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International Consulting Culture and the Gig Economy

by Patty Wood on Mar 17, 2017 1:44:31 PM

How corporate culture in the consulting industry differs between the US and Europe 

Consultants across the globe can quite often perform identical types of interactions with clients such as careful communication and expert assistance with a business challenge. Some differences abound, however, among consultants that do business within the United States and Europe. Some publications have addressed this issue, reviewing similarities and differences in office culture, salaries and work-life balance.

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Topics: corporate intelligence, Consulting Industry, Consulting Trends, consulting, professional services consulting, predictive analytics

Consulting and the Rise of Predictive Analytics

by Patty Wood on Mar 8, 2017 12:05:29 PM

Predictive Analytics are quickly evolving from a buzzword into a tool required for consultants to succeed.

Due to the growing interest by companies in using predictive analytics, many opportunities are developing for skilled analysts in this field. In fact, Econsultancy.com reported that 40% of companies interviewed are actively using or planned on using predictive analytics. Lack of expertise on how to implement predictive analytics, however, is a key problem that the same companies acknowledge.  A whopping 99% of the survey’s respondents believe that predictive analytics will be highly important to enterprises in the future. Below is a spotlight on how some analysts and data scientists are approaching the needs of clients’ predictive analytics goals.

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Topics: corporate intelligence, Consulting Industry, Consulting Trends, consulting, professional services consulting, predictive analytics

Consulting Firms Evolve with the Internet of Things

by Patty Wood on Feb 17, 2017 4:26:26 PM

Consulting firms are preparing for how the Internet of Things will affect multiple industries, including consulting itself.

Various industries, from B2B, B2C, non-profits and government entities, are interested in the burgeoning technologies from the Internet of Things (IoT). This concept entails interconnected devices that can provide data that can yield vast insights. The devices involved can include factory sensors, retail shelf clip-on scanners, drones, robots and even baby monitors. The big data and analytics that can be gleaned from IoT devices (sometimes in real-time) can supply executives with information that they may not have been able to obtain previously. Thus, many companies are now eagerly interacting with expert consulting firms in order to tap into the benefits that this technology may provide.

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Topics: corporate intelligence, Consulting Industry, Consulting Trends, consulting, professional services consulting, IoT, Internet of Things, IT

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