The Gap Partnership joins the MCA

23-May-2016

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

19-May-2016

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

19-May-2016

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

19-May-2016

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'

17-May-2016

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

17-May-2016

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

17-May-2016

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

ThoughtWorks: The Rise of the Serial Innovator

12-May-2016

We live in one of history's great eras of opportunity. In the years ahead incredible things will be done in the name of innovation, ultimately replacing an economic system that has been the foundation for employment and wealth for hundreds of years. There are deep dangers here.read more

Is there a black hole in your leadership strategy?

11-May-2016

Value Partnership is in the business transformation business. Over the past 20 years and more, our consultants have worked with directors and senior managers in more businesses than many readers of this article have probably had hot dinners. read more