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A CFO's guide to DX – Addressing finance

More and more of today’s organizations are transforming their finance sector, but what do CFOs need to know about the rise of digital finance transformation?

Inside, get a crash-course on digital finance transformation with insight tailored directly to the needs of CFOs. Discover the main reasons why organizations are pushing for digital finance transformation, and explore:

  • The top digital transformation challenges for finance leaders
  • How CFOs can benefit from digital technologies in finance
  • What digital transformation in finance means for your organization
  • And more

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  • Straight to the Top. CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World

     

    Why the Role of the CIO Continues to Change

     

    By Gregory S. Smith

     

    The CIO must have technical knowledge (practical and theoretical) in addition to solid business skills in order to be able to succeed in today’s complex environments and beyond.

     

    They need to understand wireless technologies, security, cloud computing, social networking, virtualization, and business intelligence in addition to the “softer” skills like vendor and contract management, communication, financial management, and IT governance.

     

    Those experiences—combined with the right academic mix of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or information systems and a master’s degree in business—form the killer combination.

     

    CIOs with solid technical grounding are better able to rally their IT departments, gain their respect and trust, and appropriately build a successful multiyear strategy that includes a comprehensive and shared discussion with their subordinates, but not one that is dictated by them due to the CIOs’ lack of technical grounding.

     

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  • Computer Weekly – 12 March 2013: Will software-defined networking justify the hype?

    Computer Weekly – 12 March 2013: Will software-defined networking justify the hype?

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, we take an in-depth look at one of the hottest emerging technologies – software-defined networking – and what it means for IT departments. We visit Iceland, home of the greenest datacentres, and see what they offer to CIOs. We look at the growth of governance as a key task for CIOs as business executives grab more influence over IT spending. And we examine the data privacy considerations of developing mobile apps. Read the issue now.

     

    Buyer’s guide to software-defined networking – part one: SDN will transform your network – but not just yet

    Software-defined networking (SDN) will revolutionise the router and switch business and wipe millions off costs. So what’s holding it up?

     

    CIOs must be prepared for a shift toward governance

    The CIO is an evolving role and changes in technology and budgets, which are encouraging business departments to demand and use IT without consulting the IT department, mean the CIO’s role is shifting more towards governance.

     

    Iceland pushes green datacentres

    Renewable energy resources and free air cooling make Iceland a top datacentre location, but big firms have yet to take the plunge.

     

    Mobile data privacy rules cannot be ignored

    As increased mobile use leads to a greater focus on data privacy, CIOs must ensure all mobile apps developed in-house do not fall foul of the law.

     

    Case study: School building project uses Huddle to coordinate development suppliers

    When the Education Funding Agency wanted a means of sharing data with no training required it turned to a cloud-based platform.

     

    Interview: Corporate travel leader strives for more success to ‘change industry’

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s CIO talks about bringing uniformity and efficiency across international borders and keeping the IT in good shape.

     

    Opinion: Benefits management can make the difference to an IT project’s success

    A coherent approach involving senior management is vital to maximising IT investments in the current economic climate, write John Ward, emeritus professor at Cranfield University School of Management and Elizabeth Daniel, professor of information management at the Open University Business School.

     

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