To encrypt or not to encrypt…

That question has been on the mind of many of our customers for some time now. In this digital era, data breaches, hacks or any other exposure of personal data is a nightmare for any customer, both financially and for their reputation. One (part of the) solution is encryption, because loosing encrypted data isn’t directly […]

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Help, the business wants APIs!

The glowing promises regarding APIs are not going unnoticed by people in the business. Every product owner who takes his or her activities seriously is interested in applications and data sources that are created so as to be accessible for broader use. But when the ultimate application is found, the question quickly arises: how do […]

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Finance that can count on cognitive technology

Organizations face challenging times. Virtualization and technical innovation all play a role in increasing business risk and volatility. Needless to say, then, that the department of finance is in the eye of the storm. New competitors, changing business models and higher customer expectations put pressure on CFOs. If they really want to be up to […]

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Analytics: essential for a future-oriented CFO

Over the past few years, finance departments have evolved to real value-adding powerhouses, driving strategic planning and implementation. To spur this development, it is essential that finance gains more and more insights, not only into their own organization, but also in the broader sector, the market and into trends that are likely to shape the […]

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Indaver plans, budgets and consolidates with IBM and Keyrus

Managing finance within a regionally organized group can be quite a complex process. Having the right tools at your disposal can mean a world of difference. That is what Indaver thought as well. The international waste management group recently integrated both IBM’s Cognos TM1 tool for planning and reporting, and IBM Cognos Controller for the […]

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Avebe – Financial consolidation in the cloud

To increase business agility, you need to make high-quality decisions based on timely performance information. But how to reconcile your figures fast, with subsidiaries all around the world? Avebe transformed its agility by switching to a cloud-based solution integrated with SAP ERP for rapid, automated financial consolidation. Users can now view up-to-date performance data anytime, […]

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One User Name to Rule the Cloud: Identity Management for your One Stop SaaS Shop

Disruption and digitalization are radically transforming whole sectors, at such a fast pace – blink and you’ll miss the next innovation. Our way of working, too, has been transforming – one example is Software-as-a-Service. Although the concept has been around for quite some time now, mass migration to the cloud these last few years has […]

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Cognitive manufacturing: the close-to-my-bed-show

On June 15, 2017 I gave a presentation on Industry 4.0 and IBM Watson IoT at the IoT Convention in Mechelen. What struck me that day was how pervasive the theme of Industry 4.0 has become in the interim. Many questions are being asked, not so much about what the theme involves, but rather the […]

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Cultural change: building blocks, not stumbling blocks

Successfully developing a minimum viable product (MVP) can represent a big step forward for an organization. Technology is no longer the problem; this is readily available nowadays. The real obstacle is the culture: getting people within the organization to get on board with creating something valuable without too many skills being required – for example, […]

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