2 July 2019
Both those of us who are involved in cybersecurity and those who are not no doubt have in mind the recent hacking of Marriott, one of the world’s most important hotel companies, given the media impact of the news. At the end of last November, we woke up one fine day to discover that the multinational had confirmed it had suffered "unauthorised access" to its client database. We are talking about the data of 500 million people.
26 April 2019
Investment in infrastructure and public services represents one of the biggest challenges for Latin American and Caribbean countries. According to the Interamerican Development Bank, during past decades the public infrastructure investment represented around 5% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product. Currently, this investment represents less than 3% per year.
19 December 2018
Business moves fast and global, with HR as its backbone. Doing international business without flexible, proactive and strategic HR-Management is like driving with brakes applied: instead of having a greater share of wealth and growth you will drop behind.
12 December 2018
Over the last centuries mankind has been able to do a lot. We were able walk, build shelters, create tolls, invent machines, transform and modify our environment for the sake of our well-being. Nowadays, the human being can do almost everything through technology, and AI will replace him in most of his functions. Most, but not all.
28 August 2018
ISO 14001 was changed in 2015 and the dead line for environmentally certified companies to adapt their environmental management systems to comply with the new version is getting very close: September 15, 2018.
31 January 2018
The accounting rules oriented to decision making process are issued, and are applied in according with the financial information needs of the company, establishing a challenge for accountants, that must have a good behavior to develop properly its professional practice.
27 December 2017
The digital revolution is creating big changes and transformations in businesses, markets and society.
Uber is expanding without limits, with its mobil-platform-based business model. Amazon is launching the first no-cashier chain of supermarkets, highly reducing shopping time and, thus, making customer experience extremely satisfying. We could also mention Airbnb, Despegar, Expedia, etc. All digital proposals within people’s reach.
30 May 2017
The element which adds most value to any company is the staff comprising it and making its day-to-day activities possible. Concepts such as attract and choice, engagement and loyalty increasingly appear as powerful tools which will lead the company to success.
27 March 2017
The outlook for middle market corporate transactions (mid-size M&A transactions) in Spain has improved substantially in recent years, with an increasing number of transactions taking place compared to the preceding years.
6 March 2017
There is an ongoing trend for the implementation of food safety management systems including prerequisites programs (PRP) and procedures based upon HACCP principles, including flexibility /ease of implementation in the certain food sector companies.
15 November 2016
Last century, computers were considered to be a mere tool for mechanising companies' administrative processes, and therefore the responsibility for computer systems fell mainly to the accounting and finance departments, as they were considered to be just another expense to the entered into the company results.
31 October 2016
It would be hard to imagine a small and mid-size business which had never suffer from cash-flow shortage. One can even say that it can be business owner's big “enemy”. Recurring to credit, or even adopting a more complex solution like raising capital, can work in short term, but it won't resolve cash-flow problems by itself.
12 July 2016
Entire consulting process is approved by the client when it is autoconvence that the consultant actually has experience and expertise. And all process consulting is successful when the client, at the end, recognizes that this process has led to a higher State of growth.
21 June 2016
At present, companies need to periodically analyse and adapt their competition strategies to a world open to challenges and opportunities but also to threats. Services are increasingly specialised to help such companies face various needs and adjust to the degree of turbulence of the economy and swift changes in the environment caused by technological innovation and market globalisation.
29 February 2016
For any industry I can think of, specialization is a pretty unquestioned means for differentiating. Put simply, innovation management is basically about what an organization does or can do to generate an “unfair advantage" based on knowledge