‘Editor’s note – March 2013’

“An organisation’s biggest asset is its data,” is a statement that is being increasingly heard.

As the means to mine valuable information from data become available, so too do the strategic opportunities.

But the degree to which organisations can exploit that information is determined by a management team’s know-how and the tools available.

With this in mind, the significance of “big data” is considered in this month’s cover story. When it comes to the information that corporates give out, there is a growing debate about how you can ensure that they are correct.

Jonathan Guthrie, city editor of the Financial Times, says that a rotation of auditors is not required, but that a fundamental search for the truth in corporate numbers should be a priority.

We’re also adding a new feature – Gen Y – in which exponents of leading-edge management philosophies from ‘generation Y’ discuss ideas that are beginning to filter into the mainstream corporate lexicon.

This month we’re featuring gamification, which looks at video games and the influence they have in shaping everyday interactions, an idea that may well determine future corporate decision-making.

18/02/2013

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