C-Suite

3 Helpful Tips From NRF, Retail’s Biggest Expo

Retail is changing fast. Point-of-sale data, the weather, local events, social media and other data sources are creating unique windows into a customer’s life, transforming the industry. They are creating snapshots into who they are. What clothes they need and when, why they purchased that particular type of baseball bat, and what kind of mattress […]

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Integrating hybrid cloud for better organizational performance.

Success. It’s what you want for any project, cloud or otherwise. What one trait do you think successful organizations share in identifying cloud opportunities and implementing integrated solutions? More than twice as many high-performing organizations report fully integrating their cloud initiatives compared to low-performing organizations.1 It stands to reason that decision-makers who want to be […]

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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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How to Practically Dream it and Get it Done

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau Every big idea that changed the world — from Einstein’s theory of relativity to the internet — started with a dream. The innovators behind those […]

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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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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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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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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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Forming alliances to incentivise innovation in your supply chain

So, why supply chain alliances? In today’s fast moving world, how (and how quickly) companies bring new ideas to market has never mattered more. Internal innovation programmes can bring benefits. Often company employees are very experienced in the industry, and when incentivised to do so, produce exceptionally innovative ideas. However, it is arguable that companies […]

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