The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.
This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.
In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.
The new polyglots
How many languages do you speak? English? French? Maybe whatever you happen to remember from GCSE German? What about R? SQL? Python? Julia? Perl or Java?
Analytical culture: The key to unlocking big data’s potential?
We now generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data every day, bringing the potential to transform a vast array of business activities from retail to mining
Engagement has been the watchword of forward thinking marketeers when it comes to promoting a brand through social media
Consultant 2020: how analytics is changing graduate skillsets
The new set of standard graduate skills will include being able to manipulate large datasets (beyond the reach of spreadsheets)
Analytics through the looking glass
One of the biggest problems with analytics is the different expectations about what it is. Analytics lives (and tends to get lost) at the intersection between IT, digital, reporting and commercial analysis
The price isn’t right
Let’s say that business at your corporate software company is booming, with healthy margins and revenue growth. Not much more that can be done to improve things, you might think. Might as well kick back and relax. You’d be wrong
Consulting 3.0: The digital revolution is changing the consulting industry
Data analytics offers a lot of potential for those able to harness big data; as consultants we are on the leading edge of exploiting this to answer more complex questions, more quickly
The mechanics of business
Analytics can help you to make better business plans, both by breaking down plans into their components, and by aggregating plans so you can see the big picture
Artificial Intelligence vs Real Stupidity: Busting 5 myths
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is the buzzword at the forefront of technology nowadays. You can’t spend more than 5 minutes browsing business or tech news without some bond-villain-esque billionaire telling us we are in the “golden age of AI”
698 Seconds - why less is more when designing your dashboard
698 seconds - that’s all it took for Apollo 11 to get into orbit. Just under eleven minutes to take three astronauts and about 100,00lbs of spaceship from the launch site at the Kennedy Space Centre to 160 miles above the Earth’s surface, and on to the Moon