It Doesn't Matter

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Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional service firms in the world and one of the "Big Four" accounting firms. The firm is a global organization of member firms in more than 140 countries, headquartered in London, England. Ernst & Young's four main service lines and share of revenues in 2011:


Assurance Services (46%) - financial audit, fraud investigation and dispute services. Tax Services (26%) - business tax compliance, customs, indirect tax, international tax services, transaction tax. Advisory Services (26%) - actuarial, IT risk and assurance, risk and performance improvement. Transaction Advisory Services (9%) - preserving, optimizing, investing and raising capital.




The Canadian practice has 4,161 full time partners and staff at the following locations:

Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, London ON, Kitchener ON, Thornhill ON, Ottawa ON, Montreal QC, Quebec City QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, Saint John NB, St. John's NL.  source

The motto of the firm is "Quality In Everything We Do".

Article review: IT Doesn’t Matter?

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Current EY IT Policy Recommendations for change

What would this mean for EY?

Does IT no longer matter?

Carr’s definition of IT Suggestions on future IT strategy

What do we have?

 Hardware / Software

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Who has it? Approximate cost per PC

Hardware replacement policy

Standardized software included Impact on EY

Application of IT Matter concepts to the EY model

 Staying ahead of curve does not necessarily

improve our business

 What actually makes sense for EY employees? i.e

who needs what to perform well?

work will be performed

is going to do the work

will the work be performed

will the work be performed

Changes to the IT Policy:

Hardware/software standardized based on position and service line

New hardware provided...