CFO Article Archive: Business Technology
Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features, including research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses, in a special section of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal.
The articles below and others are available in PDF. Also see our CFO Insights bi-weekly thought leadership.
Despite CFOs’ wariness of social software tools, employing them in the close-the-books process can help make it more transparent, efficient, repeatable and defensible. Understand six steps to integrating social business tools into the financial close and potential benefits.
Technology, social media and the growing threat of cybersecurity are forcing CFOs and CIOs to work more closely together, but their relationship can be bumpy. Learn steps they both can take to enhance their relationship.
Information security at financial services companies is showing improvement, but at a potentially unsustainable cost, according to the 2012 Global Financial Services Industry Security Study from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
Social business may expose publicly traded companies to increased compliance risk. Learn how CFOs can help their organizations govern social business activities and comply with the evolving regulatory environment.
Learn about the new dynamics in the CFO/CIO relationship, why the focus on data may lead to improved decision-making and questions CFOs should ask CIOs to get the information they need.
A report from MIT Sloan Management Review in collaboration with Deloitte found CFOs only half as likely as CEOs to view social business tools as important to their organizations.
Using M&A simulation exercises, CFOs can help their IT group develop practical experience without the pressure of a real M&A event, and better position an M&A team for the tasks ahead.
Understand questions to ask in assessing IT security and management's preparedness and steps that can be taken to steward an organization toward more effective cyber-threat risk governance.
Mid-market companies are investing in new technologies to improve productivity, revenue growth and operating margins, according to Deloitte's latest Mid-market Perspectives report.
Safeguarding against cyber attacks requires an enterprise-wide approach to be effective. Learn about steps that can be taken to establish a cyber threat risk governance program and issues to address.
A study by Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review provides insight into the social business landscape and a framework to help executives realize value from social business investments.
With cyber attacks becoming common, executives and board members should examine how their organizations are managing and mitigating cyber threats.
Tune in to Deloitte Insights to learn how companies can harness benefits from social technologies, mobility, analytics, cloud and cyber security to increase revenue, customer-reach and talent opportunities.
Bringing together trends in social business, mobility and gamification can unleash product innovation, extend brand loyalty and change the customer experience.
Acquiring a company with a different business model requires a multidisciplinary approach to planning and implementation with a significant focus on integration.
John Hagel, author of the book "The Power of Pull," and co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, discusses how companies can leverage social software to enhance business performance.
When determining an approach to cloud computing, businesses should take into consideration cost, flexibility, enablement and other factors for an effective strategy.
As online privacy protections loom, CFOs can help protect the value of their companies' business models by setting 'community standards' that address transparency, enterprise risk, and compliance and operations.
Leading practices in mobile technology for banks include developing integrated channel strategies to reduce costs, increase revenue growth and create an integrated sales and service experience.
With the growing complexity and pervasiveness of IT, tech-savvy directors and audit committees will likely become indispensible to organizational success.
Social software presents senior executives an opportunity to measure and track operating metrics that can matter most to financial performance.
Mobility—businesses’ ability to interact with stakeholders or assets without being tethered to a specific place or infrastructure--presents opportunities to improve and reshape business models and business practices.
Disruptive technologies, privacy issues, cyber threats and stronger regulations have raised the bar for information security. Learn what organizations can do to keep data safe.
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