Big it firms seen consolidating
We will not pretend these things don’t happen where we are.
Sometimes we get challenged by clients but our value system does not allow that” he added.“Many of the clients we serve are international groups that know about the big four but they come to them,’’ he added.
Approaches range from self-service AI tools to a tailored, ‘productised’ approach.
Currently, their ability to invest in AI is perhaps winning bigger firms the advantage they lost when cloud computing levelled the playing field.
Speaking at an event where he unveiled Mr Innocent Muhangazi as a partner, Mazars Uganda managing partner Mr Robert Busuulwa emphasised his firm’s focus on building an ethical value system.“We will never trade an audit opinion for money,” he said.
“We are in Uganda, the country is high on the corruption index.
We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.
Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.‘Better understanding of cloud and managing that environment means firms are no longer bound to traditional ways of providing IT services,’ says Steve Sumner, IT director at Taylor Vinters.‘Brave decisions have to be made, though, and there are risks and hidden costs, so partnerships with value-add technology suppliers and service companies are the way to go.’ This means that law firm leaders need to be tech-savvy and understand what is out there, says Derek Southall, partner and head of innovation and digital at Gowling WLG.So what happens as AI as a service (AIaa S) in the form of pay-as-you-go due diligence and contract review from RAVN, Luminance, Leverton and others hits the mainstream?Corporate legal departments may invest in AI-powered due diligence software and instruct external counsel only after completing the data-extraction stage of a transaction.
Small Ugandan audit and professional service firms are responding to opportunities that scandals abroad are presenting to them by consolidating their operations and emphasising their unique value propositions.