Consultants as Agents of Change
Recent figures from the Interim Management Association show that the demand for interim managers is soaring, reaching 15% in the first quarter of 2014, writes Melanie Haydon from The Consultancy Company.
16th Annual Edition of the European Energy Markets Observatory
Measures adopted by the European Commission are insufficient to ensure security of energy supply for Europe.
79 per cent of employees demand social media integration with back-office solutions to improve workplace productivity
Employees see social media as key to improving collaboration, recruitment and supplier engagement.
Cognizant Named a Leader in Business Intelligence Services by Independent Research Firm
Cognizant today announced it was named a "Leader" in the "The Forrester Wave™: BI Service Providers, Q4 2014," (October 2014) by Forrester Research, Inc.
'Insolvency Figures Paint a More Positive Picture for Business', Says ICAEW
Clive Lewis, ICAEW Head of Enterprise comments on Insolvency Statistics July to September 2014.
UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Pessimistic
he Q3 2014 Oil & Gas UK Business Sentiment Index published today (October 30) shows that optimism in the sector continues to decline with a drop from two points above zero on the -50 to +50 index to seven points below zero.
70% of Irish Professionals Work Longer Than Their Contracted Hours and Two-Thirds Feel Obligated to Do So
7 in 10 professionals work longer than their contracted hours with at half of these working at least an extra hour a day every day.
Auditors Warn Businesses Are Falling Further Behind Cyber Attackers
Businesses are not doing enough to combat cyber risks despite an increased awareness of the need to take cyber security seriously, warn auditors.
1000 Buildings in UK Cities to Get Free Public Wi-Fi
Over the coming months, libraries, museums, civic centres, transport hubs, sporting complexes and other buildings around the UK will begin to offer free Wi-Fi – some have already gone live, and the remainder are all on track to be up and running by March 2015.
KPMG LLP Named Among 20 Most Promising Compliance Tech Solution Providers By CIO Review Magazine
KPMG LLP has been named to CIO Review magazine’s 2014 list of 20 Most Promising Compliance Tech Solution Providers, “an annual listing of the top 20 companies that are in the forefront of tackling technology challenges in the compliance space and impacting the marketplace,” according to CIO Review.
Transforming healthcare – 65 global experts on ‘What Works’
Healthcare organizations must think long-term to solve today’s problems.
EMEA Outsourcing Remains Strong in 2014
Full year expected to be one of the strongest, despite drop in Q3 results.
Confidence in UK Logistics Sector Remains High but More Controlled Over the Past Six Months as Familiar Challenges Persist
The Index has risen by almost 36% since its lowest point in late 2012 despite a slight dip in confidence in the latest survey compared to H2 2013.
One in Three Careers Fall Short of Expectations
One in three employees (33%) report that their career progression to date has failed to meet their expectations, according to the latest CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook survey.
Women are twice as likely to feel isolated when starting their own business, finds national research from Entrepreneurial Spark
Men and women have broadly similar experiences when starting up their own business, finds research from Entrepreneurial Spark into the challenges and drivers for going out alone, but some differences are clear.
Atos launches its fourth IT Challenge to find the best concepts for Connected Living
Running in partnership with EEBus, the Atos IT Challenge invites students from 10 countries worldwide to submit their winning ideas.
Advanced Business Solutions provides top ten tips for ensuring big data analytics success
Most organisations are analysing just 12 per cent of their data and could be missing out on vital insights, according to research by analyst Forrester.
Enterprises Globally Making Funding For Tech Innovation More Accessible In Asia Pacific, EMEA, Than In U.S.: KPMG Survey
Study also finds that more technology industry business leaders consider market value best measurement of innovation value, though revenue growth still top metric.
NewVoiceMedia named as finalist in SVC Awards
NewVoiceMedia, the leading provider of cloud contact centre solutions, has been selected as a finalist for both the SaaS Solution of the Year and Cloud Company of the Year categories of the 2014 Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud (SVC) Awards.
CBRE Reports One Minute Less Commuting Time Increases House Prices By £11,400
Property prices are a third cheaper in locations 30-35 minutes commute from Central London, CBRE has reported in its latest Regional Land report.
Deadline for 2015 MCA Awards Just One Week Away
The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is reminding all UK based consulting firms that the 2015 MCA Management Awards deadline is just over a week away, with all entries to be received by 7th November.
Better in theory than in practice?
There are two stories to tell on immigration, says our management consultancy columnist Mick James: at the top end, the UK benefits enormously from the highly-skilled arrivals, but at the other, a ready supply of low-paid workers panders to UK firms which are reluctant to invest in either quality processes or training – and will make things worse in the long run.
Mayor unleashes power of city data
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that City Hall is to radically upgrade its data-sharing portal by adding reams of new city data and making it easier for it to be used to make the capital an even better place to live, work and visit.
Virtual reality - about to change the world?
Although initially met with scepticism, the internet, smart phones and e-readers are all examples of technologies that have changed the world.
Bersin by Deloitte Research: strategic onboarding can help new hires succeed in long term
Makers of virtual onboarding software challenged to provide a consistent, compelling and contextual way of personalising and delivering a positive new-hire experience.
Vorwerk chooses Cognizant for IT services
Direct-sales specialist to optimise its IT investments and adopt a flexible yet standardised IT environment.
RFID solutions to shape retail stores of the future
Discover global retail trends for RFID-based solutions during Frost & Sullivan’s upcoming complimentary live webinar.
Small businesses need to educate staff to prevent a cyber breach, says KPMG
Del Heppenstall, director in the cyber security practice at KPMG in the UK, comments on the “Cyber Streetwise” small business roundtable, on which he was a participant, to create an easy to understand action plan that will help small firms combat cyber crime.
Government puts spotlight on access to banking services for customers
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, today met with senior executives from Britain’s banks and building societies to discuss widening access to banking services for customers across the country.
Being a woman, being older and working part-time all increase chances of becoming 'stuck' in low pay
Women in low-paid employment are on average 47 percentage points more likely than similar men to be still in low pay after 10 years*, according to new research published by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, in association with John Lewis Partnership.
Time to ask The Apprentice to leave the boardroom?
TV programmes like The Apprentice, coupled with a relentless news focus on the negative side of business, can be harmful, says our management consultancy columnist Mick James, because they do not reflect what the corporate world is really like.
Time to consider your career options as hiring market booms again
You’ve suffered through the recent years in consulting. Career progression has been slow, pay rises have been meagre. But all the time the market was still fragile, so what could you do? That’s been the message you’d hear most often when talking to frustrated management consultants these last few years. But now at last the market has really taken a turn for the better.
UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS
Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing from the UK are wide of the mark, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
ACCA and IMA Global Survey Finds “Robust Recovery” For Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Investment environment improved for UK SMEs who are 'back in the game' * UK policies 'among the most SME-friendly' globally in 2013/14.
Wearable Technology Future is Ripe for Growth - Most Notably among Millennials, Says PwC US
Report Evaluates User Expectations, Innovative Breakthroughs and Industry Adoptionto Unlock the Disruptive Technology.