Fincons named digital architect for Associated Press platform overhaul

25 April 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

IT business consultancy Fincons Group has won a contract to design and implement the AP’s new distribution platform. Fincons will use its extensive media background to help the global news agency manage content and engage readers.

In an era of fake news and the decline of major print institutions, the Associated Press (AP) presents a rare model of how fast, unbiased reportage can reach billions of people. The iconic news co-operative has now decided to revamp its content distribution system and chosen multinational IT consultancy the Fincons Group to manage the transformation.

Fincons has evolved its consultancy offering in the European IT sphere since 1983. Headquartered in Switzerland, the firm now boasts a network of offices across Italy, the UK and the US. Throughout its 35-year history, Fincons has cultivated a strong presence in the crowded media and entertainment space. The award-winning professional services firm reported sales revenue in excess of €100 million last year.

IT and media savvy will be counted on as the firm is tasked with introducing new technologies to help the AP develop its capacity to provide accurate real-time reporting in a quickly evolving digital media landscape.

Fincons helps Associated Press with platform overhaul

The AP has a multi-formatted approach to content, working with the more than 15,000 news outlets worldwide who rely on its vast network of reporters and analysts. AP’s technological landscape is unique, in terms of both scale and depth. Fincons Group consultants will tailor state-of-the-art digital solutions and develop new processes to ‘supercharge’ the AP platform. 

The revolution will not be televised

Francesco Moretti, Deputy CEO of Fincons Group said, “We’re proud to announce that an internationally acclaimed business like AP has acknowledged our expertise and has entrusted us with such a business-critical project.

“By overhauling the way content is packaged and delivered to customers, AP is stepping up to the challenge of keeping up with evolving customer demand. We are delighted to use our experience in delivering integrated and strategic business transformation to help AP keep abreast of this revolution.”

Gianluca D’Aniello, Chief Technology Officer at the Associated Press highlighted the new found power digital clients enjoy have in the media hierarchy. “There has been huge disruption to the way news is consumed”, he said, adding “The industry needs to respond to this revolution and shift the way it operates from a content-centric approach to a more client-centric model. We’re delighted to have Fincons Group on board and to call upon their extensive experience in designing and delivering cutting-edge platform architecture.”

Fincons partnership with AP is just one example of how consultancies are aggressively expanding their media expertise. Clients in the digital media, telecommunications, satellite and entertainment worlds are embracing consultants who can help them navigate a changing distribution landscape. FTI Consulting is another firm that has taken an early lead, snapping up boutique consultancy HighView Media as part of its expanded Media & Entertainment offering.

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