KPMG: KPMG continues push into IAM space through Cyberinc buyout Australia…

16-Jan-2018

KPMG has bought out Silicon-Valley based identity and access management (IAM) provider Cyberinc as part of its move to expand its cybersecurity solutions worldwide. KPMG also says the acquisition will help strengthen its abilities in IAM and will also boost both its talent and resources in the fast-growing areas of digital consumer identity and privileged user management.read more

The Pricing Monster

16-Jan-2018

In the depths of the financial crisis, organisations looked at their consulting expenditure and started asking the obvious question: What, exactly, are we getting for our money? Writes Edward Haigh of Source Global Research... read more

PA Consulting Group: Data centre growth in the Nordics

15-Jan-2018

The increased demand for data storage, and predictions of its future growth, is high on the agenda in most Nordic Energy utilities these days. The nature of the business model, where capital intensive infrastructure is deployed is a familiar game for most, and its growing demand for power has a potential impact on the future demand side...read more

PwC: PwC Drone Team Takes Off in the UK

12-Jan-2018

Global consultancy giant PwC has expanded its drone services team to the UK. The move comes after the company’s Clarity from Above report suggested that the emerging global market for business services using drones is worth more than $127bn. read more

Unisys: Ransomware and DoS attacks will continue to grow in 2018

10-Jan-2018

The 2018 ransomware rollercoaster will be a rough ride for consumers and business alike, says DomainTools' senior security researcher Kyle Wilhoit. In 2017, threats such as phishing, ransomware, and massive data breaches plagued consumers and businesses. TechRepublic's Dan Patterson spoke with DomainTools' senior security researcher Kyle Wilhoit to discuss what cybersecurity threats will be popular in 2018.read more

Leveraging lean across the finance function

10-Jan-2018

Lean is a business methodology focused on customer value and resource efficiency – essentially a tool for optimising processes and underpinning sustainable competitive advantage. One area of business in which the application of lean techniques can be particularly beneficial is the finance function.read more

NewVoiceMedia appoints Dennis Fois as new CEO

10-Jan-2018

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, announced today that its Board of Directors have appointed Dennis Fois as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Fois will lead NewVoiceMedia through its next growth phase, aimed at doubling turnover by 2020.

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KPMG: Big 4 firm KPMG launches 4 year Digital Degree Apprenticeship programme

08-Jan-2018

KPMG has launched a new digital degree apprenticeship, aimed at preparing the next generation of tech experts. The accountancy firm said the apprenticeship, called KPMG360° Digital, will be a four-year programme combining on-the-job work experience with the opportunity to gain a BSc degree from BPP University in digital and technology solutions.read more

IBM: IBM And The Blockchain: What Big Blue Did in 2017

03-Jan-2018

When we talk about conventional players adopting new-age innovative technologies, the 106-year-old technology giant IBM (IBM), popularly known as Big Blue, comes to the forefront. One area where IBM is working aggressively to stay ahead of the curve is the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly known as blockchain.read more

Just 9% of the consulting leaders we interview are women

03-Jan-2018

Over the course of 2017, we’ve interviewed almost 400 senior consulting leaders around the world, usually the most senior person in a territory or industry, picking their brains about the trends shaping their clients’ businesses and the pressures being placed on the consulting model, writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research... read more

ThoughtWorks: Reliability under abnormal conditions — Part One

29-Dec-2017

Keeping complex distributed systems available to service customer requests under peak load is hard. The challenge is exacerbated by a number of factors: the combination of increasing number of services, servers and external integrations and the rapid pace of new feature delivery; heavy spikes in load during annual peak periods; and traffic anomalies driven by promotions and external events. Luckily, there are strategies that support your ability to serve your customers and keep generating revenue by limiting the impact of problems — even if it is not feasible to reduce the risk to zero.read more

PA Consulting Group: Should cryptocurrencies play a part in your future?

20-Dec-2017

As someone who dabbled a little in Bitcoin soon after its launch but didn’t hold on to any, I’m probably one of the many people experiencing some pangs of regret at the lost opportunity. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s value hovers just below US$17,500 following what can only be described as a meteoric rise in recent months.read more

Essilor awarded Grand Prix for employee shareholding initiatives

14-Dec-2017

Essilor today was awarded the Grand Prix at the 13th Edition of the French Grand Prix FAS1 for its exemplary approach to promoting employee shareholding across the Group. It follows Essilor’s recent announcement that employee shareholding worldwide surpassed 50%, exceeding the Company’s goal of 35% that had initially been set for 2020. read more

Onalytica: Women in Tech

13-Dec-2017

When we say tech, what do you first think of? Young men squirreling away in a dark room surrounded by half eaten pizzas, lit only by flickering lines of code – an army of wannabe Mark Zuckerburgs on a mission to develop the newest product which will make them millions? Or a woman?read more

Accenture: Unlock Trapped Value with Blockchain

13-Dec-2017

Blockchain technology fundamentally changes how data is managed. With Blockchain, traditional independent players can work together to streamline and integrate processes, all with controlled, secure access to sensitive data. Business leaders are still trying to figure out how to put the technology to work. Yet most agree: Blockchain can unlock the vast value trapped in their business operations.read more