Business values and valuations were recurring themes at the ICAEW Finance Director's conference. Tim Melville-Ross, director general of the Institute of Directors, spoke about business ethics.
Java's supposed to enable any software to percolate through any system. Will it keep you awake at night?
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee is overly concerned about rising prices, says Gerard Lyons. The danger is that recent interest rate hikes could well be forcing us into an unnecessary slowdown.
It used to be that computers spewed out more data than you could manage. However, now that everybody wants information, ERP systems are compelling FDs to do a different kind of job.
After 30 years building a £12bn conglomerate, the only way to continue to add shareholder value was to break it up again. The Hanson demerger hasn't paid off yet - but the alternative would probably have been worse.