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< The beta blog | 02 Jul 2015

Creating a business strategy for the digital age: How to keep one step ahead of the disruptors targeting insurance

In insurance, digital is about business transformation, not just technology

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< The beta blog | 01 Jul 2015

Insurance takes on technology or vice versa?

How will the hyper-connected world impact the insurance sector and how will it react? That’s a question to which there’s currently no clear answer, from either side.

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< The beta blog | 30 Jun 2015

How major programmes are harnessing the power of digital to drive real-time insight and better outcomes

Ever tried to drive a car while looking in the rear-view mirror? Me neither. But if you’ve managed major portfolios and programmes in the past, you’ll probably know what it feels like. When you’re navigating a massive programme using historical data from myriad different systems, the challenge isn’t just knowing where you are but avoiding crashing.

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< The beta blog | 25 Jun 2015

Levelling the location debate: introducing the Digital Single Market for small value consignments

With the birth and explosion of ecommerce, is location still a consideration for retail? For some aspects, such as taxation, location can still make a difference for digital businesses. The EU is currently tackling the location debate when it comes to VAT (value-added tax) and customs duty on small value consignments.

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< The beta blog | 22 Jun 2015

Digital and tax: location, location, location

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the challenges of adapting the international tax regime to the digital age. One of the biggest issues that will have to be tackled is around the location of income.

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< The beta blog | 22 Jun 2015

New EU PSD2 open data regulation will turn banks inside out: banking innovation and the API

While headlines about the future of banking continue to be grabbed by the themes of digital transformation and disruption from the FinTech community, a largely unnoticed regulatory initiative has sneaked in under the radar to turn banks completely inside out.

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< The beta blog | 19 Jun 2015

Findings from the ISBS

​We have been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to survey companies across the UK on cyber security incidents and emerging trends.

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< The beta blog | 18 Jun 2015

Relegate ‘sold out’ to the history books, creating the true connected shelf

It’s time for supply to take control. It’s time for the connected shelf to become a reality. Why wait for retailers to make an order when you can replenish shelves based on POS data?

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< The beta blog | 15 Jun 2015

PwC at Digital Shoreditch: The Future of Things

On the 13th of May we hosted an event at Digital Shoreditch as part of our sponsorship of the festival, bringing together startups, innovators, entrepreneurs, creative minds and technical talent from around the world.

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< The beta blog | 05 Jun 2015

Advice to business leaders: How to build a solid business strategy for the digital age [Q&A]

This Q&A was originally written by Irene McConnell on the Arielle Careers blog. You can read the original here, follow Irene on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.

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