The Financial Brand
Digital Transformation in Banking Requires a Big Cultural Shakeup
Technological changes will almost always precede cultural adjustments within an organization. To succeed, banks and credit unions must support the elimination of silos, be willing to embrace risk, and have an obsessive focus on the needs of the consumer.
Seven steps to a successful AI implementation
Prentiss Donohue, senior vice president, professional services, OpenText outlines in Information Age the seven key steps to help AI and machine learning deliver on its full potential.
The biggest challenge for the future of work hasn't changed for decades
Technology and what it will do to change how we work is the driving obsession of the moment. The truth is that nobody knows for sure what will happen – the only certainty is uncertainty. How then should we plan for the jobs that don’t yet exist?
Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 2
In a previous blog post we talked about the growing importance of artificial intelligence to companies’ operations, and the need for organizations to think bigger about how they can use AI to drive the fundamental transformation of key business processes to unlock exponentially greater value. In this post, we address another big question executives ask us: How do we get started using AI?...
Beards and pinstripes—the next big opportunity
We’ve talked before on these pages about the merits and limitations of sub-brands. While they may help to raise awareness of new capabilities, they may also underline that the sub-brand isn’t core to what the firm does. Nowhere is that debate more pressing than in a discussion about digital sub-brands. What’s next for those firms with separate digital sub-brands, if digital is becoming fundamental to everything clients do? - writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research...
Gemma Legg joins KPMG from Grant Thornton
KPMG continues to build its Thames Valley and South Coast Corporate Finance team with its latest recruit of Gemma Legg. She joins the team as corporate finance associate director, based in Reading. A winner of the South East Young Dealmaker of the Year award, Legg was previously based at Grant Thornton.
Microsoft's National Cybersecurity Policy Framework: Practical Strategy or Non-Starter?
Microsoft has never been backward in making global recommendations for improved cybersecurity. Its latest recommendations come in a paper titled, Cybersecurity Policy Framework -- A practical guide to the development of national cybersecurity policy. Its purpose is nothing short of providing a framework that all nations can follow in the formulation of their own national cybersecurity policies.
How Digital Customer Experience Software Has Changed in 5 Years
Digital customer experience technology has changed dramatically in the last four or five years. In 2014, in its first Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) Wave, Forrester cited three core capabilities which set DXPs apart: content, commerce and data.
Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security
Two newly published patent applications from Microsoft suggest that the software giant is looking at the use of trusted execution environments, or TEEs, within its blockchain offerings.
According to information gathered from two filings published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Thursday, a TEE is specified to store "a pre-determined type of blockchain or other security protocol code" in a "validation node."
Infosys betting big on cybersecurity market
Infosys is eyeing a slice of $5-billion opportunity in offering cybersecurity solutions to its 2,000-plus enterprise customers, that is expected to grow 10-12% CAGR in the next five years.
Blockchain hype may have peaked, but IBM is still a believer
Blockchain euphoria is giving way to blockchain fatigue: Despite the hype, only 1% of executives in a survey reported deploying the technology at their firms. And while corporate management remains bullish about distributed ledgers, mentions of “blockchain” are on the decline during earnings conference calls.
But IBM, which has roots going back more than 100 years, still thinks the technology that underpins bitcoin has untapped potential.
Cushman & Wakefield
When it comes to colocation, one size does not fit all via
Depending on the industry, tenants should assume they will put 10 to 30 percent of their application workload in the cloud.
When it comes to site selection for a colocation (colo) data center facility, the old saying “do your homework” rings true for companies large and small in all types of industries. Once the decision has been made to pursue a colo facility, it is important to understand that not all third-party colo data centers are created equal.
Time for law firms to embrace the ‘bots’ and reimagine their workplace
The impact of technology on work has seen humans and machines collaborate, manual tasks automate, agility become the norm, and traditional career paths change. In the legal sector, this disruption presents vast challenges as firms struggle to move from traditional hierarchies, manual research requirements, time-based billing models, and other traditional ways of operating, into tech-empowered models fit for the future.
Siemens Corporate Shared Services
Siemens snaps up Mendix in smart factory move
Last week, German industrial group Siemens announced it was to acquire Mendix, a developer of a ‘low-code’ application development platform, designed to help business users build software without having to rely on IT experts
Global Internet of Things Integration Market 2018 Top Competitors: Wipro (India), ATOS SE (France), Accenture PLC (Ireland), Infosys (India)
A competitive landscape that identifies the major competitors of the global market and their Internet of Things Integration market share are highlighted in this research report
The Great Rewrite: The Future Of Work In An Automated World
The automation of physical labour will not stop. The digital encoding of human cognition and decision-making is arriving parallel to it. Smart robots, sensors, digital agents and other technologies have brought a new vocabulary to human resources:
The history and future of AI – all in one Infographic
Our Infographic of the Week shows how different strands of thinking are coming together to accelerate the development of robotics and AI
Artificial Intelligence at Investment Banks – 5 Current Applications
Automation and AI already have several applications in banking and finance, and over the last few years, the fintech sector has been witnessing a spate of new artificial intelligence applications due to the availability of new data sources, and the proliferation artificial intelligence tools and techniques.
PA Consulting Group
Where does line management sit in a Scaled Agile organisation?
Agile has gained momentum. In the last year, we’ve seen a staggering rise in organisations adopting Scaled Agile practices. They’re making Agile more than an IT delivery model based on Scrum teams. They’re using it to truly transform roles, processes, governance, mindsets and operating models.
KPMG Report on Fintech: 2018 Started with a Bang as Fintech Investment Gained Momentum
KPMG has published their Pulse of Fintech report highlighting global Fintech activity for the first half of 2018. According to KPMG, global investment in Fintech is going gangbusters as “Fintech market activity worldwide gained momentum during the first half of the year as the geographic diversity and reach of Fintech investment continued to expand.”