Consulting Headlines

PwC Total Retail 2017

News Image 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.

Unisys The future of AI in financial services

News Image 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.

PwC PwC in Scotland reports above-UK average growth

News Image 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.

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 Wipro gets 7-year data centre services deal from Innogy

News Image 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...

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.

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 IBM’s Watson AI is learning to understand nuance and context

News Image 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.