Leveraging professional financial management practices to drive small and medium-sized company growth

Leveraging professional financial management practices to drive small and medium-sized company growth

5 April 2012 — Growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is crucial for the Finnish economy, but based on earlier research, there are only few companies who have actually grown to revenues of 200-500M€, and practically no companies have grown to above 1000M€ of revenue during the past 20 years. One of the reasons we have found is that the finance function of a normal SME does not support its growth journey well enough, leaving one important value creation lever under-utilized.

Cyber security - more complexity, more business

Cyber security - more complexity, more business

29 January 2015 — The total number of security incidents has increased by 48% from 2013 to 2014. It comes as no surprise then that global IT security is expected to grow at a pace of 10% annually. The World Economic Forum ranked cyberattacks among the top 5 most likely global risks in 2014.

Reddal Talks: Breaking out of a gridlocked industry

Reddal Talks: Breaking out of a gridlocked industry

6 November 2017 — Companies in traditional industries often face a gridlock with low growth and a saturated market. Unless decisive moves are taken by the management, breaking out of this cycle is challenging.

Public cloud's growth and outlook - adressing new opportunities

Public cloud's growth and outlook - adressing new opportunities

29 October 2015 — Cloud computing is now a part of our everyday lives. Although many people are not aware of all the things cloud provides them, most of us would have a hard time being without it. Cloud is a genuine technical paradigm shift, with broad based implications on today’s technology landscape.

CEO interview: Company folded but the great learning experience surpasses all regrets

9 November 2012 — Christoffer Winquist (38), the CEO of Rewindy, recently decided to close the shop. In this interview he shares his one-year experience of building the company from an idea to the beta launch. While deciding to give up was a hard decision, he says that he has no regrets. The learnings from Rewindy last a lifetime, and he is now looking for new opportunities, potentially as an entrepreneur.

Leveraging social networking services with the power of Big Data

Leveraging social networking services with the power of Big Data

26 November 2015 — Consumption and connectivity of social networking services are steadily increasing due to widespread usage of cloud, mobile devices and the Internet of Things. The combination of cloud computing, mobile devices and connected sensors provides massive amounts of diverse data practically everywhere 24/7.

CEO interview: Finding the optimal funding approach for a startup in Korea

26 October 2012 — Jong-ik Kwon (31), the CEO of iPetBrand, is an entrepreneur with a solid academic background. The idea for his current venture, iPetBrand, stemmed from Mr. Kwon’s love for animals and people who care about animals. iPetBrand seeks to integrate the vet network with the value chain, and Mr. Kwon’s vision is to make iPetBrand the most recognized brand in pet care. To fulfill this, he needed funding. We talked to Mr. Kwon about his fundraising experiences.

Boosting the discovery of a mobile application by fully leveraging digital marketing and social media

22 March 2013 — The explosive growth of app platforms has turned app discovery into the number one challenge for marketers and developers alike. This article describes how to boost the discovery of your mobile app through digital marketing and social media.