The New Reality for Retailers
There can surely be no question now that Amazon is the most important agent of disruption and change that the retail industry has ever seen. That reflects not just its scale and reach, but the way that it has changed fundamentally and forever how people want to shop, and the range of goods available to them – largely irrespective of where they happen to live...
Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG's New Strategy Focuses on Customs
The Big Four consultancy has taken to expanding its blockchain activities beyond the pure financial services work it had been doing, to explore a less-traveled path...
In 2018, VR stopped “having potential” and started being real
The VR industry has been through quite the tempest during the past few years. Despite all of these perceptual barriers and the artificial forces that have tried to compel a square peg to fit into a round hole, the industry finds itself neither in decline, nor in trouble — instead it’s thriving.
Digital Transformation Strategy Tip: Hire the Innovators
For executives fretting about pursuing a successful digital transformation, here’s a thought: Hire the innovators.There’s plenty of pressure to pursue innovation and digital change with existing management and employees but bringing on innovators from the outside can help get the job done.
What Is Deep Learning AI? A Simple Guide With 8 Practical Examples
There’s a lot of conversation lately about all the possibilities of machines learning to do things humans currently do in our factories, warehouses, offices and homes. While the technology is evolving—quickly—along with fears and excitement, terms such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning may leave you perplexed
ISG Announces Winners of 2018 ISG Paragon Awards™ Europe
Awards celebrate evolution of sourcing industry through application of new sourcing approaches and digital technology...
Afiniti win an IoIC Award of Excellence
Afiniti is pleased to announce that we’ve received an Award of Excellence at the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Awards 2018, for the category of Best Change Communication.
Yes, the robots are coming, but no, that’s not bad news
Anywhere the future of work is being thought about, debated, forecast, and fought over, there are conversations going on about the role automation is going to play. The primary question that shows up in virtually every conversation takes on many forms, but the gist is always the same—will the robots free us up for better jobs, or will they simply take our existing ones away?
Hot Topic now: Re-inventing Asia-Pacific's industries
The Fourth Industrial Revolution - and its associated breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, advanced materials, cloud computing, mobile connectivity, the Internet of Things, robotics and more - is transforming the world of manufacturing.
Hitachi Consulting Europe
The factory of the future: transforming for operational excellence
If you’re like most manufacturers today, your current efforts – automation, some data analysis, perhaps the addition of some IoT components – have brought you onto the digital playing field. But you’re not fully in the game yet. Digital transformation across your organisation is the next step
Driving identity security in banking using biometric identification
Combining biometric identification with artificial intelligence
How business can use IoT to conduct more efficient operations
At the 2018 AT&T Business Summit, TechRepublic caught up with AT&T's Chris Penrose who shared examples of how IoT can benefit organizations.
PA Consulting Group
Arm: Getting into shape for growth by switching to Agile working
Technology business Arm has ambitious plans for growth. Named one of Europe’s most innovative companies by Forbes magazine, they design the microchips found in 90 per cent of all mobile devices. To achieve their goals they need an IT organisation that can deliver new projects quickly and reliably. They asked us to help transform their existing IT function. They wanted to replace their traditional project management culture with an Agile approach – and prioritise collaboration and creating value.
“80% NASA, but 20% Disney too” – how digital transformation should happen
The last few years have seen a rise in data-driven marketing, and advertising that has moved almost completely away from old-style press and media to cyberspace. The pitch? The data scientist with the heavy metal t-shirt is going to be much more useful to you as a brand than the creatives with their ear-rings and tattoos...
IBM Researchers find way to make Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work More Efficient
Scientists at IBM Research claim to have found a new way to make the Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work consensus Protocol to be more efficient in its use of energy without affecting its scalability and security.
Cloud Computing: Resolving Some Sticky Questions
Service fees, accounting issues, and analysts’ concerns are just some of the reasons why CFOs should be key players in conversations about cloud.
The disruptive potential of blockchain in financial services
Although there is still work to be done in terms of security, Blockchain technology still presents a great opportunity for financial services firms to provide seamless customer experience and transparency.
AI & Machine Learning: An Enterprise Guide
A collection of information resources designed to help enterprise IT professionals launch and advance their artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation initiatives.
YCP and Solidiance merge to lead Asia's consulting industry, covers all major key markets in the region
YCP, a regional professional firm providing advisory services and private equity investments headquartered in Hong Kong, has merged with Solidiance, a corporate strategy management consulting firm with a strong focus on the Asia market.
New paper explains AI’s role in talent acquisition
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can radically improve employee selection processes - by enabling recruiters to assess many more applicants - but the basis of your selection decisions must be legally defensible, according to a new paper by assessment specialist cut-e.