11/08/2008
Health care costs are expected to rise more than 10 percent into next year, according to a survey of...
  By TOM MURPHY Health care costs are expected to rise more than 10 percent into next year, according to a survey of insurers by Aon Consulting Worldwide. But that increase is the smallest Aon has seen in six years. Experts say it shows that efforts to tame costs, such as employee wellness or disease management programs, may be paying off. "There's a variety of tactics that employers have been employing over the last 3 to 6 years that has had an impact on the market," said stu...

06/08/2008
“El aumento del gasto publicitario de los cien mayores anunciantes entra en proceso de estancamiento...
Si alguien duda de que el mundo de la publicidad online está pasando actualmente por un cambio radical, que lea entonces un titular reciente y dos estudios publicados hace poco. El titular: “El aumento del gasto publicitario de los cien mayores anunciantes entra en proceso de estancamiento” apareció en la edición del 26 de junio de Advertising Age y se refería a un análisis del comportamiento de los cien mayores anunciantes del mercado americano. Los dos estudios, de la empresa de ...

19/09/2006
Industry is the third-biggest spender on technology in the InformationWeek 500.
By Paul McDougall. InformationWeek, sep 12, 2006 01:01 AMBusiness services providers are spending a greater percentage of their revenue on business technology than most other vertical industries. That shouldn't be surprising: Service providers are buying technology not just to run their own businesses but to run parts of their customers' businesses. They spent an average of 3.9% of revenue on IT, according to our survey, lagging behind only the banking and financial services and telecom sectors. Businesses and gove...

For the six months to 31 October 2004, healthcare software specialist iSoft is reporting revenues of...
Ovum. David BradshawOperating profit increased by 9% to £19.1m (2004: £17.5m) - because iSoft has restated the previous year's numbers to IFRS, this is higher than the previously published operating margin. After finance charges, profits before tax rose to £17.8m from £16m last year, and after tax the net profit was £12.3m compared to £11.7m last year.Comment: These look to be a good set of results for the company. One minor reservation is that the operating profit margin has dropped by 0.75% to...

The UK's Management Consultancies Association (MCA) has just released its latest quarterly survey of...
17/11/2005 Encouragingly the outlook going into 2006 looks rosy. 70% of MCA member firms are predicting an increase in new business over the next quarter. And reflecting the ever higher utilisation rates being achieved in the industry, 80% of member firms expect an increase in their headcount of consultants employed over the next three months.Commenting on the figures, Nick Owen, MCA Vice-President 2005/6 and Managing Partner at Deloitte, said:"Although there has been limited growth over...