UK the globe’s fourth most innovative market, finds GE research
7 out of 10 business leaders feel the UK offers a positive environment for innovation to flourish (72%).
How to Prepare for Numerical Reasoning Tests
During your hunt for the perfect consulting position, you're likely to come upon a numerical reasoning test. These tests are used to measure how well you can calculate the basic operations necessary for consulting, and are implemented by many of the top consulting firms.
4 Easy Steps to Web-Based Accounting
Keeping an up-to-date record of your financial activities is an essential part of running a business. Web-based accounting systems can offer useful features for small business owners – and more and more are choosing to take their accounting online.
EDF Energy renews outsourcing contract with Capgemini UK for two years
New contract worth £12 million extends relationship established in 2004.
Atos is the first IT company to obtain BCR Certification in recognition of how it safeguards its clients’ personal data
Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.
Slowing economy impacts on the Brazilian consulting sector
The recent election and the delayed impact of the global financial crisis contributed to a slowdown in Brazil’s consulting market. Following growth of 5.7 per cent in 2013 to $1,532m, the sector is estimated to grow by just 2.6 per cent in 2014.
Hive by British Gas, EDF Energy, Aegon and Barclays take top prizes at the 2014 Corporate Entrepreneur Awards
More than 250 business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered at the Design Museum in London last night to celebrate the best of big business innovation and entrepreneurship.
Russian State-Owned Companies Renouncing Big Four Audit Firms
Russian state-owned companies are freezing relations with the so-called Big Four audit firms KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY).
Cognizant Completes Acquisition of TriZetto, Creating a Fully-Integrated Healthcare Technology and Operations Leader
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a global leader in information technology, consulting and business process services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of TriZetto Corporation.
FCA Fines RBS, Natwest and Ulster Bank Ltd £42 Million for IT Failures
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, (“RBS”) National Westminster Bank Plc (“NatWest”) and Ulster Bank Ltd (“Ulster Bank”) (the “Banks”) £42 million for IT failures which occurred in June 2012 and meant that the Banks' customers could not access banking services.
Environmental Performance of Sector Outlined in Oil & Gas UK Report
The environmental performance of the UK offshore industry is captured in an Oil & Gas UK report published this week.
Falling Store Prices Help to Boost UK Retail Sales
Data released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed UK retail sales volumes rising by 4.3% year-on-year in October, the fastest growth rate since April.
Potential for Cyber Attack on Square Mile Shows Britain Is No Longer an Isolated Island, Says KPMG
Responding to a warning from the head of the City of London police which suggested there is a “very strong likelihood” of a cyber attack on financial institutions in the Square Mile, KPMG's Stephen Bonner argues that business “should be prepared to think the unthinkable”.
Finance Providers Still Failing Small Businesses, Says ACCA's Global Review of Access to Finance
Lenders using 'limited' information in decision-making are slow, risk-averse, and 'ripe for disruption' * 'New breed' of complete finance professionals needed to help finance businesses.
How not all Cloud services are created equally…
Joseph Blass, CEO, WorkPlaceLive explores the differences in cloud services and what business owners need to consider to evaluate their options.
What multinational companies can learn from the Jesuits
Companies looking to expand into a global operation could learn a thing or two from
Ten tips for interim management success
Jason Atkinson, Managing Director, Russam GMS share his tips on National Freelancers Day.
Booz Allen Releases Annual Financial Services Cyber Trends for 2015
Wireless Payment System Risk, Creation of “Fusion Centers” Among Likely Developments in 2015.
The placebo effect?
The originators of ‘the Game’ have applied the NLP techniques of rapport building and post-hypnotic suggestion to dating. Mick James considers the ethics involved.
Surviving a telephone interview to land a consulting job
A phone interview is your first opportunity to make an impression and land your dream consulting job, but how important are first impressions?..
Virgin Media Business 2015 predictions
Virgin Media Business predicts what 2015 will hold in tech including the expansion of big data, personalisation of content, flexible working and the battle between content sharing and privacy.
Equiteq client Challenge Energy sells to SLR
Equiteq announces the sale of their client, Challenge Energy to international environmental consultancy group SLR. The deal was completed on 3rd November 2014.
One in six employers plan to expand into the EU in next two years - REC
One in six UK employers (16%) plan to expand their operations into Europe in the next two years, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Take your positions for the start of REMIT reporting
When it comes to reporting there is no denying that the devil is in the detail, writes Collette O’Gorman at Baringa Partners.
High transport prices in September balance strong summer dip
The twenty-first edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics.
'Hire a hacker to solve cyber skills crisis' say UK companies
Nearly three quarters (74%) of businesses admit new cyber challenges require new skills and nearly two thirds (64%) admit cyber skills are different to conventional IT skills.
Recovery Continues for Smaller Manufacturers, Despite Weaker Global Picture
Small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers' output grew over the last three months though less quickly than in the previous quarter, according to the CBI's latest SME Trends Survey.
The Financial Conduct Authority and Industry Agree to Improve the Way Consumer Complaints Are Dealt With
Financial firms have collaborated with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on a thematic review and, as a result, have agreed to make improvements to the way they deal with consumer complaints.
Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Slightly Dips
New York, November 17, 2014 — The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) marginally dipped in October after two months of consecutive increases. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending.
China's consulting sector grows to over $3bn
Enormous or merely huge? New Source report finds that opinions are split on the potential of the Chinese consulting market.
Practicus joins MCA
The MCA (Management Consultancies Association) has announced that Practicus has joined as a member. This is the Association’s 12th new member of 2014.
Step-by-step approach to landing the best IT consulting jobs
IT-related consulting in the UK is growing at a rapid pace, quicker than any other consulting sector. If you want to take advantage of this growth by landing your dream IT consulting gig, here’s everything you’ll need to do.
Youth Business International helps entrepreneurs ‘Get Connected’ during Global Entrepreneurship Week 17 – 23 November 2014
The theme of ‘connections’ runs throughout Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014.
Recovery Continues For Smaller Manufacturers, Despite Weaker Global Picture - CBI
The recovery in UK manufacturing is being felt by firms of all sizes, but has slowed recently, the CBI said today (Monday).
Innovative Accenture’s digital PLM services
Analyst company praises ‘state-of-the-art’ digital PLM model that improves ROI and business outcomes for clients.