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FD Breakfast Briefing: Empowering modern finance

This briefing will outline how modern CFOs can adopt emerging technologies to develop new capabilities and transform the role of finance

22 Apr 2014

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Feature

Cyber security: the weakest link in M&A transactions

Regular audits of cyber security and the security of potential acquisition partners should be at the very heart of the M&A due diligence process

22 Apr 2014

Opinion

What’s ahead for Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri

Apple’s new CFO will have to deal with the tech giant's massive cash reserves, as well as building a strong finance team in the first 100 days

22 Apr 2014

News

Microsoft brings Office tools Word, Excel and PowerPoint to iPad

Firm finally succumbs to market strength of Apple's iPad

28 Mar 2014

Feature

Don’t wake the cyber shark

The cyber threat to business is growing at all levels, but what’s finance’s role in mitigating the risk? asks Calum Fuller

26 Mar 2014

Opinion

Moving to VOIP can be filled with glitches, test it ahead of time

The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

25 Mar 2014

News

Box to launch $250m IPO

Funds from IPO could be used for M&A, global expansion, data centre expansion or infrastructure improvement, CFO told Financial Director last year

25 Mar 2014

Opinion

IRIS Software's CFO on how it stayed afloat during the floods

Mark Lewis explains the lessons learned in coping with the floods at a key time of year for customers

24 Mar 2014

Feature

Transforming your business with data

Analysing payment data can help to forecast how customers will behave, which may help businesses to mitigate risks ahead of time

20 Mar 2014

News

Autonomy’s Lynch claims HP ‘misleading’ its shareholders

Mike Lynch reignites war of words with HP boss Meg Whitman in open letter sent to HP shareholders

20 Mar 2014

Feature

Using tech to tackle pension risk

Technology can help de-risk pension schemes. Graham Jarvis looks at how FDs are applying new systems

26 Feb 2014

Opinion

Accounting by design: Building cloud-based accounting architecture

Anne Howard outlines how the Cloud has provided the perfect architecture for agile and responsive accounting across her firm’s global operations

20 Feb 2014

News

Ex-Microsoft CFO takes Xero chairman role

Former General Motors and Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell leads Xero’s US expansion plans

13 Feb 2014

Analysis

Soft landing for SEPA as businesses ready themselves

Fifteen years in the making, the Single European Payment Area will soon be fully operational, but it's not without its hiccups, writes Calum Fuller

05 Feb 2014

News

Autonomy overstated profits by 80%, HP claims

HP drastically revises the 2010 performance of Autonomy in restated accounts filed on Companies House

04 Feb 2014

Opinion

Predictive selling to become part and parcel of commerce

Amazon is pioneering predictive selling, but will it work?

04 Feb 2014

News

V3 launches Enterprise Software Report 2014, ranking 24 key technology vendors

Readers give their scores for major software firms including HP, IBM, Microsoft and Google

17 Jan 2014

Feature

Like its 1999: FD looks back at predictions it made 15 years ago

Was the FD’s world of 2014 easy to predict in 1999? Andrew Sawers looks back at when Financial Director looked forwards

16 Jan 2014

Interview

Interview: Xchanging CFO David Bauernfeind

Xchanging’s CFO, David Bauernfeind, is in the middle of a major organisational transformation while managing the demands and pressures of a listed company

16 Jan 2014

Opinion

Investing in technology should be at the heart of the business

Outsourcing of IT on a grand scale has created a dearth of capability and deep understanding

16 Jan 2014

Upcoming Events

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Understanding the financial cost of staff turnover

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover, including logistical costs and the impact of lost productivity as new employees are brought up to speed

Latest Opinion

Moving to VOIP can be filled with glitches, test it ahead of time

The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

IRIS Software's CFO on how it stayed afloat during the floods

Mark Lewis explains the lessons learned in coping with the floods at a key time of year for customers

What’s ahead for Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri

Apple’s new CFO will have to deal with the tech giant's massive cash reserves, as well as building a strong finance team in the first 100 days

Latest Analysis

Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

Laurie McIlwee resigns as Tesco FD amid speculation of rift with chief executive and investor unrest

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

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