Mayor Unleashes Power of City Data
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today 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 - One of the Most Important Innovations Ever?
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 "Get Off on the Right Foot" and Provide an On-ramp to Long-term Employee Success
Makers of virtual onboarding software challenged to provide a consistent, compelling and contextual way of personalizing and delivering a positive new-hire experience.
Vorwerk Selects Cognizant for a Wide Range of IT Services
Direct-sales specialist to optimize its IT investments and adopt a flexible yet standardized 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 cybercrime.
Government Puts Spotlight on Access to Banking Services for Customers at Industry Meeting
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 Your 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 ten years*, according to new research published today 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.
How a typo can make or break your business
How do you react when you see a typo? Are you irritated? Do you laugh? We all react differently to mistakes, errors or defects.
Altimeter Group teams up with Capgemini Consulting on digital transformation
Leading Firms Will Combine Thought Leadership, Research and Global Consulting Expertise to Help Companies Anticipate and React to New Market Changes in the Digital Era.
LSBU develops an innovative programme to help support SME businesses access funding
Research by leading multinational insurance group RSA, revealed that although Britain is enjoying a boom in start-ups, there are still a large number of SMEs struggling to get through their early stages.
UK growth to slow in the face of political risks at home and abroad, says EY ITEM Club Autumn Forecast
EY ITEM Club forecasts GDP growth will slow to 2.4% in 2015 * Business investment growth expected to fall to 5.8% in 2015 in light of political uncertainty in the UK and abroad but, low inflation and interest rates will sustain the economy’s expansion.
Deloitte Consumer Tracker: Confidence Hits Three Year High
Consumer confidence highest since tracker began in Q3 2011 * Confidence in household income increased by 7 percentage points.
Deloitte Digital Invites and Challenges Digital Experts in Capital Markets Hackathon
Deloitte Digital is bringing developers, entrepreneurs, designers and a range of digital specialist together for its first hackathon aimed at the capital markets industry.
In Troubled Times, UK Businesses Need to De-Risk Their International Growth
The UK economy trotted into recovery earlier this year, but times are currently tough worldwide. Global markets plunged last week, Germany, the Eurozone's star economy, faces the possibility of a recession and UK growth forecasts have been revised downward. Forecasting group EY Item Club estimates growth of 2.4% in 2015, a sharp fall from a previously expected 3.1%.
Consulting in Nigeria has huge potential finds new report
Although from a small base, consulting in West Africa grows at 26%…
Deloitte: Opportunity Knocking for Midmarket Firms in M&A
Nearly half of respondents (43.8 percent) describe the M&A market for mid-sized, privately-held companies as “improving” or “very aggressive” in the next 12 months, according to a recent Deloitte poll.
Five things you need to know to tackle maverick spend
As we enter the final quarter of the year, CPOs will be budgeting new cost savings to be realised during 2015, but rather than focusing on strategic sourcing, writes Jes Batting a management consultant at PA Consulting, they must turn their attention to taking control of their organisation’s maverick buying as a powerful source of new savings.
Marketing & Customer Service – A match made in heaven?
The marketing department might not have enough people to provide the human touch, but the contact centre certainly does – this begs the question of how the two departments could best work together in order to get the most out of their customers.
Greece and Scotland – why they have more in common than you might think
Stephen Archer, Director, Spring Partnerships – analyses the similarities between Scotland and Greece in terms of their economic situation and desire to be independent from the Union/Eurozone.
Stronger Supply Chains Could Boost Economy By £380BN - CBI
Potential for 500,000 new jobs across Britain’s regions
Targeted action to revitalise domestic supply chains could inject £30 billion into the economy by 2025, creating more than half a million jobs across the United Kingdom, according to a new CBI report.
Capgemini Partners with NetSuite to Launch its New ‘Virtual Company’ BPO Solution
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the launch of a scalable cloud-based solution with NetSuite to help organizations become more agile in disruptive environments.
The Last Mile* Report 2014 - Logistics Firms Set to Invest in Last Mile Technology as Absent Consumers Pose the Biggest Problem to Their Business
Total number of UK-wide deliveries expected to increase by over 40% between 2013 and 2018.
KPMG's Vincent Neate Makes It Into the First Disability Power 100 List
Vincent Neate, partner and Head of KPMG UK's Sustainability Services practice, has today been named as one of the most influential people in Britain with a disability or impairment, in the first ever Power 100 list.
Britain's top director earned a year's living wage in less than an hour
Forty nine minutes after returning to work after the 2013 New Year break Britain's highest paid director, Simon Peckham, chief executive of Melrose, earned as much as a worker on the living wage earns in a year, according to new TUC research looking at directors' pay in Britain's top 350 companies published today (Friday).
'Capping EU immigration is not the answer', says CBI
The CBI today commented on reports that the Government is considering plans to cut immigration from the European Union by limiting the number of national insurance numbers issued to low-skilled immigrants.
Out-of-Town Footfall Continues Positive Trend
Footfall in September was 0.9% down on a year ago, up on the 1.1% fall in August and in line with the three-month average of a 0.9% decline.
Only 19 of the World's 100 Largest Companies in 2012 Will Be in That List in 2042
A new book entitled iDisrupted by John Straw and Michael Baxter, claims that only 19 of the world's 100 largest companies in 2012 will still be in that list in 2042. However, it says that even this bold claim may be understating how things will pan out.
Accenture tops GCC thought leaders
Accenture has risen to the top of the White Space Thought Leadership Rankings in the GCC and other emerging markets, ahead of Strategy &. Accenture was only firm in the ranking whose score for emerging markets material was higher than its score globally.
Five Steps To Interviewing a Champion Salesperson
According to latest research 55% of the sales workforce lack the qualities required to succeed. (Source: Caliper Corp).