Information Technology

5 Tips for Protecting Your Data When You’ve Outsourced It to a Third Party

Nov 2017

5 Tips for Protecting Your Data When You’ve Outsourced It to a Third Party

Entrusting your company’s data to a BPO? Make sure they’re not involved in any nefarious activities…

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Cybersecurity Expertise: From the White House to the C-Suite

Sep 2017

Cybersecurity Expertise: From the White House to the C-Suite

Anthony J. Ferrante, FTI Consulting’s new Head of Cybersecurity in the Global Risk & Investigation Practice, addresses the growing cybersecurity threats affecting U.S. businesses today.

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Avoiding the Legal Traps When Migrating Your Corporate Data to Microsoft Office 365

Aug 2017

Avoiding the Legal Traps When Migrating Your Corporate Data to Microsoft Office 365

You don’t need a lawyer to make the transition to Microsoft Office 365. But it sure helps.

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Is Your Company Ready For the Robot Revolution?

Jun 2017

Is Your Company Ready For the Robot Revolution?

Robotic Process Automation is revolutionizing industry by handling repetitive back-office operations once done only by humans. Should you join the early adopters?

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China M&As Eye Western Tech: Tense Times Follow

Nov 2016

China M&As Eye Western Tech: Tense Times Follow

Chinese companies are trying to scoop up Western tech companies in M&A mega deals, with big rewards for all. But suspicions on both sides continue to scuttle some of the deals. Here’s why.

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Third-Party Vendors: Love ’Em or Leave ’Em

Oct 2016

Third-Party Vendors: Love ’Em or Leave ’Em

Banks are increasingly outsourcing services to third-party vendors, which introduces all kinds of business risks. Here’s how banks can get a grip on that relationship and manage the anxiety.

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Keeping the Peace in the Cloud

Aug 2016

Keeping the Peace in the Cloud

When a software provider switches to a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model, turf battles can boil over among internal teams. Here’s what managers can do to cut them off and maintain profitability.

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Five Things to Know to Avoid Doing Business with the Yakuza

Jun 2016

Five Things to Know to Avoid Doing Business with the Yakuza

Japan’s legendary crime syndicate is deeply embedded within Japanese society and is regulated by the government. Still, foreign executives looking to do business in Japan should take care: The Yakuza are as dangerous in the back alley as they are in the boardroom.

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The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

Dec 2015

The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

There were just over 295,000 civil suits filed in U.S. district courts in 2014, an increase of 4 percent over 2013. On top of that, there were another 81,000 criminal cases (including fraud) filed.

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The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

Dec 2015

The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

It’s no secret that Brazil has been going through hard times and that investors — with good reason — regard the country as a high-risk environment.

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Why Data Deletion Makes Sense (and Dollars)

Jul 2015

Why Data Deletion Makes Sense (and Dollars)

The price of disks has been dropping for years. According to Gartner, the cost of disk storage per terabyte has been falling, too.

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The Adoption Curve: How Professors Learn About Change

May 2015

The Adoption Curve: How Professors Learn About Change

The study of why and how people adopt new ways of doing things goes back decades. Innovation and marketing experts like Everett M. Rogers and Geoffrey A. Moore made "early adopters" and "laggards" familiar terms to describe those who do or do not embrace the new.

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The Rise of Telemedicine: Yes, There’s a Virtual Doctor in the House

Feb 2015

The Rise of Telemedicine: Yes, There’s a Virtual Doctor in the House

As late as the 1960s, doctors often went to patient homes. A decade later, comparing something with “a doctor’s house call” had become a sarcastic comment on the loss of the personal touch.

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In Case of Emergency, Open Browser

Jul 2014

In Case of Emergency, Open Browser

In 2010, the state of Nevada determined that its emergency preparedness for schools was struggling to comply with mandates and directives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Presidential Decision Directives and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

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Angels in the Analytics

Nov 2013

Angels in the Analytics

Boston Medical Center was the city’s largest safety-net provider. But with healthcare insurance reform, state funding dried up, and hospital revenue was in free-fall. Here’s how it turned a 2010 operating loss of $34 million into a $2.5 million gain in two years by deploying advanced analytics to inform decision-making at all levels.

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A New War Plan for Defense Contractors

Aug 2013

A New War Plan for Defense Contractors

With the Iraq war over and the Afghanistan conflict in its final stages, relentless pressure on government spending is creating a very different terrain for defense contractors selling to the U.S. military. If they expect to thrive in the “new normal,” contractors need to assess their situations and develop different competitive approaches and defenses.

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Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

Jun 2013

Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

A Discussion with Singing River Health System Facilitated by Phil Polakoff, M.D., FTI Consulting Chief Medical Executive

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Detecting Fraud In Real Time

Mar 2011

Detecting Fraud In Real Time

Multinationals today face proliferating compliance issues that essentially come down to one requirement: putting technology in place to detect wrongdoing at any time and in any location.

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Hedge Fund Disclosure: The Best Defense for an Industry Under Siege

Apr 2010

Hedge Fund Disclosure: The Best Defense for an Industry Under Siege

Hedge funds are under the microscope like never before, as regulators and investors demand greater transparency and disclosure. What does this mean for an industry more used to operating behind a veil?

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Show Me the Money

Apr 2010

Show Me the Money

Non-investment grade companies needing to refinance maturing debt or seeking new money loans are still facing a tough lending environment despite the overall improvement in credit market conditions. This is especially true for middle market companies. FTI Consulting shares some practical insights on how best to find favor with lenders in these challenging times.

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The Need for Speed

Oct 2009

Access to high-speed Internet service is fast becoming a necessity that consumers cannot live without. Nonetheless, a sizeable minority remain unconnected. With policymakers working on efforts to make broadband more widely available and affordable, a recent report by Compass Lexecon, an FTI subsidiary, helps to inform the debate.

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