By Matthew Startup, Marketing – Mobile shopping is rapidly becoming more popular each year. Many people have smart phones that can easily browse a retailer’s products or services, making mobile technology a blessing and a curse for retailers. Retail fraud has caused billions in losses annually the past few years. Retailers love ...
February 2, 2015Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing – Many companies use “big data” for a number of different things. For example, Amazon uses it to predict future purchases and determine where to put each advertisement for its users. Wikipedia defines big data as “an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and ...
January 30, 2015Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing – Corruption among Mexico City officials has grown 250 percent, according to reports from the office of Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancero. From September 2013 to September of the following year, 2,615 officials were reportedly sanctioned, ...
January 22, 2015Converus
By Devin Ballam, Marketing – Mass killings and murders haunt the democratic country of Mexico. Recently a group of 43 students were taken captive and murdered. Who is the culprit of these murders? Allegedly, the police captured the students and handed them over to members of a local cartel, and they ...
January 19, 2015Converus
By Zaid Srour, Marketing — University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Anita E. Kelly recently, presented results from her latest research project at the national convention of the American Psychological Association. The study concluded that honesty can strengthen our immune system, which leads to greater health benefits over time. The study ...
January 16, 2015Converus
By Devin Ballam, Marketing – While antitrust and anti-corruption compliance programs each serve to improve a company's integrity, the government provides benefits to companies with an effective corruption compliance program, but not for companies that have antitrust programs. Each of the two compliance programs have guidelines that must be followed in order to ...
January 13, 2015Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing A department of the U.S. government is taking a lot of heat for potential labor fraud. In the Patent and Trademark Office (PTAB), employees are permitted to work from home, and officials are now investigating allegations that most of these employees who telecommute actually do little to no ...
January 8, 2015Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing – Canover Watson, a member of the FIFA’s audit and compliance committee and vice president of the Caribbean Football Union, was arrested in the Cayman Islands on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. He was released on bail but was relieved of his duties as the investigation ...
January 5, 2015Converus
By Devin Ballam, Marketing – Social media plays a huge role in the success of today's businesses, whether used for good or for bad. On the positive end of the spectrum, social media can be used to promote new products, ideas and promotions, making people aware of the changes businesses make. Conversely, social ...
January 2, 2015Converus
By Daniel Rabanales, Marketing – A group of Chinese villagers are winning the fight against corruption as they defend their homes. The Xian villagers have been protesting against corrupt officials since 2009 and each summer they gather to celebrate their progress. In 2014, they saw a particularly noteworthy achievement as ...
December 30, 2014Converus
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