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DEFINITION: In venture investing and new company development, the burn rate is the rate at which a new company is spending its capital while waiting for profitable operation. Typically, a new company, especially in new, fast-growing fields such as Internet commerce or publishing, expects in its early stages to spend money faster than it can take in revenue. The term is often seen in financial reviews and discussions  … 
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2011–2012 IT Budget Benchmarks
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IT BRIEFING: The Corporate Executive Board IT Budget Benchmarking Survey assess IT spending,  staffing, and outsourcing levels at more than 175 organizations globally, representing roughly US$38 billion in IT spend. Download for the latest IT budget trends.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

2012-2013 IT Budget Benchmark
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IT BRIEFING: This in-depth research from business advisory group CEB assesses IT spending plans in 2013 based on a survey of 180 large international businesses.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

2014 IT Budget Benchmark
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IT BRIEFING: IT spending will grow  by 3% in 2014 but this hides a significant growth in shadow IT spending by other parts of the business, the CEB 2014 IT Budget Benchmark reveals.
Posted: 29 Nov 2013 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

22 November 2011: Read the latest issue of the UK’s leading technology publication, where we analyse the latest technology news and what it means for IT managers.
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EZINE: In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to the British Library about the enormous storage challenges of digitising its printed archive; we examine the state of the UK IT jobs market and the skills that are most in demand by employers; and we look at case studies of the best virtualisation projects. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 12 Dec 2011

3 Ways a N.Y. Hospital Saw Its Workflows Reprogrammed
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers how one New York hospital re-evaluated their communication workflows, and shares their improvements. Read on to see how software is reshaping the industry, and how your organization could see similar results.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

McKesson Corporation

5 Myths of Supplier Portals
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
VIDEO: View this on-demand webinar and learn how to get ahead with supplier self-service portals with The Hackett Group's Amy Fong, and watch the demo to learn how a supplier portal simplifies the work for AP organizations.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2015

Kofax from Lexmark

5 Myths of Supplier Portals
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how better utilization of the self-service functionality embedded in supplier facing system is worth the effort for many purchase to pay businesses. Read now to discover how your organization can free up resources, lead to better data quality and improve supplier relations.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Kofax from Lexmark

5 Steps to Help Assess the Total Cost of Ownership of your HR Technology Footprint
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a “road map” for organizations to use for assessing their total cost of ownership for HR technology and building the business case to improve these technologies.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014


5 Strategies Organizations are Using to Improve AP Efficiency
sponsored by Kofax from Lexmark
VIDEO: In this on-demand webinar you will learn critical findings of IFO's AP efficiency study, see valuable benchmarking data, hear where AP departments still have lots of work to do in terms of AP efficiency, and learn five strategies real-world organizations are using to improving AP efficiency.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2015

Kofax from Lexmark

8 Must-Have Criteria for Self-Service Analytics
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gives you 8 essential criteria for implementing self-service analytics in your organization. Discover how you can empower your business end users to tap into in-depth insights, driving more informed business moves and increasing visibility into valuable datasets.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2015

Information Builders

A clearer horizon. Do CIOs have more clarity about cloud computing?
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IT BRIEFING: This research from management consultants, Xantus, shows that while there is still a lack of clarity and a reluctance to fully commit to the cloud, there is a general acceptance from CIOs of the benefits and a growing commitment to develop those benefits.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

2009 ERP Report: Hospitality and Entertainment
sponsored by Panorama Consulting Group
ANALYST REPORT: This part of Panorama’s ERP Report outlines the use of ERP software at companies in the hospitality and entertainment industry, including a comparison of ERP results to other industries. This study includes ERP implementation results surrounding average budget, duration, actual costs, and implementation variables.
Posted: 03 Nov 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2009

Panorama Consulting Group

2009 IT Skills and Salary Report
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Download your free copy to learn the top paying salaries for IT jobs based on state, industry, certification, and more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

Global Knowledge

2010 Asset Management Operations and Compensation Survey Findings
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: In this survey you will learn how asset management has changed over the years and the different challenges asset management professionals have been facing.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

Advent Software, Inc

4 Ways Networking Pros Should Help Prepare IT for VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this whitepaper to discover how IT networking pros can help their organizations prepare for VDI implementation. Read on to learn the four VDI networking best practices.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

6 Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights common mistakes companies make in a down economy and discusses how organizations can use business intelligence to avoid them. Use the self-assessment questionnaire at the end of this paper to determine the level of business intelligence opportunity across your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

SAP America, Inc.

7 Leading Applications of Business Intelligence Software
sponsored by MicroStrategy Incorporated
BOOK: This paper explores the leading business intelligence (BI) applications across industry verticals. It is useful for business users just learning about BI applications, as well as for project managers and report developers looking for best practices.
Posted: 03 May 2006 | Published: 31 Dec 2005

MicroStrategy Incorporated

7 Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth but remain cautious with the economic recovery uncertain. Businesses need to define a business case for their technology investments and build a framework to measure ROI. This paper describes a 7-step process that will help build the business case for an ERP investment.
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

Sage Software

A Bigger Role for Corporate Performance Management
sponsored by SearchFinancialApplications
EBOOK: This expert handbook explains that if done well, CPM goes far beyond its traditional budgeting and forecasting role to serve as a strategic planning tool for your enterprise. Inside, learn how to extend CPM benefits into the future, and take note of important things for your organization to consider before attempting CPM in Excel.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014


A Brazilian company adopts IBM System z to handle rapid business growth
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WEBCAST: This on-demand video case study explains how Sicoob, Brazil's largest cooperative credit system, achieved high performance and scalability by investing in the right server platform, allowing the company to accommodate business growth.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Premiered: May 29, 2013


A Business Intelligence (BI) Agenda for Midsize Organizations: Six Strategies for Success White Paper
sponsored by IBM Cognos
WHITE PAPER: Success in business intelligence is all about facilitating sound, data-driven decisions at every level of the business. Read this white paper to learn six strategies for BI success, drawn from the experiences of actual IBM Cognos customers.
Posted: 02 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

IBM Cognos

A Buyer's Guide for Software Companies Considering On-demand Financial Applications to Meet Their Business Requirements
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The movement to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model is placing pressure on software vendors. This paper examines the trends which are transforming the software industry and independent Software Vendors to leverage on-demand financial applications.
Posted: 08 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Intacct Corporation

A Complete View Of The Enterprise: Linking Operational And Financial Planning In Global Organizations
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In February 2008, CFO Research Services, a unit of CFO Publishing and part of The Economist Group, began a research project with Business Objects, an SAP company, asking senior finance executives to give views on their priorities and challenges around integrating operational and financial planning processes.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2008

SAP America, Inc.

A Functional Model for Data Management
sponsored by Baseline Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how organizations are using a holistic data management perspective to optimize data usage regardless of where the information resides. It shows how when information is shared across the enterprise, business decisions are more robust, and decision makers have access to the widest array of input, with the greatest quality.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

Baseline Consulting

A Guide for CIOs: Make Your Mark with Business Transformation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Review this informative white paper to discover the importance of implementing a formal transformation program. Gain insight into 2 business transformation success stories, 9 reasons why you should work with an experienced transformation partner, a simple 5-phase business transformation program, and much more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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BURN RATE DEFINITION (continued): …  about new Internet companies, public or private, where the question is whether revenue will begin to flow in sufficient amounts before the invested capital plus revenue is "burnt up." When the burn rate begins to exceed plan or revenue fails to meet expectations, the usual recourse is to reduce the burn rate (which, in most companies, means reducing the staff). When it is burnt up (or before), a company has to find additional capital through loans, private equity investors, or a public stock offering; merge with or sell itself to another company; go non-profit; or terminate its operation.Michael … 
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