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Telenor Norway has selected Accenture to help modernize its IT organization by transitioning to a cloud-based environment. The initiative is an important step in Telenor’s journey to become a software and product driven company and will enable improved customer experiences and revenue growth..

PA Consulting’s US Digital Lead Seth Lively shares advice on how to avoid mistiming a major IT initiative in a CIO article. Planning and launching a major IT initiative can be a CIO’s biggest challenge. Everything has to go right: the technology, the goals, the financial platform, and most important of all, the timing. Launch an initiative too soon and the technology may be premature and flawed. On the other hand, failing to start the project a timely manner could mean falling behind competitors, perhaps even fatally. Knowing exactly when to launch a critical IT initiative requires deep enterprise, market, and technology expertise. Most CIOs already possess those attributes, yet it’s also important to know what not to do. That’s why it’s critical to avoid the following eight potentially fatal mistakes. Poor.

- 83% of reward specialists at large companies are taking action or considering ways to help employees..

- Over a third of workers (35%) from across the economy will start looking for a new career in the next year due to the rising cost of living...

- Over 1,200 people to be hired every year between 2022 and 2027
- More than half of these expected to be hired outside of London
- £125m to be invested in audit quality over the next five years...

Accenture has agreed to acquire Sentia’s businesses in the Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria.

Over the last few years, the metaverse has dominated the tech world, but the term itself has existed for decades.

- The Deloitte Consumer Tracker reveals UK consumer confidence fell by three percentage points in Q2 2022, reaching a historic low of -19% and below the previous record set during the lockdown of March 2020.

Traditional cost cutting measures are no longer enough; Cost transformation must be interconnected with growth, sustainability and innovation...

Over three-quarters (76%) of UK businesses say employers have a learning and development (L&D) responsibility to encourage office workers back to the office, according to a PwC survey of 150 UK employers.

PA Consulting’s Global Head of energy and utilities, Aris Karcanias, comments on the UK’s largest round of clean energy subsidies, in an article in the Financial Times.

PwC UK today announces the appointment of 77 new equity partners from 1 July 2022. The new promotions are in addition to 22 partners promoted in January 2022, making 99 new partner promotions in total this year.

New five-year partnership on the ‘Future of Work’ will examine the big issues affecting the modern workforce and offer practical, research backed solutions to employers...

It’s old news that the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital means, but perhaps not widely recognised or accepted yet is that this will change the security paradigm in the short to medium term.

Welcome to the metaverse. Now, where exactly are we? Imagine for a moment the next iteration of the internet, seamlessly combining our physical and digital lives.

High fuel prices and labour shortages are making the busy summer season a challenge for carriers.

Shanton Wilcox, US manufacturing lead at PA Consulting, explains how AI can help boost decision-making amid procurement chaos.

Nearly two in three UK companies (64%) say they have experienced fraud or economic crime in the last two years, according to figures from PwC’s latest Global Economic Crime Survey 2022.

Maggie Titmuss has joined PA Consulting as a Senior Advisor. Operating in the firm’s cyber security and digital trust team to help clients reduce their digital and technology security risks.

New research shows most organizations in the U.K. overestimate their progress with workplace inclusion...

Martin Walker, a data management and financial services expert at PA Consulting, took part in an interview with Lars Lunde Birkeland on Strise`s Laundry podcast which invites external guests to give their views on how Anti-Money Laundering (AML) work is being carried out today.

Millions of Brits are burying their head in the sand over the rising cost of living because they lack the confidence in numbers to work things out...

- Vast majority of businesses (85%) either have or expect to have shortages in critical skills...

Leading global consultancy partnership Kearney has today announced that Martin Skancke, Chair of the Principles of Responsible Investment, Member of the Financial Stability Board Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and chair of the Norwegian Government commission to recommend a low-carbon strategy for the Norwegian economy, has joined its Sustainability Team as a Senior Advisor on a consulting basis.

This article was first published in FT Global Risk Regulator...

To achieve business success in the world today, it’s important to fill each customer interaction with high levels of service.

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey highlighted softer rises in hiring activity during March, as candidate shortages restricted growth of both permanent placements and temp billings.

The future of money is digital. It is estimated that more than 80% of central banks are considering launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) or have already done so.

The pandemic has meant a sharp reduction in travel in both passenger and commercial traffic. The behavioural changes we have seen will remain in part – meaning action is needed to make public transport attractive, write Tobias Kihlén, Helena Lemoine and Caroline Barle.

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a seven-year, $199 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Deloitte will welcome 160 undergraduate students to its annual early careers programme: Spring into Deloitte. The programme, now in its ninth year, will debut two new courses in April: ‘Young Black Professionals’ and ‘Women in Technology’, in addition to its existing ‘Regional Careers Global Impact’ programme.

Accenture and League, a health-focused platform-as-a-service company, are collaborating to create experiences and increase access to improve outcomes for people, providers, payers, and retail pharmacies.

PwC is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Olivehorse Consulting Services Ltd, a leading consultancy specialising in supply chain management.

- Emissions Must Be Cut by 50% by 2030 in Order to Reach Net Zero by 2050, and Industries Need to Move Beyond Addressing the Issue at Just Company Level
- CO2 AI by BCG and CDP Join Forces to Enable Scope 3 Data-Sharing at the Product Level and Power Collaboration Within Ecosystems
- `CO2 AI Product Ecosystem` Platform Provides a Solution for Organizations, Suppliers, and Customers to Seamlessly Share Their Sustainability Data, Facilitating Net-Zero Journeys for Entire Ecosystems

Deloitte has today announced an agreement that will, on completion, see one of the UK and Ireland’s leading data and digital transformation specialists, Etain, join Deloitte’s Consulting practice.

The pandemic has meant much of retail bounced between being open and closed, significantly impacting sales and changing consumer behaviours. In January 2021, non-essential retail stores were closed, pushing many consumers to buy goods online. In this context, while all comparisons are provided on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, those focused on online/in-store have also been compared with January 2020 (Yo2Y). This will be clearly signposted below.

Energy is generally considered a basic human right and access to it is essential for an adequate standard of living and to promote health and well-being. In that context, the chancellor’s intervention is appropriate and necessary, as without his package of support, millions of British households would be in fuel poverty.

The UK ranks top in Europe for total climate tech Venture Capital funding between 2013 and the first half of 2021 and saw investment levels in excess of £6.5bn.

PA appoints award-winning female CIO to drive PA`s digital transformation and secure IT investments. PA is growing at pace and constantly seeking to innovate for its clients.

- New data from KPMG reveals that 55% of UK business decision makers think that quantum computing is an overhyped technology.
- Yet 91% of respondents think it is important for the UK to be a leading nation in quantum tech.
- Furthermore, a quarter of businesses say they are already working on quantum projects.

Recruitment consultancies across the UK continued to signal tight labour market conditions at the end of 2021, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey.

Growth is predicted to be driven primarily by Gen Z and Millennial social media users...

These promotions are in addition to our usual partner promotion round in July, and reflect the strong growth of the firm driven by demand for services including transformation, deals, and ESG.

Is hybrid working really more productive? ...

Despite ongoing uncertainty in relation to COVID-19 and wider market volatility, analysis from KPMG’s UK Capital Markets Advisory Group has confirmed that 2021 has been a bumper year for UK IPOs.

Accenture has acquired Zestgroup, a services firm specializing in energy transitions, net carbon-zero projects and procurement of renewables. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Investment from venture capital and private equity is pouring into climate tech, reaching US$87.5bn over H2 2020 and H1 2021, with in excess of US$60bn in the first half of 2021 alone.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was named a worldwide leader in business consulting services in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US47023921, November 2021). “Buyers worldwide view BCG as excelling at directly improving the client organization’s commercial performance,” said the report.

Oliver Wyman today announced 62 senior professionals have been named Partners of the firm, representing the largest class of new Partners the Firm has ever had.

A Report from BCG and The Network Discusses How to Retain Digital Talent in a Hot Market...

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