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Physically protecting data - the forgotten IT security problem?

Firewalls, encryption ad passwords are all important - but what about the physical side of IT security? asks Jane Frost

07 May 2014

Handover

The Handover: Managing an FD transition

The handover between incoming and outgoing finance directors appears to be a dark art. What happens during that time? asks Calum Fuller

28 Apr 2014

Lagos

Nigeria: An African opportunity with giant potential

Politics, corruption and security issues mar the happy picture of Nigeria’s considerable upturn, finds Gavin Hinks

28 Apr 2014

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IPOs: It's all in the timing

Neil Hodge outlines the many hurdles that must be overcome to secure a successful listing

28 Apr 2014

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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

International Accounting Standards Board

Long road ahead as IASB remedies governance concerns

The international accounting standards setter has a battle to stave of pressure over IFRS, and its own governance

14 Apr 2014

Corporate Escape

Book Extract: Corporate Escape - The Rise of the New Entrepreneur

Corporate Escape is written by Maite Barón, CEO of The Corporate Escape, a consultancy that provides support to those looking to achieve success and happiness outside the world of big business

07 Apr 2014

Flood by Bill McConkey

Staying afloat during the recent UK floods

The recent floods were catastrophic for many, but how did UK businesses fare – and what can they do to be better off in future weather events? asks Neil Hodge

26 Mar 2014

Black car

A fleeting resource

Is it really better to outsource your fleet management than to keep it in house? Catherine Chetwynd looks at the pros and cons

26 Mar 2014

Cyber security by Simon Brader

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

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Green skills can help turn rising bills into cost savings

It might sound like a simple task to cut your energy bills, but to capitalise on savings takes specialist green skills

24 Mar 2014

Santiago de Chile

Chile's copper standard

Chile is pulling ahead as the most open and developed economy in South America, but there are still serious challenges to be faced, writes Gavin Hinks

20 Mar 2014

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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

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Fleet: Salary sacrifice still an employee benefits minnow

Only a small proportion of car-driving employees are provided with a salary sacrifice option, writes Catherine Chetwynd

11 Mar 2014

Cyber thief

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

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Defined Ambition: A half-way house or complete muddle?

Are so-called defined ambition pensions a half-way house or complete muddle? asks Anthony Harrington

26 Feb 2014

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

In the final part of our look back at FD's 1999 predictions, Andrew Sawers looks at how the world of finance has changed

26 Feb 2014

Rush hour

Auto-enrolment rush begins

Small companies are ill-prepared for auto-enrolment and will fail to appreciate what is involved, finds Anthony Harrington

26 Feb 2014

Brandenburger Tor

A gateway to better lending - learning from the German model

UK business lending is still suffering while corporate loans in Germany are up. Phil Thornton investigates what Britain can learn from the German model

25 Feb 2014

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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

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Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice

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