Should Mercer digitise all of its business?


The birth and death in a single day of a proposed deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson is a salutary reminder of the turmoil still impacting the people services and consulting sector, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

Forbes: OK, Zero Trust Is An RSA Buzzword -- So What?


Last week was the annual RSA Conference. Estimates are that more than 45,000 security personnel, business professionals, and leaders attended the event, up from 35,000 last year. Regardless of the numbers, it was an epic display of how prevalent cybersecurity has more

Governing The Fourth Industrial Revolution


Data-driven advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are now set to reshape industries and regulatory frameworks around the world. Fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is remaking the very notion of innovation as countries leverage data to compete for military and commercial more

Why Knowing How Your Data Behaves is the Key to Cybersecurity


Data is everywhere. Whether on your phone, an MRI scanner in a hospital or being generated by IoT sensors. It is essential in our hyper-connected world because it generates the foundation of a revolution which is allowing us to achieve more than ever before. However securing that data has never been more critical – or more more

What Does Fintech Hold for the Future of Banking?


There’s a revolution happening in the banking industry right now. More and more institutions are moving towards digitalising their services and improving their connectivity with their clients. It’s interesting to observe the current evolution of fintech and its impact on the many industries that it more

Forbes: Prognosis For Health Care IoT: Six Predictions For 2019


There will be an estimated 14.2 billion connected devices in use this year, and roughly 161 million devices will be cropping up in hospitals, clinics and medical offices by 2020. While security issues with any connected device are concerning, they are particularly troubling for an industry that has such a direct impact on patient safety and lives. read more

Banks are playing catch-up in the big-data game


With advances in data analytics, machine-learning models and the creation of vast amounts of data, there has been an explosion in model development and deployment across every industry — financial services is no more

Cognizant Modernizes EmblemHealth Legacy Systems


Cognizant has announced its work with New York City based health insurance provider EmblemHealth, one of the largest non-profit health insurers in the U.S., to consolidate all of its applications and operations using Oracle Cloud Applications.

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Hitachi Consulting Europe: Regulation kept banks out of the cloud – Regulation will soon make cloud inevitable for banks


With the typical “peak and trough” consumption pattern for risk and regulatory workloads, the commercial rationale behind moving to the cloud always existed. Until recently, however, regulation inhibited cloud adoption. This is changing fast. The major cloud vendors, including Google, now tick most (if not all) of the boxes mandated by regulators from a security, jurisdiction and privacy more

Can blockchain solve data’s privacy problem?


Businesses want data on their customers. Customers want to protect their privacy, and ensure their information isn’t being misused. The General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union and the California Consumer Privacy Act in the United States are making efforts to protect personal data, but is there a better way?read more

CGI makes all cash offer for Acando AB, a leading management and IT consulting services firm in Northern Europe and Germany


CGI today announced an all-cash tender offer of SEK 41.45 per share to acquire through its wholly owned subsidiary CGI Nordic Holdings Limited, all outstanding shares of Acando (the "Offer"). Acando's consultants combine deep technical expertise with human behavioral insights to help clients maximize the power of technology to achieve their business goals. The Offer represents a 44.2% premium to Acando's closing price on March 8, 2019. read more