BigChange acquires Labyrinth Consulting as part of double move

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BigChange acquires Labyrinth Consulting as part of double move

BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today announced that it has gained valuable new software and consulting capabilities, as well as over 100 new customers, with the acquisition of two UK-based businesses.

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Kinapse Joins the Pistoia Alliance

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Kinapse Joins the Pistoia Alliance

Kinapse, a market leading advisory and operational solutions provider to the global life sciences industry, has joined the Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in Research and Development.

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Bain, BCG & McKinsey: What Do The Big Three Consulting Firms Want From Their MBA Hires?

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Bain, BCG & McKinsey: What Do The Big Three Consulting Firms Want From Their MBA Hires?

Together with financial services and technology, consulting makes up the Holy Trinity of MBA hiring industries. Year after year business school MBA employment reports place it top of the pile, often boasting that at least one in five of their students entered the industry; sometimes it’s as high as one-third.

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Spicker launches consulting firm to assist and coach nonprofit agencies

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Spicker launches consulting firm to assist and coach nonprofit agencies

Brian Spicker, a highly respected leader and nonprofit agency executive with a 40-year career of success in maximising community impact, driving systems change, building strong cross-sector partnerships, increasing revenue and enhancing programs and grant-making effectiveness has launched Spicker Consulting and Coaching to help nonprofits “win the race for relevancy through scaling impact.”

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The complete 2019 pay guide for Bain, McKinsey, BCG and the Big Four

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The complete 2019 pay guide for Bain, McKinsey, BCG and the Big Four

It should come as no surprise that management consultants who work at McKinsey, Bain and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – the MBB firms – make more money than their counterparts at other big consulting companies. But just how much?

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Accenture Launches Applied Intelligence Platform

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Accenture Launches Applied Intelligence Platform

Accenture launched its Applied Intelligence Platform at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, to make it easier for clients to transform the enterprise through artificial intelligence (AI). The new platform allows organisations to apply pre-configured self-learning industry solutions, as well as develop new solutions, without the need for deep data science expertise which is becoming an increasingly scarce resource.

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How Moksh Popli Encourages Companies to Justify Costs of Hiring Management Consultants

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How Moksh Popli Encourages Companies to Justify Costs of Hiring Management Consultants

Working in management consulting is becoming one of the most attractive fields in business. And rightly so. After all, it allows people to focus on learning multiple skills that may not be limited to one specific sector. For instance, a contemporary management consultant will have to possess knowledge of everything from accounting and finance to negotiation and human psychology. Thus, those who may want to have a broad range of opportunities in their career will usually go into management consulting.

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The Who's Who In Digital Transformation Consulting

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The Who's Who In Digital Transformation Consulting

When I kicked off the preparation for this blog, I designed the layout and had my content flow all mapped out. However, once I started researching the content, I instantly realised how intimidating all the terms, phrases and stats can be for someone not absolutely fluent in consulting or technology terms. It is for this reason that I have decided to start back with basics. Making it easy for anyone to follow and employ as the foundation for further research.

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AI Will Add $15 Trillion To The World Economy By 2030

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AI Will Add $15 Trillion To The World Economy By 2030

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The technology is already disrupting multiple industries, many of which impact you on a daily basis. Own an iPhone X? Its facial recognition system is powered by AI. Ever been redirected by Google Maps because of an accident or construction ahead? You guessed it: AI.

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Exploiting Big Data and analytics to improve productivity in manufacturing

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Exploiting Big Data and analytics to improve productivity in manufacturing

By applying lean tools and techniques and empowering the shop floor we have seen real improvements in manufacturing performance. However, with the rise of the connected and integrated shop floor, we are now seeing a new revolution in factory productivity. Data is at the centre of that improvement, with our work with a range of companies in life sciences, automotive and consumer goods, showing that effective use of data can bring 10-15 per cent improvements in productivity.

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Expenditure on Management Consulting Services Is Set To Rise

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Expenditure on Management Consulting Services Is Set To Rise

Source Global Research is a team of London-based experts providing research, data, and strategic advice about the global management consulting industry. They analyse, report on and forecast consulting market trends and work with clients to develop growth strategies. They recently carried out research to determine how the management consulting industry will fare in 2019, the sectors and services that will grow, and gathered information from clients in different sectors on their plans for consulting spend this year. For procurement teams sourcing and buying consulting services, this is useful research to help understand trends in demand.

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JD to lay off 10 percent of senior executives

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JD to lay off 10 percent of senior executives

Chinese e-commerce giant JD will lay off 10 percent of its senior executives above vice-president level this year, as the company looks to maximize its resources, as well as enhance its corporate governance.

According to media reports, the cuts were announced at the company's annual party last week. JD has confirmed the planned layoffs.

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RSM expands consultancy arm as revenues hit €22m

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RSM expands consultancy arm as revenues hit €22m

Mid-tier accounting firm, RSM Ireland, has opened a new Dublin office as part of an expansion of its management consultancy business.

The firm, which employs about 185 staff overall, also says its revenues have “increased by 40 per cent over the past two years to €22 million”.

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Protiviti opens office in Cairo

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Protiviti opens office in Cairo

Global consulting firm Protiviti welcomes the addition of a new Member Firm in Cairo, Egypt. The new location is the first Member Firm in North Africa, and the Cairo office is led by Managing Director Ashraf Fahmy.

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Technology giants Alibaba and Tencent continue their investment drive

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Technology giants Alibaba and Tencent continue their investment drive

Technology duo Alibaba and Tencent continued their investment momentum in the new year as the deep-pocketed pair continue to seek new opportunities beyond their home turf.

E-commerce behemoth Alibaba said on Tuesday it has boosted its stake in China International Capital Corp Ltd, the nation's leading investment bank, a move analysts said could help it with financial transactions around the world.

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PA Consulting expands payments expertise with new partner hire from Capgemini

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PA Consulting expands payments expertise with new partner hire from Capgemini

Michel Vaja has joined innovation and transformation consultancy PA Consulting as a partner based in London. He joins the financial services consulting practice and will focus on further developing PA’s offering to clients in the payments space.

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions to become independent global operations management consulting firm

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions to become independent global operations management consulting firm

DowDuPont Specialty Products division has announced it will divest its DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) business to create a new, independent global operations management consulting firm.

The new firm will be supported by Gyrus Capital, an investment firm based in Geneva, Switzerland and led and operated by existing DSS management.

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Accenture Helps Metro de Madrid

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Accenture Helps Metro de Madrid

Accenture has helped Metro de Madrid develop and implement a self-learning AI-based ventilation system that minimises energy costs and emissions and ensures high air quality in metro stations and commuters’ comfort.

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Accenture Opens Liquid Studio in Madrid to Transform Digital Businesses

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Accenture Opens Liquid Studio in Madrid to Transform Digital Businesses

Accenture has opened a Liquid Studio in Madrid to help clients speed up innovation and software deployment cycles. At the Liquid Studio, clients work side-by-side with highly skilled Accenture professionals, building innovative solutions with speed and agility and taking days or weeks to achieve what used to take months.

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Proof that a lot of strategy consultants leave after two years

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Proof that a lot of strategy consultants leave after two years

Consulting has quietly become one of, if not the hottest industry for students graduating from top universities. Among 2018 Harvard undergrads, roughly 18% chose a career in consulting – the same percentage that took a job in finance. At Harvard Business School, one-fourth of all recent grads went into consulting. The numbers are even higher at Yale School of Management (35%). However, history suggests that many consultants likely won’t be in it for the long haul. The chances are strong they’ll be hunting for something new in short order.

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