Microsoft: Kainos in the Spotlight: UK Country Partner of the Year 2018

21-Jun-2018

It’s that time of year again - the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, where we showcase the excellence that our partners have demonstrated over the past year by showcasing them across the globe, and we’d like to further congratulate our 2018 UK Country Partner of the Year, Kainos, on their fantastic award.read more

PA Consulting Group: Taking digital public services further, faster

21-Jun-2018

In just two decades, the world has drastically changed. Amazon launched, the first iPhone hit the shelves, and Government Digital Service (GDS) was founded. These are just a few of the digital revolutions that have been released across the public and private sectors in that time. And the pace of change is increasing. It feels like we’re entering a new era of digital.read more

ThoughtWorks: ThoughtWorks Launches Gauge – A Free and Open Source Test Automation Framework

21-Jun-2018

ThoughtWorks, a global software and digital transformation consultancy, today announced the free availability of its newest open source product, Gauge. Available to download for free, Gauge was built to make test automation easy and to help organisations of all sizes on their journey towards continuous delivery. Gauge creates acceptance tests in any language, integrated development environment or ecosystemread more

PA Consulting Group: How to transform your organisation through sustained innovation

21-Jun-2018

Organisations feel threatened in this constantly shifting world. Innovation is critical to survival, but it’s tough to keep pace with disruptive challenges. At PA, though, we believe in a positive human future – established organisations have the people to sustain innovation that will see them flourish. So, how do you turn business as usual into innovation as usual?read more

Artificial Intelligence demystified

21-Jun-2018

It’s just one small step from a self-driving car to AIs taking over the world and the “end of days” dystopias that Hollywood has popularised in a number of recent films. According to Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helen Calle, of Fast Future this is, at least, what some would have us believe.

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Microservices: How the future of consulting may start small

20-Jun-2018

In 1610, after months of painstaking work grinding his own lens, Galileo Galilei finally held his new telescope up to the night sky. What he saw astonished him: instead of a few hundred stars, he could see thousands, even millions, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research...

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Capgemini Consulting: New business models in property and casualty insurance

18-Jun-2018

Today’s consumers have become accustomed to the transparency, quality, and service speed of firms such as Amazon and Google and now expect similar flexibility and accessibility from their insurance providers. It is not surprising, therefore, that more and more insurers are leveraging technological advancements such as telematics, robo advisors, artificial intelligence, big data, and analytics, to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve customer experience.read more

REPL Consulting: Understanding the Power of Retail Technology for your Business

14-Jun-2018

In the rollercoaster world of retail, never has a truer word been spoken. Stand still and you won’t just get left behind, you could disappear completely. Look no further than Toys R Us, Maplin and Multiyork: big names that will be best remembered as high street casualties. In the current climate, profitability challenges can be found down every aisle...read more

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

14-Jun-2018

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kicked off the VivaTech conference in Paris with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that automation and artificial intelligence can bring to the economy — and to society more broadly, if these technologies are used to tackle major issues such as fighting disease and tackling climate change. But we also note some critical challenges that need to be overcome. Foremost among them: a massive shift in the skills that we will need in the workplace in the future.read more

How AI Is Helping Improve Employee Experiences

14-Jun-2018

If the use of artificial intelligence in building top customer experiences has been well documented, its use in developing top employee experiences has, to a large extent, been overlooked. However, with the leadership in many organisation beginning to realise that better employee experiences result in better customer engagement with the organisation, they are now starting to look at their employee experiences and how to improve it.read more

Forbes: 5 business drivers for organisations moving to the via

07-Jun-2018

Look at any number of business plans for companies outside the technology sector and one thing you’re not likely to find is any explanation of how enthusiastic the entrepreneurs are about building, owning, operating or managing their information management infrastructure.read more

Moorhouse Consulting: Five professionals join London-based consulting firm Moorhouse

07-Jun-2018

UK headquartered consultancy Moorhouse has welcomed five new professionals to its London team. Andy Hemsley joins the firm as Client Director and Leader of Financial Services Sector at Moorhouse, Nikitha Yereddi and Emily Blampied both arrive as Senior Consultants, Tom Clark has been appointed as an Account Development Manager, while Clarke Dodd begins life at Moorhouse as a Management Consultant.read more

Deloitte: Blockchain Could 'Revolutionise' Retail and CPG Industries: Deloitte

06-Jun-2018

A new report from "Big Four" auditing firm Deloitte argues that blockchain integrations across retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) could "revolutionize" the industries. The report, titled "New tech on the block," examined 50 blockchain use cases within the two sectors – across three general categories of business: consumer, supply chain and payments and contracts – and scoring them for the "added value" they could create, as per Deloitte's criteria.read more

Why digital transformations are lagging

05-Jun-2018

The inability to change culture or align on key metrics such as customer satisfaction and value delivery are among the key reasons why digital transformations are failing, experts say.read more

Google and KPMG: Google is partnering with KPMG to help more enterprises transform their businesses

01-Jun-2018

From advanced data analytics and machine learning to increasing workforce productivity through enterprise mobility, more and more businesses are seeing the value of moving to the cloud. But not all know how to start. Today, we're announcing our partnership with KPMG to address these needs. KPMG's expertise in vertical markets, digital transformation, change management and business process consulting can help Google Cloud customers understand how to take advantage of the cloud and put plans into action. Our partnership with KPMG will include solutions that will help enterprises in many different industriesincluding financial services, insurance, and healthcaretackle issues like business transformation, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance. The first two solutions that KPMG built on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), KPMG Intelligent Interactions and GDPR Assessment and Compliance Service, are already available now.read more

Strategy&: Chemicals Trends 2018-19

01-Jun-2018

For many years the global chemicals industry has been fighting declining margins, product commoditization, rapidly expanding competition in developing countries, and customers demanding more at lower prices. The story of how specialty chemicals and the fruits of innovation, which once commanded a premium, have slowly lost their luster over recent decades is well told; indeed, in many of Strategy&’s annual analyses in the past decade, we’ve bemoaned these troubling circumstances and the frustrations that the industry faces in figuring out a way to deal with them. This year, though, we believe that something is different — and perhaps even see the first signs of a tipping point....read more

WIPRO: My Most Valuable Takeaway From Collision 2018 Is Not What You’d Expect

01-Jun-2018

Collision 2018 was touted as “North America’s fastest growing tech conference” and with more than 20,000 attendees and over 5000 companies represented from across the globe, that much was clear. While I was eager to descend on this colossal event, I was not expecting to be genuinely surprised – the most valuable lesson I took away from my experience in New Orleans had little to do with tech and everything to do with time.read more

PA Consulting Group: Global PA 12 Market Report 2011-2017 and Foresight 2018-2023

31-May-2018

This report studies the Global PA 12 Market status and outlook of Global Market 2018. The report begins with the overview of Industry Chain structure, and describes industry environment, then analyses market size and forecast of Paint Protection Film. The global key-word Exploring the market record explore on defining and evolving the key elements for the development of the key-word market and forecasts till 2023.read more

Simon-Kucher opens offices in Chicago and Cairo

30-May-2018

The opening of its new office in Cairo establishes the consultancy's presence on the African continent. “We’ll be one of the few international strategy consultancies in Egypt. The market offers enormous potential. read more

Microsoft: Microsoft’s obsession with Windows is ending, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s all about AI and the web now.

29-May-2018

For anyone who's followed the tech industry over the past couple of decades, Windows sitting on the sidelines at the developer conference of the company that made billions off of it speaks to the fact that we -- you, me, the tech industry at large -- just don't care about computers like we used to. Or tablets. Or most smartphones, even. What we do care about is AI and the web.read more

Forbes: Starbucks: Using Big Data, Analytics And Artificial Intelligence To Boost Performance

29-May-2018

Not only does Starbucks go through mounds of coffee beans to satiate its raving fans, but they also have mounds of data that they leverage in many ways to improve the customer experience and their business. With 90 million transactions a week in 25,000 stores worldwide the coffee giant is in many ways on the cutting edge of using big data and artificial intelligence to help direct marketing, sales and business decisions.read more

Gartner: Gartner on Blockchain, AI and Data: Hype or Hope?

29-May-2018

This past week, Gartner shook the technology space by claiming that “only 1% of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations”. The insight is derived from Gartner’s 2018 CIO Survey, an exercise that gathers data from over 3,000 CIO respondents in 98 countries and all major industriesread more