wiredFINANCE http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/10649/feed wiredFINANCE provides the Business Finance community with reporting and commentary on IT-finance related issues. en Survey Shows Top Performing CFOs Leverage Big Data Advantages http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/survey-shows-top-performing-cfos-leverage-big-data-advantages <div class="node-body blog-body">CFO expectations of their finance team have evolved. While macro-economic and market factors still lead the list of external forces CFOs expect to have the most impact on their enterprises in the near future, technology is now third on the list – up from fifth place in 2010</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/survey-shows-top-performing-cfos-leverage-big-data-advantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/survey-shows-top-performing-cfos-leverage-big-data-advantages#comments big data CFO performance Gold Technology wiredFINANCE Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:53:00 +0000 15481 at http://businessfinancemag.com Fueled by SMAC M&A Activity Predicted by CFOs to Heat Up http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/fueled-smac-ma-activity-predicted-cfos-heat <div class="node-body blog-body">SMAC is triggering a scramble among large, established blue chip companies like IBM, EMC, HP, Oracle, and more to acquire almost any promising tech upstarts out there. Their fear: becoming irrelevant, especially among the young, most highly sought demographics. </div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/fueled-smac-ma-activity-predicted-cfos-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/fueled-smac-ma-activity-predicted-cfos-heat#comments Google M&A SMAC Technology technology wiredFINANCE Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:50:00 +0000 15441 at http://businessfinancemag.com IT Change-proof Your Organization http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/it-change-proof-your-organization <div class="node-body blog-body">Many organizations are being whiplashed by IT infrastructure change—costly, disruptive, never-ending change that is hindering IT and the organization. But it needn't be that way.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/it-change-proof-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/it-change-proof-your-organization#comments business change IT change Technology wiredFINANCE Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:09:00 +0000 15411 at http://businessfinancemag.com Silicon Valley as Your Business Model http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/silicon-valley-your-business-model <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>So many broad-based business model disruptions have emanated from Silicon Valley, according to Mark Zawacki, founder of 650 Labs, based in Mountain View, CA&mdash;the heart of Silicon Valley&mdash;that he has been able to build a successful consulting practice helping large companies understand the trends coming out of Silicon Valley with the goal of helping them stay competitive. At a minimum the insights his clients gain should enable their organizations remain relevant.</p></div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/silicon-valley-your-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/silicon-valley-your-business-model#comments competition disruptive technology innovation Technology wiredFINANCE Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:29:00 +0000 15371 at http://businessfinancemag.com IBM on How Computing Will Change Us in 5 Years http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/ibm-how-computing-will-change-us-5-years-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">In the next 5 years your experience in the classroom, the doctor's office, local retail store, online, or even in your hometown may be dramatically different.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/ibm-how-computing-will-change-us-5-years-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/ibm-how-computing-will-change-us-5-years-0#comments data analytics learning medical online security retail Technology urban planning wiredFINANCE Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:06:00 +0000 15341 at http://businessfinancemag.com Intriguing IT Possibilities for 2014 http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/intriguing-it-possibilities-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">In 2014 3D printing, wearable computers, drones, and electronic wallets may begin to change your business in ways you never imagined.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/intriguing-it-possibilities-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/intriguing-it-possibilities-2014#comments 3D-printing drones electronic wallet Technology wearable computers wiredFINANCE Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:13:00 +0000 15291 at http://businessfinancemag.com No Company is Immune to Cyber Security-Espionage Threats http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/no-company-immune-cyber-security-espionage-threats <div class="node-body blog-body">The bad guys: they have gotten smarter and their attacks stealthier, which makes them more difficult to detect and the attacks last longer. Now what?</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/no-company-immune-cyber-security-espionage-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/no-company-immune-cyber-security-espionage-threats#comments cyber espionage cyber security security intelligence security strategy Technology wiredFINANCE Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:35:00 +0000 15221 at http://businessfinancemag.com Five Reasons Businesses Use the Cloud http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/five-reasons-businesses-use-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body">By 2016, cloud will matter more to business leaders than to IT, according to the IBM Center for Applied Insights. In fact, cloud’s strategic importance to business leaders is poised to double from 34% to 72% due to its ability to competitive advantage through strategic business reinvention, better decision making, and deeper collaboration.. That’s more than their IT counterparts where only 58% acknowledge its strategic importance.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/five-reasons-businesses-use-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/five-reasons-businesses-use-cloud#comments business value cloud computing IT outsourcing Technology wiredFINANCE Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:45:00 +0000 15161 at http://businessfinancemag.com Hope Your Virtualization Knowledge Quotient is High http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/hope-your-virtualization-knowledge-quotient-high <div class="node-body blog-body">While the lack of awareness of virtualization in the workspace is intriguing, the study perhaps says the most about how well IT managers and other high-level executives are integrating virtualization into their companies and communicating its value.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/hope-your-virtualization-knowledge-quotient-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/hope-your-virtualization-knowledge-quotient-high#comments cost savings free open source ROI Technology virtualization wiredFINANCE Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:40:00 +0000 15081 at http://businessfinancemag.com Keeping Up With Increasing Social Business Complexity http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/keeping-increasing-social-business-complexity <div class="node-body blog-body">Although the CMO may be driving the social business bus, the CFO has a big stake in social media. It is evolving into a primary tool for recruiting and screening talent and where companies will increasingly interact with suppliers and partners—folks the CFO wants to engage with.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/keeping-increasing-social-business-complexity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/keeping-increasing-social-business-complexity#comments customer engagement social business social media staffing Technology technology wiredFINANCE Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:36:00 +0000 15011 at http://businessfinancemag.com