Cognizant Business Consulting: Cognizant offering its employees the flexibility to work from home 2 days in a week

18-Sep-2016

In a move to manage space within its offices, IT major Cognizant has asked its employees in India -in support functions -to work from home. In an email to employees on Wednesday, the Teaneck, New Jersey-headquartered company , which has more than a third of its workforce in India, has given employees in corporate functions the flexibility to work from home for two days in a week. read more

Capgemini and SAP to address jointly the Digital Transformation needs of Discrete Manufacturing Industries through their partnership

09-Sep-2016

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the broadening of their strategic partnership with the launch of “Fast Digital 4 Discrete Industries by SAP and Capgemini,” a joint initiative to help clients in the discrete manufacturing industries to manage their digital transformation as they seek to maximize the potential of Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things and innovative manufacturing techniques. read more

UK tech firm powers change in global markets

09-Sep-2016

The latest UK Economic Review, released today, shows that Britain’s businesses were able to post growth in the run-up to the EU referendum. GDP grew by 0.6 per cent between April and June despite market uncertainty around the vote. A key partner for blue chip brands navigating this British market and its interaction with the rest of the world has been British success story Condeco Software. The leading global provider of office utilisation and workspace scheduling solutions, which recorded a sales revenue increase of more than 300 per cent between 2011 and 2015, attracted investment of $30 million in 2016.

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New BBA data shows that there were 10% fewer loan applications from SMEs

09-Sep-2016

Jeff Lynn, CEO and Co-founder of Seedrs, said: “The latest data from the BBA shows that compared to Q2 last year, banks reported 10% fewer loan applications from SMEs and that there were around 15% less new loan and overdraft facilities approved. The business finance landscape continues to change and demand for alternative finance, such as the innovative equity crowdfunding space, is set to go from strength to strength over the coming years as mainstream lenders struggle to evolve and support a booming small business community.

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The Impact of Brexit on Consulting

06-Sep-2016

Brexit was without doubt a major shock – not an outcome that most in the consulting industry thought likely to happen for sure. But as the dust settles after that momentous day, is the overall perception that this is a good or a bad thing for the consulting industry? Or is that too crude a question – and do we instead need to ask who are the winners and losers in consulting? From my discussions with consulting leaders, here are the 6 factors shaping the answers to those questions:

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Brexit – nobody panic (yet)

03-Sep-2016

In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote passions were running as high in our offices as I presume they were in many others, writes Edward Haigh of Source. Fiona and I, sensing that brave and decisive leadership was required, and showing what we considered to be an admirable degree of self-sacrifice in the face of cruel adversity, wasted no time in convening an emergency breakfast for two at Fortnum & Mason’s elegantly re-fitted restaurant, 45 Jermyn St, to hatch a plan.

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