US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law on December 22, 2017, has widespread business implications affecting companies headquartered in the US, as well as any global company with operations in the US. As the tax department leads the company’s planning efforts, several corporate functions will be impacted by the reaction to the … More US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies

Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?

Disruption and new technologies mean new risks. Is your organization ready to manage them? The transformative age is increasing the complexity of organizational ecosystems at a speed never before seen. New digital technologies are driving an intense focus on developing disruptive new business models, creating new experiences, utilizing contingent and mobile workforces, and blurring traditional … More Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?

Making the future of work, work

For the first time ever, today’s workforce includes four generations working together: traditionalists, boomers, Gen X and millennials. As technology invades our lives, both at work and at home, employees are focused more on work-life integration over balance. Technology, coupled with demographics and globalization, is also changing the definition and composition of our workforce. We … More Making the future of work, work

Blockchain reaction: Tech plans for critical mass

Why another tech-enabled global business and societal revolution may be in the making. Blockchain technology has the potential to streamline and accelerate business processes, increase cybersecurity and reduce or eliminate the roles of trusted intermediaries (or centralized authorities) in industry after industry. Why now? The blockchain reaction will pull in different industries at different times … More Blockchain reaction: Tech plans for critical mass

The Value of Trust in Data

Throughout the millennia, the concepts of ‘trust’ and ‘data’ (information) have been fundamental to human relationships and most of the economic, geopolitical and military events that have shaped the course of history. The hyper-connected nature of global commerce and the disruptive nature of digital technology has given both of these concepts further prominence. Enabled by … More The Value of Trust in Data

Merger integration in a converging world

When it comes to merger integration, convergence matters Leaders in the technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors understand the challenge of creating long-term value from M&A, and likely are aware of a recent acquisition that failed to fully achieve pre-deal expectations. As the nature and purpose of TMT dealmaking evolves, corresponding changes to … More Merger integration in a converging world

European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

Read the full press release here. Business confidence is high among European middle-market organizations, despite geopolitical uncertainty within and outside Europe, demographic shifts and rapid digitization across sectors according to the EY Growth Barometer: Europe. The study reveals that almost four in ten (38%) European middle-market companies are targeting current year growth of 6% to … More European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

Eight lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from digital leaders

By Laurence Buchanan, EY EMEIA Advisory Digital Leader – as first published on betterworkingworld.ey.com We might think we’re living in an era of rapid transformation, but in reality we’ve only had a taste of the explosive changes that advances in multiple fields have yet to bring. There is so much more to come in disciplines … More Eight lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from digital leaders

Crossing the chasm: Lessons learned in transitioning to the SaaS business model

Read the full report here. The last decade has seen software buyers express ever-increasing preference for purchasing software as a service (SaaS). Most new entrants in the software space have been SaaS-native, but what about the thousands of software vendors that started out with traditional licensing models? How can they transition to SaaS? Where on … More Crossing the chasm: Lessons learned in transitioning to the SaaS business model