Nuclear Industry Sector Challenges
The results of Pcubed's 2015 Nuclear Industry Forum Challenges Survey shows a sector concerned about risks from multiple directions. Beyond the publicly known question around the level of investments required over an extended period of time, this survey highlights regulatory constraints, industry-specific skills shortage, and a very uneven PPM maturity across the supply chain.
Frost And Sullivan
Monetizing Core Big Data Technology: Real-time Analytics
This report asserts that real-time analytics is not “settled science.” It is not a foregone conclusion that every company needs and can afford real-time analytics in all areas of the business. There is also not, at this time, one shining example for all to follow in deploying it; but, instead, several models. Therefore, this report explores these and other issues and challenges surrounding real-time analytics; cooperative industry efforts that are addressing many of the challenges it poses; major providers who are deploying it; and the benefits that are accruing to their customers.
PA Consulting Group
PA's Higher Education Survey 2015
PA's Higher Education Survey 2015 reveals how UK universities compare against their global competitors.
The Four Pillars of a Highly Effective Compliance Programme
JP Morgan Chase and HSBC have both concluded and published their annual results for 2014. What's interesting is how heavily the two firms have invested in compliance functionalities to cope with the influx of regulatory requirements. They're not alone. The surge of fines and enormous settlement provisions with regulators is threatening the industry.
Modern HR: Developing Talent – 2015 and Beyond
Penna’s Jason Wheatley explains the critical role HR has to play in identifying, nurturing and developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Security by Design: How to Integrate Security Needs Within the Change Management Process
The increased security concerns within the IT sector has a direct consequence on the number of changes (i.e., patch installations to solve vulnerabilities, configuration changes to block an attachment, etc.) requested. Very often those changes are planned, driven by security or compliance requirements, the introduction of advanced technologies or other shifts, but sometimes the changes are driven by urgency when IT systems are under attack.
Mercer report : Leadership development failing to drive business performance
New research by Mercer has shown that the most common leadership development methods are often considered the least effective by those in the organisation implementing them.
Learn negotiation for recruiters and hiring managers
Have you seen companies overpay to hire mediocre talent? Have you ever seen that lead to rapid turnover? If so, then you will want to be a part of the webinar about salary negotiations that we are offering toward the end of this month.
Achieve Breakthrough repeats CIPD Award success
Consultancy Achieve Breakthrough has won a major national award for its outstanding and innovative achievements in people management and development.
Infosys Partners with GE to Develop New Solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things
Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced that it will create new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, which will help derive practical benefits from massive amounts of data generated through connected devices in the industrial enterprise.
The sharing economy – sizing the revenue opportunity
Introducing the “Sharing S-curve”. We know from looking at the development path of sectors in the economy that many exhibit an ‘S-curve’ pattern. Initial low and volatile volumes make way for a breakthrough company to accelerate growth before a market saturates.
Threat Intelligence: Does Your Business Need a Cyber Advisor?
For many successful enterprises around the world, consultancy and advisory usage plays an important role in helping companies plan and execute, as well as overcome critical business challenges.
Execution Engine: Making Your PMO Rev with Knowledge Management
Project or programme management offices (PMOs) are becoming increasingly complex in order to support the increasing complexity of today's programmes, targeted at achieving tighter timeframes, stricter compliance and restricted budgets. This added complexity may not be serving its clientele to best effect. Gartner has reported that 68 percent of PMO stakeholders consider their PMOs to be "bureaucratic." Half of PMOs close within three years, according to the Association for Project Management, and not necessarily because their work is done.
Launch of Moorhouse Consulting's fourth annual Barometer on Change
Were very excited ahead of the imminent launch our fourth annual Barometer on Change, which is drawn from an independent survey of over 200 board members and their direct reports. We seek to understand more about organisations strategy, their change initiatives and their confidence in delivering goals. Our research establishes a pan-industry perspective for how organisations approach and implement change, and identifies emerging trends and themes.
Annual manufacturing survey claims skills gap stifling growth
The survey, supported by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, sampled 400 predominantly SME manufacturing and engineering businesses and found that recruitment issues were acting as a significant barrier to expansion for 28% of companies. The growth plans of more than one in four of Britain’s SME manufacturers are being jeopardised by a shortage of skilled people, according to the annual Manufacturing Survey by MHA, the accountancy and business advisory group.
Project One named National Champion in the European Business Awards 2015/16
Project One, the UK’s leading independent consultancy specialising in leading business-critical and complex change has won National Champion status for the UK in The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year at The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.
EY launches integrated People Advisory Services practice to better serve multibillion dollar people services market
EY today launched a new practice – People Advisory Services with 10,000 practitioners in 76 countries. Chris Price, former FSO Leader EMEIA, EY will lead the new practice.
Six practical ways to ensure successful flexible working
The charity Working Families today revealed the UK’s most flexible and family-friendly companies. Its annual list featured large and small companies who are championing flexible working and who are attracting the best talent as a result of their family-friendly policies.
Young Entrepreneurs Lead The Growth Charge
Business growth ambitions strongest among Under-35s.
UK Growth Remains Strong and Expectations Are Upbeat
The rate of economic expansion dipped slightly in the three months to September following a near record-breaking previous month – but growth is still strong, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.
Cognizant Business Consulting
Beyond Digital Asset Management: Managing Digital Assets for Multiple Channels
The amount of time consumers spend daily with digital media now accounts for 46.7% and 48.6% of total time they spend with media in the U.S. and UK. And the time spent on digital media in emerging markets is even greater; in China, for example, it has reached 50.4%.
What sets top performers apart?
Leading finance functions are moving fast, and recognizing the need to move faster, as market trends dramatically shift. Top quartile performers are not only more agile, but are operating at 40% lower cost than their median counterparts.
The Changing Qualities of a Business Leader
Business leaders face the difficult balance of letting go to empower managers and boost staff motivation, while staying in firm control of the company’s aims and strategic goals. A study by best practice insight company CEB found that 85 per cent of leaders felt there was an increase in the number of job responsibilities, while 61 per cent reported they had to consult with more people before making a decision.
BearingPoint rated “Best in Class” by PAC for SAP consulting & system integration services
New research from PAC – a CXP Group Company – evaluates leading providers of SAP C&SI services in Germany, Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint has been rated “Best in Class” in the recent PAC Vendor Analysis “Leading Providers for SAP Consulting & System Integration (C&SI) Services in Germany 2015”.
Retail Sales Grow Faster Than Expected - CBI
Sales and orders grew on the high street at a much stronger rate than had been anticipated in the year to September, with the robust pace of growth expected to continue next month, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.
Equiteq sells financial services consultancy Crossbridge to Synechron
Equiteq is pleased to announce the sale of its client Crossbridge, a specialist financial services consulting firm based in London, to Synechron, the largest independent pure-play technology consulting and outsourcing provider for the financial services industry. The deal was completed on 28 September 2015.
Research reveals a quarter of teachers believe digital learning boosts exam results by at least one grade
Annual ‘Generation Tech’ research reveals more than a third (35%) of teachers surveyed now use technology in every lesson.
CGI survey on bank consumer preferences: “Accelerate digital transformation to manage ‘financial well-being’ of clients”
Montréal, Quebec, - CGI has released the findings of a survey it commissioned of more than 1,400 bank consumers across seven countries to understand current consumer views on the future of banking.
Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Life Sciences Practice in the US and Europe
New Consultants Bring Experience Advising Life Sciences Companies In Such Areas As Product Launch Strategy, Pricing, R&D, and Licensing.
The CRO/CFO toolkit: 10 common techniques to analyze risk…
Here are some common analytical techniques that are often used in enterprises to analyze execution risk.
Growth is in the air – PwC’s UK hotels forecast to 2016
London hoteliers saw a record 2014 but so far 2015 hasn’t replicated this stellar performance, according to new PwC analysis.
Korn Ferry and Hay Group: The HR consulting market turns a corner
'It’s just the latest deal in a wave of consolidation that’s been washing over HR consulting for a decade or more – but it’s one that could signal a shift in the market', writes Fiona Czerniawska from Source.
UK tech awards 2015 - shortlist announced
The shortlist for the UK tech awards, sponsored by PwC and produced by Ford Sinclair Ltd, demonstrates the strength of home-grown companies making waves in technological innovation. The UK tech awards are an opportunity to celebrate a key UK industry.
Arthur D. Little: Is the Car Industry about to Change for Good?
New survey sheds light on end customers’ view of car sharing, autonomous driving and electric mobility.
PA Consulting Group and The Carlyle Group announce agreement on future investment and joint partnership plan
Investment will fuel growth and international expansion across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
Deloitte Report: Rethinking Human Services Delivery
Embracing/Utilizing the power of streamlined technology and predictive analytics.
Man and Machine in Industry 4.0
How Will Technology Transform the Industrial Workforce Through 2025? asks BCG Perspectives.
Frost & Sullivan Examines the Drivers of Information & Communication Technologies Adoption Across Connected Industries
Energy and utilities, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing are the most lucrative vertical markets.
Accenture to bring startup innovation hub to India; may bring its 3D printing & IoT solutions
Accenture is looking at bringing its startup innovation hub concept to India and will continue to work with Indian startups as it expects the country to emerge a source of innovation for the world, a top official said.
Utility companies lack the skills to exploit Big Data to serve their customers better
Encouraged by the quality of digital experiences delivered by a growing number of retailers and service providers, as consumers, our standards are high. A new global study from Capgemini shows that the reluctance or inability of the utilities industry to turn data into value puts them seriously out of kilter with new ways of doing business and servicing customers.
2015 Telecommunications Trends by PWC - a good outlook on what the industry is facing
Wired and wireless carriers confront a rapidly shifting technology landscape in which small steps toward digitization are no longer enough.
Arup reveals how Europe is responding to ageing populations
Arup has launched “Shaping Ageing Cities” – a new report that analyses how ten European cities are responding to ageing. This forward-thinking report, undertaken by Arup in collaboration with HelpAge International, Intel ICRI Cities and Systematica addresses this global concern through a comparative overview of the performance of 10 European cities.
UK Construction: Consolidation Ahead
Recovery has arrived. UK construction has grown for eight consecutive quarters. However, contractors, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and civil engineers all report increasing cost pressures which are squeezing margins.
Korn Ferry Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Hay Group
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hay Group.
LCP Expands End-to-End Supply Chain Expertise with Appointment of Leading FMCG and Foodservice Expert
LCP Consulting, the leading specialist in customer-driven supply chain and business operations consultancy - has appointed Richard Walters as Partner in the firm’s Manufacturing practice.
Why Not Firing An Under-Performing Member Of Staff Is Cruel
Our workplaces today are full of kind, hard-working and well intentioned managers who are don’t realise that they are actually being cruel to some of their staff...
Skills gap deepens as weak productivity looks set to threaten UK economic growth
UK employers are facing even greater skills shortages and rising wage pressures, according to a new report from Hays plc, the global professional recruiting group.
Wipro opens new office, expands team in Doha
Wipro Ltd., an information technology (IT) and consulting services company, has opened a new office and is expanding its workforce in Qatar over the next year.
Infosys: 3 Ways to Wow the Communications-Averse Client
Most, if not all, companies undergoing large organizational change programs understand the importance of communications.
Enlightened business self-interest could deliver better Sustainable Development Goal results
Enlightened business self-interest – pursuing growth, new markets and building new infrastructure - could transform progress in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but only if businesses make the connection between goals according to an international business report by PwC.
EY appoints Benoit Laclau to Global Power & Utilities Leader
London- EY announces the appointment of Benoit Laclau as the Global Power & Utilities Leader, overseeing EY’s global network of 4,400 sector professionals.
Accenture Reports Very Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2015 Results
NEW YORK - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015.
Eighty-five percent of organizations globally are yet to achieve close alignment between risk and business objectives
Ninety-seven percent of organizations have made progress in linking their risk management and business objectives, however, a staggering 85% haven’t created closer links, according to EY’s global governance, risk and compliance (GRC) survey 2015 “There’s no reward without risk”.
Capgemini Group announces that Microsoft has joined its expanded global cloud services program
PARIS - Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the expansion of its cloud services program, with the news of Microsoft being the program's first of several cloud service providers to join, which will enable organizations to take advantage of a broader range of cloud services.
Financial Services Growth Slows As Global Volatility Increases - CBI/PwC
Growth in business volumes for financial services firms slowed in the three months to September, as optimism levelled out, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.
Cognizant Business Consulting
Reducing IT Complexity to Accelerate Digital Business
Equipped with a structured, well-governed strategy, CIOs can simplify and refine their company’s IT landscape, control costs and reap more benefits from doing business in the digital age.
Seven Best Practices for Big Data Management your Business Will Benefit From
Big Data, cloud, data management, databases, governance It is hard to talk about Big Data without talking about management, integration and warehousing matters. There are just so many things that are involved in data management.
Four Things to Understand About the EU General Data Regulation
While doing business in Europe has always been complex, the pending European Union "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR) is intended to make business easier by creating a "digital single market."
STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP
Self-organisation is key, but requires servant leadership. When is your organisation ready for agility?
Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
Capgemini UK plc
Capgemini and Unit4 partner in response to growing Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) demand
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, today announced a partnership that will see Unit4’s industry leading ERP and business applications added to Capgemini’s BPO as a Stack offerings.