IBM: Blockchain hype may have peaked, but IBM is still a believer


Blockchain euphoria is giving way to blockchain fatigue: Despite the hype, only 1% of executives in a survey reported deploying the technology at their firms. And while corporate management remains bullish about distributed ledgers, mentions of “blockchain” are on the decline during earnings conference more

Kainos Software Ltd: Brave new world: me Convention’s ‘startup cities’ will give insider takes on the globe’s leading tech hubs


Ready, set, explore! Everyone knows that the startup world now extends far beyond traditional bastions of tech like San Francisco and New York. But media attempts to summarise the new tech territory can be dizzying: the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 included deep dives into 43 different ecosystems, covering everywhere from Seattle to more

Unisys: How Millennials Are Challenging Banks to Step Up Their Security


Millennials: with smart devices in hand, they live online like no generation that has come before. But that does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that they are either gullible or trusting when it comes to managing their finances in the virtual sphere. Rather, millennials display significant concerns about security when banking, purchasing and moving money more

Thinking bigger with artificial intelligence: Part 1


Accenture’s recent intelligent operations research highlights an important trend: the growing acknowledgement that artificial intelligence will have a major impact on companies’ business. Nearly 90 percent of executives in our research believe the application of automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be critical to business and process transformation. Furthermore, just over 60 percent said the application of automation and AI to business processes will be important to achieving their business goals. read more

Adastrum Consulting: Cybersecurity Experts Only Present In 65% Of Organisations


Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organisations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organisations that undergo digitalisation, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to more

Innovation to ingenuity: Why one word can make a difference


If the consulting industry has been really good at one thing, then it’s at taking perfectly decent words and loading them up with so much promise and ambition that they crack under the strain. “Transformation” is teetering dangerously close to the edge of this at the moment: Digital technology offers so much in terms of potential impact on organisations’ top and bottom lines, but clients are increasingly demanding proof, evidence that work is, in fact, being transformed, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

Reimagining processes for intelligent operations


Across the world, organizations have been using smart machines powered by artificial intelligence to drive operational efficiencies. But focusing on efficiencies alone misses the truly transformational opportunity: to create self-adapting and self-optimizing “intelligent” processes and operations that use machine learning algorithms and real-time data to continuously improve. In our view, this reimagining of processes represents a great leap forward that will unlock entirely new roles and new ways for humans and machines to work together. read more