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Technological domination within the publishing industry

Publishing houses, especially those with a clear focus on daily newspapers, have come under massive pressure in recent years: In relation to the print business, sales on the reader market are steadily declining, and for a few years now, sales in the advertising business have also been stagnating. At the same time, the technology basis is becoming a problem: legacy ERP systems for the administration and billing of subscription customers can only be operated with a high expenditure of resources, while they hardly allow for digital business models. At the same time, the old editorial systems designed for the print business are not capable of publishing journalistic content quickly and flexibly on digital channels. Covid-19 massively exacerbates the situation and quickly threatens their existence.

On the one hand, new technologies can significantly shrink the cost base quickly and permanently. At the same time, thanks to higher modularity, they offer the necessary flexibility for modern publishing on online and offline channels. Furthermore, new business models can be tested and new ways of monetising content can be explored. To exploit the potential, action must be taken quickly, consistently and with the necessary IT and transformation know-how.

Value maximisation in human resources through cloud BPO

In today's company landscape, most HR departments lack an understanding and active involvement in business strategy development. Instead significant capacity is allocated for repetitive processes and commodity services such as HR management. In this blogpost, we outline strategies to transform HR from a cost-center into a primary strategy execution lever effectively eliminating administrative overhead.

Anti Aging for IT - Maintaining flexibility - managing renewal

IT systems exhibit a phenomenon very similar to the human ageing process. They become more cumbersome as they get older and lose the ability to adapt to changing market conditions quickly enough. The resulting challenges can no longer be met by approaches of classical enterprise architecture management. The technology management of IT systems must be established as a continuous and evolutionary architecture process in such a way that the necessary scope for innovation to increase productivity and quality is created without simultaneously increasing the complexity of the overall IT landscape.

Transforming the Core. Splendor and Misery of the Inevitable

Macroeconomic conditions, high regulatory pressure, and increasing customer requirements are driving impetus in operational IT management. Successful transformations require that technology management is understood as an integral part of a strategy and that strategic, organizational, and technological requirements are differentiated and taken into account in both the solution design and the control of measures. In addition, the pressure to change must be met promptly and more decisively than in the past.

The Primacy of Technology

In the face of structural changes in the finance industry, financial institutions are under a high amount of pressure to adapt. After all, their entire business model is being called into question. To structure this change successfully, technologies must be used differently and their problem-solving potential must be harnessed more consistently by managers.