Asset Management – The Primary Asset

40 trillion Euros by 2030 – that’s the experts’ best guess on the investments globally needed just to expand the infrastructure sufficiently to keep up with the expected rate of economic growth. This number equals a 4 followed by 13 zeroes and is only slightly less than ten times the 2015 GDPs of Austria, Germany and Switzerland combined. According to a recent survey among 100 German top managers of companies concerned with the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure such as power grids, railways and…

Who is Faster than the Competition?

The proceeding digitalization is causing branches and markets to change rapidly. Each company, no matter what branch or whether the company is small or large, is giving strategic thoughts to who the customers are today and who will be the customers tomorrow as well as who the competition is today and will be the competition tomorrow. Often the competition is not even from the direct market environment, but from a totally different area.

Population Health Management: Integrating eHealth-Technologies, Health Management and Health Economy

Many eHealth initiatives are pretty much known in the German healthcare system as well as in further European countries. The different scopes range from video-consultation for seriously ill COPD patients, tele-radiology to the electronic health card or certain regional health-supply systems (e.g. “UGOM” in Bavaria, Germany) – some of them already proven in daily practice.

M&A Cyber-insecurity and (Mis-)conceptions

2016 marks a record-breaking year for M&A activities. Unfortunately, it’s also another year of a large number of data breaches and hacks becoming front-page news. CxOs, law firms, dealmakers and investors involved in M&A generally ignore Cyber risks that have implication on deal execution, deal value, reputation; post-M&A liabilities, operations and bottom-line; or acquirer vulnerability. This is partly based on awareness, lack of knowledge or misconceptions about Cyber risks and assessments.

Digitale Agenda – Quo vadis?

Die Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie (IKT) ist zum Nervensystem unserer “smarten” Gesellschaft geworden. Und trotzdem haben wir noch keine flächendeckende digitale Agenda in der öffentlichen Verwaltung, wie unsere letzte Studie ergeben hat. 

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