MPs blast Carillion bosses and Big Four accountancy firms for part in outsourcer’s collapse
The collapse of Carillion has been branded a “story of recklessness, hubris and greed” by a group of MPs, who have slammed the company’s “relentless dash for cash, driven by acquisitions, rising debt, expansion into new markets and exploitation of suppliers”.
India's Infosys sets up blockchain-based trade finance network with seven banks
India’s Infosys Ltd has formed a blockchain-based trade finance network with seven private-sector banks, to increase security and efficiency in the banking sector while also broadening its product offering.
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Digital-keen customers put airport cyber security at risk
Air passengers’ growing desire for a seamless digital experience is putting airports at greater risk of cyber attack, a new study from PA Consulting has found.
The future of transformation: The importance of being all joined up
Consulting around business and digital transformation markets accounts for around a sixth of all consulting in the world today, fuelled by clients’ deep-rooted desire for fundamental change and technology that’s making new things possible. At the same time, we hear senior executives being increasingly concerned about the need to deliver concrete results. “Transformation is all very well in theory,” they tell us, “but we want more proof about what it can deliver in practice", writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research......
PA Consulting Group enhances innovation, digital insight and strategy expertise through acquisition of Sparkler
PA Consulting Group (PA) announced today it has acquired Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy. Sparkler’s customer insight, brand strategy and service design expertise complements PA’s existing innovation, digital and strategy expertise.
Mental wellbeing is number one wellbeing initiative, but too few employers proactively support employees says Punter Southall Health & Protection
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14th- 20th May) Punter Southall Health and Protection, is calling for UK employers to tackle employee stress and better support their mental wellbeing by implementing mental health strategies which are championed by business leaders.
IBM's team is led by women. Here's why that's a big deal for Silicon Valley.
In the male-dominated world of cryptocurrency, IBM is going against the grain. The company's 1,500 member blockchain team is led by Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president of global industries, platforms and blockchain. Meanwhile, the actual blockchain development was led by IBM Fellow Donna Dillenberger.
Embracing Digital Risk In The Age Of Industry 4.0.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is well underway and many physical assets and digital technologies are connected and interoperable through analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, cloud computing and the internet of things. Automation and decentralised decision making by cyber-physical systems are at the heart of this revolution. But with new opportunities come digital risks that will increase exponentially as Industry 4.0 proliferates.
Automotive Artificial Intelligence Market Set for Rapid Growth and Trend by 2025 | Global Key Players – NVIDIA, Alphabet, Intel, IBM, Microsoft
Marketprognosis.com Publish a New Market Research Report On “Global Automotive Artificial Intelligence Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025” which contains global key player’s survey information and forecast to 2025.
What Do Companies Like IBM, Infosys, Wipro Look For In A Data Scientist?
In this data dominated era, it has become crucial to employ analysts who can turn all the raw data into actionable insight for a company. From Fortune 500 companies to a startup company, every company have realised that utilising the huge amount of datasets can improve a business’s bottom line. Hence, data science is on the rise, both from a company’s and employee’s perspective. According to an IBM report, data scientists and advanced analysts are the fastest-growing roles, which are projected to see demand spike by 28 percent by 2020
Tech Needs Architects
Fintech, in particular, could learn from the complexity of architecture and the built environment, writes Anthemis Group partner David Galbraith.
Policing’s Big Data problem and how to fix it
The benefits of data analytics in policing are huge. Today, we’re already seeing the benefits of analysing data from body cameras, sensor networks and smart devices. The insights derived from this data can help police forces become more efficient and effective at predicting and deterring crime. But for big data to reach its full potential within policing, a rethink of how it is gathered, handled and analysed is required.
Top Indian telcos to deploy blockchain technology in 2018 to lift revenues: IBM
Technology major IBM said that top Indian telecom service providers are set to deploy blockchain technology-based platforms this year as they look to create new revenue streams by offering new services and bring down operational costs amid falling revenues due to intense competition.
What Exactly Is ‘Cryptojacking’, And How Can Businesses Respond To The Spiralling Cyber Threat?
Earlier this month, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a report listing ‘cryptojacking’ as one of the biggest cyber threats facing UK businesses. The report warned that up to 55% of businesses globally are already affected by these types of attacks, and that this figure is set to only rise as attackers exploit new techniques to hijack computers.
Birth of the Technology Radar
It's been almost a decade since ThoughtWorker Darren Smith came up with the idea of using a radar metaphor to track our thoughts on emerging and evolving trends in tech. Since then, it's become the go-to report for anyone interested in what's new and exciting in tech. We asked Darren to give us an insight into how the Tech Radar was born.
Digital banking's key trends: Demand, competition, mobile on the rise
In both the richest and poorest countries, banking around the globe is going digital and mobile. Two global studies — a study of 150,000 consumers polled by Gallup for the World Bank for its Global Findex Database, and a survey of 5,200 consumers by the tech giant Oracle — found complementary trends in the use and adoption of digital banking.
Manchester-based WeDisrupt on Scale Up Journey with PwC
Retail transformation specialist, WeDisrupt, has been accepted onto the PwC Scale Up programme after facing stiff competition from a large number of technology start-ups in Manchester.
Fintech Valley Vizag and Knowledge Partner KPMG Announce Startup Market Connect 2018
Startup Market Connect enabled startups to showcase their solutions in financial services and boost Vizag as the hub for fintech players...
PwC aims to push diversity with pro-bono initiative
Professional services firm PwC has become an ‘affiliate firm’ to Aspiring Solicitors – the first venture by the pro bono volunteering unit at PwC’s legal arm. Thirty volunteers from PwC’s legal network will act ‘professional ambassadors’ to Aspiring Solicitors, providing mentoring and support to young people looking to progress.
Microsoft wants to make meetings great again
Look, a lot of us who work in corporate environments dread meetings. Most of the time, they are unproductive or boring and keep us away from doing real work. Fortunately, Microsoft is trying to make meetings suck less with some very cool technology.