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GRC Tuesdays: Dead Rats in Risk Management: The Myth of Complexity

Recent research commissioned and published by SAP (Managing risk in an age of complexity) reveals a startling conclusion that seems to reinforce the notion that complexity is a problem for GRC professionals. “GRC is characterised by increased complexity. This, alongside pressures from the business to prove effectiveness, is creating significant challenges for GRC professionals.”

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5 Ideas to Successfully Brand Your Mobile BI Initiative

When I bring up branding as part of mobile business intelligence (BI) discussions, I’m often met with that “deer caught in the headlights” look. I realize that branding is typically discussed in the context of marketing, but I also see it playing an important part in the design and execution of a mobile BI strategy. (more…)

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Analytics Kicks in some Major Changes in Second Half of 2015

From an analytics perspective, 2015 has already been an interesting year. Self-service BI, for example, has reached maturity, and the simplification of BI tools finally has the momentum the market is so eager for. But we haven’t finished yet and the second half of the year promises some major trends being kicked into our analytics (more…)

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Operationalizing the Internet of Things: The Four Things You May Be Missing in Your Strategy

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its supporting sensors, actuators, and analytics systems have received extraordinary attention recently. At the same time, it has the reignited the age-old debate between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Who should support and maintain process and control systems? Which group should purchase and maintain sensors embedded in (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Can Internal Control be the Key to Longevity?

Back in the 1920s the average longevity of companies in the S&P 500 index was 67 years, compared to just 15 years in 2012, according to Professor Richard Foster from Yale.  There’s much to bet that this has reduced even more since then.  The question is then: how can you ensure that your company is (more…)

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