Boards should focus as much on technology as they do on financial statements and executive compensation.
Packaged-enterprise applications may be popular, but a successful company will focus on its IT infrastructure.
Thousands of businesses should be thinking about how to collect all the data at their disposal in order to provide personal and relevant information to every stakeholder.
Telling compelling stories is the secret weapon of all good salespeople. CFOs, too, can harness the power of storytelling to woo investors.
When your IT people tell you that the new hardware and storage the business needs will cost a few million, remember: they can’t handle the truth. But CFOs can, and must.
China came late to the computer age, but that’s allowed it to move straight to the cloud. As the West struggles with mobility and ubiquitous computing, China’s cloud-computing energy may provide some key solutions.
To get the most out of new technologies, CFOs must manage the groups that drive IT performance to make sure they’re talking about challenges and costs. That’s because today’s corporate computer is not a big box: it’s a network.
If your board considers IT important (and it does), CFOs need to learn the language of IT or risk being left out of the conversation about the future of the business.
Instead of looking for new tech tools to manage and mitigate IT risk, CFOs should investigate an old, tried-and-true financial instrument.
Some say the cloud will make the CIO role and enterprise IT disappear. But smart CFOs understand that the cloud presents an opportunity to unlock IT value and gain competitive advantage.