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< The beta blog | 20 May 2015

Could the digital economy bring about a new breed of tax rules?

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Tax on 5 May 2015.

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< The beta blog | 13 May 2015

How IT functions can prepare for digital and hybrid cloud adoption in banking

The digitisation of banks will impact every business process and service delivery model in existence today. However uncontrolled implementation of digital solutions on multiple cloud environments will have catastrophic consequences to the IT platform in terms of cost, complexity and risk.

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< The beta blog | 08 May 2015

Changing healthcare – how technology can help create better and sustainable care

Every government wants to offer its citizens the best healthcare system it can, to keep people fit and healthy as best it can. Unfortunately, the healthcare systems in place in most countries are proving to be financially unsustainable. Without change, it’s only a matter of time before they break down completely. What’s the answer? It’s time to start looking to the future at what emerging technologies can do for the healthcare sector – and there’s a wealth of potential. Time to turn the focus to prevention, rather than solely on cure.

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< The beta blog | 30 Apr 2015

Digital transformation opportunities in private banking and wealth management

Digital transformation is endlessly fascinating because of the depth and breadth of its impact on industries, organisations and people. Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the good fortune to work with two leading private banks, helping to devise and implement their digital strategy and transformation initiatives. During that time, I’ve learned that even this conservative and established industry has had to rethink how it delivers services to its clients in the digital age.

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< The beta blog | 30 Apr 2015

The secret to enhancing efficiency: wearables at work

Many of us have applications on our smartphones and tablets – and possibly smartwatch - that take us through our gym routine, tell us how many calories we’ve burned, how far we’ve run and boost our workout with a host of other Big Data. If these so-called ‘wearables’ can add value to our private lives what could they do at work?

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< The beta blog | 29 Apr 2015

PwC wins CIM Marketing Excellence award for the world in beta campaign

Earlier this week the world in beta team attended the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Excellence Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where our world in beta campaign was a nominee in the Digital Transformation category.

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< The beta blog | 28 Apr 2015

How the megatrends will impact supply chains

The world is constantly changing and supply chain strategies must adapt to a new world order or face being ineffective and irrelevant. The supply chain innovations of yesteryear – barcodes, computerised tracking systems, the just-in-time delivery model and even online delivery channels – have all been responses to broader trends taking place at that particular time.

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< The beta blog | 27 Apr 2015

The bank as a platform and why digital needs your legacy systems

There is a lot of discussion about how legacy systems stop large banks innovating and responding to change. However making a decision to swap them out is a CIO's worst nightmare. Having worked on a number of legacy system projects I can tell you nightmares are the least of your problems. Given the short tenor of CIOs these days its likely that most will shy away from taking a decision to migrate core legacy systems and prefer a discussion about how to manage the legacy estate more effectively, in particular those systems right at the heart of the architecture.

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< The beta blog | 27 Apr 2015

Five behaviours to become a digital dynamo to give your company an edge

Think because your company’s got a webshop you’ve suddenly gone digital? Think again. Companies that still keep technology buried in the shadows, giving sole responsibility (and budget) to the IT department are at serious risk at being left behind. Trouble is, too many don’t realise it.

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< The beta blog | 24 Apr 2015

How family businesses can take a lead in the digital age

Digital technologies are part of our everyday life. We use them to keep in touch with friends and family (facebook, twitter), to purchase goods online from retailers we like to shop with (e-commerce – from home and on the move), and to communicate in the way we want to with organisations who deliver us services (e.g. providing meter readings online to avoid staying in for a visit).

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