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
Originally published to betterworkingworld.ey.com. Crowd-solving participants at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Forum™ advise on how best to get ready for the future workplace. These are uncertain times for employers and employees alike. Employers are struggling to define the workforce of the future; employees are worried that the workforce won’t include them. There … More How can you prepare now for the work of the future?
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
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
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
Read the full report here. A number of social, economic and technological trends are working together to disrupt mobility. The automotive industry, in particular, is experiencing a massive amount of change. In the not-too-distant future, fully autonomous vehicles will be the norm rather than the exception, redefining urban mobility as we know it — and … More The evolution in self-driving vehicles: Trends and implications for the insurance industry
Some companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector are doing it differently — and seeing results. A new study from Parthenon-EY shows that, when it comes to best practices in capital budgeting, top performers from the technology, media and telecommunications segments (TMT) might be onto something. That is, these leaders share a handful of … More Can the capital allocation process be a competitive advantage?
The paradigm shift to digital is well underway The global telecoms industry landscape is changing faster than ever. Erosion of legacy revenue streams driven by over-the-top (OTT) competitors continues, forcing operators to consider new ways of remaining relevant to consumer and enterprise customers. While many have embarked on journeys to become digital service providers, the … More Digital transformation for 2020 and beyond: A global telecommunications study
Read the full press release on EY’s Global Newsroom. Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continues to gain strength following heightened dealmaking in the first quarter of 2017, according to the EY 16th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). Ongoing geopolitical uncertainty has not dented deal appetite among executives. Based on a survey of more than … More Economic confidence and growth imperative overshadow geopolitical concerns and spur further M&A
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has weighed-in on a long debated area of data protection law by ruling that the definition of personal data extends to dynamic IP addresses. In a ruling dated 19 October 2016 (ref.: C582/14), the ECJ found that dynamic IP addresses constitute personal data whenever the website host that processed … More EU: Court of Justice rules on dynamic IP addresses