This week’s must read
Toys are a crucial part of every child’s life, and with the advancement of technology such as cloud computing, machine learning, and facial identification, the toy business has achieved an unparalleled level of interaction with individuals. “smart toys” are interactive, intelligent, and assist a youngster in getting smarter.
This Week’s Must Read is an insight piece from TT Consultants on how smart toys make kids smarter.
Childhood is a holy period for parents, and they will go to great lengths to safeguard their children’s experiences.This won’t be achievable unless all parties involved collaborate to create ethical, responsible, and creative smart toys that safeguard and promote the essence of childhood.
Whether the forthcoming Christmas season is spectacular or disappointing, most major merchants will have nothing to complain about in terms of sales this year. Despite the economic challenges experienced by many Americans at some time during the COVID-19 outbreak, the retail sector reaped significant benefits once the pandemic’s panic phase ended by mid-2020.
The gaming industry is growing and is popular with people of various ages and demographic groups all across the world.Gamers are spending a growing amount of time playing, and it’s becoming more of a social and community activity.The boundaries of this expansion are yet unknown.
Video game companies are migrating their games from cellphones, consoles, and PCs to the cloud, while telecommunications companies are adapting to new technological demands. What are the actors who will provide enough value to the nuage games to make them worth watching?
This week’s Consulting News
Following the completion of all regulatory formalities, Capgemini announced today that the purchase of VariQ had been completed. Capgemini Government Solutions LLC, Capgemini’s autonomous operating company that works with U.S. government agencies, will absorb the supplier of Software Development, Cybersecurity, and Cloud services for federal government departments and agencies across the United States. The company’s position in the Federal market will be strengthened as a result of this purchase, which will provide impetus for future expansion. | @Capgemini
According to Gartner, Inc., organizations must focus on training people managers, who are the guardians of long-term performance, with the proper skillsets to guarantee that they and their teams succeed in the hybrid environment. Gartner suggests that firms use three techniques to guarantee that managers are ready to lead their teams in this situation. | Mary Baker and Teresa Zuech@Gartner
Many sectors stand to benefit from quantum computing, and hardware companies are attempting to get current machines to the point where they can apply theoretical algorithms and obtain business-relevant quantum benefits. | Alexander Noordeloos@KPMG
Deloitte has agreed to buy nearly all of the assets of BIAS, a cloud consulting business that is a market leader in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and has experienced cloud specialists in the US and India. BIAS, which was founded in 2000, specializes in advising, implementing, and operating cloud infrastructure, database, middleware, applications, analytics, and security services. | Jennifer Webster@Deloitte
This week’s media
Chris Bensch, the Strong Museum of Play’s head curator, digs into the backstories of every super-popular toy made in the previous 50 years.
Consulting sourcing tips
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Deciding who should be in the room when making big decisions is one of the most important aspects of any decision-making process. Obviously, those directly affected by the decision should be involved, but there are other key players whose voices need to be heard as well.
The average management consultants salary is $85,000 per year. However, salaries can vary widely depending on experience, location, and industry. However, the job can be demanding, with long hours and frequent travel.
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Hélène Laffitte is the CEO of Consulting Quest, a Global Performance-Driven Consulting Platform and author of “Smart Consulting Sourcing”, a step by step guide to getting the best ROI from your consulting. With a blend of experience in Procurement and Consulting, Hélène is passionate about helping Companies create more value through Consulting.