PA Consulting Group
7 ways your company is getting innovation wrong...
Though it has always been important, innovation is very much en vogue at the moment. Following the rise of legions of ‘disruptive’ new start-ups and big technological leaps forward in the past few years, it seems like every business leader is talking about how to keep their business responsive to change and their hunt for the next big thing. But many are not matching their words with actions, as new research by PA Consulting demonstrates.
Blockchain's future in oil and gas: Transformative or Transient?
Important advances in technology rarely come with a full embrace at the start. Ground-breaking ideas can yield as many doubters as disciples...
Why Rapunzel is the perfect fairy tale for business storytelling
We live in a world of stories.
2017 Technology Trends-The haves are breaking away from the have-nots
The trends and innovations that will shape the technology industry over the next several years have come into sharper focus. Cloud computing has gone mainstream for many enterprises, and the Internet of Things is changing how both industrial and consumer-oriented companies do business.
3 Golden Rules to make your API Strategy deliver real Business Outcomes
Organizations need an API and integration strategy. It’s both an essential building block for supporting overall business strategy and a critical enabler of digital transformation.
Rebooting IT Infrastructure for the Digital Age
IT infrastructure is a core component of success Digital Transformation. However, very few organizations are making sufficient investments to transform core IT infrastructure.
The 9 Questions that Should Be in Every Employee Engagement Survey
High employee engagement survey scores shouldn’t be the ultimate goal of the survey; better business performance should. The employee engagement survey is probably the most common way for managers to understand what their teams think of their jobs and the firm that employs them.
How to Unlock the Full Potential of Diverse Teams
Diversity and inclusion are important attributes for any high-functioning businesses. Several recent studies have shown that diverse and inclusive operations tend to be more innovative, generate better ideas, and capture new markets.
PA Consulting Group
What’s the Value of Digital Transformation for Private Equity?
At the turn of the century, digital was associated with technology and online. But now? Digital is everywhere. It’s pervasive across all sales channels and industries
A.I. chatbots: an evolving enabler to engage new generations
The chatbot is becoming a disruptive customer engagement tool that companies should consider investing in. By definition, a chatbot is a computer program that simulates natural conversation through voice commands, text chats, or both.
Why Augmented Reality Will Be the Next Revolution in Retail
Although the Pokémon Go fad now has predictably faded, it holds important lessons for companies intent on reaching and engaging consumers where they are, especially retailers: The game, the first truly social augmented reality (AR) experience, enthralled the new breed of omniconnected consumers as nothing else had done previously.
According to a report by Accenture AI is to become main way banks interact with customers within three years
Artificial intelligence is seen by the financial world as a key technology which, along with other "fintech" innovations such as blockchain, will change the face of banking in the coming years.
Data transformation: Unlocking the Value of Data
The focus on data has never been more prominent. A more transformational data model presents the opportunity to increase efficiency, reduce operational risk, cut costs to ultimately enable better decision making.
What is Crowdstorming?
Imagine the crowd out there, full of innovative ideas, brilliant opinions, alternative perspectives, and scarce expertise, just waiting to collaborate with you. Wouldn’t you love to jump right into it?
Why every speech should be like a good three-course meal
Christine Rusk used to be terrified of speaking in public, but by understanding what makes a good speech, and how it is like a three-course meal, she has learnt to prepare well and overcome those nerves.
Capgemini UK plc
How Work Will Change When Most of Us Live to 100
According to the work of demographer Professor James Vaupel and his co-researchers, 50% of babies born in the US in 2007 have a life expectancy of 104 or more. Broadly the same holds for the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Canada and for Japan 50% of 2007 babies can expect to live to a staggering 107.
Why Artificial Intelligence Needs Some Emotional Intelligence
One of the theoretical advantages of software, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and robots is that they don’t suffer many human foibles. The reality, of course, is different...
Industry 4.0: The Five Steps Towards A Digital Supply Chain
If the vision of Industry 4.0 is to be realized, most enterprise processes — manufacturing, product development, customer relations, and the workplace itself — must become fully digitized. A critical element will be the arrival of the digital supply chain.
How can harnessing big data and analytics can help cities respond to real human needs.
Through the centuries, success for cities has meant adapting to evolving economic realities: transforming from farmland to trade outposts to financial hubs. In the digital age, urban centres will be remoulded by digital and big data.
Can AI make banks as good as Amazon at knowing customers?
When you make a bank transaction, you’re unlikely to receive any recommendation or advice, even though the bank may have more relevant data about your money than Amazon does.