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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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Case Study: ConRes' Financial Application Overhaul
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: The following case study examines how a technology production and services company, called ConRes, sought to replace their legacy financial reporting software. Discover how modernizing their strategy allowed them to pursue ways to increase revenue.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Case Study: Legacy Systems From Acquisitions Handled Correctly
sponsored by Concur Technologies
VIDEO: Downer is a growing business built on acquisitions and expansion and consequently dealing with the challenges of legacy systems. By implementing one leading travel & expense system, Downer has unlocked unprecedented benefits.
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 06 Oct 2015

Concur Technologies

CEB 2015 IT Budget Benchmark Report
sponsored by
RESEARCH CONTENT: IT departments are set to increase their spending by 3.3%, the highest growth seen in five years, this research from the CEB reveals.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

Changes in Financial Management Systems and Regulations
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Watch this in-depth webcast to find out about the changes in financial management systems and regulations.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014


Channel IT Priorities 2013 Europe
sponsored by MicroScope
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The latest exclusive Channel IT Priorities 2013 research from Microscope and TechTarget  reveals a reseller base in transition starting to embrace managed services.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013


Chief Financial Officer Virtual Event: Spotlight on the Modern CFO
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Access this webinar to gain an understanding of how disruptive technology - such as data analytics, cloud computing, mobile, etc. - can help CFOs take advantage of change and outperform their peers.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Jul 22, 2015


CIO briefing on agile development
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PRESENTATION: How do we create agile organisations and behave in a more agile way? Kelly Waters executive Consultant, Coach, and Interim CTO, offers some answers in this presentation.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Case Study QuickView: IBM Research Doubles Its Productivity with Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to see how the solution has improved productivity and utilization of resources and helped consolidate individual labs’ capital budgets into a single centralized budget.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2009


Case Study: A platform approach to solving billing problems in the sky.
sponsored by Billing Platform
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how LiveTV Satellite Communications, LLC implemented a fully automated billing solution robust enough to handle their complex billing and Inventory Management use cases.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

Billing Platform

Case Study: APAC Providers make the switch to the cloud to solve enterprise-billing needs.
sponsored by Billing Platform
CASE STUDY: Thanks to's highly configurable, cloud-based system, in just a few months, Express Virtual Meetings launched a fully functioning, automated, cloud-based Billing Management system that integrates seamlessly with their CRM application; Conferencing Bridges; and Payment Gateway providers. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

Billing Platform

Case study: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas cuts mainframe software costs with IBM (May 2013)
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Lear how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas were able to migrate their mainframe software toward an equally functional but significantly lower-cost system - without heavy impact on users and the IT environment.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Case Study: Customer and Channel Insight Shapes Business Decisions
sponsored by Aria
CASE STUDY: This brief case study reveals how the right billing system enabled communications provider IMN to meet the needs of sales growth by supporting enterprise-wide billing and customer management.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Case Study: Peet's Coffee & Tea Sets Direction for Growth with Outstanding Quality
sponsored by Junction Solutions
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Peet's Coffee & Tea leveraged a unified business management technology to overcome the challenges of a legacy business management system.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Junction Solutions

CFO as Catalyst for Change
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read the CFO Research Report from Longitude Research commissioned by Oracle and Accenture to see how 930 CFOs from around the world are managing change and driving growth in a disruptive and unpredictable business environment.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation

CFO Guide to Improve Decision-making, Reduce Risk, Enhance Performance
sponsored by TideMark
WHITE PAPER: In this CFO guidebook, learn how you can leverage mobile, cloud, social media, and big data to dramatically improve business results and drive insight-fueled transformation.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Change Management for BPM
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Forrester Research's Connie Moore offers advice on how businesses can incorporate change management programs into their business process management (BPM) initiatives.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012


Changing Times, Changing Business: Why Finance is Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals the findings of a survey of 270 finance and IT decision-makers regarding their financial management strategies and the value of embracing the cloud.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013


Changing Times, Changing Business: Why Finance Management is Moving to Cloud
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: A new study from Saugatuck Technology shows 51% of finance and IT executives feel their existing systems limit their ability to reach strategic goals. The culprits? No flexibility, siloed systems, poor access to information, and the high cost of maintenance. Read the report for the fascinating conclusions from the study.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013


Chief Procurement Officer Study: Improving competitive advantage through procurement excellence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Approached correctly, procurement can be essential for driving value and competitive advantage. This guide reveals the results of a survey of 1,128 chief procurement officers (CPOs) regarding the key strategies that separate high-performing procurement organizations from the pack.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Choosing a DCM architecture
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn that in a DCM architecture, your business will be defining rules in a business rules engine and not defining business processes where you shouldn't be. Also, learn what to look for in cases and processes when it comes to choosing a DCM platform.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012


CIO Decisions E-Zine Vol. 10 – Leading the BPM Charge
sponsored by CIO Decisions
EZINE: Business process management may mean transformation at the enterprise level, but for midsized companies it means automating and streamlining workflows and business processes. Learn how midmarket companies are taking control with BPM.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Published: 26 Jan 2010

CIO Decisions

CIO Decisions e-zine: Big data analytics, the power of personalized data
sponsored by
EZINE: This edition of the CIO Decisions e-zine demonstrates how BI and data analytics are dramatically changing the way businesses interact with their data. Inside, learn how the Obama campaign used "microtargeting" techniques to read the polls and understand how they were changing and evolving during the campaign.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 | Published: 08 Feb 2013

CIO Decisions E-Zine: PPM: Validating the Value of IT
sponsored by
EZINE: This e-zine breaks down how PPM tools and best practices simplified project management and justified IT project service delivery and costs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

CIO Decisions E-Zine: Putting a social layer into every business app
sponsored by
EZINE: Enterprises committed to collaboration are building a social layer into their business apps and platforms. Learn how in this issue of CIO Decisions.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

CIO Decisions E-Zine: Smart Process Apps Rev Up Business Agility
sponsored by
EZINE: Is your IT organization ready to get smart? Smart process apps are becoming a tool of choice in many agile-inclined enterprises.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013
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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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