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Are you ready for a data-driven world?

The technological tools available for collecting, storing and processing data may have come on a bit since Sherlock Holmes’ day but, more than 120 years ago, Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective was applying principles that modern businesses are just beginning to get to grips with.

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Improved business performance

To achieve the best outcomes, you need to understand how the business as a whole is functioning. By collecting and analysing the right operational data, you can see the big picture, mitigate risks and improve performance, says EY advisory partner Ben Taylor.

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Overcoming the challenges of big data

Big data is an innovation that businesses can use to drive competitive advantage. But the value of big data lies in the insights that your business can draw from it, rather than in the information itself.

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Are you ready for a data-driven world?

The technological tools available for collecting, storing and processing data may have come on a bit since Sherlock Holmes’ day but, more than 120 years ago, Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective was applying principles that modern businesses are just beginning to get to grips with.

Raconteur Feature:

Improved business performance

To achieve the best outcomes, you need to understand how the business as a whole is functioning. By collecting and analysing the right operational data, you can see the big picture, mitigate risks and improve performance, says EY advisory partner Ben Taylor.

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Mining big data to mitigate corruption risk

For those charged with deterring, detecting and investigating misconduct, mining big data can be a particularly powerful tool to be utilized in their overall compliance and anti-fraud efforts.

Sustaining digital leadership!

This report is the second in our Digital Leadership Study Series and offers insights on digital growth strategies, business models and methods of customer engagement that companies are executing to pursue and sustain M&E industry leadership in the digital era. Our in-depth research and analysis shows how the profound shift to mobile and social by today’s customers is fundamentally transforming the way M&E companies do business.

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Digital agility now!

This report, the first in our Digital Leadership Study Series, focuses on the impact of technology-enabled mobile-social-cloud and big data analytics on M&E companies. The report describes how digital leaders are showing the path forward by using new technology not only to deliver new media products and services, but to build more agile organisations capable of sensing and responding far faster to technology-induced shifting customer attitudes and marketplace opportunities and risks.

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Technology risk management in a cyber world

Most companies don't think they are targets for cyber attackers. As the threat landscape changes and risks increase, companies need to change their mindset and approach toward information security and privacy to address a new normal.They need to operate under the assumption that unauthorised users are accessing their company’s IT environment on a daily basis – to assume “they’re in”.

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Big Data: the next frontier for investigations and regulatory response

Today, an hour’s worth of business for a typical big-box retail chain can create millions of transactional records. The entirety of data from the private sector doubles every 14 months. So-called “big data” is no longer a phenomenon. It is a reality we wrestle with in the everyday course of business to a degree we never conceived, and it touches myriad worlds – not the least of which are those of anti-corruption and fraud.

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Big Data deluge threatens utilities

Here’s a conundrum. Right now, cloud computing is the big new thing for data management in the IT world. It involves shifting masses of data from millions of devices onto a few centralised data centres around the world. It is IT’s answer to reducing the costs, complexity and unpredictability of data management. So why are utilities moving in the exact opposite direction?

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