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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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< 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 | 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 | 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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