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Consulting M&A volumes reach a nine-year high, despite turbulent political backdrop

19/Apr/2017 2016 reached a nine-year high in consulting M&A volumes, according to Equiteq’s Global Consulting Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2017.

Despite deal activity falling in the quarter prior to the US Presidential election and the UK’s Brexit vote, deal volumes were up 1%. Outperforming the S&P 500, the strength of the consulting sector was further demonstrated as the Equiteq Consulting Share Price Index ended 2016 up 14%, a 10-year high.The top consulting segments for deal... Source: RealWire

Hackers May Have DDoS’ed Brexit Vote Site: Report

British MPs suggest cyberattackers may have used DDoS attacks to bring site down before EU referendum.

MPs worried Brexit vote website wobble caused by foreign hackers

But Cabinet Office has ruled out interference from hostile powers A committee of MPs has expressed concerns that foreign hackers might have had a hand in crashing the UK's voter registration website last year shortly before the Brexit referendum.…

How Brexit will impact global CIOs, IT services

The countdown to the United Kingdom’s separation from the European Union began in late March when U.K. prime minister Theresa May officially triggered the “Brexit.” With just less than two years until the U.K. is officially out of the EU, the date of departure is one of the few certainties regarding the situation. “No country has ever travelled this path, and there is no turning back,” says Craig Wright, managing director for business transformation and outsourcing advisory firm Pace Harmon.But global CIOs cannot afford to simply wait and see what the post-Brexit world holds.

They must begin preparing now for the impact of potential legal and regulatory changes on their IT services strategies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Foreign cyberattack may have been behind Brexit website crash, says MPs...

New report by MPs 'does not rule out the possibility' that foreign actors worked to take down the EU Referendum vote registration site - but government and cybersecurity experts disagree.

Security co-operation unlikely to change post Brexit, despite threats

'Messy divorce' would help no one UK Prime Minister Theresa May is warning that failure to negotiate an agreement on Britain's exit from the European Union could damage security cooperation.

The tough line - contained in Wednesday's historic letter triggering Article 50 - has re-focused minds on the possible security implications of Brexit.…

UK Charities Facing Digital Crisis

With the intense public scrutiny of the last 18 months; the socio-political instability of Brexit and the looming introduction of GDPR, there has never been more pressure on the UK charity sector.

Amidst this pressure and uncertainty, digital transformation has been leading the way for many charities – helping them to improve their processes and communication, increase productivity and ultimately drive growth. However, whilst some charities are already reaping the rewards of digital, a new... Source: RealWire

Despite Brexit, Brit firm lands £58m EU spy drone ‘copter contract

Who needs humans to gaze over the seas anyway? A British firm has won a contract with the EU to supply border control surveillance helicopter drones.…

Germany Outpaces UK in Big Data League Tables

Teradata study shows the UK, in the initial stages of gearing up towards Brexit, is falling behind major global economies in big data and analytics adoptionLondon, 09 March, 2017: The UK has much to do in order to improve its global competitive stance ...

Awkward. Investigatory Powers Act could prove hurdle to UK-EU Privacy Shield...

Whitehall can't even convince UK it's not watching everything we do UK surveillance laws could be an obstacle to the creation of a US-Europe Privacy Shield-style arrangement post-Brexit.…

JP Morgan Chase global IT head to aid post-Brexit trade drive...

Bill McHenry appointed as Non-Executive Director Cardiff Capital Region – 13 February 2017: Next Generation Data (NGD) today announced the key senior management appointment of Bill McHenry who has joined the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Based in New York, Mr McHenry is Managing Director, Global Head of Critical Systems, JP Morgan Chase. He brings over 35 years IT industry experience including specialist knowledge in data centre infrastructure and facilities management. With his considerable network... Source: RealWire

IDG Contributor Network: Show innovation some love

2016 witnessed many unforeseen changes to the international economy.

From Brexit to the U.S. presidential election, longstanding policies of free trade, international collaboration, open capital and labor markets, taxes, and tariffs were brought into question. The outcome of these changes, or if they will be fully implemented, are still to be determined.

But their specter has many enterprises spooked.

This fear of the unknown often leads to retrenchment, as companies double down on what's working. This is the opposite of what companies should do. No change in macroeconomic policy will disrupt continued and increasing consumer expectations about technology.

This factor should drive companies to resist focusing only on their core business and find new and better ways to become nimble. Here’s how enterprises can continue to show innovation some love in unsettled economic times.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here