KPMG: CBA, Microsoft startup Wiise generates heat for partner KPMG


PMG Australia is already facing internal pressure to convert the software startup it co-founded with CBA and Microsoft into a globally repeatable model. That pressure continues as the startup, called Wiise, was held up as an example of the kinds of new partnerships that Microsoft wants to strike, at its annual Inspire partner conference in Las Vegas this more

PA Consulting Group: How to tackle illicit trade


The financial cost of illicit trade is high, with the toy industry taking a £400 million hit, for example. And society is suffering too, with the independent retail sector recruiting 12,000 fewer people. And the problem is more

PwC: Blockchain: Is your business ready?


Blockchain-based technology has the enormous power to scale rapidly while keeping us protected. It rewards trust and tracks accountability. In a digital world that has become so distributed, blockchain could revolutionise business practices as we know more

Kainos Software Ltd: Microsoft is Bringing Machine Learning to the Masses


At Kainos, we pride ourselves on not being tied to proprietary tools and services, allowing us to provide the most suitable solution for the problem, and within the Applied Innovation team, part of what we do is try out the newest cutting edge technologies to evaluate their business value and determine how well they fit the task at hand. There is no denying the strong partnership we’ve developed with Microsoft read more

PwC: Tech needs more chocolate fountains


That's right, I said it: the UK tech sector needs more chocolate fountains. I'm not talking about supplying tech events up and down the nation with indulgent desserts, I'm referring to a delicious metaphorical more

Want to know how to double the size of your analytics consulting business?


Markets are what you make of them. Henry Ford knew it when he introduced the “any colour so long as it’s black” Model T Ford. Faberge knew it when he produced the first of his brilliant, bejewelled eggs. Big or small, high value or low cost: We get to decide, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research... read more

PwC: Explainable AI


Artificial Intelligence is growing in sophistication, complexity and autonomy. Opening up transformational opportunities for business and society. At the same time, it makes explainability ever more more

Data & analytics: how to convince clients you offer something more


In a recent report, Intelligent Analytics:Threats and opportunities in the global analytics market, reveals that, collectively, consulting firms currently only have a 25% share of the analytics market. The remaining 75% is being done in-house, by clients themselves, writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research... read more

IBM: SpaceX to blast off IBM's Al Cimon into space


Waves of technology-driven change now regularly disrupt industry, culture and society. The challenge of navigating this turbulence grows increasingly complex, requiring deep examination of overlapping trajectories in search of hidden more

IBM: IBM takes Watson to Wimbledon


IBM is hoping to apply a mix of behavioural analytics to tennis matches at this year's Wimbledon tournament to automatically build video highlights reels. The company will use its Watson AI engine to recognise a player's emotions and combine this with crowd noise and player movements to curate a highlights reel for more

BBC: Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?


We're at an unprecedented point in human history where artificially intelligent machines could soon be making decisions that affect many aspects of our lives. But what if we don't know how they reached their decisions? Would it matter?read more

IBM: Two women teamed up to build IBM's new supercomputer — and they've been a powerhouse pair for years


IBM's newly minted Summit supercomputer can run an estimated 200,000 trillion calculations per second with stunning accuracy, making it the most powerful supercomputer in the world. Equally remarkable are the two women who helped create the project: Hillery Hunter and Stefanie Chiras represent each of the two IBM divisions behind the Summit supercomputer. The project took four years and thousands of more

Tribal Newchurch: What happens when teaching is no longer restrained to the classroom?


The need for more learner-centred systems (over institution and educator dictated systems) is growing. After all, digital natives demand flexible and tailored services – their apps and lifestyle tools are increasingly 24/7 and accessible from smart devices. Cloud-based apps are loved by resident students, blended students and distance students alike: students are more

Seizing the benefits of AI and IoT through data security


As artificial intelligence and IoT applications are becoming more prominent, businesses must consider how to best process and analyse such data. Think of the countless business efficiencies and consumer-centric conveniences that have been offered up by the connected home or smart city. However, this new era of connectivity has introduced disruption for many more

Microsoft: Kainos in the Spotlight: UK Country Partner of the Year 2018


It’s that time of year again - the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, where we showcase the excellence that our partners have demonstrated over the past year by showcasing them across the globe, and we’d like to further congratulate our 2018 UK Country Partner of the Year, Kainos, on their fantastic more

PA Consulting Group: Taking digital public services further, faster


In just two decades, the world has drastically changed. Amazon launched, the first iPhone hit the shelves, and Government Digital Service (GDS) was founded. These are just a few of the digital revolutions that have been released across the public and private sectors in that time. And the pace of change is increasing. It feels like we’re entering a new era of more

ThoughtWorks: ThoughtWorks Launches Gauge – A Free and Open Source Test Automation Framework


ThoughtWorks, a global software and digital transformation consultancy, today announced the free availability of its newest open source product, Gauge. Available to download for free, Gauge was built to make test automation easy and to help organisations of all sizes on their journey towards continuous delivery. Gauge creates acceptance tests in any language, integrated development environment or ecosystemread more

PA Consulting Group: How to transform your organisation through sustained innovation


Organisations feel threatened in this constantly shifting world. Innovation is critical to survival, but it’s tough to keep pace with disruptive challenges. At PA, though, we believe in a positive human future – established organisations have the people to sustain innovation that will see them flourish. So, how do you turn business as usual into innovation as usual?read more

Artificial Intelligence demystified


It’s just one small step from a self-driving car to AIs taking over the world and the “end of days” dystopias that Hollywood has popularised in a number of recent films. According to Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helen Calle, of Fast Future this is, at least, what some would have us believe.

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Microservices: How the future of consulting may start small


In 1610, after months of painstaking work grinding his own lens, Galileo Galilei finally held his new telescope up to the night sky. What he saw astonished him: instead of a few hundred stars, he could see thousands, even millions, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research...

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