Spreadsheets: the curve ball in financial reporting

Spreadsheets are indispensable for many functions, but they are also flexible and open to error and manipulation. Our CEO Chris Burke looks at the challenges associated with using end-user-computing (EUC) applications and the importance of implementing a comprehensive EUC attestation policy to manage these issues.

Business Articles

Is real-time financial reconciliation the holy grail banks have been waiting for?

Is real-time financial reconciliation the holy grail banks have been waiting for?

The banking world is very competitive and organisations are doing everything they can do put themselves ahead of their competition. John Harrop, one of our senior consultants, looks at how reducing the time lapse in reporting trades and moving to real-time reconciliation could unlock significant savings and help make organisations more competitive.

Successful DevOps implementation requires mindset change

Successful DevOps implementation requires mindset change

Successfully switching to a DevOps way of working is not just about business change, but also about a change in mindset. To reap the full benefits of Brickendon’s DevOps approach the whole business needs to embrace the concept.

How technology is changing the banking industry

How technology is changing the banking industry

Technology is changing fast and financial institutions need to embrace the changes if they are to survive in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. Brickendon Executive Director Cagri Onur talks to Red Brick Research about how banks can learn to thrive in the ever-evolving technological world.

Increased competition highlights transactional cost issues for banks

Increased competition highlights transactional cost issues for banks

Increased competition is forcing banks to address all of their costs. Brickendon Senior Consultant John Harrop looks at how many financial institutions are incurring unnecessary costs due to errors and oversights on the part of brokers and outlines what banks can do to prevent this impacting their bottom line.

Times change, it’s time the workplace did too

Times change, it’s time the workplace did too

Times are changing and if businesses want to succeed they need to change too. Advances in technology are opening up a new world of opportunities for businesses to cater to the demands, needs and opportunities of millennial workers. Brickendon Executive DIrector Harpreet Singh outlines how businesses need to listen to what their employees want and use the technological advances to help cater to their needs and allow their company to thrive.

AI as an accelerator for business

AI as an accelerator for business

Looking to move ahead of the competition? Then it’s time to embrace the latest technological developments, and in particular artificial intelligence (AI). Brickendon Senior Manager Evangelos Tzimopoulos looks at how embracing AI can help you differentiate yourself from your peers and gain first-mover advantage in today’s highly competitive business environment.

EUC – how to reap the benefits and mitigate the risk

EUC – how to reap the benefits and mitigate the risk

We’ve all been there – touched the wrong key on the keyboard and before you know it a formula has changed and suddenly the output of the equation is not what it should be. Or alternatively, the individual responsible for a particular spreadsheet has left the business...

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