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THE 4 VITAL STEPS IN BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

by Simon Cordrey on 23 Apr 2019

Editors note: This blog post was originally published in June 2016 and has since been updated with additional information.

BIE research found that 80% of organisations are going through a business transformation of some nature, with systems implementations, cost out operations, and standardisation of processes being most common.

Despite the immeasurable benefits it can offer, enacting a fundamental change in the way your business operates can be a long and arduous journey, with no guarantee of success. So how do you ensure yours does succeed?

No business transformation is the same. However, there are four vital steps that every organisation should take.

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3 key ingredients of successful business transformation

by Simon Cordrey on 08 Apr 2019

Editors note: This blog post was originally published in May 2016 and has since been updated with additional information.

Achieving successful business transformation is not easy.  Not all transformations are successful at improving performance and equipping the organisation to sustain improvements over time.

This being true, the risk for senior leaders is high. However, business transformation and continual evolution are unavoidable in today’s global marketplace. Changes in customer expectations, the market environment, and the competitive landscape happen more frequently - and faster than ever.

In research by BIE, an overwhelming 80% of senior executives said their company was going through a business transformation of some nature, driven by a need to reduce costs and become more efficient in this more competitive market.

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Why your business needs to get personal data under control today

by Simon Cordrey on 30 May 2017

A topic that is popping up more and more in many of the meetings I am having these days have been around how companies are readying themselves for the impact of GDPR. What questions are they asking, what are their pain points, are they dealing with it internally or have they got someone external to come in to assess their level of compliance?

With this in mind, I thought it would be interesting to get an expert's opinion on the topic from one of our Associate Partners, James Stevens. James is a European Distribution Big Data and Analytics Leader and has a background in data, through working as a Partner for IBM. Below are his thoughts on why your business needs to get personal data under control today:

Businesses have been talking about data, big data, Hadoop, R and many different aspects of data for years. Big Data is big business but more importantly, Big Data is about to become “Big Risk” like never before.

We have all seen the news and media storms that occur when organisations publicly lose data, and the impact that has on the businesses involved. In the UK this has been covered by the Data Protection Act but there is a new kid in town, GDPR, and it has teeth!

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