Consulting Headlines

11-Sep-2019
KPMG People are working longer for reasons of choice and necessity

News Image Across the developed world, the workforce now comes in 50 shades of grey. Since 2008 the average labour-force participation rate of 55- to 64-year-olds in oecd countries has risen by eight percentage points. Depending on your point of view, that trend can be spun as ruthless capitalism requiring workers to spend more years down the salt mines or as a sign that society that is finally recognising the value of its older employees.

11-Sep-2019
Capgemini Consulting How universities campuses can embrace their Smart City potential

News Image The concept of smart cities strives to address challenges in order to achieve sustainable development and a high quality of life. Considering the complexity of the smart city concept, wouldn’t using a prototype be the logical step before implementing it? Especially if such prototypes already exist! For instance, university campuses are ideal data labs in which to test smart city environments

11-Sep-2019
PwC Business and government have combined to create a skills desert in Britain

News Image The skills gap is a lead weight chained to the legs of the British economy. It has long been a problem, but in the shallow waters of the EU swimming pool, it has at least been more or less manageable, at least with a little migrant help. Trouble is, the UK is preparing to perform a deep dive into a very cold and deep sea, one with a global eco-storm clearly visible on the horizon

11-Sep-2019
PwC Disrupting Utilities. Is it anyone’s game?

News Image A potential revolution for the utilities industry is being led by advancements in smart home technology, real time data becoming available and evolving customer expectations. In a sector that is becoming increasingly digital, distributed and personalised, the door is wide open for truly innovative companies

11-Sep-2019
PwC Megatrends: 5 global shifts changing the way we live and do business.

News Image It feels like a time when we need some foresight, foresight as to what our World might become, should become. We all have an opportunity – I’d say a responsibility – to dig deep, to search for innovative solutions, inspire good growth, economic prosperity, stronger communities, healthier people and greater social mobility

04-Sep-2019
Microsoft Microsoft Unveils Icecaps, An Open-Source Toolkit For Building Neural Conversational Systems

News Image The human race is the most complicated; and difficult system and every human has a different personality of action. Using the same tone and the same language does not fit in order to communicate with different people. However, it is usual for us to use different tones and languages while we communicate with our friends and other people but it is impossible for the machines to have different personas for different people until now

04-Sep-2019
Wood Mackenzie Ltd Will Aluminium Cans Replace Plastic Bottles?

News Image Plastic pollution is a global problem. The statistics are alarming – and emotive. However, it remains the modern world’s packaging material of choice. Roughly a third of the 350 Mt produced globally is used in packaging applications. But as public perception shifts and the issue gets pushed up the political agenda, the tide could be turning

04-Sep-2019
Forbes What Are The Newest Cyber Security Trends?

News Image The magnitude of change that enterprise IT is going through (architecture, cloud infra and SaaS) brings for security models is vastly underestimated. There is an entire generation of multi-billion dollar security companies that have a largely on-premise business not particularly relevant to the cloud/hybrid world...