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12 11, 2018

Key Strategies for Effective Data Governance in a Siloed Data Environment

2018-11-19T10:59:42-04:00 November 12th, 2018|Data Analytics|0 Comments

Data governance within financial services institutions has largely been guided by regulations. Motivations for governance programs have centered around not running afoul of regulations as opposed to extracting business value or improving operational efficiency. Although not determinative, regulators have considerable influence over the activities and initiatives pursued by organizations. Historically, many financial institutions leveraged [...]

20 09, 2018

Key Business Elements (KBEs): Why KBEs are the Secret to Better Data Governance

2018-09-20T10:39:59-04:00 September 20th, 2018|Data Analytics|0 Comments

Getting to a common understanding of even basic business terms like “customer” or “product” within an enterprise is often easier said than done.  This is particularly true when discussing data or data elements.  For most organizations, a business glossary is intended to bridge the understanding gap.  While a typical glossary provides a definition along with [...]

21 12, 2017

Leveraging Data to Drive Quality Outcomes in Healthcare

2017-12-21T12:01:41-04:00 December 21st, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid rate of change at the local, regional, and national levels. The transition from pay-for-service to pay-for-value and utilization-based reimbursement will continue to drive fundamental business model evolution for healthcare organizations and the supporting technology will require increased agility, scalability and respond rapidly to the changing dynamics. Providers [...]

21 12, 2017

Digital Media for Commerce

2017-12-21T11:34:05-04:00 December 21st, 2017|Telecommunications & Media|0 Comments

Retailer websites have become media sites….they are the source an incredible amount of content, and they are the platform for integrated ad campaigns.  Amazon is the largest online retailer and brands need to have a core strategy around how to leverage this platform.   Some very successful brands have abandoned traditional media outlets and invested [...]

20 12, 2017

Manufacturing Sector Most Optimistic in 20 Years, Why?

2017-12-20T08:15:56-04:00 December 20th, 2017|Manufacturing|0 Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers 4th Quarter 2017 survey has revealed renewed levels of optimism in the sector that have never been seen before.  Over 94% of the respondents were positive with respect to their company’s outlook in 2018 while in 2016 this number was 64%.  This is the highest level seen in the [...]

20 12, 2017

The Importance of a Merger Integration Office

2017-12-20T08:00:50-04:00 December 20th, 2017|Merger & Acquisitions|0 Comments

Mergers have captivated many headlines of late, as a series of deals have been announced to further consolidate industry control in healthcare, media, and retail, sending a fervor of energy and anticipation through the markets, despite obvious reservations and anticipated hold ups and hang ups, one thing is for sure, the allure of the [...]

21 11, 2017

Wealth Management – Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Summary

2017-11-21T10:58:53-04:00 November 21st, 2017|Financial Services, Risk & Compliance|0 Comments

The Department of Labor published their final Fiduciary Rule (“Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule – Retirement Investment Advice) in April, 2016 with an original applicability date of April, 2017 which was subsequently extended until June, 2017. This included a phased implementation period for the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption and [...]

21 11, 2017

FinTech Regulation – Will They or Won’t They?

2017-11-21T10:50:26-04:00 November 21st, 2017|Financial Services, Risk & Compliance|0 Comments

As financial technology companies increase in the industry, grow in size, and expand the scopes of their businesses the question really isn’t “will they be regulated.” They will. The question is by whom. FinTechs have expanded in scope from pure operational processing with liability to the customer or intended extension of credit to the [...]

10 08, 2017

Solving Gaps in Sales and Operations Planning

2017-08-10T10:22:13-04:00 August 10th, 2017|Manufacturing|0 Comments

Sales and operations planning (S&OP), sometimes known as aggregate planning, is a process where executive level management regularly meets and reviews projections for demand, supply, and the resulting financial impact. S&OP is a decision-making process that makes certain that tactical plans in every business area are in line with the overall view of the [...]

3 08, 2017

Transforming Data & Analytics: Addressing Consolidation Challenges in the Age of M& A

2017-08-03T11:43:20-04:00 August 3rd, 2017|Telecommunications & Media|0 Comments

One of the items we identified in our Communications and Media 2017 Trend blog post (here) was organization consolidation due to M&A activity.  From AT&T- Time Warner to Discovery – Scripps and the spectre of a Comcast-Verizon (likely) or Tmobile-Sprint (less likely), there seems to be more activity turning 2017 into the year of [...]