KPMG predicts no-deal Brexit recession in 2020
Accountancy giant forecasts GDP to shrink by 1.5% with business confidence badly dented
People are working longer for reasons of choice and necessity
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.
How universities campuses can embrace their Smart City potential
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
Business and government have combined to create a skills desert in Britain
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
Women in Work Index 2019
Turning policies into effective action to advance gender equality
Disrupting Utilities. Is it anyone’s game?
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
How to Set Up S&OE in Supply Chain Planning
Supply chain planners should set up a distinct S&OE process to better execute on S&OP plans and optimise costs.
Megatrends: 5 global shifts changing the way we live and do business.
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
Global Risk Services Consulting Market Passes US$65
• Cybersecurity work (US$16.5bn) now accounts for a quarter of the total market
• Environmental risk moves up the corporate agenda
• US risk services market hits US$35.1bn
Over half of audit clients don’t rank their current auditor as their first choice
• But the Big Four remain the go-to choice for clients
• Eighty percent of audit clients rate quality of audits as either “high” or “very high” despite numerous accounting scandals
• But over a fifth (22%) would choose either BDO or Grant Thornton
Reducing the computarion cost of processing and building good AI models. Read how IBM research is innovating
IBM Research labs are part of a tradition where large tech companies had extensive research labs. IBM Research, along with the original Bell labs and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), have developed many innovations
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NEXTDC Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for its Technology and Customer Focus in the Data Centre Market
NEXTDC stands out for its technological sophistication in design and engineering pertaining to power quality, back-up power, and mechanical cooling LONDON,
Microsoft Unveils Icecaps, An Open-Source Toolkit For Building Neural Conversational Systems
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
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Will Aluminium Cans Replace Plastic Bottles?
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
House prices could nosedive after no-deal Brexit, says KPMG |
Reflecting the potentially vulnerable state of the property market as Brexit looms, KPMG said house prices would fall by between 5.4% and 7.5% across different regions next year if a new agreement with Brussels was not in place by 31 October
IBM Drives Quantum-Safe Cryptography Into Its Public Cloud
IBM will begin offering quantum-safe cryptography services on its public cloud beginning next year in a move toward bolstering the security of data and privacy from fault-tolerant quantum computers
KPMG launches innovation hub in Manchester
The tech arm of business advisory firm KPMG is to take 100 digital specialist staff to 12,000 sq ft at Manchester Science Partnership’s Manchester Technology Centre campus
What Are The Newest Cyber Security Trends?
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...
Are we about to see the rise of boutique firms in America’s consulting market?
Fears about an economic downturn in the US have been waxing and waning for many months now, but growing disquiet is now being fuelled by some hard facts, with a slowdown in GDP growth in the second quarter of 2019, and a recent troubling downwards revision of 2018’s growth rate, writes Zoë Stumpf of Source Global Research.
How are governance and management structures beneficial to businesses?
Large enterprises in particular will be operating multi-modal IT, i.e. elements of traditional IT, elements of cutting-edge digital, and elements of pretty much everything in between. So, how should organizations structure their information security management?