Your business produces vast amounts of communication every day. Colleagues communicate informally via email, WhatsApp, Slack and numerous other platforms. It’s quick and easy, but is it smart? What happens to all the information being bounced back and forth via these channels?
Digitisation is rapidly changing the world. On the one hand, it’s making life easier. On the other hand, all this data carries its own risks, and in particular in the area of privacy. That makes it an important issue for the European Union, which is the reason behind the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), legislation which affects countless medium-sized companies.
If you’re not big, fast or strong, you have to be smart. This is the underlying moral of almost every story we read to our children. This article is the modern adult version of those stories: if you're not high-tech (yet), you have to be smart.
The role of the CFO has changed significantly in recent years. Fifty years ago, hardly any company had a CFO, but today it’s a role with an ever increasing number of responsibilities. Are CFOs becoming the modern day Sun Kings? Or are their days numbered?
Everyone understands the benefits of leasing a car. You don’t have to worry about maintenance or unexpected costs. Anyone who drives a lease car should really migrate their business software to the cloud today, because the same benefits apply. And more.
Many organisations miss the opportunity to make major savings on their procurement, says Edward Burgers, Head of Global Procurement at Exact. “Companies which structure their Purchase to Pay processes (P2P) can add a few percent to their profit. And if you invest your savings into a good procurement team, you’ll earn double.”
We’re all familiar with the classic scenario: ask HR and finance to compile a list of staff members and you’ll undoubtedly get two versions which don’t match. Whereas finance talks about FTEs and expenses, HR is all about headcount and people, meaning we can end up getting lost in translation. But isn’t it time we started combining forces more often?
Many traders have either already made ‘the step to online’, or are in the process of doing so. Many think of setting up a webshop when starting out in e-commerce or digital trade. Rightly so, but a webshop is only the beginning.
Many people know the private cloud is more secure, easier to use and more flexible than on-premise software, but they’re discouraged by the apparent hassle of actually making the switch. But don’t worry! The whole process can be implemented within two hours.
We’re regularly sent reeling by large scale hacks and virus attacks. That’s why so much attention goes out to cyber security. But let’s be honest: do you always install your updates on time?