The Superstar CFO: After the Crisis

In 2007, CFO Research Services published The Superstar CFO, a study documenting the attributes of highly successful chief financial officers (CFOs). Since then, the world has been shaken by financial, political, and natural upheavals that have altered the economic landscape. This report explores how these changes may be affecting companies’ efforts to transform corporate finance into a value-added partner to the business.

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The C-Suite's Guide to Moving to Google Apps

Google Apps can help improve your business, but it’s important for the C-Suite to prepare for the switch by developing an implementation strategy before the actual switch to Google Apps occurs.

This white paper provides answers for the common questions that may arise before you make the change to Google Apps, and addresses specific areas of concern that each member of the C-Suite might have before and during the system changeover. Learn how to deal with potential issues such as access and security controls, recurring costs, how software as a service (SaaS) functions, and how browser-based access will allow for easier telecommuting. Read in depth about how Google Apps will help your organization with compliance, archiving, document management, and what updates for data sharing and terms of service operations really mean for your business.

Each of the CIO, CFO, CLO, and COO members of the C-Suite may have their own concerns, specific to their areas of expertise. These are addressed as well. Potential and projected overall benefits to each member of the C-Suite as a result of Google Apps implementation are also highlighted. Read this Google Apps white paper as the first step to facilitating a smooth transition. With the development of a strategy across the C-Suite, you’ll maximize the benefits of Google Apps for your entire organization. Read More

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