HP Enterprise Gains on IBM with 'Mission Critical' Move into Blockchain
Just weeks after its entrance into the blockchain industry, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) customers are already said to be testing the company's custom-created distributed ledger software.
Fintech CEO says tech giants like IBM may go on M&A ‘shopping spree’ for start-ups in 2018
Tech giants like IBM and Capgemini could go on a mergers and acquisitions "shopping spree" for financial technology start-ups next year. Daniel Döderlein, CEO of Norwegian fintech startup Auka, said that tech behemoths that have shared a long-standing relationship with banks but still rely on older technology would begin to show an interest in a "flood" of new fintech firms.
People advisory services: A multi-disciplinary nirvana?
Organisations have always used consultants for two main reasons: to access world-class expertise and to give them organisational flexibility (teams brought in at short-notice to accelerate the delivery of a project, extra pairs of hands when the business-as-usual work threatens to overwhelm their in-house resources, etc.). Conventionally, these two needs have been mutually exclusive: you want a specialist or a generalist. Increasingly, though, clients want both, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research...
The Emergence of the IoT Architect
The Internet of Things requires strong executive sponsorship, but the will of the organization isn’t sufficient to make IoT a reality. Someone has to have the complex role of understanding the needs of affected groups, identifying the target architecture that can address those needs and steering the organization toward that target state. This is the IoT architect.
Operation Cloud Hopper: How PwC helped uncover a global cyber espionage campaign
Earlier this year, PwC played a key role in uncovering cyber espionage activity that employed a methodology never seen before. It was a campaign with wide-ranging consequences that will have a knock-on effect for cyber security policies and practices for the IT industry going forward.
Unisys Names Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James to Board of Directors
Unisys Corporation today announced that Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the United States Air Force, has been elected to the Unisys board of directors. James brings more than 30 years of unparalleled senior homeland and national security experience in the federal government and the private sector to Unisys.
GDPR: it’s time to rethink your approach to privacy
From May 2018, UK companies could face huge fines for failing to comply with new data rules that many seem unprepared for. But instead of viewing the General Data Protection Regulations as yet another tick-box compliance issue, it might pay to take a more strategic view. At ThoughtWorks, we think GDPR should fundamentally change the way you think about customer data.
Cyber security in 2017 — cyber crime is on the rise
You only need to have spared a glance at the headlines over the past few years, to realise that the cyber crime epidemic is far from over. In fact, as our recent report with KPMG points out, in 2016 cyber crime in the UK overtook ‘traditional’ crime for the first time.
HfS Research Names Cognizant in “Winner’s Circle” for Utility Operations
Cognizan today announced it has been named to the “Winner’s Circle” in the HfS Research Blueprint Report: Utility Operations. HfS Research is a leading independent global analyst firm for the business and IT services industry.
ISG Awarded Agreement to Provide Digital Services to UK Government
Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will provide IT advisory services across Central Government under a new agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an executive agency of the UK Government.
Ready for take off. How InsurTechs are poised to transform insurance
PwC’s second year of collaboration with the Startupbootcamp InsurTech program takes place against a backdrop of growing excitement, investment and a rapidly increasing number of new businesses and collaborative partnerships. The growth of InsurTech has been remarkable, with a thriving ecosystem of start-ups, insurers, investors and innovators springing up over the past twelve months.
Microsoft shares its vision to become AI industry-leader
Microsoft last week filed its annual report with the SEC, and with it a new vision that emphasises AI. The documents state the company will no longer be focused on mobile, but instead on implementing AI solutions.
Sia Partners UK Digital Series: Ethereum
What is Ethereum?
Building on our previous discussion on Bitcoin, ‘Ether’ (the cryptocurrency of Ethereum) functions as any other cryptocurrency. It can be used as an anonymous method of making purchases, being spent directly at any online store that accepts it, or it can be sold on an exchange and redeemed in another currency.
Great expectations: the next generation approach to talent management
Opened-planned office spaces, hot desking, and 30 year-old CEOs with billions in the bank - today’s workplace is virtually unrecognisable from what it was a decade ago...
IBM Plays With The Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Software
Today, IBM Research announced a new breakthrough that will only serve to further enhance PowerAI and its other AI offerings—a groundbreaking Distributed Deep Learning (DDL) software...
Staff shortages are pushing up pay, recruiters say
The UK labour market is tightening, with employers finding it harder to recruit staff, according to a survey of employment agencies. The survey says that pay rates for both permanent and temporary staff are rising quickly due to a continuing fall in the number of job applicants.
PwC UK and Featurespace agree alliance to combat financial crime
PwC UK, the professional services firm, has agreed a joint business relationship with Featurespace, the adaptive behavioural analytics risk prevention company, to provide client organisations with advanced technology to combat real-time financial crime attacks.
Abu Dhabi Global Market, KPMG launch fintech challenge for start-ups
The programme sees fintech firms asked to address challenges in six areas of the financial services industry
Why conversational UI? Why now?
The mobile era has shifted our society from always on to always on demand. The standard of always on, which caused a great shift in social and workforce dynamics, is a remnant of the desktop and Blackberry era.
Microsoft buys Cloudyn, but can it make it a success?
Microsoft has acquired cloud billing startup Cloudyn for a reported $50 million – $70 million, allowing it to potentially offer cloud cost management services. Cloudyn helps customers to manage and organise their cloud billing across multiple clouds, and has supported cost management for Azure and other clouds to help customers improve their cloud efficiency.