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CFOs should have much to say on cloud computing

Today’s successful CFOs are modernising their departments while partnering with the CEO and line-of-business leaders to find new growth opportunities, says Oracle’s Jeffrey O. Henley… As the managers of risk, planning, and investments in a business, chief financial officers (CFO) have had two main responsibilities: manage the

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Gartner: Top technology trends you cannot afford to ignore

Gartner has published its annual list of the top strategic technology trends, which includes software-defined anything (SDx), 3D printing, mobile apps, cloud/client architecture, hybrid cloud and IT-as-service-broker and smart machines… The list covers the technologies that Gartner analysts deem as having the most potential to have significant

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Shadow IT seduces CFOs

The lure of cloud computing for CMOs is well understood and has seen more of the IT budget head to that department – now it’s the CFO’s turn… Delays and “chaos” in the planning cycle is driving chief financial officers to seek alternatives to the trusty spreadsheet,

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Five ways the cloud increases innovation and productivity

As one of the major step-changing technologies of this decade, expert Craig Deveson discusses how cloud computing has transformed innovation and productivity in the enterprise IT landscape… Cloud computing is a combination of layers of new technology combined with business model innovation. The revolution in the core technology behind

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The why, what and how of business agility

Fifty years ago, running a company was much more predictable, with less competition and customers content to buy based on what you had on offer. But things have changed, writes Nat Tanner, and so should you… In the digital age, new companies regularly emerge from nowhere and

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The Difference Between Time and Attendance and Time Billing Software

There are many time accounting packages on the market. Your business can leverage these software packages with vertical industry offerings to provide function and features unique to your business and market. Before you get serious about the search for software, there is one aspect of these systems

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Microsoft releases Office 2016

The worldwide release of Microsoft’s Office 2016 productivity software is underway… Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company is focused on reinventing productivity and business processes for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. “These latest innovations take another big step forward in transforming Office from a familiar set of

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When Time Tracking by Spreadsheet is No Longer Good Enough

If you have a small to medium sized organization and you need to track your employee time, you probably started simply enough. Using a spreadsheet method to list each employee, every project or client and the associated hours worked. At some point you will find it is

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Worldwide IT spending to grow in 2016 – but only just

Just how much will the tech-crazy world blow on IT in 2016? Around US$3.54 trillion… While that number represents growth, it is only just in the green according to the Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast. At a mere 0.6 percent over 2015 spending, the researcher is anticipating

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Middleware – Bridging Disparate Systems

As businesses evolve, they tend to adopt more than one software system to manage their varied transaction flows and processes. The breadth of their requirements increases, resulting in disparate system usage across the board. Examples include: Financial Reporting Debtors and Creditors Inventory Manufacturing Systems Job Costing Time

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