GDPR compliance: the 5-step model

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Jenny is the CIO of a multinational company who had been tasked with ensuring compliance for when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect in May 2018. Fortunately, Jenny is very switched on and broke the compliance problem down into five stages to aid the project. In this blog, I will explain how…

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2018 financial industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

The financial area is heavily impacted by new technology at the moment. Balancing trust, swift transactions and increased transparency is prioritized. To achieve this, technologies such as Blockchain, robotic automation and holistic reporting will play key roles, predicts Steve Treagust, Global Industry Director for Finance, HR and Strategy at IFS. Trend #1 Japan and South…

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Cryptocurrency – time for a rocket launch or a giant bubble burst?

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Since the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008, cryptocurrency led by Bitcoin, has been on a rollercoaster journey of discovery and legitimacy. But, with ‘Altcoins’ now joining Bitcoin in the hundreds, this $400 billion asset class is now being taken seriously by the financial establishment as a potential…

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Set IoT free, automate your business

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Part three of a three-part blog series on enhancing the Internet of Things (IoT): Part one introduced the standard IoT concept, part two explained how to boost analytical and security effectiveness and this part details the boost in delivering efficiency using innovative technologies to automate actions. IoT and the RPA performance boost IoT systems still…

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Benefits of IoT

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Part two of a three-part blog series on boosting the Internet of Things (IoT): Part one introduced the standard IoT concept. Part two details the benefits of combining big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain with IoT to widen its breadth of application and potential. IoT and quality data analytics We established in part one…

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IoT System

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This is one of a three-part blog series outlining the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how to boost them. The basic premise of IoT is simple, enrich processes by automating activities using an active communications and execution system. But, this system can be boosted by combining other technologies with IoT to realize…

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Is your GDPR project going to achieve compliance?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

On May 25, 2018, the new and considerably more onerous general data protection regulations take effect. It affects all companies managing personal information originating from countries within the European Union (EU). As the fines for non-compliance are eye-watering, and the potential ‘ethical fallout’ highly damaging, a successful GDPR project is an essential risk mitigation tool….

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6 business benefits of Blockchain

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Blockchain was born to provide legitimacy to its Bitcoin master after the financial cataclysm of 2008. At its heart is a rebellious disdain for central authoritative control, offering instead a decentralized network of self-compliance and regulation. But the servant has become the master, offering business benefits not envisaged during its conception. In fact, it’s nothing…

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Labor valuation using the “Dark Side of the Moon”

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Squaring the circle between valuing labor and adding value to labor is a key to unlocking pent-up potential in business and fostering business growth. But perhaps it needn’t be such a dilemma as a combination of strategy and HCM systems may just hold the answer. Sometimes, from obscure conversations, nuggets of wisdom are born. And…

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