How to Talk to Activist Investors
Activist investors are turning up the heat at public companies. It’s up to CFOs to stay cool — and communicative.
On the Eve of Disruption
Before an innovative new entrant upends your market and steals your customers, find a way to do it yourself.
Clouds in the Forecast
Finance departments will invest heavily in cloud computing and mobile technologies in the coming year.
CFOs Holding CIOs’ Feet to the Fire
Finance chiefs are expecting their CIOs to show what the rate of return will be for proposed IT budget items.
IT Budgeting Descends to Business Units
Cloud solutions are changing IT spending decisions from strategic decisions to tactical ones.
IT Outlays Are Poised for Takeoff
Propelled by new technologies and savings on overhead and maintenance, technology spending is on the rise.
Lawsuit filed over bad software outsourcing
Another botched software outsourcing project—this one from Orange County, California--has ended up in court.
Several factors driving IT security spending increases
Here’s a spending benchmark to consider: The security portions of IT budgets will increase 7 percent per year globally for the next few years, outpacing spending on networking and unified communications, reports technology research firm Canalys.
Something new to blame on enterprise software projects
This might be a first: An IT project is facing blame for a botulism contamination.
Ambiguous requirements means a massive IT contract must be scrapped
A story that chief financial officers hiring managed application service providers should consider: Pennsylvania has canceled a services contract with IBM after a project fell 42 months behind schedule and went $60 million over budget.