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Finance is leading transformation and growth

During the challenging economic times of the last five years, many CFOs demonstrated the value of their role by protecting resources and instilling cost discipline across the enterprise. Now, the economy may be improving, but forward-thinking companies are realizing that the same rigorous approach that CFOs used to manage through the downturn can also be […]

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Finance must be cross disciplinary

It used to be that the finance function could live in relative isolation from the business it supported. But with the CFO assuming a more integral role in the strategy and execution of business operations, there is a growing need for the entire finance function to develop a more intimate knowledge of the business as […]

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Culture of analytics: New vocabulary

A set of behaviors and practices grounded in a shared belief in making data-driven decisions. An open acceptance of facts, even when they challenge current practices and long-held beliefs. What it means Organizational culture is a soft science. It consists of belief patterns, attitudes and values built over the course of an organization’s history. And […]

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Globally integrated enterprise: New vocabulary

A company that fashions its strategy, management and operations in pursuit of a new organizing principle: integrating production, locating operations and pursuing opportunities in a globally optimal manner. 1 What it means Over the past two decades, globalization has increased dramatically. Technological advances make it easier to interact despite differences in geography, , time zone, […]

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Culture of analytics: Step by step

A set of behaviors and practices grounded in a shared belief in making data-driven decisions. An open acceptance of facts, even when they challenge current practices and long-held beliefs. What it means Organizational culture is a soft science. It consists of belief patterns, attitudes and values built over the course of an organization’s history. And […]

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Globally integrated enterprise: Step by step

A company that fashions its strategy, management and operations in pursuit of a new organizing principle: integrating production, locating operations and pursuing opportunities in a globally optimal manner. 1 Introduction Over the past two decades, globalization has increased dramatically. Technological advances make it easier to interact despite differences in geography, , time zone, language and […]

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Performance accelerator: New vocabulary

1. A CFO who instills a discipline of performance: using process, control and analytical rigor to drive transformation, innovation and growth What it means The CFO profession is evolving. When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, companies large and small leaned heavily on their finance leaders to shore up balance sheets, manage risk and preserve […]

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It’s time to put mobile first

Over the past decade, mobile technology has grown in functionality and popularity. By now business leaders have heard the numbers: There are nearly seven billion mobile cellular subscriptions in the world – that’s five times the number of fixed telephone lines, nearly 10 times the number of broadband subscriptions, and roughly the equivalent of the […]

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Veracity of data for finance: New vocabulary

1. The degree to which data is accurate, reliable, certain 2. An emerging platform for organizing, understanding and deriving value from big data What it means Financial decisions require confidence in the veracity of data on which they are based. The challenge is that by 2015, 80 percent of the world’s data will be uncertain. […]

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Veracity of data for finance: Step-by-step

1. The degree to which data is accurate, reliable, certain 2. An emerging platform for organizing, understanding and deriving value from big data Introduction Financial decisions require confidence in the veracity of data on which they are based. The challenge is that by 2015, 80 percent of the world’s data will be uncertain. Data uncertainty […]

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Manage reputational risk and IT: Step-by-step

Protecting brand value from internal and external IT failures What it means Safeguarding corporate reputations is becoming significantly more challenging as digital technologies open access and blur boundaries. With technology a part of nearly everything a business makes, sells or services – and the primary means by which so many companies interact and transact with […]

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Manage reputational risk and IT: New Vocabulary

Protecting brand value from internal and external IT failures What it means Safeguarding corporate reputations is becoming significantly more challenging as digital technologies open access and blur boundaries. With technology a part of nearly everything a business makes, sells or services – and the primary means by which so many companies interact and transact with […]

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