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July 2014

The monthly FERF Focus e-newsletter provides readers must-read research with actionable information for effective decision-making. It also provides links to valuable surveys which will help members benchmark their own operations.
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Posted: 7/30/2014 11:33:21 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Data breaches have been widely publicized in recent years. Thus, cybersecurity has become an important consideration for financial executives and their companies.
 
FERF's CFO Quarterly Global Outlook Survey: March 2014 reported that "Three quarters of CFOs revealed they are currently taking steps to protect against cyber-attacks, most notably upgrading security software and/or encryption protections (71%) and establishing off-site backup systems/plans (67%)."
 
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Posted: 7/23/2014 8:45:15 AM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


Many companies determine that they need a strategic Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution after they have identified an overarching business challenge – often handling too much paper or unstructured information that cause bottlenecks. In today’s economy it is essential for senior financial executives to make strategic technology investment decisions that drive down costs while simultaneously promoting organizational growth.
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Posted: 7/16/2014 3:57:02 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


By Paul McDonald, senior executive director, Robert Half
 
In my role as senior executive director at Robert Half, I continually hear stories from our staffing professionals about clients who have come to them because their businesses are having trouble finding specialized accounting and finance talent. Many of them come to us surprised that a market that’s seen high unemployment rates for so long isn’t still full of the talent they need.  
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Posted: 7/8/2014 3:57:31 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


With the first half of the year behind them, Chief Financial Officers are expressing more optimism in their businesses and towards the broader economy, finds the most recent survey of CFOs conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.  According to the “CFO Quarterly Global Outlook Survey,” which polls CFOs of public and private businesses in the U.S. and Europe on their economic and business confidence, respondents this quarter, particularly in the U.S. are upbeat on hiring, wages and capital. However, their longer term outlook for economic growth and the fate of the Eurozone remains less certain.
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Posted: 7/2/2014 2:42:24 PM by Tom Thompson | with 0 comments


 
 
 
 

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