ThoughtWorks: Write Better Tests in 5 Steps...

05-Feb-2016

The points I'm going to discuss here helped me a lot to become more aware of my tests and what I can do to improve them. If you have experience in writing tests, you probably know most of what I'm going to talk about, but it's still good to refresh your memory and add more references on the subject. read more

Baringa Partners: Baringa Partners mentioned in today's special report on the Business of Management Consulting:

05-Feb-2016

Clients are primarily looking to consultancies to fill capability gaps, to independently analyse, review and challenge their business and to bring discipline to major cross-functional projects. These are not new requirements, but Ian Peters, director, customer-facing strategy at Centrica, the energy services company, says the use of consultants is driven by the accelerating pace of change.read more

SAP IBP Series: Sales & Operations Planning

05-Feb-2016

In our discussions with customers around the world, it is clear that following the introduction of SAP’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) there, is still a great deal of uncertainty and confusion around SAP’s SCM roadmap. Olivehorse blog. read more

Accenture: Digital Disruption: The Growth Multiplier

05-Feb-2016

Growing the digital economy While organizations are taking advantage of digital technologies, many economies remain digitally immature. Even though Accenture Strategy research estimates that the digital economy, involving some form of digital skills and digital capital, represents 22.5 percent of the world economy, digital's ability to unlock value is far from being fully exploited. read more

Efficio Expands Its Technology Capability with Dedoko Acquisition

03-Feb-2016

Efficio, the procurement experts, today announced the acquisition of the development and management team of Dedoko, a leading web application development company based in Southampton, together with Dedoko’s IP assets. The acquisition comes three weeks after Efficio announced a minority investment by private equity firm Livingbridge.

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Strategy&: The next-generation sales force: Harnessing data to boost productivity

03-Feb-2016

With a daunting set of pressures on sales margins and effectiveness at work today, most companies need to re-think their sales operations around a new model. The next-generation sales force is organized around customer data. What sets a sales force apart from its competitors is not the data on its own, however, but the ability to analyze it and re-imagine its uses. read more

Accenture: Complexity lies behind continued instances of misconduct in financial services. How to simplify?

02-Feb-2016

Regulators have addressed a number of pressing issues over the past few years, including segregating retail deposits from riskier activity, mandating additional accountability by senior management and requiring additional capital. These steps are adequate to place financial firms on sound footing going forward. However, these steps do little to actually change behaviour, or change the underlying issues that caused the financial crisis in the first place. read more

Gartner: What's Next After the Internet of Things?

02-Feb-2016

While I am a big fan of those who learn from history to avoid mistakes and bad choices for the future, I believe that the Top This and That in security was well covered. Instead, I would like to write about the future. Let me begin by stating one thing immediately. I hate the term Internet of Things.read more

Hudson And Yorke: Global businesses are re-evaluating their data privacy programmes this year as new privacy regulations targeted at businesses start to gather.

02-Feb-2016

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is expected to come into force in 2018, provides for fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or 20m, whichever is greater, for failure to safeguard data of EU citizens and residents. However, despite the introduction of this legislation, many enterprises are still not doing enough to protect consumer data, according to security and privacy industry experts. read more

Molten: Is Social Media Too Risky for Some Companies?

01-Feb-2016

Given this data, companies today cannot afford to exclude social media and a solid, strategically planned public presence from their communications strategy. So, why do some companies shy away from including a social media strategy in their corporate communications? read more

Accenture: Digital Disruption: The Growth Multiplier - Accenture

01-Feb-2016

While organizations are taking advantage of digital technologies, many economies remain digitally immature. Even though Accenture Strategy research estimates that the digital economy, involving some form of digital skills and digital capital, represents 22.5 percent of the world economy, digital's ability to unlock value is far from being fully exploited. read more

CEB: What your customers want to be taught

01-Feb-2016

Customers don't want to spend time answering questions salespeople ask to identify their major problems. They are more impressed with salespeople who are already aware of their problems and can offer valuable insights on how to improve their business. Here are four guidelines to help teach prospects and customers.read more