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ALSO CALLED: Public Offerings, IPO
DEFINITION: In the United States, an IPO (initial public offering) is a first and one-time only sale of publicly tradable stock shares in a company that has previously been owned privately. An IPO is also sometimes known as "going public." Technically, an IPO is the offering to sell but virtually all IPOs result in all the stock offered being sold. IPOs are generally managed by companies that specialize in  … 
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6 Must-Haves for Modern Financial Management Systems
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WHITE PAPER: The financial system you are running today can likely trace its heritage back to the 80s and 90s. The needs of finance organizations have changed dramatically. If you're considering a new financial management system, read the whitepaper to learn the six must-haves it must include.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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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

ComputerWeekly.com

Advances in Financial Disclosure and Risk Management
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WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast investigates performance management and analytics tools that can help drive success in finance and risk management. Watch now to discover product updates, best practices, and more.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Feb 5, 2013

IBM

Beyond Work-Life Balance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an uncommon look at how – thanks to mobile and cloud technologies – the world of work is changing and why. Specifically, it focuses on ways IT leaders can be proactive about building a work environment that's ready for the future.
Posted: 12 Nov 2012 | Published: 12 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

BPO Edge Finance and Accounting Edition 2013
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EBOOK: In this resource, learn how finance and accounting innovations can spur strategic initiatives, the importance of standardizing processes, how big data can lead to big opportunities, and much more.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

HP

Business Information University: A CIO's Guide to Launching a Big Data Analytics Strategy
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom addresses the challenges enterprises face as they attempt to centralize the BI strategy and the tools and methodologies that are addressing these challenges.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 16 Mar 2013

SearchCIO.com

Business leaders agenda 2012
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RESOURCE: This report from KPMG identifies business priorities across a wide range of geographies and industries, and assesses the economic outlook.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

"Linc-ing" the Enterprise: Web Conferencing Completes the Puzzle
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ANALYST REPORT: In this White Paper, Frost & Sullivan has reviewed the enterprise web conferencing deployment options of iLinc, their strengths and weaknesses and how iLinc meets communication needs present in today's environment.
Posted: 05 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

iLinc Communications

A New Model for Healthcare Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the major issues that are driving support for care transformation. More importantly, it outlines an approach for achieving value from the IT investments made by health care organizations in support of transformation initiatives.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

About to Buy Guide: Building a Business Case for DR
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EGUIDE: Are you a CIO looking to justify your DR project to upper management? This Q&A with Paul Kirvan, a consultant with more than 20 years of experience in business continuity management, will give you a perspective on the overall issue of DR and why your organization should implement a documented backup plan.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

SearchCIO.com

Accounts Payable Automation in SAP - An Investment in the Future
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WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how document process automation can speed up accounts payable processes, add to the company’s bottom line by cutting costs, reduce cycle times, and allow for faster financial statements and fewer late payment fees.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

ReadSoft

Achieving Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence
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WHITE PAPER: Operational excellence is a simple concept with complex implications. Consistently doing things well across every element of the value chain is clear enough in principle. The ultimate goal is a "single source of truth" where senior executives have shared visibility into all parts of the organization, enabling management by facts.
Posted: 29 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

Achieving Value in Healthcare Through Efficiency and Effectiveness
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WHITE PAPER: this white paper demonstrates how, by reforming health care delivery, implementing appropriate technology, and reshaping the medical establishment which supports efficiency and effectiveness, America can provide the best value in health care services for its citizens.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

ACOs: Treat Patients More Effectively with Health Analytics
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EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchHealthIT.com highlights the importance of data analytics in the success of today's ACOs. Read now to learn the difference between collaborative and captive ACOs and discover how predictive analytics can provide the information necessary to dramatically improve patient care.
Posted: 29 Mar 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

IBM

Advancing Healthcare through the Application of Predictive Knowledge Management
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the health care industry can proactively support patient-focused care through the use of technology services that enable predictive analysis.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Are You Ready For a New Era in B2B Collaboration?
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines what companies can do to modernize their approach to business-to-business collaboration in response to trends like globalization, consumerization, and mobility.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Automated Invoice Processing into Oracle E-Business Suite
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WHITE PAPER: Document automation will add to the company's bottom line, save time, better business processes, and increased control. This paper will demonstrate how to automate the AP process within Oracle E-Business Suite, and what type of investment will need to be made and what kind of benefits can be expected.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

ReadSoft

Becoming a Social Business: The IBM Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, IDC explores example case studies of IBM’s internal evolution to a social business as a means to guide other large organisations considering making a similar transition.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM

Better Healthcare Starts with Better Information
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines Dell's holistic solutions, bringing together implementation services, process improvement consulting and customized IT technology so caregivers have better information for better patient care.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Budgeting for Your Next Hardware Investment: New Pricing and Payment Methods
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource provides the necessary financial tools you'll need when you begin investing in your new IBM storage solution or IBM Power System server. Find out how financing can help your business.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

IBM

Budgeting Survey:Benchmarks & Issues
sponsored by Centage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the results of a budgeting survey aimed at discovering the most significant budgeting, forecasting, and reporting issues troubling today’s CFOs.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

Centage

Build the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn how to keep up with the ever-changing consumer demands for new and improved products and services. Discover technologies that can help you build an agile, responsive IT infrastructure so you're able to scale to changing needs and make more strategic business decisions.
Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 20, 2012

Red Hat

Building a Global B2B Brand
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
CASE STUDY: In this paper you'll read about the steps Wipro Technologies took in order to take its brand name to the next level in order to compete with the top global IT companies.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 12 Jun 2009

Wipro Technologies

Building a Robust Business Case for High Quality Master Data
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the key elements for building a proper, quantified business case. It presents the measures that are favored by corporate finance departments, and helps develop a strong business case for data quality and MDM projects. A number of real-life examples with quantifiable benefits are also included.
Posted: 19 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Melissa Data Corp

Building an ESB without Limits
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives deeper into the area, to answer why you need one in an SOA, and what the ESB will do for you.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

IBM Software Group
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INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS DEFINITION (continued): …  handling IPOs and have experience in determining what the likely IPO offering price should be. If the IPO manager determines that the stock will not sell at an offering price that is acceptable to the company, the application for an IPO is usually withdrawn until a better time. As soon as all shares of an IPO have been sold, the stock is now tradable through stock exchanges or specialists that trade in the stock and the stock price may go up or down. The IPO procedure is specified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC maintains a publicly available, searchable database … 
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