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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

If you do not know where you are going - any road will do..

29 December 2009  |  7230 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you do not know where you are going - any road will do..This springs to mind when witnessing the plethora of alternatives created by today's technology and fragmented doings of both natives and immigrants on the Internet and in general. Innovators are well aware of the growing NEED to innovate both for enterprise survival and for national compe...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

I cannot see around the corner..

23 December 2009  |  7384 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Too often I tend to forget that I cannot see around the corner. This means that I am spending too much time in trying to imagine the future. Instead I should take my vision and passion and go around the corner - as almost always before there is something unexpectedly simple and positive waiting. Take the example of e-invoicing. We did have the fe...

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Nick OgdenVoice Commerce Group - London

Time to cheque out for Christmas

21 December 2009  |  3707 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As we sit back and relax this Christmas a topic of conversation that is likely to rear its head over the festive Ogden dinner table will likely be the demise of the cheque. With several generations ...

Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

Republic of Finland - exemplary action

20 December 2009  |  5509 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The State Treasury sent out letters to 16 000 suppliers to the public sector last week to remind them of the fact that only electronic invoices will be accepted as of 1.1.2010. The deadline for paper...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

Happy end for SME-tale in sight - if banks do their part..

20 December 2009  |  5476 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We often hear the tragic tale about the SME-sector. Nobody is really interested in them and is competing for their business. Not the banks, not insurance companies, not the accounting profession, not ...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

Too civil civil servants

13 December 2009  |  2708 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The public sector is increasingly outsourcing service production - and thus giving more space for the sector's management to do much more important work - policy making, driving change, creating ruleb...

Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

From division of labour to interactive value creation

13 December 2009  |  2269 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Teemu Arina drew my attention to Esko Kilpi's blog and I picked out extensive quotes (emphasis mine) - full post certainly worth reading: "Division of labour reduces organizational effort and ...

Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

Final report - roadmap to paradigmatic platform

10 December 2009  |  5658 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It took some time - 26 full days of meetings and countless telephone conferences to get this report in place. But it was time well spent as the iteration rounds unified the opinions, fully suppor...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

Germany: E-Invoicing as part of the coalition contract

08 December 2009  |  2879 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Quote from Bruno Koch's newsletter "The newly elected German Government plans to accelerate use of electronic invoices in Germany by removing barriers hindering their adoption. E-Invoicing i

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Brian SentanceXenomorph - London

Maths to Money - Quantitative Investment

05 December 2009  |  5637 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

I attended the Quant Invest 2009 event for the first time last week in Paris. The event is all about quantitative investment strategies with an institutional asset manager and hedge fund focus - so no...

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