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 existence.
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 cost.
PA Consulting Group
Will Brexit upend the UK’s regulatory
framework in financial services?
In the period since the UK voted to leave the European Union, speculation about the extent to which the regulatory environment will change, and what it means for financial services, has been rife.
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.
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 overall.
PwC appoints UK asset and wealth management leader
PwC has appointed Elizabeth Stone to lead its asset and wealth management practice in the UK. She replaces Mark Pugh, who has been in the role since 2014.
Wood Mackenzie Ltd
The New Rock Stars Of Oil And Gas: Digitalization's Place In Upstream's Future
The biggest current recruiter in upstream? Digitalization, by a distance. Technology is already playing a part in downstream’s recovery from its lows a few years ago. Upstream, urgently seeking structural solutions to its down cycle is following at quickening pace. Digitalization is becoming central to the plan.
NewVoiceMedia named Most Advanced Call Centre Solutions Provider in 2017 Technology Awards
NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, has been named Most Advanced Call Centre Solutions Provider in the TMT News 2017 Technology Awards. Winners represent the technology industry’s most pioneering organisations, individuals, products and services.
Footdown enhances management team and moves headquarters as it scales to meet customer demand
Footdown – a leading intelligence platform provider for organisational sensemaking, has announced the appointment of Mark Quartermaine as Executive Chairman and Chris Evans as Board Member.
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.....
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...
Deloitte report: Asia will be home to 60% of world's over 65s by 2030, creating growth opportunities for business
Demography -- the fundamental driver of all economies -- is shifting the balance of power in Asia, according to Deloitte's Voice of Asia report:
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.
PA Consulting Group
Think your production line couldn’t get any more productive? Think again
Not long ago we came across a very experienced scientist tasked with fixing an underperforming confectionary line. He was planning an in-depth theoretical study to find a way to solve the problem. That study would take longer than a year to complete. Instead within weeks we got the information we needed.
Carlo Gagliardi leaves PwC Strategy& to join PA's digital business
The head of Strategy&’s UK digital team, Carlo Gagliardi, has left the firm to join rival PA Consulting Group in London. At PA, Gagliardi has been appointed a partner in the firm’s digital transformation team.
KPMG’s 2017 Participation Report sees positive growth in Europe
KPMG is today publishing their annual participation report for Europe, offering insight and analysis of key industry trends, revealing a slight increase on the continent.
The evolution of mobile telecoms; can the mobile networks thrive and what may their future hold?
It is 44 years since the world's first mobile phone call was made – and since then mobile telecoms have come a long way, writes David Millet of Equinox.
Equiteq provides advisory services to EOH on their acquisition of Singapore-based IT Services firm AFON
Equiteq, the B2B Services sector M&A specialist, is pleased to announce that it provided advisory services to EOH, Africa’s largest technology and services provider, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, for their recent acquisition of Singapore-based AFON Pte Ltd.
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.....
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 other.