Managing change to accommodate the craft-like experience


Posted by Ben Stiller on June 16, 2017

It’s hard to remember life before products showed up on your doorstep, in record time. We’ve become used to ordering whatever we need online and having it delivered within a day or two – perhaps a week at the most. Consumers now tend to expect this timeliness from all online retailers. They’ve also become more demanding in the colors, flavors and sizes they want, expecting customization as a matter of course.

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In financial services, data science may be a promising investment


Posted by John Houston on May 12, 2017

In the financial services arena, data scientists are taking a seat next to traditional business analysts, tasked with finding value in an ever-expanding quantity of data. By delivering smarter insights using analytics and cognitive technologies, data scientists help address problems in investing and trading strategies, portfolio management, regulatory reporting, client service, and more.

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Transparency is king: How the tax compliance culture is evolving in the data analytics era


Posted by Beth Mueller on April 13, 2017

Talk about a full-court press. Tax authorities, tax fairness activists, and to some extent, a discontented public have driven tax law changes and new standards for financial reporting for tax purposes in the years since the 2008 financial crisis. They seek greater certainty that companies are paying their fair share of taxes. A new tax compliance culture—on both sides of the tax reporting equation—is the result, and data and analytics are at the heart of that change.

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Exponential technologies are about to change the way tax professionals work


Posted by Beth Mueller on April 7, 2017

Digital technology is disrupting all manner of knowledge work, and tax is no exception. In tacit admission of this trend, taxpayers and regulatory authorities have been stepping up their efforts to collect and analyze tax data. On the horizon? Machine intelligence—part of a group we call exponential technologies because of its rapidly compounding power.

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