Supercharged by the rise of market-share stealing challenger banks and fast moving consumer demands, the digital transformation race in the banking and financial services sector is showing no signs of slowing down.
We all know that emails are sent on a daily basis – we all receive emails on a daily basis, both personally and professionally. But how often do any of stop and consider the huge potential lying within an email, and realize the important impact that Outlook’s productivity tools can have?
In 2019, the global consulting market stands as one of the largest and most developed markets in the trillion dollar professional services industry. Valued at around $200 billion - and set to grow by a further $5860 million by 2022, the consultancy sector has boomed off the back of rapidly evolving business landscapes; enjoying unwavering year on year value growth and industry headlines such as the Big Four’s combined annual revenue of a staggering $146.84 billion.
Management consultants are heavy users of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint – every interview, meeting, data analysis and research piece is turned into an insight, and converted into a PowerPoint presentation or Excel spreadsheet. The client expects to receive findings in a nutshell, clearly structured and presented for easy understanding. The million-dollar question is how to become quicker and better at using these tools, without compromising quality.
Technology has reached a point where machines can do a lot of the thinking and doing for us – without us even realizing it. Globally, we use computer programs and software for capturing, processing, storing, and managing vast amounts of data on a daily basis. During these processes, we often hear the terms Document Management System (DMS) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). These are sometimes used interchangeably, adding to the confusion, since they are very different. The best way to distinguish between the two is to remember that not all content is created equal.
According to Deloitte’s recent report “Insurance Industry Outlook”, 2018 and 2019 are set to be ‘banner years’ for insurers - with firms generally set to enjoy insurance industry trends of sustained growth, rising interest rates and higher investments. As early as 2020 however, the consultancy has also flagged concerns for economic slowdown and knock-on challenges for insurers industry-wide. Now more than ever, insurance firms need to be streamlining workflow and increasing productivity in their workforce.
According to Frank Bruni, a columnist for the New York Times, one of the most influential classes he ever took was not the one where he first read Plato or discovered The Great Gatsby or learned to appreciate Modern Art or Bach Sonatas. The class that so influenced Bruni was—drum roll please—the summer school program he attended as a teenager to learn how to type.
What do most office employees do with their day? They create documents. A huge amount of them. 500 billion each year according to Microsoft Office.