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Here’s Why HR Is Critical For Digital Transformation Success

Here’s Why HR Is Critical For Digital Transformation Success

As digital transformation initiatives accelerate, it is a good time to think about who in your company is leading these efforts, and who gets a voice in those plans.

In a recent report, 86% of manufacturers have appointed digital transformation leaders—37% are from operations, and 30% from IT and the remaining span across engineering, finance and dedicated digital transformation teams. An important team that must be considered in relation to digital transformation efforts though, is HR and people operations.

Why companies need to lock down IoT systems

Why companies need to lock down IoT systems

During the last few years, malicious IoT hacks have grown exponentially with no immediate signs of slowing, while hackers relentlessly pursue new and creative ways to attack and exploit organizations. According to the FBI, within the past six years, attackers have amassed $144 million in ransomware payments alone – and each new attack costs more than the last.

How much of a SaaS companies’ revenue should come from services?

How much of a SaaS companies’ revenue should come from services?

There is a fundamental issue in the SaaS market; If a SaaS company makes more money from services that from their software, then they are not motivated to make their software better, because it would actually reduce their revenue.

How Fintech can help the Healthcare Industry

How Fintech can help the Healthcare Industry

Fintech has been a major factor on the financial market for a while now, and it’s becoming quite hard to ignore its presence and wide sweeping effects. It doesn’t just exist in a vacuum though – there is a very real link between fintech and certain other sectors. One of the most notable examples is…
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This Secret $35 Million FBI Unit Mixes Facial Recognition With Big Data To Investigate America’s Most Horrific Crimes

This Secret $35 Million FBI Unit Mixes Facial Recognition With Big Data To Investigate America’s Most Horrific Crimes

Big Data – In the wake of a mass shooting or terror attacks investigators can be left with hours of CCTV footage, video from witnesses, or clips from social media. Take the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, where the FBI received over 13,000 videos and had 120 analysts probe them all for clues.

How One Fintech Unicorn Became A Fashion Destination

How One Fintech Unicorn Became A Fashion Destination

As the world moves rapidly online, the distinction between B2B and B2C is becoming increasingly hazy. Today, consumers have more visibility and connection to businesses further up the value chain. And smart businesses are taking advantage of this direct relationship to become more relevant to a new audience. One business that is leveraging its B2B…
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Machine Learning Vs. Predictive Analytics: Which Is Better For Business?

Machine Learning Vs. Predictive Analytics: Which Is Better For Business?

Predictive Analytics – What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “artificial intelligence” (AI)? While I-Robot was a great film, it doesn’t count. Many don’t realize how deep the rabbit hole goes, either. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of subsets of AI.

What Conversations With 15 FinTech CEOs Revealed

What Conversations With 15 FinTech CEOs Revealed

A month ago, my investment banking group hosted Rosenblatt’s 12th annual FinTech summit, bringing together 400 investors and senior industry executives from the US, UK, Europe, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. There were three panel discussions on cutting-edge FinTech topics with the CEOs of 15 leading FinTechs. Here are salient points discussed during each of…
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Fintech Post-Crisis: The Role Of Innovation Versus Operational Resilience

Fintech Post-Crisis: The Role Of Innovation Versus Operational Resilience

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how rapid business response and the ability to quickly pivot have differentiated winners and losers across retail, telecom, supply chain and financial services.  Despite fast growth over the past decade, many financial services and fintech players may not survive the latest downturn because they’ve lost sight of a key business…
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As Businesses Reopen, A New Storm Of Cybercrime Activity Looms

As Businesses Reopen, A New Storm Of Cybercrime Activity Looms

There is nothing ordinary about the amount of disruption that will impact our lives moving forward as countries and states reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. In the context of the cloud, disruptions caused by COVID-19 have opened the door to another type of virus: cybersecurity threats. Today we are witnessing a rapid rise of opportunistic…
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