wiredFINANCE http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/10649/feed 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 Get Ready for the Virtual Office http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/get-ready-virtual-office <div class="node-body blog-body">Cloud, mobile, and social computing are rapidly combining to make the traditional office a costly and unnecessary anachronism, at least for knowledge workers, which are increasingly what most workers are. Through the Internet and the widespread digitization of the economy you can conduct almost any business activity virtually, in electronic space rather than in a physical facility. </div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/get-ready-virtual-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/get-ready-virtual-office#comments IaaS online physical office SaaS social business Technology virtual meetings virtual office wiredFINANCE Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:12:00 +0000 14951 at http://businessfinancemag.com Effective Predictive Analysis Starts with Business Questions http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/effective-predictive-analysis-starts-business-questions <div class="node-body blog-body">Predictive analytics begins with asking the right business questions. Say you want to grow 5% next year. Your questions then might be, where will that growth most likely come from and how can you sustain that growth. Most managers try to answer those questions qualitatively, rather than using predictive analytics. But what if predictive analytics were within easy reach?.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/effective-predictive-analysis-starts-business-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/effective-predictive-analysis-starts-business-questions#comments analytic models business intelligence growth predictive analytics revenue Technology wiredFINANCE Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:21:00 +0000 14901 at http://businessfinancemag.com When a Cloud Provider Fails Avoid Becoming a Cloud Refugee http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/when-cloud-provider-fails-avoid-becoming-cloud-refugee <div class="node-body blog-body">When a well regarded cloud storage provider filed for bankruptcy protection last month, it left its customers scrambling to find someplace to put the data they had entrusted to the company. </div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/when-cloud-provider-fails-avoid-becoming-cloud-refugee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/when-cloud-provider-fails-avoid-becoming-cloud-refugee#comments cloud computing cloud storage Technology technology refugee wiredFINANCE Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:44:00 +0000 14791 at http://businessfinancemag.com Will Bitcoin be Your Next Currency? http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/will-bitcoin-be-your-next-currency <div class="node-body blog-body">Investors that invested in Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, and Founders Fund, which includes three founders of PayPal, are putting serious money into Bitcoin investments even though the currency exists solely in cyber form. They see it as the future of money, and it has created a buzz reminiscent of the early Internet.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/will-bitcoin-be-your-next-currency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/will-bitcoin-be-your-next-currency#comments Bitcoin currency currency regulation cyber-currency cyber-security electronic money payment Technology virtual money wiredFINANCE Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:08:00 +0000 14751 at http://businessfinancemag.com An Innovation Strategy Can Fuel Big Revenue Gains http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/innovation-strategy-can-fuel-big-revenue-gains <div class="node-body blog-body">Innovation is not just for technology companies or consumer products companies. Innovation can come from any size company, take varied forms, and focus on any industry or cross numerous industries. Companies can innovate around product, business process, or service.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/innovation-strategy-can-fuel-big-revenue-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/innovation-strategy-can-fuel-big-revenue-gains#comments bio-metrics collaboration GPS innovation mobile revenue growth social business Technology wiredFINANCE Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:39:00 +0000 14641 at http://businessfinancemag.com