Forbes: 51 Artificial Intelligence Predictions For 2018

11-Dec-2017

It is somewhat safe to predict that AI will continue to be at the top of the hype cycle in 2018. But the following 51 predictions also envision it becoming more practical and useful, automating some jobs and augmenting many others, combining machine learning and big data for fresh insights, with chatbots proliferating in the enterprise.read more

Unisys: Ransomware is now a $2 billion-per-year criminal industry

11-Dec-2017

Ransomware payments in 2017 will hit a record $2 billion, according to a new research from the cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. That figure would make 2017 the most costly year ever for ransomware, doubling the $1 billion paid out by ransomware victims in 2016 and skyrocketing above the $24 million paid in 2015. The upward trend will likely continue into 2018 as malware becomes more sophisticated and difficult to stop.read more

PA Consulting Group: PA Consulting Group expands offer to the aviation sector through acquisition of Nyras Limited

11-Dec-2017

PA Consulting Group has signed an agreement to acquire Nyras Limited, the international aviation consultancy. Nyras is the only consultancy in the air transport industry authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to undertake commercial and transactional advisory services in the aviation sector. Nyras will bring new capabilities to PA, and enable the global aviation team to offer additional support to an industry facing significant change and disruption. read more

ThoughtWorks: Macro trends in the tech industry

07-Dec-2017

Twice a year we create the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar, an opinionated look at what’s happening in the enterprise tech world. Creating the Radar involves a significant chunk of our senior techies from around the globe, and as we discuss individual blips we also talk about bigger trends. This article is a consolidation of those “macro trends” that we see in the tech industry today.read more

Gartner: Treating Information as an Asset

04-Dec-2017

Information warrants its own strategy to ensure its economic benefits are fully maximised.The emergence of a chief data officer in many organisations and across industries indicates a growing recognition of information as a strategic business asset – one distinguished from the technology through which it flows.read more

Originally published in HUFFPOST: How AI Is Changing Fintech

04-Dec-2017

Artificial intelligence has taken the tech world by storm, allowing companies to cut costs, automate a variety of their processes, as well as boost their bottom line. AI-powered chatbots, specifically, are being used by companies big and small as virtual assistants, customer care representatives, marketing executives, and salespeople.read more

4 strategies for creating a culture of innovation

30-Nov-2017

“Innovation” is the buzz word that just won’t go away. And for retailers constantly compared to Amazon standards — no matter their size or niche — it’s an obsession. Like every other industry, retailers are hungry for the formula that will create the kind of business and culture that innovates at the speed necessary to compete. read more

PA Consulting Group: THE EU GDPR-Just a 'tick in a box' – or an opportunity to create value?

29-Nov-2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is a game-changer. The penalties for a breach have the potential to move from hundreds of thousands to millions of pounds, dollars or euros. Requirements around unambiguous consent and the right to erasure mean organisations fundamentally need to re-think how they manage and retain data. Compliance with the GDPR requirements is mandatory for all organisations that handle personal data of EU citizens.read more

KPMG: KPMG Joins The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance via

29-Nov-2017

In a move that will likely spell huge increases in Blockchain technology, one of the ‘big four’ audit firms, KPMG, has signed on as a corporate member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). The announcement was made public via the WSBA website.read more

PA Consulting Group: The robots are coming

23-Nov-2017

Technology has been transforming the way we work since the industrial revolution. However, the combination of the development of the latest generation of robots and advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to drive a dramatic new wave of change across a very wide range of workplaces.read more

PwC: PwC to shut 6 regional UK offices in 2018

21-Nov-2017

PWC is planning to close its offices in Sheffield, Plymouth, Liverpool, Norwich, Swansea and Dungannon, in Northern Ireland, from April 2018.A spokesperson for PwC said the changes would affect fewer than 400 people across all six offices. He said they are "not about Brexit," but "the way in which PwC is expanding its presence outside London, and new ways of working."read more

IBM: Transforming E&U operations with IoT

17-Nov-2017

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams.read more

PA Consulting Group: Data driven healthcare is the new reality

17-Nov-2017

Effective use of data should be at the heart of healthcare management. It should inform all planning, action and decision making. After all, using data to inform diagnoses, treatment planning and evaluation is at the cornerstone of how clinicians care effectively for patients. read more

PwC: Accelerating innovation through responsible AI

13-Nov-2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as the defining technology of our age, with many industries already utilising AI in some form. Unleash the full potential of AI to transform your business model by offering transformational possibilities for consumers, businesses and society as a whole.read more

IBM: "IBM leaps to 3rd place in Cloud Wars," says Forbes

08-Nov-2017

CLOUD WARS -- As businesses move beyond cloud experiments to deeply strategic deployments, the balance of power in the Cloud Wars Top 10 is shifting toward those tech providers that can move those business customers past the infrastructure phase and into the high-value realm of AI-driven competitive advantage.read more