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A Survey of Senior Finance Executives
Sponsored by Google
July 20, 2012
What does the "cloud crowd" know that you don't? Cloud computing holds the promise to transform the traditional model for IT delivery, reducing costs while also improving employee productivity and IT performance. But is cloud actually living up to … more »
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Starting---and Sustaining---The Conversation on Technology Value
Sponsored by Cisco
March 22, 2012
How closely aligned are CFOs and CIOs on the ways in which technology can support and generate value for a company's business strategy? This report explores the key areas where CIOs and CFOs agree and, more importantly, where they diverge on issues … more »
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Sponsored by HP
November 30, 2011
Efficiency, flexibility, visibility, speed. The promises of cloud computing are many, but after all is said and done, will they actually materialize? Or disperse like vapor? In this, our second report on the corporate finance function's changing … more »
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Using Technology to Drive Value for the Business
Sponsored by HP
November 15, 2011
This report is the first of two resulting from our research into the ways in which the corporate finance function is evolving in its management of IT functionality to drive business growth. This report discusses the types of challenges finance … more »
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Engaging the business for better results
Sponsored by SAP
October 04, 2011
As one interviewee told us, accelerating the "speed of intelligence" is now the fundamental challenge for the finance function. Confronting a stubbornly volatile global economy, finance leaders at many major corporations have been driven to rethink … more »
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Financial Analytic Capabilities for Changing Times
Sponsored by Teradata
May 09, 2011
In planning for renewed growth in 2011, finance executives will need the analytics that help them tie operations data to financial results. However, our survey reveals that finance executives still see gaps between their uses of financial data and … more »
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Sponsored by Cognos and IBM
March 21, 2011
The recession caused midsize companies to intensify their focus on cash, profitability, processes, and risk. As economies start to recover, finance executives at many of these companies are now shifting attention from strict cost control to active … more »
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Sponsored by Lawson
December 16, 2010
As companies enter growth mode, finance executives could find themselves having to meet the demands for growth without the technology they need to serve as valuable strategic advisers. We asked senior finance executives for their views on the role … more »
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Sponsored by Sun Microsystems
December 10, 2009
Even in good times, making the business case for IT spending is difficult. Why? One simple problem: the cost of IT is easy to quantify, but its benefits are not. This problem has only become more acute today, as companies work through months of deep … more »
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Sponsored by Micro Focus
September 22, 2009
In response to the global recession, many companies have trimmed IT budgets, reduced IT staff, and reevaluated IT investments in order to maintain profitability. This research program shows, however, that companies' fundamental commitment to IT as … more »
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Sponsored by Oracle
September 01, 2009
Like the rest of the world, Latin American countries have felt the effects of the global economic downturn in the last two years. The concentration of exporters in Latin America makes the region especially vulnerable to dramatic shifts in demand for … more »
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Sponsored by Oracle
September 01, 2009
When managing for profitability, companies depend especially on access to good information on the internal aspects of financial and operating performance in order to allocate resources wisely. Our research among senior finance and IT executives … more »
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Sponsored by Agresso
March 18, 2009
As companies change--acquiring new business lines and divesting themselves of others, adding partners or outsourcing functions, centralizing or decentralizing the back office--management's information needs also evolve. Accordingly, companies often … more »
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Jeff Epstein, CFO of Oracle Corporation, discussess the business benefits of using structured management processes for managing performance.
March 13, 2009
Jeff Epstein, CFO of Oracle Corporation, discusses the business benefits of using structured processes for managing performance. He also shares his experience with automating processes that typically have not been automated, and his advice on how to … more »
Sponsored by Deloitte
February 26, 2009
With constant reminders of climate changes and renewed concerns about the environment, companies are bracing themselves for increased regulatory scrutiny. What are leading companies doing now to pave the way toward a sustainable enterprise? And what … more »
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