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Inversis, a reference company in Spain that provides outsourcing and technology solutions for investment services for global financial institutions, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security, have reached an agreement to develop an outsourcing solution to help financial institutions across Europe manage their financial asset distribution processes. Accenture will transform Inversis’ technology platform in the initial phase of the agreement.


-UK public servants see biggest shift to remote working compared to European counterparts, and over half now want to continue working from home post Covid-19
-A third (37%) of UK public servants say their IT hindered their ability to respond to the crisis
-58% say that a remote delivery model can maintain or improve quality of service -Modern/faster computers, improved applications and better infrastructure cited for upgrades...


Deloitte’s Manchester practice confirmed today that it has signed a deal with WeWork to occupy 35,000 sq ft of office space in Manchester city centre.


Accenture has launched a new immersive engagement and investment program targeting emerging technology software startups to help fill strategic innovation gaps for the Global 2000. Called Project Spotlight, the exclusive Accenture Ventures program represents a new approach to engaging with the global software startup community.


- Twice as many under-35s want permanent flexible working post-pandemic, compared to over-55s;
- Almost half of over-55s have returned to offices in some capacity, compared to a third of under-35s;
- Whilst half of all office-based workers had never worked from home before COVID-19, three-quarters want regular remote working patterns in future;
Office return policies reveal polarisation, with most employees either already back or not expecting to return until 2021 or later.


Launches “Let there be change” Campaign and New Company Purpose, Created with Droga5.


Amid the Disruption and Uncertainty, Dealmakers Increasingly See Alternative Deals—such as Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, and Corporate Venturing—as Effective Ways to Access New Capabilities and Reduce Risk.


Roz Lawson joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner. She will help lead the build-out of PA’s end-to-end commercial offering for leading Life Sciences clients.


Building a more inclusive economy and closing the racial wealth gap will require getting many more Black professionals into fields like investment.


Commenting on the latest labour market figures from the ONS, Debapratim De, senior economist at Deloitte, said: “The furlough scheme has been very effective in cushioning the blow from the pandemic to the labour market. But cracks are beginning to show, with unemployment rising – particularly among younger workers - and redundancies hitting their highest level in almost eight years. “Although growth has bounced back in the third quarter, the recovery is likely to be slow and uneven, with a sharp rise in unemployment almost unavoidable once the furlough scheme ends.” To view more market comments from Deloitte please CLICK HERE..


It’s been said that the question isn’t “if” another global health crisis will arise but “when.” And as leaders around the world look to reenergize organizations amid the ongoing effects of this one, a new group has already united to ensure we’re better prepared for the next.


Creative consultancy ACNE expands in Europe amidst a global downturn. “The Swedish way is clearly in demand” says Victor Press and David Olsson, co-founding Partners of ACNE.


Bain & Company has signed an agreement with Advantage Group International to integrate Advantage’s data into Bain’s market leading FrontViewSM product.


-The global risk & cybersecurity services market grew by over 10% in 2019 -Cybersecurity consulting equates to over a third of the entire non-cyber risk services market -Sixty-three percent of clients say that their use of risk-related services is increasing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis...


Accenture has agreed to sell a majority stake in its Bit2win business to the current Bit2win business’ management team and GELLIFY Digital Investment S.r.l.


Accenture has been strongly positioned as a Leader in both Market Impact and Vision & Capability in Everest Group’s inaugural Salesforce Services PEAK Matrix Assessment 2020 report.


The Asian American experience in the United States has been marked by a basic contradiction. Part of the country’s tapestry since the 1800s, they comprise nearly 6 percent of the U.S. population and are a powerful economic force: 2 million Asian American businesses generate $700 billion in annual GDP and employ around 3.6 million people. But as our new report COVID-19 and advancing Asian American recovery finds, this cohort has historically been overlooked despite their wide-ranging contributions to U.S. society.


Wil Schoenmakers, global head of consumer products & manufacturing at PA Consulting, discusses PA’s collaboration with San Francisco-based food tech startup Treasure8. Timothy Childs and Derk Hendriksen from Treasure8 are also quoted.


Accenture in Italy has completed the acquisition of Turin-based boutique systems integrator PLM Systems. Terms of the transaction, which Accenture announced on May 19, 2020, were not disclosed.


Long before the pandemic there was widespread concern about how our social care system would cope with the demands of an ageing society and a looming shortfall in the care workforce. By 2035, one study estimates the social care sector will need an extra 800,000 workers to meet demand.


Accenture has been selected to work with the Bank of England to renew the Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) service to support resilience and innovation in payments and settlements in the U.K.


Analysis of furloughed workers by sector highlights the need for short-term support for at-risk workers as well as upskilling in the longer-term...



- The Times Consultant of the Year and winner of Thought Leader Consultant of the Year goes to Louise Ellis, Arup
- Project of the Year, sponsored by Deltek, is awarded to EY with The Metropolitan Police Service
- Award winners highlight how industry is driving forward the sustainability agenda and improvements in vital public services across the country
- 7 individual winners celebrated with Young Consultant of the Year going to Anju Jacob, Deloitte and Outstanding Achievement Award going to Anna Somaiya from KPMG for her work in promoting diversity and inclusion in the industry...



- 49% staggering return based on individual health risks
- Quarter basing return on local infection rate
- 44% of companies plan to reduce office space
- Half of companies slash travel & expenses budgets in cost-saving exercise
- Third of professionals expecting changes to office layout.



● Although COVID-19 is likely to disrupt the market this year, the all-important technology consulting market will fare better than other types of consulting during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a contraction of just 4% expected
● The dominance of technology consulting in the US also means the US market will contract less than most other consulting markets globally...


The COVID-19 Economics Monitor is produced by Deloitte’s Economics and Markets team. It features a changing set of charts and tables illustrating key economic themes from the COVID-19 crisis and our forecasts for UK GDP growth over this year and the next.


Acting on ESG issues was important before this pandemic and will be even more important after it.


For survivors of modern slavery, the end of the nightmare is hardly the end of the story. After rescue or escape, the recovery process begins.


At a time of great global uncertainty, it is hard to see beyond the doom and gloom. Fortunately, our fifth annual Under 30 Europe list delivers a much needed dose of optimism.


In this article, we suggest that in order to come back stronger, companies should reimagine their business model as they return to full speed. The moment is not to be lost: those who step up their game will be better off and far more ready to confront the challenges—and opportunities—of the next normal than those who do not.


PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that's bringing ingenuity to life, has co-developed iPredict™, the world's first artificially intelligent system to prevent power outages by predicting asset failures weeks in advance.


On 16 April 2020, the Cabinet Office confirmed that the first newly-adapted ventilator design from the government’s Ventilator Challenge had received regulatory approval and the first batch of devices have already been dispatched to NHS hospitals to support coronavirus patients.


Refinitiv ESG scores now more data driven than ever, addressing three main industry challenges of Materiality, Transparency Stimulation, Size Bias, allowing investors and companies more objective industry peer-comparisons.


Layoffs in response to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus are either expected or have begun happening at 44% of companies, according to a survey of over 1,000 people conducted by Verdict.


The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is hosting a series of virtual workshops for MCA member firms and their employees on issues impacting both individuals and employees during the current situation.


We're all facing unprecedented challenges in the next few weeks and months, in our daily lives, in our communities, and in our businesses. But we're already seeing evidence of how, if we work together, we can make a difference, an article from Source Global Research...


The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) has launched a new guide for Government Buyers of Consultancy, to help encourage them to consider using SMEs more regularly.


Commenting on the latest Government guidance on Coronavirus, Tamzen Isacsson, MCA Chief Executive, said: “Government needs to act decisively today to give more certainty to businesses working under unprecedented pressure.


Today’s clients are faced with a dizzying variety of options when it comes to buying professional services. While the industry is still dominated by a handful of big firms, they are no longer the default option they once were, writes Fergus Blair of Source Global Research...



- Substantial growth in bookings points to a successful 2020
- Three major ambitions drive Strategy 2025...



- Growth rate almost halves since 2016 EU Referendum
- Central government upheaval delays decision making around new initiatives
- Regulatory-driven work in financial services is no longer a cash cow for UK consultants...


Financial Times names North West IT consultancy one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe.


Cognizant has been named a Top Employer 2020 in 15 countries worldwide by Top Employers Institute. The Institute recognises leading organisations that continuously optimise workplace practices to develop and nurture talent while providing an outstanding work environment.


PA Consulting, the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, announces record fee income of £500 million for 2019, a 10 per cent increase on 2018.


Suppose you moonlight as a small business owner and you want to start selling your products online; maybe you make a line of high-quality cashmere socks embroidered with inspirational Paul Drucker quotes. And further suppose that—for one of any number of perfectly valid reasons—you have a strong ethical aversion to working with Amazon, writes Fergus Blair of Source Global Research...


- The number of young consultants that attended a Russell Group university has fallen by 28% since 2011
- Younger consultants more concerned about competitive salary and travel than sociable hours and flexibility which matter more to older consultants
- 1 in 4 young consultants considering leaving UK after Brexit according to new independent research
- Consultancy sector continues to grow, up 8% in 2019 with 6% growth estimated for the next 12/24 months...


Cognizant today announced that it has been selected by Con Edison, one of the nation’s largest energy delivery organizations, to help modernize the company’s application and technology infrastructure to better serve 10 million people in New York City and the surrounding regions.


Cognizant today announced it has acquired Code Zero Consulting, a privately-held provider of consulting and implementation services for cloud-based Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) and billing solutions.


New research from pricing strategy specialists Simon-Kucher (www.simon-kucher.com) shows that if the Bank of England decides to cut base rates this week, the big losers will be savers and businesses with surplus liquidity in the form of bank deposits, and the banks themselves, which stand to lose £1.2bn in annual profits.


Manufacturers reported a surge in optimism in the three months to January, marking the largest upward swing in sentiment in a single quarter on record. That’s according to the latest CBI quarterly industrial trends survey.


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