Unisys: Building Scale into the Private Cloud


If all things were equal between the private and public cloud, few enterprises would migrate their workloads to public infrastructure. All things are not equal, however, so IT executives are constantly weighing the security and availability concerns of the public cloud with higher capital costs and lack of scale on the private side.read more

Hudson: Are you missing out on amazing millennial talent? See the latest Talent Trends to find out


As unemployment continues to fall, the job market remains highly competitive . Younger audiences have grown up in the digital world. They're used to updating their personal and professional information online on a regular basis, comfortable conveying themselves via live or pre-recorded video, fluent in short-form written content such as blogs, FB and Twitter posts and actively pursue online quizzes and testing for pleasure. They've also grown up in a world of always-on communications and real-time decision making that isn't hampered by location, time zone etc. Yet while they've grown up in a digital world, many are finding themselves entering an analogue recruitment sector. read more

The Gap Partnership joins the MCA


The Management Consultancies Association is delighted to announce that The Gap Partnership is the latest management consulting firm to join the Association. read more

Capgemini: Customer engagement through digital: Capgemini Insights Talk


In early March, Capgemini's Applied Innovation Exchange ran its latest Insight Talk. These are sessions where we bring Thought Leaders from across industry to engage in thought provoking discussions on the latest trends and digital disruptions. The focus for this session was Customer Engagement through Digital. For those unlucky enough to miss it, this post gives a summary of the key insights and discussion points.read more

Microsoft: Microsoft Study Shows Digital Infrastructure Overtaking Physical


Microsoft has found that organizations now rely more on digital infrastructures than they do on physical infrastructures. The findings indicate that cloud deployment models have now overtaken any other type of deployment in the technology sector, according to the company, which asked tech research firm 451 Research to conduct the study.read more

Clothing drives online sales growth in April, IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index finds


The IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index has revealed that e-retail continued its double digit growth this year, despite reports of sluggish sales growth on the high street, with purchases made online achieving a year-on-year increase of 11% in April. Whilst this continues the trend of solid annual growth so far recorded in e-retail in 2016, April’s figures were the lowest year-on-year growth rate so far this year. Sales were hampered slightly with Easter falling earlier this year, in March.read more

CEB: New report reveals public apathy for 'smart cities'


Only 18 per cent of the British public has heard of a 'smart city', according to research carried out by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The research is reported in a new IET report, 'Smart Cities – Time to involve the people', which also reveals low interest in the technologies typically associated with smart cities. read more

ThoughtWorks: Women in Work and the Tech Industry


Why Inclusivity, Equity and Leadership are key. Recently, I found an annual report from my first employer, a large UK firm, where I was one of six graduate trainees, with five of us being women. At that stage in my life, I didn't even think about equality and diversity, and assumed the notion of 'work hard and you will be rewarded whatever your gender', would be upheld...read more

Oil: Just another problem consultants in the GCC may slip on


There is an Arabic proverb (Lebanese, in fact) that goes: “He who wants to eat honey should endure the stings”. We suspect that a fair proportion of consultants in the GCC may benefit from reminding themselves of this mantra in the days and months ahead as the impact of low oil prices play themselves out, writes Julie Ahadi at Source. read more