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RESEARCH FINDS FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY HINDERED BY A LACK OF DATA SKILLS

New research from analytic database firm, Exasol, finds:   Almost 40 per cent of FSI businesses are currently failing to implement data initiatives due to lack of employee skills Yet, 75 per cent of FSI businesses state that operations and…

11/04/2019

HOW AUTOMATION CAN HELP CFOS REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

Debbie Green, Vice President of Applications, Oracle UK   The myth that we only use approximately ten per cent of our brain has been repeatedly disproved by science, yet it remains a commonly accepted factoid. It is easy to see…

11/04/2019

BEYOND SPREADSHEETS: HOW CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT DRIVES INSIGHTS

By Alok Ajmera, President and Chief Operating Officer, Prophix Software   Half a century ago, the first electronic spreadsheet – LANPAR – was introduced to replace paper-based bookkeeping ledgers and make business management more efficient and effective. It was a…

11/04/2019

VELOCITY TRIPLES ITS FUND RAISE, AND DELIVERS 100% TAX CARRY BACK ACROSS 21 INVESTMENTS

Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Velocity Capital Advisors closed its Velocity Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Technology Fund 5 and Velocity Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) Technology Fund 4 last week having raised three times the investment secured in…

11/04/2019

HOW BOARDS SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT CYBER RISK DURING THE M&A PROCESS

By Jake Olcott, VP of Government Affairs, BitSight   Data breaches are a constant in today’s headlines, but in recent years the risk has been front and centre of some of the most significant M&A deals. In 2017, Verizon discounted its…

10/04/2019

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AN ONLINE SHOPPER: WHY MERCHANTS MUST PRIORITISE SECURITY TO INSTIL CUSTOMER TRUST

Ronnie D’Arienzo, Chief Revenue Officer at PPRO   There is an undeniable convenience that comes with shopping online – a few clicks of a button and a parcel arrives at your doorstep the next day. The ability to be able…

10/04/2019

WHAT DOES BREXIT MEAN FOR MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATION?

What will happen to the trading and regulatory relationship between the UK and EU post-Brexit?   A recent study found that only 13 percent of EU regulations have been replaced following Brexit.[1] Brexit continues to cause uncertainty for leading regulatory bodies…

10/04/2019

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