Robotic process automation

​A quick-reference guide to how robotic process automation plays out in global business services

Robotic process automation may sound like it’s from the distant future, but for many organizations, it’s already arrived. What does it really offer, and how should you be thinking about it? For answers, start here.

CBN introduces special foreign exchange window for investors and exporters

CBN introduces special foreign exchange window for investors and exporters

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on 21 April 2017 announced that it has set up a special foreign exchange window for investors, exporters and end users. The announcement was made via a Circular referenced FMD/DIR/CIR/GEN/08/007.

Guiding the IoT to safety

The Internet of Things and the role of government as both user and regulator Regulations should do more than tell companies what they can’t do—rules should help guide corporate players through minefields of uncertainty. It’s a lot of responsibility, especially when it comes to still-developing IoT technology that holds great promise—and real risks. Introduction: Aligning regulation and transformation Imagine Pandora sitting and staring at her box. In a few moments, she will open its bronze lid and release fear, death, and plague into the world . . . but right now she is wracked with uncertainty. What’s inside? The box might contain untold riches to help her new kingdom—but Zeus warned her never to open it. Should she open it and risk punishment, or leave it shut and possibly leave valuable resources untapped?

Making cities smarter : How citizens’ collective intelligence can guide better decision making

Imagine that you are an urban planner charged with putting walkways in a newly built city park. How would you go about deciding where to put the paths? Several approaches come to mind: You could survey likely park users. You could copy “best practices” from other parks. Or you could build sophisticated computer simulations to project future foot traffic. Or you could take a different approach: What if you just open the park and observe the paths in the dirt naturally created by foot traffic? By using a process of discovery rather than design, you could leverage the built-in knowledge and preferences of real park users to find an optimal walkway solution. Prior to the construction of Freedom Tower in New York City, the great urban theorist Jane Jacobs suggested that the Ground Zero site scrap its existing street grid: “I was at a school in Connecticut where the architects watched…

Is business analytics another passing fad?

There is little doubt that analytics is one of the leading trends in corporate circles globally. Does that mean it’s worth paying attention to? Business analytics has made a quick rise to the top of many executives’ must-have list. As most business veterans who have been in the trade long enough know, that is ample reason to question whether this is just another passing fad. It could also be a new capability that is  going to become essential for any company interested in making smarter decisions.

Directors’ Alert 2017

Directors’ Alert 2017 – Courage under fire: Embracing disruption

Disruption is a topic everyone is talking about. While many organizations fear it, others realize the many opportunities that disruptive technologies, processes, and social norms present. But with every opportunity comes an element of risk – not every disruption will positively impact your enterprise.

2017 Nigeria Cybersecurity Outlook

The year 2016 took cyber-attacks to an unprecedented level; there were reports of it being used to influence and sway votes in democratic elections. In Nigeria, several organisations suffered cyber-attacks, some had to pay ransom for their data to be released.

FEC Approves Revised National Tax Policy

TMT Predictions 2017: Which trends may disrupt business? How could consumer habits change?

  As the pace of technological change becomes exponentially faster, it is increasingly difficult to identify the major trends that could have profound effects on enterprises and consumers. To help address this challenge, we’re pleased to offer the 2017 version of Predictions from Deloitte Global, designed to provide insight into what may offer disruption and growth opportunities across the technology, media and telecommunications ecosystems.

Blockchain technology: 9 benefits & 7 challenges

Blockchain technology: 9 benefits & 7 challenges

Blockchain, mostly known as the backbone technology behind Bitcoin, is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in the market. Since 2013 Google searches for “blockchain” have risen 1900%.

ICT, not agriculture, will fast-track Nigeria’s growth and development’- Tope Aladenusi

Tope Aladenusi, the chief strategy officer at Deloitte West Africa also doubles as the President of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Lagos State chapter. In this interview with Arinze Okamelu, he reveals amongst other things how ICT can fast-track Nigeria’s growth and development. Click Here to read the full interview