Assets and productisation
Strategic Planning Programme 2017
By Fiona Czerniawska.
One of the big questions in consulting at the moment is where the industry starts and ends.
Digital transformation, big data & analytics, and cybersecurity—the three biggest sources of growth for consulting firms right now—all challenge the boundaries of what we’ve conventionally called consulting. Software specialists, data scientists, and even close circuit TV companies all have a role to play in consulting if recent acquisitions by consulting firms are anything to go by. But all of this activity—I’d argue—has been aimed at assimilating new services into the consulting model, not at changing it. The largest consulting firms are creating ecosystems in which they decide who’s in and who’s out based on their vision of the market, as they see it evolving from a consulting-centric viewpoint.
Blog | 23rd May 2017 | Read more
By Rachel Duk.
I confess: I was utterly enchanted by Disney’s remake of their classic film Beauty and the Beast. In common with my fellow cinema-goers, I sought solace from the ongoing political debacles in the UK in a French wonderland of singing candlesticks and talking teacups. And in a happy coincidence, my mind was allowed to linger in that particular universe for a little longer, as the next day I boarded a Paris-bound Eurostar to talk to some of our customers about the France consulting market. While I prepared myself for the day ahead—the soundtrack still ringing in my ears—it began to dawn on me just how many parallels existed between Beauty and the Beast and the France consulting market.
Blog | 16th May 2017 | Read more
Zoë Stumpf shares some insights from our recently published report on the UK consulting market, noting the impact of Brexit and the continuing growth in digital transformation work, along with a positive forecast for the year ahead.
By Julie Ahadi.
Researching clients’ views on the consulting industry in the GCC can sometimes feel a bit like falling through a rabbit hole: We don’t claim to have encountered any rabbits in waistcoats along the way, but much like Alice in Wonderland, we have, at times, felt as though we’ve entered into an alternate reality...
Blog | 14th March 2017 | Read more
By B.J. Richards.
“Keep calm and carry on”: The plucky little exhortation with the horrifying backstory became positively ubiquitous over the last few years, gracing countless coffee mugs and greeting cards while keeping many a London souvenir shop afloat. Irrepressibly British, the WWII-era sentiment clearly struck a chord with a recession-weary citizenry upon its rediscovery at the end of the noughties.
Blog | 8th March 2017 | Read more