Unisys: How hybrid industrial cloud computing is gaining momentum

24-Sep-2018

Why do most internet of things analytics operations occur in the cloud? The public cloud offers a centralised location for large amounts of affordable storage and computing power. But there are many instances in which it makes more sense to perform analytics closer to the thing or activity that is generating or collecting data ­– equipment deployed at customer sites.read more

PwC: PwC boss rejects 'Big Four' break-up as salaries soar

24-Sep-2018

More than 900 UK partners at PwC were paid an average £712,000 last year. The pay-outs increased by 9 per cent on the previous year despite the accountant being hit by record fines for poor work, including £10million for its handling of collapsed department store BHS’s auditread more

Unisys: As cloud adoption increases, so does data loss

24-Sep-2018

The mass adoption of cloud-based applications is no longer exclusive to private enterprises. Education, health care and government agencies are rapidly adopting software-as-a-service solutions to cut costs and improve productivity and efficiency. read more

BearingPoint recognized at Central Banking’s FinTech & RegTech Global Awards 2018

19-Sep-2018

Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint was among the winners at the “FinTech & RegTech Global Awards 2018” by Central Banking. With these newly introduced awards, Central Banking recognizes relevant players in financial and regulatory technology (FinTech and RegTech), such as central banks, supervisory authorities, and technology and consulting companies for the best, most innovative solutions, initiatives and services. read more

IBM: New IBM Blockchain Smart Recycling TV Commercial: Plastic Bank for Digital Credits to Clean Planet

18-Sep-2018

IBM Blockchain is airing a new Smart Recycling TV commercial to help showcase the Plastic Bank where digital credits can be earned for helping clean up the planet. The pollution of the environment should be a major concern for the entire world. The way that people treat the planet will determine whether or not it is here for future generations, and the efforts are relatively easy.read more

EY: The UK middle market may be taking stock amidst uncertainty, but growth remains firmly in their sights, fueled by their focus on tech

18-Sep-2018

Despite uncertainty in the domestic and global market, the UK’s dynamic middle market companies have growth on their minds. In the face of a number of challenges there is strong evidence that they are leading the way, particularly in technology, by focusing on the opportunity that digitisation and AI presents, to scale-up their business and improve customer experience.read more

IBM: IBM Embraces Blockchain Registry; Crypto Crash Surpasses Dot-Com Bubble Burst

18-Sep-2018

This year’s “Great Crypto Crash” appears to be deepening and has hit a major milestone set by the dot-com bubble, Bloomberg reported. Digital currencies have tumbled from a January high by 80 percent, according to the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index. That level tops the “peak-to-trough decline” in the Nasdaq Composite Index following the dot-com bubble.read more

What consulting service could you sell to 90% of US senior executives?

18-Sep-2018

We recently asked around 100 senior people in large US-based organisations whether they’d be interested in converting traditional consulting work (short-term advisory work, paid on a fixed price or time and materials basis, measured on inputs rather than outcomes) into an on-going service, aimed at delivering a specific and concrete outcome, and involving a combination of software, data and analytics, and consulting expertise, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

KPMG: Blockchain And The Future Of Finance

14-Sep-2018

What if everyone involved in a financial transaction could share the same ledger—and it was always up to date? No need for reconciliations, with simultaneous settlements immediately available to all participants, and instant visibility into accounts receivable, the supply chain and virtually all relevant transactions.Indeed, what if there was just one, unimpeachable version of the truth? That is the promise of blockchain technology.read more

PwC: Explainable AI

11-Sep-2018

Artificial Intelligence is growing in sophistication, complexity and autonomy. Opening up transformational opportunities for business and society. At the same time, it makes explainability ever more critical.read more

ISG Announces Finalists for ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe

11-Sep-2018

Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today announced the finalists for the 2018 ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a real and lasting impact on their businesses. read more

GE and CGI partner to advance the digital grid of the future

06-Sep-2018

GE, one of the leading providers of digital energy solutions, and CGI, a global information technology and business consulting services company, announced the signing of an alliance agreement to pursue joint development and implementation opportunities for electric grid software in North America. read more

Transformation depends on people, not technology

06-Sep-2018

“They’ve done it again!”, said a recent client we interviewed. “They’ve sold us on promises about brilliant new technology and streamlined processes, and they’ve ignored the fact that success depends on people.” - writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research... read more

Unisys: The GDPR Ripple Effect

05-Sep-2018

The race to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the May 25 deadline is over, but data security and privacy is a marathon, not a sprint. If the ever-evolving regulatory compliance landscape is any indication, GDPR is just the first of many mandates to come.read more

ThoughtWorks: Recognizing human facial expressions with machine learning

03-Sep-2018

Machine learning systems can be trained to recognize emotional expressions from images of human faces, with a high degree of accuracy in many cases. However, implementation can be a complex and difficult task. The technology is at a relatively early stage. High quality datasets can be hard to find. And there are various pitfalls to avoid when designing new systems.read more

KPMG: Three Technologies That Will Change The Face Of Auditing

03-Sep-2018

Putting flesh on the bones of technological change in auditing begins with talking to the people who will affect that change—and those most affected by it. To that end, one of the most important findings of the Forbes Insights/KPMG report “Audit 2025” is that four in five respondents—80%—say auditors should use bigger samples and more sophisticated technologies for gathering data and performing analysis in their daily work.read more

OEE: 85% of consumer interactions will be non-human by 2020. What else does the future have in store?

29-Aug-2018

The customer-centric organisations of today are already keenly aware of the digital revolution, which has transformed conventional business models while empowering customers. Over the last decade, customer experience (CX) has drastically changed with the introduction of several opportunities for customers to interact, engage and transact with brands at their convenience across multiple channels.read more

KPMG: KPMG launches reverse mentoring scheme

29-Aug-2018

KPMG’s reverse mentoring scheme aims to enable those working at more senior levels to truly understand the challenges those from diverse backgrounds face in the workplace. How is the scheme going so far and what impact will it have on the culture at KPMG?read more

Frost And Sullivan: Frost & Sullivan Identifies the Top 5 Industry Shifts Fueling the Future of Drilling Systems

29-Aug-2018

The new upstream methods are as expected triggering novel business models and altering the value chain. For instance, contractors and service providers are consolidating vertically to expand their offerings to provide proprietary, all-in-one solutions. In due time, legacy rig fleets will be rationalized and integrated across a holistic automation platform, which, in turn, will stoke industry demand for open systems architecture.read more

Strategy consulting: What’s going on behind the facade?

23-Aug-2018

Walk down the main street in Noto, in south-eastern Sicily, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in one of the Baroque capitals of Europe, not a relatively modest city of just 24,000 people, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

IBM: How to Outsmart the Smart City

21-Aug-2018

Today’s digital world has created new ways to keep us all informed and safe while automating our daily lives. Our phones send us alerts about weather hazards, traffic issues and lost children. We trust these systems since we have no reason not to — but that trust has been tested before.read more