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Gold plating FSA compliance could be costing you dearly
Over-engineering or "gold plating" operations to meet perceived regulatory requirements may provide a degree of comfort to management, but can add significantly to costs and reduce effectiveness. Incorporating addition information, checks or any other unnecessary activity ... read more
The Social Media ROI debate: settle it by measuring by your Return on Investment
In his blog post Aaron Biebert argues business leaders are still debating whether there is a return to be made on Social Media. He contends there are three reasons why this debate continues: poor education; wrong ... read more
Improving quality in big data
Research from "social login" specialists Janrain suggests "big data" may be in trouble before it starts. Their survey indicates almost 9 out of 10 people have given incorrect profile information when registering with a ... read more
The project management options for closing failed projects
There are times when projects simply "fizzle out." Commitment to the original vision fades, resources become impossible to pull together or requirements become locked into a "death spiral" of non-commitment and unwillingness to move forward. When ... read more
Can Virgin Money innovate in the mature banking market?
There is much excitement at the moment around Virgin Money's entry into the UK high street banking market. Advertising has already started, promises of "innovation" and shaking up the market made and Virgin fans are lining ... read more
Rebuilding operations before the recession ends
A conversation with an operations manager a couple of weeks before Christmas revealed a disturbing tale. As had happened in many companies projects were put on hold and much needed investment delayed as the financial crisis ... read more
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