Bubble

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Digital Transformation, Strategy

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies represent two halves of a maturing digital asset class.   While Blockchain projects continue to grow in volume, velocity and value, cryptocurrency markets have shed 90% of their market capitalization during 2018. What does this mean for a company’s digital asset strategy? Blockchain and cryptocurrencies in 2018: a tale of further divergence Blockchain…

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by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Strategy

Brexit, the UK’s EU exit, has sparked debate from many perspectives. With more questions being asked than solutions offered, Brexit has promoted conjecture and argument where direction and planning should be. But, with a digitized strategy allowing scenario play, you can estimate likely outcomes based on facts, not just speculation. Brexit and uncertainty According to…

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Money

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Finance

With IFRS16 and ASC842 coming into force on 1st January 2019 lease accounting is set to change. Here I discuss the challenges, impacts, and benefits these standards are bringing, and suggest ways systems such as IFS Applications can assist the user. Lease accounting from January 2019 For both IFRS and US GAAP, IFRS16 and ASC842…

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evolution

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Talent management is more than just training and appraisals. To support business excellence your talent management systems and processes must provide the mechanisms to achieve the right level of skills at the right time. The importance of talent management in modern business We live in a technology supported world, where robotic automation, artificial intelligence and…

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communication

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Finance, Strategy

Corporate performance management can help your business deliver its strategy and drive required results.  Discover what it is and how it can support business excellence? What is Corporate performance management Corporate performance management has as many different names as definitions, but in short it is the communication hub linking strategy with operations. It is sometimes…

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Agility

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Strategic delivery in modern business requires a balance between control and flexibility, risk and opportunity, and good timing.  Don’t go the way of the dinosaur, use the right enterprise solutions to support your agile strategic processes. Warning! Static strategy can lead to extinction With their size, speed, aggression, big teeth and an abundance of food,…

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Leap above the rest

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Business excellence is about achieving more with less by doing the right thing, the right way at the right time.  This is the first blog in a four-part series which sets out the core platform from which your business excellence journey can accelerate, by using techniques from the worlds of Finance, HCM and Strategy, and…

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GDPR compliance: the 5-step model

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

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?

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance

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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