Mental health first aid should be mandatory in every workplace, businesses tell Theresa May
The Government should ensure “mental health first aid” is available in every workplace alongside staff trained to respond to basic injuries, according to a letter backed by British businesses including Royal Mail, WH Smith and management consultants PwC
9 Colorado companies make Deloitte’s list of fastest-growing tech companies
In Deloitte’s 2018 North America Technology Fast 500, which measured the fastest-growing companies in technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors,nine Colorado companies made the list.
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Growth, not profit, is Cognizant's new priority
Cognizant is back to what it did best for most of its 24 years: focusing on growth. According to its mid-term strategy beginning next year, the Nasdaq-listed company expects to grow between 7% and 11%, retain its 19% operating margin and promises to spend at least $600 million on acquisitions every year.
PA Consulting Group
How would a No-Deal Brexit affect data protection?
The EU and UK negotiators have agreed the technical details of a Brexit deal. Yet, with less than five months until the UK leaves the EU and considering the UK and each EU country needs to sign off on the deal, the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit is still high. And this has raised questions around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Cryptocurrency Is ‘a Big Deal’ But Needs Institutional Investment, Says KPMG Report
Netherlands-based ‘Big Four’ auditor KPMG has released a bullish report on cryptocurrency. The report argues that institutional investors must join the industry for it to “realise its potential.” The report, dubbed ‘Institutionalisation of Cryptoassets,’ focuses on why and how institutional investors should enter cryptocurrency, along with “challenges” the process faces and under what circumstances crypto could become a “full-fledged asset class.”
More East of England workers dip below real Living Wage
More than a fifth of workers in the East of England now earn less than the real Living Wage – up from 21 per cent last year –
Deloitte Legal adds Singapore practice Sabara Law to its network
Deloitte Legal has added a Singapore legal practice, Sabara Law to its network of over 2,400 legal professionals in more than 80 countries. The practice's focus is on fields that are adjacent and complementary to Deloitte’s international multi-disciplinary teams, advising clients in data protection, financial services regulatory and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; employment law and legal management consulting.
MCA announces appointment of new Chief Executive Tamzen Isacsson
The MCA (Management Consultancies Association), the representative body for the UK’s leading management consulting firms, is pleased to announce it has appointed a new Chief Executive, Tamzen Isacsson.
The US now has the two fastest supercomputers in the world
The world’s two fastest supercomputers are now American, according to the rankings that are released biannually. The two computers, Summit and Sierra, both use IBM technology.
How to Develop a Blockchain-based Solution for Scientific Researchers
IBM revealed it was developing a blockchain-based system allowing a dynamic cooperation between scientific researchers beyond institutional borders and outside interference.
RPA and its expansion into AI is helping to drive a new era of business and IT alignment.
It’s true to say that RPA has taken us a long way towards unlocking productivity benefits tied up in manual processes. It has galvanized a mindset that things can change without a need for massive systems reengineering.
Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips
Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.
The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data.
OEE Consulting merges with Webhelp's digital subsidiary gobeyond
OEE Consulting, one of UK’s larger independent consultancies specialising in operations and customer excellence, has been picked up by French multinational Webhelp. The BPO provider will merge OEE Consulting with its relatively new consulting subsidiary gobeyond, creating a consultancy with more than 300 consultants.
CEOs still trust intuition over data-driven insights, says KPMG study
More than half of CEOs (67%) have put their own intuition over data-driven insights in the past three years because the insights contradicted their own experience or intuition. This is despite the fact that data and analytics are becoming an increasingly important component in business decision making.
The societal impact of AI in financial services
Financial services isn’t ordinarily what anyone would consider a trend-driven industry. But it’s a data-intensive industry, and that puts it directly in the path of disruption from artificial intelligence. Wherever their strategies take them, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that financial institutions will have to come to grips with AI–along with the implications AI has for safety, inclusion, employment, and the financial services value chain.
Capgemini report suggests blockchain is real for many leading supply chain managers
A new study conducted by Capgemini notes that despite the barriers facing blockchain, 87% of survey respondents said they are at least in the early stages of blockchain experimentation and the top drivers behind investments are cost saving (89%), enhanced traceability (81%) and increased transparency (79%). Walmart’s announcement of a food safety blockchain solution, and Nestlé, Unilever, Tyson Foods, and Starbucks’ blockchain trials also show possibilities
What the Top Innovators Get Right - Investigating trends at the world’s 1000 largest corporate R&D spenders.
With careful attention to six key areas, companies can make the most of their R&D investment and outpace the competition.The success of the companies we’ve identified as high-leverage innovators reaffirms one of the time-tested findings of the Global Innovation 1000 study.
Long-term value based on transparency, smart tech and new skills are set to transform corporate reporting
► Just 58% of finance leaders say that businesses are highly trusted by public
► 72% say AI will have significant impact on how finance drives data-driven insight
► 76% say finance should recruit talent with nontraditional backgrounds...
The 5 Most Important Human Capital Trends 2018
• 85% of global business leaders name Symphonic C-Suite as the most important human capital trend.
• 65% of global business leaders name Workforce Ecosystem as the least most important human capital trend.
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Smart cities: Is cyber security an issue?
Cities around the globe are having to become digitally smarter to maintain economic, social and environmental sustainability. City services and resources are under pressure to keep up with the demands of digital-savvy populations generating masses of data and wanting to connect with their surroundings. But how can we ensure new digital services are cyber secure?