Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 2

16-Aug-2018

In a previous blog post we talked about the growing importance of artificial intelligence to companies’ operations, and the need for organizations to think bigger about how they can use AI to drive the fundamental transformation of key business processes to unlock exponentially greater value. In this post, we address another big question executives ask us: How do we get started using AI?... read more

Beards and pinstripes—the next big opportunity

16-Aug-2018

We’ve talked before on these pages about the merits and limitations of sub-brands. While they may help to raise awareness of new capabilities, they may also underline that the sub-brand isn’t core to what the firm does. Nowhere is that debate more pressing than in a discussion about digital sub-brands. What’s next for those firms with separate digital sub-brands, if digital is becoming fundamental to everything clients do? - writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research... read more

KPMG: Gemma Legg joins KPMG from Grant Thornton

15-Aug-2018

KPMG continues to build its Thames Valley and South Coast Corporate Finance team with its latest recruit of Gemma Legg. She joins the team as corporate finance associate director, based in Reading. A winner of the South East Young Dealmaker of the Year award, Legg was previously based at Grant Thornton.read more

IBM: Blockchain hype may have peaked, but IBM is still a believer

13-Aug-2018

Blockchain euphoria is giving way to blockchain fatigue: Despite the hype, only 1% of executives in a survey reported deploying the technology at their firms. And while corporate management remains bullish about distributed ledgers, mentions of “blockchain” are on the decline during earnings conference calls.read more

Kainos Software Ltd: Brave new world: me Convention’s ‘startup cities’ will give insider takes on the globe’s leading tech hubs

08-Aug-2018

Ready, set, explore! Everyone knows that the startup world now extends far beyond traditional bastions of tech like San Francisco and New York. But media attempts to summarise the new tech territory can be dizzying: the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 included deep dives into 43 different ecosystems, covering everywhere from Seattle to Shanghai.read more

Unisys: How Millennials Are Challenging Banks to Step Up Their Security

08-Aug-2018

Millennials: with smart devices in hand, they live online like no generation that has come before. But that does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that they are either gullible or trusting when it comes to managing their finances in the virtual sphere. Rather, millennials display significant concerns about security when banking, purchasing and moving money online.read more

Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 1

08-Aug-2018

Accenture’s recent intelligent operations research highlights an important trend: the growing acknowledgement that artificial intelligence will have a major impact on companies’ business. Nearly 90 percent of executives in our research believe the application of automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be critical to business and process transformation. Furthermore, just over 60 percent said the application of automation and AI to business processes will be important to achieving their business goals. read more

Adastrum Consulting: Cybersecurity Experts Only Present In 65% Of Organisations

03-Aug-2018

Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organisations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organisations that undergo digitalisation, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation.read more

Innovation to ingenuity: Why one word can make a difference

01-Aug-2018

If the consulting industry has been really good at one thing, then it’s at taking perfectly decent words and loading them up with so much promise and ambition that they crack under the strain. “Transformation” is teetering dangerously close to the edge of this at the moment: Digital technology offers so much in terms of potential impact on organisations’ top and bottom lines, but clients are increasingly demanding proof, evidence that work is, in fact, being transformed, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more