A small step for PwC, a double-jump for consulting?


Consultants often talk about pain points, but it’s hard to find one that’s either more painful or more pointed than Diabetesville, the name given by the media to Cameron County, Texas, where almost a third of the population has Type II diabetes, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

WIPRO: Wipro Achieves AWS Service Delivery Status for AWS Service Catalog


Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery status for AWS Service Catalog. With this status, Wipro’s capabilities help clients build the AWS Service Catalog to enable self-service discovery, maintain controls and centrally manage their enterprise cloud services.read more

PwC: Work longer and study more to fight the robot revolution, says PwC


The Government must do more to keep older workers in jobs if Britain is to combat the twin challenges of an ageing population and increased automation, according to a new report. PwC analysis showed the UK lagged behind countries such as Mexico and Chile in terms of keeping older workers in employment, closing the gender pay gap and helping workers to seize new opportunities through training.read more

IBM: Lingmo language translator earpiece powered by IBM Watson


Australian start-up, Lingmo International, has brought us one step closer to the science-fiction dream of a universal translator earpiece. The Translate One2One, powered by IBM Watson artificial intelligence technology, is set to be the first commercially available translation earpiece that doesn't rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity.read more

WeAreTheCity Reveal Top 100 Female Rising Stars Across 20 Industries


Today WeAreTheCity released the names of its top 100 female Rising Stars as part of its Annual Awards Programme, to celebrate the female talent pipeline across the UK. The prestigious Rising Star awards, now in its third year, aim to showcase the sheer volume of female talent that exists across our industries and to create role models for the future.

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KPMG: New KPMG chairman shakes up top team


The incoming chairman of KPMG in the UK has shaken up the senior management team after the accountancy firm suffered a fall in profits last year. Bill Michael, who will replace Simon Collins on October 1, is changing the head of audit and overhauling KPMG UK’s executive committee.read more

PA Consulting Group: Exploiting the import and export opportunities of Brexit


The UK’s industrial strategy reflects the government’s current approach of encouraging overseas companies to look at the sectors and clusters the UK is traditionally strong in, and enticing them to set up facilities in the country. In the meantime, the general strategy for growing exports has been to encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consider exporting, and then host overseas trade events and missions to help them find new markets. To date, both strategies have been successfulread more

PwC: PwC launches technology degree in attempt to future-proof the UK workforce


PwC today launched a technology degree apprenticeship to give young people from a broader range of backgrounds the chance to secure a career in technology. Some 80 students will start the 2018/19 academic year by combining university life with practical work-based technology projects at PwC. The four-year course will be taught out of the University of Birmingham and the University of Leeds.read more

Equiteq advises CMF Associates on its sale to CBIZ, Inc.


Equiteq is pleased to announce that it has advised CMF Associates (“CMF”), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services to the private equity sector, on the sale of its business to CBIZ, a national, publicly-traded professional business services firm. The transaction closed on June 8th, 2017. read more

Gartner: A 101 on Natural Language Processing in Business


Benchmarked by industry forerunners and expanding explosively by its own methodology, the best customer experiences in natural language processing (NLP) are found through continued and correct application: a surprisingly difficult task, given the subtleties of human expression.read more

WIPRO: How 'Design Thinking' Can Help You Map Your Global Strategy


A nonlinear approach to problem-solving is a key ingredient to adapting to a new culture. This nonlinear approach -- called "design thinking methodology" -- is used to spark change. What is design thinking? It's solution-focused and begins with the end-user in mind; it also relies on concepts and relationships, as opposed to reports and suspected problems.read more

ThoughtWorks: Revving Up Your Engine: The Nuts and Bolts |


Without a doubt, every industry is being impacted by the exponential rate of technological change these days. Consider this – 2017 is the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. Today, there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and that number is expected to increase to 6.1 billion smartphone users by 2020. Simply put, we are at an exciting inflection point in our collective history as science fiction becomes our reality.read more

Unisys: The 5 primary benefits of utilizing embedded in your business


In the new 2017 State of Embedded Analytics Report—the fifth annual trend report on the subject—Logi surveyed over 500 product managers, software engineers, and members of application teams. According to the report, embedded analytics has never been more pervasive: 93 percent of respondents are currently embedding analytics in their applications. That’s up from 78 percent last year.read more

PA Consulting Group: Are you ready for the future of work?


The future isn’t a destination. It’s right here. We have a habit of treating the future as a place, a new chrome-plated city where we’ll eventually step out of a teleporter and blink into the lights, avoiding the self-driving cars and hoverboarding pesky millennials. But viewing the future as a destination is dangerous because it’ll remain the stuff of fiction and just out of reach.read more

Gartner: 4 Types of Project Management Offices That Deliver Value


Project management offices (PMOs) are usually set up to solve specific problems, but it seems that there are almost as many possibilities as there are enterprises for these initiatives. Newly appointed project and portfolio management (PPM) leaders must think long and hard about which type of PMO will deliver the most value for their organization.read more

Gartner: Gartner: Businesses rethinking security software, placing more emphasis on analytics


Advanced security analytics will be embedded in at least 75% of security products by 2020. Meanwhile, startups with innovative approaches to security will cause continued acquisition, integration and consolidation in the software security market. Security as a Service will see continued growth, and the regulatory environment will drive enterprises to look for vendors that provide them needed visibility and control of their data.read more

KPMG: Smart customer loyalty and how you can achieve it


In today’s challenging economic environment, executive teams are increasingly expected to deliver sustainable growth by transforming their customers’ experiences. 90 percent of executives we surveyed said they are worried about customer loyalty, and 32 percent said building and sustaining customer loyalty was a top ten priority read more

PA Consulting Group: Are you at risk of burning out?


Claire Logan, head of people and talent at PA Consulting Group, is quoted in an article in Ignites Europe, a Financial Times title covering the European fund industry. The article examines whether the asset management industry’s long-hours working culture and focus on short-term performance foster a burnout culture. read more

Business demands for agility and innovation prompt rise of cloud native applications: adoption is set to double by 2020


New research from Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, indicates a significant step change in enterprise cloud adoption through the increased use of cloud native applications - applications and services built to perform optimally in the cloud, leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS). Driven by recognition that cloud-native applications can enable IT to better contribute to business agility and innovation, 15 percent of new enterprise applications are cloud native today with adoption set to increase rapidly in the next three years, jumping to 32 percent by 2020. read more

Informed Solutions retain place on prestigious Government G-Cloud 9 framework


Leading digital transformation practice Informed Solutions has successfully retained its place on a key government panel of specialist firms. Known as G-Cloud 9, the panel comprises carefully vetted companies with the expertise to help government departments transform their services by putting them online and managing their data better. read more

WNS Partners with Portrix Logistic Software GmbH


LONDON - WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced its partnership with Portrix Logistic Software GmbH (PLS), a leading logistics IT solutions provider based in Hamburg, Germany. read more

PA Consulting Group: White collar AI


Head of disruption for financial services at PA Consulting Group, Christopher O’Driscoll, has been quoted extensively in an article on artificial intelligence in D/sruption Magazine which examines whether machines are poised to take over the office.read more

IBM: Google and IBM Battle for Quantum Supremacy


Building a quantum computer that can outperform conventional systems on certain types of algorithms looks to be tantalizingly close. As it stands today, Google and IBM appear to be the most likely candidates to claim that achievement. read more

KPMG: KPMG voice: Reversing Climate Change


What if you could place more than a century of climate change into reverse? Global Thermostat has grand ambitions for rewriting the future of energy. The company’s technology, being tested at a commercial-scale demonstration site in Silicon Valley, can remove carbon dioxide from the air, potentially undoing decades of damage to the planet’s climate.read more