EverEdge CEO Paul Adams was recently interviewed by senior journalist Tony Chapelle for an article he was writing for the Financial Times subsidiary, Agenda Week. The article looks at why it is so important for Boards and management teams to understand the true value of their intangible assets as well as the risks around them.
There is a common misconception, largely based on outdated accounting standards, that it is not possible to value data. This is incorrect. You absolutely can value data – it just requires a different methodology as it needs to take into account a much broader range of factors than are included in a traditional physical asset or business valuation.
There is a common misconception, largely based on outdated accounting standards, that it is not possible to value data.
However, with intangible assets now driving more than 87% of company growth and profitability, new methodologies have been developed that can provide companies with a robust, defensible, business-focused report that contextualizes the value of these critical assets – including data.
Despite being so critical, intangible assets still don’t feature on most board or company agendas. This is especially apparent when you look at intangible asset risk, which is often regarded as either not important at all, or important but not urgent. This article looks at the top five intangible asset risks.
As the saying goes “if you build it, they will come”. However, in today’s knowledge based economy, ‘building it’ yourself is not necessarily the strategy that will create the highest return on investment. Instead, higher margin returns are increasingly owned by those who license or sell intangible assets, either instead of, or in addition to, solely deploying (building) products.