09 March 2017
By Fabio Lovesio, Head of Retail Industry

Surviving deep waters requires learning how to swim first.

"I fear that too often the sizzle and “wow!” factors of purpose-built innovations get too much attention at the expense of the foundational digital capabilities retailers desperately need to stay competitive amidst the disruptions of the 21st century." 

10 February 2017
By Pietro Ferrari, CTO, BOARD International

All too often, BI and analytics initiatives are short-sighted in that their goals are defined as providing insights from data feeds, and with that accomplished their implementers think the goal has been reached, when in fact it has not; it’s only the starting point for making a decision.  

01 February 2017
By Catherine Wilks, Data Assurance Senior Manager at PwC

At the rate at which the volumes of data are increasing, it is questionable whether Excel should be the tool of choice for finance.  All is not lost though as cost effective alternatives are available, as this article will demonstrate one such solution. 

25 January 2017
By Robin Bloor, Chief Analyst and Co-founder of The Bloor Group

You can view the evolution of software through the lens of "integration and differentiation." So what can a business do to buffer itself from technology swings and disparate architectures?

20 January 2017
By Andrea Alfieri, Head of Marketing

Nobody doubts the impact that automation can have on productivity, cost reduction and efficiency but a new study highlights that automation on its own is rarely sufficient to bring about enduring change.

23 December 2016
By Fabio Lovesio, Head of Retail Industry

Remember when you needed separate electronic gear to play back music, make phone calls, take pictures, record audio and access the Internet?  The year was 2006. It was great for vendors, but a mess of expensive choices for consumers.

14 November 2016
By Scott Jennings, Managing Director, The Americas, BOARD International

As successful companies grow globally, they must follow two seemingly paradoxical paths.  First, they need to present a single face to all markets, ensuring that every marketing penny spent builds a common brand and value proposition.  Secondly, though, they need to cosmetically alter that single face in each separate region and country to match cultural norms and buying behaviors that often differ widely.

18 October 2016
By Jessica Venturini, Head of Global Alliances

When a leading business advisory purchases enterprise performance management software for its own use and allows the supplier to reference its purchase and successful implementation, it’s a compliment of the highest degree and a solid gold endorsement.

21 September 2016
By Scott Jennings, Managing Director, The Americas, BOARD International

As anyone who’s ever tried to cultivate an attractive garden discovers, weeds are inevitable.  They crop up from seemingly nowhere, and if left unchecked, flourish like … well, like weeds.  Over the four decades since Visicalc and Lotus 1-2-3 drove the first Modern Business Analytics wave, fueling early PC sales in the process, spreadsheets have become the ubiquitous weeds clogging business processes around the world.

14 July 2016
By Gary Simon , Group Publisher of FSN Publishing Limited and Managing Editor of FSN Newswire

The role of the CFO is in the spotlight once again as businesses across the world grapple with the fall-out from Brexit.  Boards of management will be turning to their CFOs for data-driven insights to help guide them through the next 24 months. 

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