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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.

Unisys Explaining The 'New Normal' In Cybersecurity To The C-Suite

News Image Even the most insulated CXOs are certainly cognizant of the constant stream of news related to cyber attacks. News feeds are full of reports of IT security breaches, to the point where awareness is no longer an issue. My own mother mails me cybersecurity articles cut out from her local newspaper.

Convergys EMEA Ltd Concentrix Announces Close of Acquisition with Convergys

News Image Concentrix today confirmed the acquisition of Convergys has officially closed and the integration with Concentrix has begun.The transaction makes Concentrix the second largest global provider of customer engagement services and enhances the company’s ability to deliver even greater transformation services to impact clients.

Brexit to Impact UK, European ADM Markets

- ISG Provider Lens™ report finds ADM services likely to be disrupted with UK’s exit from the EU
- Rules could limit free flow of workers and services
- Short-term demand could spike, challenging providers...

Most Important Skill for the Modern Age? Learning to Learn

A joint report by the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, Big Innovation Centre, and professional services firm KPMG was launched today - identifying the key skills individuals and organisations will need if they are to survive and thrive in the unfolding future.

PwC PwC revenues rise to record US$41.3 billion

News Image For the year ending 30 June 2018, PwC firms around the world earned total gross revenues of US$41.3 billion, topping US$40 billion for the first time. In local currency revenues grew by 7% and in US dollars by 10%.

PA Consulting Group Shining a light on dark data

News Image Austerity has forced authorities to prioritise the services they offer and to target the groups who can benefit most from the allocation of diminishing resources. All that has to be done alongside reducing overall demand and signposting where self-service options and third party support can be used before the council has to intervene. To do this effectively and to make the right strategic and evidence-based decisions requires information and insights.

Gartner LightStep Named a Cool Vendor in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers by Gartner

News Image LightStep, the leading provider of application performance management for organizations adopting microservices, today announced that it has been recognized in the “Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers”[1] report by Gartner, Inc. In addition, last week LightStep was named one of the 20 Rising Stars as part of the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.

Microsoft Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to develop connected cars

News Image In its bid to become a mobility provider with fully connected vehicle fleet, Volkswagen has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft to leverage the US software giant’s Cloud expertise. As part of the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to develop the "Volkswagen Automotive Cloud", a dedicated platform for all future Volkswagen digital services and mobility offerings.

Unisys Study: Mobile commerce to overtake e-commerce by 2019

News Image The number of m-commerce transactions will overtake e-commerce transactions globally by 2019, according to a forecast by 451 Research provided to Retail Dive's sister publication Mobile Marketer. China will lead the way, this year becoming the first country whose online spending exceeds $1 trillion with mobile devices as the primary gateway to digital commerce, 451 predicted.

Moorhouse Consulting The key to courageous leadership? Mirrors and Windows

News Image “A Leader, first and foremost, is human. Only when we have the Courage to show our vulnerability can we truly lead” Last week Moorhouse hosted members of the Future Group (a bespoke accelerator programme designed to bring together the key skills and knowledge that future leaders need to reach the top) for a seminar exploring courageous leadership during organisational change.