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.

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Is technology outrunning compliance?

Is technology outrunning compliance?

Technological advances have significantly improved services and offerings, and increased accessibility to information, but they have also created problems and pitfalls. Prompted by the recent security concerns relating to the sighting of unmanned aircraft near two London airports, Executive Director Harpreet Singh looks at whether technology is outrunning compliance and what the financial services sector can do to ensure it embraces the changes and stays ahead of the game.

Innovate or lose out in 2019

Innovate or lose out in 2019

You need to innovate, disrupt and adapt if you want to be successful in 2019, according to Brickendon’s expert consultants. Read on to find out why AI, machine learning, data analytics and Brexit are so important to the future of the financial services sector.

How to make a successful DevOps transformation

How to make a successful DevOps transformation

DevOps speeds up the delivery of software, with the added bonus that smaller and more frequent releases reduce the potential for errors in production. Brickendon Consultant Krzysztof Hakenszmidt looks at how best to implement a DevOps way of working to increase the overall effectiveness and value for your business.

Hot desking is more than just swapping desks

Hot desking is more than just swapping desks

Businesses are under pressure from all angles to cut costs. Reducing real estate spend – second only to wages for most companies, can benefit more than just the bottom line. Here we look at how to reduce spending on office space, whilst not only retaining employees and maintaining morale, but even enhancing your workforce and improving productivity and employee well-being.

The future of data lies in analytics

The future of data lies in analytics

Ignoring the opportunities offered by data analysis could be the difference between success and failure for any business. Analytics has come a long way over the past few years with significant amounts of money being spent on new technologies and methodologies. Brickendon Senior Manager Evangelos Tzimopoulos looks at the vast potential offered to those that embrace the change.

Strategy matters, especially where technology is concerned

Strategy matters, especially where technology is concerned

Innovation is fuelling the evolution of the technology world, but in order to take full advantage of the opportunities it brings, organisations need to ensure they have a clear, well-communicated technology strategy to help them reach their goal. Brickendon Director and technology strategy expert Geoff Cooper looks at why strategy matters.

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