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Speaking the Business Language
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Scott Dennull, Senior Director of IT, AtriCure

What are some of the widely prevalent challenges you notice in the IT sector and how exactly can IT leaders overcome these challenges? I would say that the biggest challenge we have is the amount of time spent on support versus new projects....

Collaboration, Trust and Financial Excellence Empowering CFOs
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Fred Boyle, SVP & CFO, Pepco Holdings

In order for a CFO and the financial branch to effectively optimize their value to an organization, other leaders in the company must view the team as critical thought leaders at the decision-making table. We want other executives to understand...

Cyber Security Insurance: A Must Have for Educational Institutions
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Mimi Royston, CIO, American International College

As a CIO, IT security is one of a few things that keep me up at night. I read headlines about companies with many more resources than most higher education institutions having systems or data compromised and it scares me. How can I ever keep up?...

A CFO Explains: Partnering with Finance to Accelerate IT Transformation
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Rich Carroll, CFO, WGroup

As the CFO for WGroup, a leading technology management consulting firm, I’m in a unique position to understand how critical it is for IT and Finance departments to work together. The CIO and CFO have the same objective—the creation of...

Making Life Easier for our IT Friends
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Antony Harrat, Global VP indirect procurement/Real Estate, Brightstar Corporation

For the longest time, the IT and Procurement departments within organizations didn’t work in a cohesive manner. IT concentrated on implementing and supporting the business and their technological requirements while procurement was viewed as...

The Six Types of Power for Leaders
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John Prescott, Director IT Infrastructure, Unified Physician Management

To be an effective leader is to understand how to wield power and what it means when you do so. Being a leader is more than managing employees and tasks. Leadership is a skill. That skill requires both knowledge and practice to make it effective....

The 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Chicago
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The 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Chicago June 14-16 will welcome over 700 leadership figures from the supply chain industry. eft have brought together a stellar line up of keynote speakers who will set the stage for discussions across 3 days of...

The Five Keys to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Failure
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Henry C. Eickelberg, MD, The Terry Group

Organizations are constantly challenged to generate greater profits on the same (or even declining) sales.  Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) (in all its forms) has become an important ingredient in delivering on this challenge. This article...

4 in Five CFOs Look Abroad to Gain Market Share, but Weighed Down by Multiple Concerns
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Randy Worzala, Vice President - Global Sales, Tmf-group

Published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the study“Corporate overseas expansion: opportunities and barriers” also finds that the next biggest motivation for CFOs to expand overseas is to open new markets for their products...

From Bean Counter to Propeller Head: Lessons Learned by a New CIO
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Chad Lindbloom, CIO, C.H. Robinson

Over the past 25 years, I has seen the management of supply chains go from oversight of a tactical cost center to a strategic source of competitive advantage. Continuously changing and increasingly volatile, supply chains today are complex,...

Moulding Complete Business Solution through Netsuite Software
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Steve Hankins, EVP & CFO / CIO, Globe Express Services

With 80 offices, 56 different general ledgers, 56 customer master files, 56 vendor master files, 30 legal entities spread over 20 different countries with multiple languages doing business in more than 20 currencies you have a challenge as a...

Trends in Operational Metrics Show Demand for Greater Insights
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Rob Reid,

Every modern business uses software management systems, but teh best use systems bring strategic, operational, and financial data together to support and optimize a performance-driven organization. For software companies, this requires new...

Software Defined Networks-A New Spine for IT
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Scott Fenton, VP & CIO, Wind River

Trends in Software Defined Networking Today, we are seeing Software Defined Networking and Software Defined Data Centers appearing everywhere. This market worth 960 million dollars in 2015 is projected to reach 8 billion in 2018. The...

Views and Insights onTechnology Issues/Trends Pertaining to Marketing
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Jonathan Copulsky, Principal & Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte Consulting

Technological Trends Many of teh marketing-related technologies dat intrigue me today have their antecedents in teh science fiction stories, films, and television shows dat me avidly followed in my youth. • Personalized...

IBM sees a decline in revenue as the company shifts to higher value deals
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IBM reported a 12percent decline in profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 following the sale of its System x business to Lenovo and cuts in its software operations.Total revenue generated from its software business was $7.6 billion, a decline of...

Lufthansa Signs IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Deal With IBM
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Lufthansa has signed a one billion euros (£830 million) IT infrastructure outsourcing contract with IBM, a month after announcing that it was selling Lufthansa Systems to IBM. The deal includes transferring the control of its data centres to...

$108M Analytics Outsourcing Deal Puts Health Catalyst At Risk For Allina Health Outcomes
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Health Catalyst and Allina Health are sharing a major deal of $108 million, for over a period of ten years. Under the terms of the contract, announced Tuesday, Allina is sending its data warehousing, analytics, performance improvement technology,...

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