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RPA – Building your strategy

BUILDING YOUR STRATEGY As with all strategies, it should be accompanied by a robust business case that supports the investment and vision providing the justification to deliver. You will no doubt already know a Business Case provides justification for undertaking...

What have we learnt from GDPR two years on?

We are fast approaching the two year anniversary of the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Prior to its introduction the majority of organisations had spent considerable resource (both financial and time) in preparing. For those, their...

Robotics Process Automation – What’s in it for you?

Robotics Process Automation – What’s in it for you? Robots! Automation! Scary words that only a decade ago conjured up images of car manufacturing assembly lines, job losses and robots taking over the world. It’s a different story in 2020....

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Guides
How to Write a Data Strategy
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Guides
Corporate Strategy vs Commercial Strategy – What’s the Difference?
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Guides
Change Management – A 10 Step Guide
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Whitepapers
Understanding the Cyber Challenge for Higher Education
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Whitepapers
Understanding the Cyber Challenge for Membership
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Whitepapers
The NHS Cyber Security Challenge
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Whitepapers
Is Your University at Risk of Going Broke?
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Whitepapers
Is the 3rd Sector Ready to Change?
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Whitepapers
Cyber Security – Not an I.T. Problem
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Whitepapers
Are Universities Relevant to the Student of Today?

The Human Element of Digital Change

Businesses are increasingly having to create and modify their processes to adapt and keep up with the ever changing and evolving digital technology which surrounds them.   For many, their digital projects are failing; the speed of digital transformation is alienating the essential human interaction...

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Alistair Sergeant

Why RPA Will Fix Your Broken Business

Referred to recently by a paper published by the LSE, RPA is here to “take the robot out of the human”, but can it really do what the marketing gurus want us to believe it can do?    What this means really is that...

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Alistair Sergeant

People and Cyber Security – The Importance of Embedding a Security Strategy

When news breaks around a data breach or a cyber security incident, people immediately think about systems and computers being hacked, but what about people? People manage the physical and technical estates, they define the business processes, they code software, and they welcome visitors in to an office. They...

CHANGE. IT’S REAL.

Change is sometimes forced upon us.  Under normal circumstances a change programme is planned in advance and can take months if not years to unfold.  Because of a global pandemic, businesses are now adapting to the “new normal”.  This gives managers the opportunity...

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Clare Bennett

Delivering value to members in times of uncertainty

How to deliver value to members in times of uncertainty… A BIT ABOUT ME  With 10 years’ experience working in the Not for Profit sector I’ve seen many ups and downs in that time.  For many, the value of membership...

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Janine Chasmer

3 Changes All Business Can Make to Increase Cyber Security

According to statistics, approximately 2.9 billion identity records have already been exposed in 2019, consisting of 774 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, which have subsequently been posted on the internet for sale.   Despite how alarming this statistic...

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Alistair Sergeant
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Guides
Why a new CRM won’t fix all of your problems

Ignoring the Need for Strategy Ensures Project Failure

Why do we fail? A quick check on Google suggests that when it comes to identifying reasons for project failure, we are quite good at outlining the causes and are unashamedly transparent in providing lessons learnt.  Internet resources often point to similar reasons...

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Alistair Sergeant

Why Data Security Matters in a Digital World

What began decades ago as a series of 1’s and 0’s is now a digital universe without limits. Data is to the digital world what atoms are to the physical world, a foundation: the building blocks of reality. But most...

Harnessing the Power of Data

Information is essential to making intelligent decisions but, more often than not, information overwhelms us in today’s data-rich environment. Getting your house in order and using data in the right way you’ll start to get a better understanding of the...

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Clare Bennett

Transformation Strategies only work when you don’t shelve them

Senior business leaders often have a clear vision as to how they want their digital transformation strategy to work, but often fail in getting it past its infancy. A common fear is that leaders are scared to back a project...

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Alistair Sergeant

Digital transformation consultancy Purple rebrands to Equantiis

In a bid to improve how it helps businesses overcome challenges, digital consultancy Purple has rebranded to Equantiis.

New era of outcome realisation consultancy launched

A digital transformation consultancy has transformed its own brand and approach to market, launching a fresh-thinking outcome realisation firm that empowers businesses to think and act differently. In battling against an industry wide statistic

Why the Perception of Digital Transformation Needs to Change

Alistair Sergeant, CEO at Equantiis, talks about how the perception of digital transformation should be changed within organisations.

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Alistair Sergeant

Why There’s No Such Thing As Digital Transformation

According to the MCA, Management Consultancy has grown by an additional 7% over the last year, now being at the forefront of digital opportunities, with the sector worth an estimated £10.6bn. However, despite its

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Alistair Sergeant

Cyber Security Survey 2020

We need your help! We want to understand the current state of Cyber Security within our audience and we are asking you to help us by completing a very short survey – it should take no more than 5 minutes of...

Are Higher Education Institutes the High-Street of the future?

Higher education continues to be disrupted by technology, globalisation, choice and shifting demographics of the student. Could these demands lead to the demise of some universities in the same way that we see in the high street? A means to...

How will Brexit affect GDPR?

The GDPR came into effect on 25th May 2018 and aimed to standardise data protection across the European Union. With Brexit looming large, many organisations are asking whether it will impact on the measures they have put in place to...

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Paul Forrest

Don’t Sail Blind … Measure and Improve Performance with KPIs

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is a well-used term in business but if you ask people what it means you’re likely to get different answers. KPIs are what you use to measure performance in companies, business units, projects or individuals. They...

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Clare Bennett
Welcome to the Outcome Revolution

Equantiis is launched! Learn about the reasons for our new branding and the ethos behind it in this video.

To Succeed in Businesss You Need to Evolve

  For many this represents a valuable and motivational statement, that aligns the concept of danger with lack of change. Yet, in many medium to large organisations – the ‘corporates’ – this phrase is used time and time again as a...

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Alistair Sergeant

Why There’s No Such Thing as Digital Transformation

According to the MCA, Management Consultancy has grown by an additional 7% over the last year, now being at the forefront of digital opportunities, with the sector worth an estimated £10.6bn.   However, despite its exponential growth, recent research revealed that 79% of executives admitted...

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Alistair Sergeant
The Digital Leader Summit

June 2019. Purple hosted it’s first ever conference for 100+ of London’s Business Leaders.

MMU Case Study

A video created in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to showcase our work with their Student Journey Transformation Program

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Whitepapers
Become a Data-led Organisation
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Guides
A Guide to RPA For Higher Education
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Whitepapers
Embedding a Cyber Security and Privacy Culture
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Surviving in a Commoditised World
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Guides
Become a Membership Mind Reader
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Whitepapers
Transformative Outcomes in The Higher Education Sector

Equantiis Secures Recommended Supplier Status on Public Sector Framework

Equantiis has been awarded a place on the Public Sector framework for the supply of digital services. The latest version of the framework, managed by Crown Commercial Services [CCS], offers a forum of recommended

Equantiis Launches New Cyber Security Forum to Support City Businesses

Eqauntiis is excited to announce a new Cyber Security Forum, which has been launched to help protect London based businesses from growing technology risks. The ‘Cyber Supper Club’ is a dedicated event designed to

Alistair Sergeant Shortlisted for Prestigious Tech Award

Alistair Sergeant, CEO of Equantiis, has been shortlisted for Digital Leader of the Year at flagship technology event, the Tech Leaders’ Awards. To be held at the Royal Lancaster, London on the 12th September,

Why CRM Projects Fail

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are not a new idea. Businesses and organisations have been using these systems for several years now, in order to manage their relationships as effectively as possible with customers, but these systems are not always used in the most efficient or effective way....

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Janine Chasmer

How Data Can Drive Customer Loyalty Programmes

Customer data is a coveted resource, sometimes paid for en masse, often stolen by hackers and consistently harvested by websites to make sure that you don’t slip from their marketing radar. It is also a powerful tool – allowing for...

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Clare Bennett

Higher Education’s Changing Landscape

Higher Education’s Changing Landscape The very nature of Higher Education, how it is delivered and the role of institutions in society and the economy is changing and will continue to change significantly in the next decade. Universities are competing globally...

Are You Protected From These Data Security Risks?

Data is to the digital world what atoms are to the physical world; a foundation, building blocks – but most importantly, data is information. 40 years ago, important documents were locked away, private ‘paperwork’ was stored under lock and key....

GDPR: Don’t Allow Your Personal Data Inventory to Let You Down

It’s easy to pull together a superficial or even cosmetic Personal Data Inventory, but harder to produce one that is thorough enough to truly support GDPR compliance and add value.  For many, there is a tendency to see data solely as a...

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Tanya Sewell

Championing Digital in Traditional Markets

It’s widely reported that insurance organisations are lagging behind when it comes to operating digitally. Claims of ‘legacy systems’ and ‘siloed information’ are common, but often fall on the deaf ears of those who have worked for too long in the same...

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Alistair Sergeant

How RPA is Re-Inventing the Insurance Industry

What is RPA? At its core, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the practice of enlisting robots to do the long and boring jobs in your organisation. For example, the kind of mind numbing data entry that’s putting your intern Dave...

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Alistair Sergeant

How can RPA Benefit Insurance?

With the steadily increasing adoption of RPA across the insurance sector, it’s important to understand whether your organisation could benefit from its deployment. So how can RPA benefit Insurance? Interface, not Integrate A key benefit of RPA is its incredible...

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Alistair Sergeant

Improve Cyber Security: Easy Methods to Kickstart Your Programme

The continuing imperative To protect the data of your staff, your customers and your business partners, it is becoming increasingly more important that businesses adopt appropriate organisational and technological controls. So… how long has it been since you really took...

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Paul Forrest

Preparing for RPA: What You Need to Know

Across the spectrum of financial industries, there is a buzz surrounding the idea of automation. Since the early 2000’s when whispers began of RPA, it has been the dream of many leaders to enlist independent robots as part of the...

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Alistair Sergeant

Implementing Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

AI – A broad brush term that means different things to different people. It can cover anything from shouting ‘Hey Siri’ into your phone, to analysing real time data and making decisions based on an ever improving knowledge base. But...

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Paul Forrest

Unlocking CRM’s Full Potential to Improve the Customer Experience

Most people reading this will agree that the overall purpose of a CRM is to focus on the customer. This is true in a broad sense, however, time again this tool with great potential is used as a contact management...

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Alistair Sergeant

Secure CRM Data by Equipping Your Staff

An organisation’s customer relationship management (CRM) system is at the centre of its business activities and serves as its main data set, for this reason it is an extremely attractive proposition for hackers. Businesses of any size are at risk...

How Financial Fraud transforms Banking and Insurance

Insuring Cyber Security A few weeks ago, TSB set the precedent of being the first UK bank to guarantee victims of fraud a refund on their losses. The losses will cover victims up to the sum of £1m where they...

Why the CRM Market Must Change for the Membership Sector

18 months ago, I gave a talk at a Memberwise breakfast seminar which was focused on CRM transformation programs for membership organisations. A hot topic for most membership bodies/institutes looking to update or change their CRM system was to support...

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Alistair Sergeant

Banking on good Cyber Security

Following several recent high-profile data breaches, including two which resulted in large fines and demonstrated the intent of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), I thought it would be useful to delve a little deeper into the world of regulation with...

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Alistair Sergeant

The Real Cost of RPA

Recent reports estimate that the RPA market is expected to reach almost $4bn by 2025 as technology providers continue to explore automation in new markets and look beyond back office functions for front office applications. The rapid adoption of this...

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Alistair Sergeant

How to Benchmark GDPR for Continued Compliance and Improvement

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here to stay. The recent fines handed to British Airways (£184m) and the Marriot (£90m) are an indication that the ICO is not afraid to punish those who fail to take it seriously....

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Tanya Sewell

Cyber Security is a Dirty Word

I recently checked into a hotel. During the process, a receptionist asked for my credit card so that my details could be stored in their booking system. However, since it was not part of his regular role, he wrote down...

Treating the Student as a Customer

Delivering successful outcomes requires universities to treat students as customers, partners, and individuals. Imagine buying a new mid-range car. As a customer you have many choices to make; from the type and model to how the car will be financed...

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Janine Chasmer

Why Customer Journey Mapping is the First Step to Solving Complex Business Challenges

The commercial landscape has been irreversibly changed. First by phone lines, and then the internet, email and apps. People have developed an expectation to have anything in real-time – everywhere and whenever they want. In fact, consumers now expect a...

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Alistair Sergeant

Why Cyber Security is a Leader’s Responsibility

“The IT team looks after our Cyber Security.” Does this sound familiar? To most organisations, it is the norm. But in this decade the norm is no longer enough. Data is quickly becoming our most valuable commodity, and businesses of...

Transformation Strategies Only Work When You Don’t Shelve Them

Senior business leaders often have a clear vision as to how they want their digital transformation strategy to work, but often fail in getting it past its infancy.   A common fear is that leaders are scared to back a project that isn’t...

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Alistair Sergeant

Internal Culture Drives Internal Change

The term ‘digital transformation’ is one that is challenging to define, and although many professionals will immediately associate it with technology, any operational changes are rendered pointless without the buy-in of the right people.    In a setting where there is...

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Alistair Sergeant

The Core Benefits of RPA for Higher Education

Over the last year, Robotic Process Automation [RPA] grew by a staggering 63.1%, making it the fastest-growing segment of the global software market. In providing organisations with a readily programmed ‘virtual employee’, RPA increases both efficiency and quality in output, through the...

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Alistair Sergeant

How Robust is Your Reception?

People hack people  The aim of this blog is to emphasise the detrimental effects that organisations can encounter if they are faced with a social engineering attack. The blog will outline different types of social engineering mechanisms, Equantiis’ first-hand experience of dealing with them for Clients and recommendations on how not to fall into an attacker’s...

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Suraj Shah

Top Tips for Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy that Works

Digital transformation is, without a doubt, one of the leading challenges facing the business sector today, where a business that adapts positively and proactively to digital change can drive clear competiative advantage.    That’s why taking the time to create an effective and results-driven digital transformation strategy is key to success, and although a cookie cutter approach...

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Alistair Sergeant

2/3rds of Organisations Lack Vision for Digital Change, Research Finds

63% of organisations lack a clear and actionable vision to drive digital change, according to new research by one of the UK’s leading digital transformation consultancies, Equantiis. The research, which surveyed delegates who attended

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Alistair Sergeant

Has the Insurance Sector Responded Effectively to the Modern Millenial?

IT STARTS WITH CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR In May 2015, Google announced that mobile search overtook desktop for the first time in 10 key countries across the globe.   For many organisations, businesses and brands, the true meaning of this announcement may not...

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Alistair Sergeant