Contract lifecycle management: Are you on the right track?

What are we seeing in the market?

Organizations have started realizing the value of establishing an effective contract management framework. The board of directors and CXOs recognize the direct impact of effective contract management on improving the bottom line and building strong relationships with customers and vendors.

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Organisations must evolve to fight new wave of cyber-attacks

The scale and evolution of cyber-attacks in the financial services industry need differential protection.. We need the expertise within all levels of the team, along with the blend of process and technology within the organization – Chairman of a leading Financial Services Capital Markets Entity.

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Outsourcing Security – Are you doing it right?

In today’s connected world, there are just two kinds of organizations – those that have been compromised and those that don’t know that they have been compromised.  Over the last few years, the threat landscape has changed significantly as both the volume, sophistication of attacks have increased.

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Internal Audit : Harnessing the power of analytics

Heard of the famous quote “In God we trust, all others must bring data” by William Edwards Deming? Today is a data driven world. Organizations across the world are accumulating large volumes of data over the years, which can be used effectively  to derive business insights. The power of analytics has transformed the way we do Internal Audit today.

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The right way to look at Corporate Compliance

Corporate compliance is an engaging subject at board meetings as the new Companies Act, 2013 now casts very specific responsibility on the directors of companies to ensure effective compliance management system. An increasing trend towards governmental regulation, the quest for transparency by various stakeholders, and the proliferation of social networks mark the next step in the evolution of compliance management. In the past as well as today, major cases—from Enron to Satyam—serve as drivers and catalysts for further emphasis.

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From smart city to a secure and integrated ecosystem

Smart cityThere has been a lot of buzz around smart cities in India ever since the Narendra Modi Government announced an investment of $1.2 billion to create 100 of them. For the common man, a smart city is a settlement which overcomes day-to-day challenges, bridges the gaps between people’s needs and civic realities and enhances the overall quality of life; such as providing clean water, managing the growing mountains of garbage, treating sewage, building a robust public transport system, managing traffic jams and providing a safe and secure environment for women and senior citizens. Other significant elements to this model include citizen-centric administration, education, health care, public-private partnership, and regulations for commerce and utility services, etc. — all essential to the delivery of innovative smart cities of the future.

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