Nearly every industry undergoes major evolutions as technology evolves. Television shifted from scheduled viewing, to time-delayed, then on-demand. Automobiles have changed from internal combustion, to hybrid, and are now facing their most dramatic paradigm shift with driverless technology.
As Mike Meikle recently put it, you can now add another acronym to the “Certification Industrial Complex” which includes, but is in no way limited to: ISO, PCI, SOX, SOC, HIPAA, PIPEDA, NIST… So, what is GDPR? How is it different from the other members of the alphabet soup compliance club? And, what does it mean for SaaS software companies?
HBR Consulting held its third-annual Law Procurement Roundtable last October, where law firm procurement leaders can break bread, talk strategy and do some peer benchmarking of their firms’ performance.
At the beginning of each year, we often read those “X things we can expect to see this year” type of insight. While these contain interesting short-term insight, they typically don’t talk about some of the larger macro trends and how they could impact an industry.
It’s that time of year. Your customers are receiving their holiday gifts of wine, food hampers, or, if they’ve really been a pain, summer sausage gift baskets. One conundrum that some account managers have is whether the size of the gift should reflect how much they spend with you this year, or if is it more reflective of how much you’re trying to get them to spend with you in the coming year.
Whether you’re voting in an election or buying a car, you need to do your homework to ensure you make the right choice. A wrong decision could have a lasting impact. This means taking input from a variety of sources and making an informed, educated decision. While of course you shouldn’t only listen to the claims of the candidate or the auto manufacturer, you should also bear in mind that their competitors may sometimes distort the truth in order to move you away from your preferred choice.
Econocom and Microsoft signed a partnership to distribute Microsoft HoloLens in France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg. This agreement represents an alliance between the best of Microsoft’s technology and Econocom’s distribution, services and financing experience and will boost widespread deployment of mixed reality for the digital transformation of companies and industries.
European law firm, Fieldfisher, has announced a record H1 revenue performance of £76.8 million, representing growth of 20%. This growth has been driven organically by attracting lateral hires and opening new offices. Underpinning this impressive performance is Fieldfisher’s new ERP solution from LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions, LexisOne, which went live in June this year.
Companies and their employees are becoming increasingly demanding where digital tools and uses are concerned, in line with the premium quality standards offered by the B2C champions. In order to address these demands effectively, Econocom has created “OneDesk,” the next-generation user support solution: an effective, personalised, easy-to-access and use working environment.
Econocom, a European player specialising in the digital transformation of organisations, posted revenue of €1,929 million for the first nine months of 2017, compared with €1,735 million in September 2016, i.e. a 11.2% rise in reported data, 6.9% of which was organic.