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Report: Rakuten LinkShare Performance Marketing Study Uncovers Strong Growth Opportunities in $4.5B Industry

June 28, 2012

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Press Release  NEW YORK CITY – June 26, 2012 – Rakuten LinkShare today announced the results of a study it commissioned by Forrester Consulting on the direct and indirect value of affiliate marketing. The report, “Affiliate Marketing – The Direct and Indirect Value that Affiliates Deliver to Advertisers” explores how affiliate marketing sites are meeting […]

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The Chief Finance Office — A Balancing Act

July 30, 2007

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Organizations today are at a crossroads with what to expect from their finance function. While there is value in adding analytical thinking and strategic financial support to all decision making, there is also a demand for accurate and timely financial reporting that doesn’t result in a financial “restatement” or, even worse, land the organization in […]

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Best Practices in Operational BI

July 30, 2007

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Research Methodology Focus. This report is designed for the business or technical manager who oversees a BI environment and wishes to learn the best practices and pitfalls of implementing an operational BI capability. Methodology. The research for this report is based on a survey that TDWI conducted in February 2007, as well as interviews with […]

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Turning IT Services Change From a Minefield to a Gold Mine

July 30, 2007

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If you haven’t reviewed the performance of your IT services in at least 18 months, chances are good that 20 percent or more of your spending is being wasted. As experienced CFOs who manage technology-buying decisions know, however, there’s a strong reason to hold back on plans to optimize hosting, networking, content delivery and other […]

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Interview with Mark Smith

July 30, 2007

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CFO: What is the recent activity in the performance management space all about? Mark Smith: It’s not just recent activity. For decades, finance has made continuous steps to not just improve financial performance but manage it efficiently, and now the shift is toward financial effectiveness. At the core, this is the foundation for performance management […]

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CASE STUDY: Blythe J. McGarvie

July 30, 2007

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Aided by advances in technology, which have helped us achieve more accurate results in less time, executives have built a body of work that has come to be collectively known as business performance management (BPM). During the early days of this discipline, my peers and I developed tools and techniques to better operate and manage […]

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A New Magnitude

September 30, 2003

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Assessment Cartesis has released the latest version of its consolidation and reporting software package, ES Magnitude, into general availability. The company’s intent was to build on the previous version’s strength – its ability to address the needs of very large organizations – while designing in enhancements that should make it attractive to a wider set […]

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CFOs Face Major IT Challenges

September 30, 2003

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View The results of canvassing our CFO workshop participants demonstrated again that from a business perspective, the greatest IT challenges have less to do with technology than with people and organizational issues. Communications concerns were cited most frequently. Some participants declared that IT’s lack of understanding of business issues and strategic requirements was a barrier, […]

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Movaris Launches Certainty 9

September 30, 2003

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Assessment Timeliness, truthfulness and transparency should be the basic objectives of any public company’s financial statements. Having completed initial compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, leading companies are finding unexpected dividends in the mandated shift from informal controls to formal ones. Automating and enhancing the control of financial processes and eliminating needless complexity will cut the […]

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