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New Wolters Kluwer annual accounting survey reveals how technology is helping firms tackle top 5 challenges and achieve 2023 goals

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    Detailed findings from the Wolters Kluwer Annual Accounting Industry Survey are available in this white paper and an executive summary highlights top takeaways.
  • Firms using a cloud-based tax compliance solution reported higher revenue growth than traditional firms (7% to 4%, respectively).
  • In 2020, firms of all sizes were mired in navigating the daily challenges of a global pandemic.
  • Midsize and large firms are trying to keep current with technology and learn to use their technology more effectively.

Project Management Institute Celebrates Contributions to Project Management Industry with Winners of 2022 PMI® Awards

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Project Management Institute (PMI), the worlds leading organization for the project management profession, announced the winners of the 2022 PMI Awards during a reimagined award ceremony, themed as ILLUMINATE!, at PMI Global Summit .

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  • Project Management Institute (PMI), the worlds leading organization for the project management profession, announced the winners of the 2022 PMI Awards during a reimagined award ceremony, themed as ILLUMINATE!, at PMI Global Summit .
  • The PMI Awards highlight project professionals, PMI chapters, groups and published works that advance the project management profession.
  • Since 1974, PMI has honored organizations and project professionals whose passion, talent, and expertise have made the greatest contributions to project management and PMI.
  • This years awards fall under three categories: PMI Project Awards, PMI Research and Academic Awards, and PMI Chapter Awards.

Global Smartphone Shipments Continue to be Impacted by Slowed Demand and Setbacks in China, According to IDC Tracker

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According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecast, shipments of smartphones will decline 9.1% in 2022, a reduction of 2.6 percentage points from the previous forecast.

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  • According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecast, shipments of smartphones will decline 9.1% in 2022, a reduction of 2.6 percentage points from the previous forecast.
  • As a result, IDC expects smartphone shipment volumes to total 1.24 billion units in 2022.
  • While a recovery of 2.8% is still anticipated in 2023, IDC did reduce its 2023 smartphone forecast by roughly 70 million units, given the ongoing macroeconomic environment and its overall impact on demand.
  • Worldwide Smartphone Forecast by OS, 2023 and 2026 Shipments, Year-Over-Year Growth, and 5-Year CAGR (shipments in millions)

Jackson Sponsors 23rd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge

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Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson), the main operating subsidiary of Jackson Financial Inc. (NYSE: JXN), announced it will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Polar Plunge , the largest polar plunge in the Midwest, with over 4,000 participants annually.

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  • Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson), the main operating subsidiary of Jackson Financial Inc. (NYSE: JXN), announced it will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Polar Plunge , the largest polar plunge in the Midwest, with over 4,000 participants annually.
  • Jackson strives to advance disability inclusion in the workplace by raising awareness and engaging in community efforts such as the Chicago Polar Plunge.
  • The Chicago Polar Plunge, and our partnership with Jackson, helps us to provide life-changing activities and events to people with intellectual disabilities throughout the year.
  • Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson Financial Inc., Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York).

Wedbush Securities’ Senior Vice President, Equity Research, Gerald, Pascarelli, CFA® Initiates Coverage on U.S. Cannabis Names CRLBF, CURLF, GTBIF & TCNNF

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Wedbush Securities , one of the nations leading independent diversified financial services providers, is pleased to announce that Equity Research Analyst, Gerald Pascarelli, CFA is launching coverage in the U.S. Cannabis sector.

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  • Wedbush Securities , one of the nations leading independent diversified financial services providers, is pleased to announce that Equity Research Analyst, Gerald Pascarelli, CFA is launching coverage in the U.S. Cannabis sector.
  • This initiation represents an extension into an area that was not covered by Wedbush, further expanding the scope of coverage of the firms Equity Research team.
  • He states, As we near the end of 2022, we believe that brighter days lie ahead for the U.S. cannabis industry.
  • Kevin Merritt, Wedbush Securities Director of Research says, We are thrilled to have Gerald initiating in the Cannabis space as it heralds a new area of growth for our Equity Research team.

Harbor Capital Advisors Broadens Strategic Partnership with BlueCove

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Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. (Harbor), a premier multi-manager investment firm offering access to specialized expertise across a range of investment strategies and vehicles, today announced the merger of the Harbor High-Yield Bond Fund, reorganizing into the Harbor Scientific Alpha High-Yield ETF, and a subadvisory change for the Harbor Convertible Securities Fund.

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  • Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. (Harbor), a premier multi-manager investment firm offering access to specialized expertise across a range of investment strategies and vehicles, today announced the merger of the Harbor High-Yield Bond Fund, reorganizing into the Harbor Scientific Alpha High-Yield ETF, and a subadvisory change for the Harbor Convertible Securities Fund.
  • Effective on February 24, 2023, the Harbor High-Yield Bond Fund will be merged and reorganized into the Harbor Scientific Alpha High-Yield ETF.
  • Effective on March 1, 2023, BlueCove will become the subadvisor to the Harbor Convertible Securities Fund.
  • Headquartered in Chicago, Harbor Capital Advisors had total assets under management of approximately $38 billion as of September 30, 2022.

Resources Connection, Inc. to Participate in the Sidoti Virtual Investor Conference

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Resources Connection, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGP) (the Company), a global consulting firm, today announced its participation in Sidotis Virtual Investor Conference on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

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  • Resources Connection, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGP) (the Company), a global consulting firm, today announced its participation in Sidotis Virtual Investor Conference on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
  • RGP's Chief Executive Officer Kate Duchene , and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Ryu , are scheduled to present from 4:00-4:30 p.m.
  • A webcast of the presentation will be available live and via replay by visiting the Events section of the Companys website and here .
  • RGP is a global consulting firm helping businesses tackle transformation, change and compliance challenges by supplying the right professional talent and solutions.

Generational Equity Advises Inteli-Care in its Sale to 24 Hour Home Care, a Company under TEAM Public Choices

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Generational Equity , a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client Inteli-Care LLC to 24 Hour Home Care, a company under the national home care organization, TEAM Public Choices.

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  • Generational Equity , a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client Inteli-Care LLC to 24 Hour Home Care, a company under the national home care organization, TEAM Public Choices.
  • With a superior industry reputation, strong customer relationships, recurring monthly accounts, and a solid management team, IC is well-positioned for continued growth.
  • 24 Hour Home Care is a trusted in-home care company that provides friendly and reliable home care services to seniors and children with disabilities.
  • We are incredibly honored to be help our clients do a deal with 24 Hour Home Care and TEAM Public Choices.

Executive Information Systems (“EIS”) and Zencos Join Forces

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Executive Information Systems, LLC (EIS) today announced that an affiliate has acquired Zencos Consulting LLC (Zencos) in partnership with founders David Septoff and Benjamin Zenick who will retain an equity stake and continue to lead the business.

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  • Executive Information Systems, LLC (EIS) today announced that an affiliate has acquired Zencos Consulting LLC (Zencos) in partnership with founders David Septoff and Benjamin Zenick who will retain an equity stake and continue to lead the business.
  • We are combining EIS extensive knowledge and relationships connecting customers with powerful SAS software solutions, with Zencos technical prowess and relationships as the leading SAS services partner.
  • David Septoff, Zencos President, said, We have known and admired EIS for more than 20 years.
  • Zencos provides managed services and solutions for Financial, Government, Healthcare, Digital Media, Retail, and Utilities verticals using SAS advanced analytics platform.

Strategy Analytics: Premium Tier Drives 5G Baseband Revenue in Q2 2022

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The global cellular baseband processor market grew 19 percent to $8.7 billion in Q2 2022, according to Strategy Analytics' Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report.

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  • The global cellular baseband processor market grew 19 percent to $8.7 billion in Q2 2022, according to Strategy Analytics' Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report.
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    Q2 2022 Cellular Baseband Processor Revenue Share: $8.7B (Source: Strategy Analytics' HCT Service, November 2022)
    According to this Strategy Analytics' Handset Component Technologies (HCT) research report, " Baseband Market Share Tracker Q2 2022: Qualcomm and Unisoc Post Robust Revenue Growth ," Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung LSI, Unisoc and Intel captured the top-five revenue share rankings in the baseband market in Q2 2022.
  • Qualcomm led the baseband market with a 59 percent revenue share, followed by MediaTek with 29 percent and Samsung LSI with 6 percent.
  • Mr. Kundojjala continued, "MediaTek posted its all-time high baseband revenue in Q2 2022, driven by 5G share gains.