PwC: Total Retail 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 more

Unisys: The future of AI in financial services


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 more

Australian consulting industry growth continues to accelerate in 2016


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


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 more

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


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


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


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

Brexit and the battle of the binge


Churchill famously said after the Battle of El Alamein: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” A year and a few months on from the UK’s referendum, that would be an apt description to employ here, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research.....
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IBM: IBM’s Watson AI is learning to understand nuance and context


IBM is blazing a trail when it comes to how robots interact with humans. The company recently upgraded its Watson AI with a ‘Tone Analyzer’ service that allows it to understand nuance and tone of text. By analyzing word choice, emoji use, and context the AI is learning to understand how we talk to each more

KPMG: KPMG International and Microsoft joins hands for smart audit platform Microsoft Azure


Partnered since 2015, KPMG International and Microsoft have recently announced strategic initiative of digital solutions that will enable KPMG’s smart audit platform, “KPMG Clara” – built on KPMG business experience and the Microsoft intelligent cloud technology “Microsoft Azure”. KPMG would be the first of the Big Four to enable its member firms to conduct external audits with Azure. read more

Unisys: Bitcoin lessons from the California gold rush


We’re at the beginning of another “Kodak moment” as the world shifts more and more towards bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. As the world transforms, the lessons from the California gold rush may help you put your best foot (or shovel) more

Helping clients grow the top line: We need stories, not myths


Clients, faced with global economic uncertainty and political meltdown, know they can’t rely on cost cutting to survive. Yes, there’s always more that can be done, but most have spent decades doing so much that most future gains will be incremental, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research..... read more

PA Consulting Group: Artificial intelligence, real value


Science fiction writer William Gibson famously said that "the future is already here – it's just not very evenly distributed". He could easily have been describing the current state of AI and automation. While some companies are wholly built around machine learning, and sectors like financial services and online retail have used it for decades, others are still only scratching the more

PwC: RANKED: These will be the 21 most powerful economies in 2030


Emerging markets will start to dominate rankings of the world's top economies by 2030, according to a report published earlier this year. The report, published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, finds that emerging markets such as India and Brazil will increasingly challenge the economic dominance of the USA and China, while others slip more

PA Consulting Group: What’s on at Disruption Summit Europe 2017


Tuesday 5th of September will see the launch of the inaugural Disruption Summit Europe hosted by D/SRUPTION in partnership with PA Consulting Group. Throughout the day, speakers representing some of Europe’s leading organisation and most innovative startups will take to the stage. . . here’s what to look forward to:read more

PwC: GDPR programme emerging trends


The GDPR countdown continues and at PwC we're expecting September to bring a rush of new requests for support, as people come back from their summer holidays fully recharged and ready to tackle their programme to do lists. read more

PA Consulting Group: Roger Federer and the art of Agile


Strategy expert at PA Consulting Group, Alan Treadgold writes an opinion article for Brand Quarterly in which he shares his insights on what we can learn from the tennis star, Roger Federer when it comes to implementing an Agile business more

KPMG: A million skilled workers plan to leave the UK after Brexit


A staggering 55 per cent of those with PhDs and 49 per cent of those with postgraduate degrees have either decided to leave or are considering it Almost one million EU citizens working in the UK, many of whom are highly qualified, are planning to either leave the country or have already decided to do so following Brexit, a new study has found. read more

Capgemini, in collaboration with Publicis.Sapient, to develop, deploy and maintain McDonald’s restaurant and digital technologies as a strategic provider


Capgemini, a global leader in consulting and technology services, today announced that it has signed a multi-year IT strategic provider agreement with McDonald’s Corporation. With support from Publicis.Sapient, another global leader in consulting services, Capgemini will be McDonald’s global IT strategic provider for restaurant and digital capabilities. read more

REPL Consulting: Why do we Need WFM?


Workforce Management (WFM) touches all kinds of businesses, too much perhaps to summarise in a few short paragraphs. As such I’m going to focus on retail; which is arguably the progenitor of the entire WFM more

Unisys: Welcome to the Rise of the Machine-to-Machine. Isn't it time to 'block off' some data ducts?


Do you remember Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and so forth? It's marketing terminology that was popular at the turn of the millennium and was as used and abused as "cloud" is today. Underneath all the fluff, however, were solid and reasoned ideas about how technology would evolve and the benefits they'd bring. To understand where technology is going tomorrow, it's worth looking back at where technology has been. read more

Tata Consultancy Services: Tata group launches report on its contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals


The Tata group today announced the launch of We Dream of a Better World report which maps out Tata group’s contribution in business, CSR and philanthropy. The 65 case studies from the report capture the various initiatives of the Tata group companies, across geographies, and of the Tata Trusts’ philanthropy efforts in India. These are aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), identified in September 2015, and subsequently agreed on and committed to by 193 more