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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

Cover of the March 2014 edition of Financial Director

Research

Wheel of Fortune: The Audit Fees Survey 2014

Auditor-client relationships have undergone great change. Richard Crump looks at the impact on fees in the latest Financial Director audit survey

26 Feb 2014

News

CFOs look to up IT spend in 2014

Gleaning more value from data, and driving down costs are the key aspects of increased IT investment in 2014

05 Dec 2013

Research

Surviving the bear market: Recession Strategy Survey

The economy may be starting to get back on track, but how have UK businesses kept themselves afloat in the meantime? asks Kevin Reed

24 Sep 2013

Research

REL Working Capital Survey 2013

Working capital has risen up the agenda of Europe’s largest companies, but represents little more than a token effort, finds Richard Crump

27 Aug 2013

Research

Finance Network 2013: Degrees of separation

Kevin Reed and Calum Fuller explore the links between finance executives in the FTSE 100

27 Aug 2013

Special

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

Special

The Financial Director 2013 Salary Survey

FTSE finance directors managed to book an increase in average pay in the face of unprecedented economic turmoil

30 Jan 2013

Research

REL Working Capital Survey 2012

Companies are failing to sustain improvements to working capital performance made during the recession, finds Richard Crump

30 Aug 2012

Opinion

Coping with the data deluge

The deluge of data relating to our businesses has the potential to keep us from seeing the wood for the trees, says Steve O'Neill, CFO EMEA North, EMC Corporation

12 Apr 2012

Feature

Spreadsheet risk: The devil is in the data

Companies have to accept that spreadsheets need to be used but they must know when and where they are being used, writes Ralph Baxter

26 Mar 2012

Feature

Spy hard

In many organisations, data leakage is a disaster waiting to happen, warns John Walker

06 Jan 2012

Opinion

EU data protection laws on horizon

Sweeping reforms to data protection legislation could cause significant pain to businesses that fall foul of the law, warns Grant Taylor

04 Jan 2012

Research

KPMG Survey: Auditing the upside

Risk is out: FDs are looking for auditors that provide more advice about business performance, finds KPMG’s audit relationship survey

01 Sep 2011

Feature

Predicting the present

The use of price information from the internet could be a huge resource for businesses to get ahead of the official data, writes Phil Thornton

01 Sep 2011

Column

Cloud strife

In the cloud environment, security is no longer a static or isolated activity, writes Peter Cochrane

01 Sep 2011

Opinion

Playing roulette with IT security

It’s amazing how many organisations continue to play IT security Russian roulette with their business. Calum MacLeod highlights the questions you might want to ask your risk managers

05 Aug 2011

Opinion

Data breaches more likely to come from within

Data losses suffered by some online traders have put hackers front of mind but disgruntled insiders remain the bigger threat

20 May 2011

Opinion

Truth 1.0

If you do not have a standard approach to data, whether as shiny systems or a single spreadsheet, you need one now

15 Apr 2011

Opinion

Green datacentres are good, but big capex projects are not

Overhauling datacentres benefits the bottom line - but it comes at a cost

18 Feb 2011

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