IBM: IBM, Hyperledger Join Blockchain Identity Consortium

13-Oct-2017

IBM and Hyperledger have signed up with the Decentralized Identity Foundation, a consortium formed this year in a quote to promote interoperability and requirements for blockchain-based ID systems. The blockchain heavyweights join a varied group of companies, consisting of huge corporates like Microsoft and Accenture, start-ups such as Civic and Gem, along with open-source jobs like uPort and Sovrin.read more

IBM: Making deep learning easy and accessible to enterprises

13-Oct-2017

As much as we talk about the power of deep learning, most companies are still warming up to the technology. There’s no denying the promise it offers, but realising business value can be challenging. We’re about to change that, making it easier for leaders to harness insights with deep learning from the deluge of data.read more

KPMG: China Takes Venture Capital Crown

13-Oct-2017

China recorded robust venture capital activity in the third quarter, with the country taking half of the world’s ten largest venture capital deals during the period, according to KPMG’s quarterly global report on venture capital trends.read more

Unisys: Signals You Can't See: How Analytics Is Altering The Retail Experience

13-Oct-2017

Many of the biggest changes in retail are invisible to shoppers. Consumers are familiar with more creative displays, new store formats or better in-store service, but they’re likely less aware of the innovations of analytics: An application that can predict what a given shopper is likely to want to try on; the preferred payment method of a particular consumer; whether you want to talk to a sales associate or just go straight to check out.read more

WIPRO: Why Data Science is So Hot Right Now

10-Oct-2017

Back in 2012, Thomas Davenport wrote in the Harvard Business Review that Data Scientists have the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Jump ahead five years, and data science is just as hot — if not hotter. read more

Microsoft: What business and HR leaders can learn from the CEO of Microsoft

06-Oct-2017

Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, is regarded as one of the world’s top leaders, having grown market cap by $250billion since taking the helm in 2014. A big part of his explanation for this turnaround is simple: creating a “learning culture”. “I wanted our company to be a team of ‘learn it alls’ rather than ‘know it alls’” he said.read more

WIPRO: Our New De-Mystifying Series: What is the Cloud?

05-Oct-2017

Word on the street (actually, the internet) is that the cloud is shorthand for “cloud computing.” But in actuality, the cloud is used as a buzzword with several meanings. Are you confused? Don’t worry, stick around, and all your questions will be answered. read more

WIPRO: Using Amazon Redshift for Fast Analytical Reports

04-Oct-2017

With digital data growing at an incomprehensible rate, enterprises are finding it difficult to ingest, store, and analyze the data quickly while keeping costs low. We provide insights into how AWS Premier Partner Wipro helped their customer move their workload from SAP Sybase IQ to Amazon Redshift. read more

Unisys: The Future Of Humans And AI In Cyber Security

04-Oct-2017

One of the key uses of AI that’s been discussed over the past few years has been its potential for cybersecurity. The number of high-profile cyber attacks has increased at a terrifying rate, with the Equifax hack of 2017 now possibly the largest single data loss in history, and AI has frequently been put forward as the golden bullet that could stop this kind of hacking in future.read more

Deloitte: Sea Change? Deloitte Is Tracking Ships' Certificates with Blockchain

04-Oct-2017

Deloitte is taking non-financial applications of blockchain technology into uncharted waters. To record the inspection certificates for ships, oil rigs and the like on a private, shared ledger, the consulting firm's blockchain lab for Europe, the Middle East and Africa recently partnered with DNV GL, one of the world's largest classification societies.read more

New Atos paper outlines major advances in cyber security

03-Oct-2017

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, believes waiting for digital threats to materialise will soon be consigned to history as we enter a new age of predictive cyber security capability able to ward off cyber threats even before they occur. read more

IBM: IBM Launches Artificial Intelligence Study for Aging in Placet

02-Oct-2017

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s making inroads in home care settings through the help of a new partnership. With the rise of big data solutions and machine learning through artificial intelligence, technology powerhouse IBM is teaming up with the University of California, San Diego to discover how these innovations can help people age in place and extend the time they can live independently.read more

Cognizant Business Consulting: Forbes India: Cognizant’s CEO Says the Future of IT Services Companies Remains Bright and the Best Days are Still Ahead

02-Oct-2017

“The overriding thought that comes to mind [about the current phase of change in technology] is just how much innovation we have seen,” says Francisco D’Souza. “About 24 years ago, when we started Cognizant, technology was largely a back-office function. It’s gone from there to becoming the very basis of competitive advantage for many of the businesses we serve; and because of this evolution, the best days are still ahead of us.”read more

Life outside the fortress

28-Sep-2017

In previous articles on this blog, we’ve talked about ‘Fortress Strategy’, the idea (originally voiced by a client) that the major strategy firms remain firmly in a segment of their own, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research.....
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PA Consulting Group: We're growing... and moving

27-Sep-2017

We're delighted to let you know that after 25 years at our 123 Buckingham Palace Road headquarters, we’re moving to brand new offices at 10 Bressenden Place. Our firm is growing, as our clients and PA people work together to make a difference. Our new and exciting space will inspire us all to even greater success in the future.read more

Double digit growth continues for India’s consulting market

26-Sep-2017

2016 was a very good year for India’s management consulting market, with 13.9 per cent growth leading to a total market value of US$2.13billion. This represents a significant increase on last year’s already-strong growth, and it’s a powerful testament to the health and increasing maturity of the Indian market. read more

PwC: Total Retail 2017

20-Sep-2017

In 2017, UK retailers face one of the most competitive environments in decades. With the continuing shift in customer preferences towards online and increasingly mobile shopping, an unstable global marketplace that demands unprecedented technological sophistication, some retailers are being confronted with challenges to their very existence.read more

Unisys: The future of AI in financial services

20-Sep-2017

Artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt the banking and wealth management industries. With the technology, financial service providers will be able to engage customers more intuitively, offer real-time support and turnaround and provide quality investment advice at a lower cost.read more

Australian consulting industry growth continues to accelerate in 2016

20-Sep-2017

A strong economy, a renewed client focus on growth, and a healthy appetite for digital projects contributed towards Australia’s consulting market growing by 5.2 per cent to a value of US$4.6billion in 2016. This rate of growth was faster than in 2015 and more than twice the speed of growth in 2014. read more

PwC: PwC in Scotland reports above-UK average growth

19-Sep-2017

PwC, the professional services firm, has reported record revenue of £3.60bn for the year ended 30 June 2017, up 5% from £3.44bn last year, as the firm continues to invest in people, technology and its regional presence in response to client demands. In Scotland, revenue is up 6% from the previous year - the fourth year in a row Scottish growth has outpaced the UK overall.read more

Robotics consulting: The price of piling it high will be selling it cheap

19-Sep-2017

In our recent report on the size of the robotics and artificial intelligence consulting market we were somewhere between cautious and positive about the long-term prospects for growth. It’s easy to believe that the market will be huge, based on all the talking that’s going on at the moment, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research.....
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WIPRO: Wipro gets 7-year data centre services deal from Innogy

18-Sep-2017

India's third largest software services firm Wipro today said it has bagged a seven-year contract from European energy company, innogy SE. As part of the agreement "Innogy transferred its twin data centres in Neurath and Niederaussen in Germany to Wipro on February 1, 2017," Wipro said in a BSE filing today... read more

WNS Partners with Locus Software Limited

18-Sep-2017

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, recently announced a strategic partnership with Locus Software Limited, a leading technology solutions provider for the shipping industry. read more