubles swiping sports sponsorship market December 15, 2009

    Chicago: Tiger Woods has just made life a whole lot tougher for athletes looking to score big deals to pitch a company's products or services. The lurid, unrelenting media coverage of the world No 1 golfer's fall from grace over a sex scandal will hurt the multibillion dollar sponsorship market as...
  • Factbox: Sponsors' reaction to Woods sex scandal December 15, 2009

    Reuters: World No 1 golfer Tiger Woods, engulfed in a sex scandal, has been dumped by one big corporate sponsor, while some have been supportive and others are reevaluating their relationships with the top product pitchman. Here are details of positions taken by sponsors: Accenture Technology outsourcing and...
  • Accenture drops scandaltainted Woods sponsorship December 14, 2009

    Washington: Management consultancy firm Accenture on Sunday announced that it would discontinue its sponsorship agreement with scandaltainted golfer Tiger Woods. "Given the circumstances of the last two weeks ... the company has determined that he is no longer the right representative for its advertising," Accenture said in a statement. "For the past...
  • Tiger Woods, from spotless hero to scandal star December 9, 2009

    The passenger was waiting in a long line at Heathrow on Tuesday when he came facetoface with an Accenture advertisement on the wall showing Tiger Woods walking through the tall grass with a club in his hand. The man stared for the longest time, then turned away and said solemnly, "I...
  • Forbes India: Body shopping at Accenture July 23, 2009

    W e are not only playing good defense, we are playing offense Bill Green, Chairman and CEO of Accenture, June 25, 2009. Greens rugbyspeak should send quavers across Indias software companies, which have nibbled away business from big technology consulting firms such as Accenture and IBM over the past 15...
  • Woods exit leaves Mickelson as highest seed February 27, 2009

    Marana (Arizona): A day after his hotly anticipated return to the PGA Tour Tiger Woods made a premature exit from the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship after being upset 4&2 by South African Tim Clark on Thursday. The top seed and defending champion, who had been sidelined by a knee injury after...
  • Tiger Woods wins but Harrington, Garcia exit February 26, 2009

    Marana: Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia fell by the wayside in Wednesday's opening round of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship while Tiger Woods made a triumphant start on his PGA Tour return. Harrington, winner of three of the last six majors, lost by a hole to American Pat Perez and Spanish...
  • Asia's largest airline to fly soon June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The runway is set for the largest airline to take off in Asia. A Group of Ministers (GoM) has approved the merger of stateowned carriers, Air India and Indian (Indian Airlines Ltd). The Cabinet will now have to give its nod. The GoM headed by Pranab Mukherjee...
  • Qualified unemployed? Try some spunk December 15, 2006

    New Delhi: While India Inc may harp about the fact that the job market is booming and it is an employees market dominated by the youth, when it actually comes to down to it, India Inc still prefers experience and a little bit of spunk on the side (if possible)...