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The future of hybrid cloud: Driving innovation, efficiency and growth

Where we were, where we’re going In 2011, only a third of senior business leaders we queried1 said they had already adopted or planned to adopt the cloud. Fast-forward five years to 2016, and more than three-fourths of the executives described their cloud initiatives as already included in a coordinated program, or fully integrated with […]

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Do you know what an astounding number of senior IT executives admit they’re doing wrong?

A recent research report revealed that 95% of enterprises consider innovation to be important. As a matter of fact, approximately 30% consider innovation essential to their future survival and growth. That being the case, what percentage of senior IT executives do you think would describe their current business practices as innovative? The answer is going […]

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Designing for compliance and control: Financial crime

Throughout global finance and payments, the structural burden of compliance and control in financial crime is forcing new approaches to organizational design. From the CRO to the CIO office, there is an increasing dialogue between financial institutions, governing bodies, regulators, process and technology operators to reduce detrimental impacts on business value chains, economies and international security. Designing for compliance and control, targets […]

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Weather means Business: Weather Data as a Driver for Digital Innovation

The impact of weather on business is underestimated. As organizations are increasingly looking to external data sources to innovate and optimize their business, precise weather data sticks out as a unique source of competitive advantage. Across industries, leading players are using weather data to transform decision making and to enable new business models. ‘Data is […]

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The “Two Waves” of Big Data

New Technologies, Enhanced Processes There is an old saying that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Big Data is far more than just Hadoop. Spark, Python, Scala, Cassandra, and Atlas are open source Big Data technologies that have expanded the ability for analytics to scale in velocity and volumes that can […]

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Optimize Your Enterprise for Microsoft & LinkedIn Integration

The Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn will integrate Microsoft’s productivity tools, including Microsoft Office 365, with employees’ social networks. That’s not a small task, considering there are over 450 million LinkedIn members (Source: Statista) and 1.2 billion Office users (Source: Window Central). I believe businesses will be affected one way or another — and you’ll need […]

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The Democratization of Data – It’s Like Riding a Bike

Since the original Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Executive Information Systems came into being, the ability to look at data and make meaningful decisions with confidence has been the conserve of those who either are sufficiently senior to coral the teams and resources necessary OR those who already understand the data and its meaning in […]

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Telecom and IoT: A Market Transition

In the last 10 years, Telecom operators have engaged with mixed results in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. An initial focus on developing technology offerings – with the emphasis being on sensor and networking solutions – has been followed by a number of point technology solutions: Connected luminaries and traffic lights in the smart […]

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Data as a Service

Big Data unlocks more information than traditional storage approaches can – relational, file stores, streaming, document repositories, unstructured and enterprise repositories all available from within the ‘data lake’ (a Big Data construct where many different types of data reside). It also enables the democratisation of analytics, whereby business users (without formal data management training) use […]

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Boosting Your In-House Big Brother May Stop Employee Crime

I recently opened a work email with the subject line: “time to upgrade your computer.” I knew that I was due for a replacement laptop and was very relieved to see that someone was taking care of it, at last. But it took only moment for me to realize that I had been caught by […]

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What is 360 Digital Data?

Digital platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Google are making billions of dollars from the 360  digital data their users are generating on their platforms. The ability to precisely pinpoint behaviours and trends has never been more instantaneous. Both digital and traditional enterprises are racing to understand how they can exploit this data to better […]

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Trade Surveillance: Advice for banks in today’s environment

  There was a time when Rogue Trading was the key risk that banks had to protect themselves and their clients from. Remember Nick Leeson who brought down the House of Baring Capital? Then came everything else. Analysts pushing zombie stocks to clients. Traders shorting assets being sold to clients. Extreme leverage. Anti-Money Laundering. Interest […]

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