The future of transformation: The importance of being all joined up

17-May-2018

Consulting around business and digital transformation markets accounts for around a sixth of all consulting in the world today, fuelled by clients’ deep-rooted desire for fundamental change and technology that’s making new things possible. At the same time, we hear senior executives being increasingly concerned about the need to deliver concrete results. “Transformation is all very well in theory,” they tell us, “but we want more proof about what it can deliver in practice", writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research......

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Deloitte: Embracing Digital Risk In The Age Of Industry 4.0.

15-May-2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is well underway and many physical assets and digital technologies are connected and interoperable through analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, cloud computing and the internet of things. Automation and decentralised decision making by cyber-physical systems are at the heart of this revolution. But with new opportunities come digital risks that will increase exponentially as Industry 4.0 proliferates.read more

WIPRO: What Do Companies Like IBM, Infosys, Wipro Look For In A Data Scientist?

15-May-2018

In this data dominated era, it has become crucial to employ analysts who can turn all the raw data into actionable insight for a company. From Fortune 500 companies to a startup company, every company have realised that utilising the huge amount of datasets can improve a business’s bottom line. Hence, data science is on the rise, both from a company’s and employee’s perspective. According to an IBM report, data scientists and advanced analysts are the fastest-growing roles, which are projected to see demand spike by 28 percent by 2020read more

Tech Needs Architects

15-May-2018

Fintech, in particular, could learn from the complexity of architecture and the built environment, writes Anthemis Group partner David Galbraith.read more

Unisys: Policing’s Big Data problem and how to fix it

15-May-2018

The benefits of data analytics in policing are huge. Today, we’re already seeing the benefits of analysing data from body cameras, sensor networks and smart devices. The insights derived from this data can help police forces become more efficient and effective at predicting and deterring crime. But for big data to reach its full potential within policing, a rethink of how it is gathered, handled and analysed is required.read more

ThoughtWorks: Birth of the Technology Radar

10-May-2018

It's been almost a decade since ThoughtWorker Darren Smith came up with the idea of using a radar metaphor to track our thoughts on emerging and evolving trends in tech. Since then, it's become the go-to report for anyone interested in what's new and exciting in tech. We asked Darren to give us an insight into how the Tech Radar was born. read more

Digital banking's key trends: Demand, competition, mobile on the rise

10-May-2018

In both the richest and poorest countries, banking around the globe is going digital and mobile. Two global studies — a study of 150,000 consumers polled by Gallup for the World Bank for its Global Findex Database, and a survey of 5,200 consumers by the tech giant Oracle — found complementary trends in the use and adoption of digital banking.read more

PwC: PwC aims to push diversity with pro-bono initiative

09-May-2018

Professional services firm PwC has become an ‘affiliate firm’ to Aspiring Solicitors – the first venture by the pro bono volunteering unit at PwC’s legal arm. Thirty volunteers from PwC’s legal network will act ‘professional ambassadors’ to Aspiring Solicitors, providing mentoring and support to young people looking to progress.read more

Microsoft: Microsoft wants to make meetings great again

09-May-2018

Look, a lot of us who work in corporate environments dread meetings. Most of the time, they are unproductive or boring and keep us away from doing real work. Fortunately, Microsoft is trying to make meetings suck less with some very cool technology.read more

KPMG: New Risks Emerging For Technology Companies

08-May-2018

Every year KPMG identifies the top 10 risk areas for technology companies. Typically we see some carry-over on topics from the previous year, which tend to be persistent and pervasive issues, such as cybersecurity. However, some newer, emerging risks also rise to the top each year as technologies and the business environment evolves.read more

Moorhouse Consulting: What’s next for regulation in the Telecoms industry?

08-May-2018

Early last year, we remarked on the new trends in regulation in the Telecoms, Media and Technology industry. 2016/17 was certainly busy, with regulators issuing record fines, blocking the proposed merger of O2 and Three, and enforcing the legal separation of Openreach from BT. It looks like this was just the start. Fines, probes, and new legislation followed and look set to continue. So what's next, and how do providers keep up?read more

Mott MacDonald: Mott MacDonald hires future transport advisor

03-May-2018

Mott MacDonald has appointed Edward Forrester as a future mobility planner in the UAE. He will be responsible for developing the consultancy’s advisory services across the Middle East, particularly its interaction with transport policy and economic and social impacts.read more

Infosys Consulting: John Hancock selected Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services.

03-May-2018

John Hancock announced the launch of a four-year project to implement a single, integrated platform to provide its life and annuity customers with a holistic and digital experience as part of its broader ambitions to digitise operations. The company has selected Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, to accomplish this.read more

IBM: Ford, GM, IBM Want Transportation To Run On Blockchain

03-May-2018

Ford, General Motors, BMW and IBM are among the companies that have joined a consortium that wants to use blockchain to make the auto industry more connected and secure — potentially changing the way automakers and customers track data and pay for vehicles, ride-sharing and insurance.read more

The importance of security in the modern BYOD workplace

02-May-2018

Our workforces are now more mobile than ever. Due to advancements in technology, the prevalence of startup culture and a workforce which can now work remotely, we have seen a dramatic rise of companies encouraging “bring your own device” (BYOD) environments in workplaces across the world. read more

PwC: Blockchain: Recording the music industry

02-May-2018

Blockchain is the technology that sits behind a new kind of database called a distributed ledger. It gives us a much more secure way to store and manage data. It has the potential to save the music industry billions by revolutionising the rights and royalties process, ensuring artists, writers, publishers and everyone in the music industry value chain is paid appropriately.read more

Secure Your Data: Where to Start When There Are 1 Million Threats

02-May-2018

There are seemingly a million security threats and exposures everywhere today. There’s ransomware, malware, phishing, and DDoS attacks, just to name a few — and it’s getting worse. 2017 was the worst year ever for data loss and breaches, and reports reveal that data breaches are happening at a record pace. Given that it’s your responsibility to secure these environments, how do you tackle all these threats? Where do you even start?read more

Gartner: AI will be pervasive by 2020, predicts Gartner

02-May-2018

"AI promises to be the most disruptive class of technologies during the next 10 years due to advances in computational power, volume, velocity and variety of data, as well as advances in deep neural networks (DNNs)," says John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner.read more

IBM: IBM outlines the 5 attributes of useful AI

27-Apr-2018

A few weeks ago, a dejected CTO told me it took his team three weeks to build a machine learning model. I told him a model in just three weeks sounded great, and he agreed. So why the long face? Because 11 months later, the model was still sitting on a shelf.That gap between great AI prototypes and AI in operation is starting to be a common theme as AI and machine learning make contact with the real world. read more

PwC wins five titles at the MCA Awards

27-Apr-2018

PwC’s consulting capabilities have been recognised at the annual Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards, with the firm winning five awards, including the overall Project of the Year, and highly commended in three categories. The Awards, now in their 21st year, are seen as a benchmark for quality within the consulting industry. read more

Making Waves: How to Expand in a Saturated Market - a perspective from Moorhouse Consulting

26-Apr-2018

The UK Telecoms market is saturated, making it harder for new players to enter and for established telcos to grow–a pattern replicated in mature markets across the world. Market saturation is often misinterpreted as a lack of opportunity, when in fact it is a sign of overall product commoditisation and the corresponding shift in consumer expectation. Market saturation doesn’t mean market stagnation–it’s a chance for companies to be bolder and smarter in an environment where customers will increasingly see Telcos as utility companies.

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KPMG: Your future car is autonomous, shared and electric

25-Apr-2018

The oil and gas industry isn’t losing much sleep over electric vehicles. Sure, EVs are gaining popularity, but slowly. It’s hard to find charging stations, and battery costs keep EVs expensive relative to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Economics and convenience still favor the personally owned, gas-powered car.However, we believe forces outside the industry will combine to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles, accelerating disruption to the downstream...read more

KPMG: Appian and KPMG Apply Artificial Intelligence to Create Business Value

25-Apr-2018

Appian and KPMG LLP today announce an expansion of their strategic alliance. Together, the companies are focused on making it easier to realise the business value of artificial intelligence (AI) by combining the KPMG Ignite portfolio of AI services with the speed, features, and intelligent automation (IA) capabilities of Appian’s low-code platform...read more

Rethinking data input to fix Electronic health records (EHRs)

25-Apr-2018

Electronic health records were supposed to improve healthcare by making it easier to access patient data and by making the process of collecting data more efficient. Instead, doctors and other clinicians complain they are being bogged down by data entry activities, leading to burnout and less attention focused on patients. Two healthcare experts say they have a solution to the EHR problem.read more

Embracing Blockchain: Why You Need to Prepare for This Transformative Technology

25-Apr-2018

According to Accenture’s Intelligent Operations research, over 90 percent of enterprises feel they need to partner closely across the ecosystem to exploit market opportunities. But many players struggle to forge such close relationships due to data and process constraints that make it difficult to link their operations. Blockchain promises to change all that. read more

Deloitte: The digital tipping point for consumer product companies Overcoming forces to unlock new potential

24-Apr-2018

Many consumer product companies have invested heavily in digital technologies and capabilities that can help them transform into a truly digital organization. Research by the 'MIT Sloan Management Review' in collaboration with Deloitte Digital reveals that for some businesses, the transformation realities have fallen short of expectations—with a tendency for consumer product companies to lag other consumer-facing sectors when it comes to digital maturity. Five organizational tensions could be preventing these companies from achieving their true digital potential.read more

Capgemini Consulting: Blockchain will make our data safe and free from disputes

23-Apr-2018

Blockchain is considered one of the “most important IT inventions of our age,” and it was first defined when the cryptocurrency Bitcoin was introduced in 2008. As the dust around the new digital currency settled, everyone started noticing the technology running the show and the discussion around this incorruptible digital ledger has not stopped since then.read more

KPMG: KPMG: U.S. still leads in tech, but rivals aren’t far behind

23-Apr-2018

The U.S. is still a tech innovation hub, but other regions are on the rise, according to KPMG’s annual survey of tech leaders. Silicon Valley and San Francisco are together viewed as the top hub, but Shanghai ranks as the biggest rival when it comes to innovation. No. 2 behind Shanghai is Tokyo, then London, New York, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, and Berlin.read more

Do Forbes’ consulting firm rankings actually help anyone?

23-Apr-2018

Earlier this week, Forbes, in partnership with Statista, published its top management consulting firms in the US (link is external). As with similar studies in the Financial Times in the UK, or Capital in France, it’s based on a survey of both senior executives in industry and management consultants themselves, and covers 32 sectors and functional areas. The top-ranked firms are the ones with the highest number of recommendations across different categories. The big firms dominate, with Bain & Company and Deloitte topping the ranking with nominations in all 32 categories. In total, 229 firms make the list of top firms, writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research...

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