How to prepare a company for exit

Four experienced FDs, chairmen and CFOs shares their wisdom on exit planning at the recent Entrepreneurial FD conference. We summed up their insights.

Are you getting the most out of big data

Big data is the net result of everything we do being monitored, captured and stored (an example of this is a loyalty card which tracks your purchases). This data is large, very large and generates faster than current technologies can store, process or manage it.

Why the future starts today

Any management team discussing new technology and social media without including the views of a 20-year-old is short-sighted, says Martin Leuw.

UK businesses give banks the thumbs-up

No bank bashing in sight: businesses were generally happy with the financial support and advice from their banks in 2012. However, cautions about raising finance in the new year remain.