Based on the ACCA SBL (Strategic Business Leader) pre-seen material for December 2023, which focuses on NCTech, a cloud service company operating in Farland, here are some potential questions and topics that may come up in the exam:

1. Cloud Service Industry Analysis:

• Discuss the current trends and future outlook of the cloud service industry in Farland.

• Analyze the competitive landscape of the cloud service industry, focusing on market share, revenue, and key players.

2. Strategic Position of NCTech:

• Evaluate NCTech’s current strategic position, including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

• How can NCTech improve its market share and financial performance in the rapidly evolving cloud service industry?

3. Technology and Innovation:

• The impact of emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, and quantum computing on the cloud service industry.

• Discuss potential innovations NCTech could adopt to stay competitive.

4. Risk Management and Governance:

• Analyze NCTech’s risk register and the effectiveness of its risk management strategies.

• Discuss the corporate governance structure of NCTech and its compliance with Farland’s corporate governance code.

5. Financial and Operational Performance:

• Evaluate NCTech’s financial performance over recent years, including revenue, profit margins, and return on capital employed.

• Analyze the operational KPIs of NCTech, such as service availability, capacity utilization, and client satisfaction.

6. Regulatory and Ethical Considerations:

• Discuss the regulatory challenges facing the cloud service industry in Farland.

• How should NCTech address ethical concerns and regulatory compliance in its operations?

7. Customer Relationship and Service Models:

• Evaluate the effectiveness of NCTech’s customer relationship management.

• Compare and contrast the different cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and their implications for NCTech.

8. Market Expansion and Competition:

• Strategies for NCTech to expand its services and market reach.

• How can NCTech respond to the increasing competition from both local and global cloud service providers?

These topics cover a range of areas from strategic management, financial analysis, risk management, to technology and innovation, which are crucial for the Strategic Business Leader exam.

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