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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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The Compliance Consortium Launches

September 30, 2003

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Assessment The Compliance Consortium is a group of software and service vendors that intend to “promote effective and efficient enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management.” The consortium aims to publish GRC materials, influence and contribute to GRC standards and establish GRC conferences and events. There’s no doubt that the wave of new regulatory controls […]

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Financial Performance Management Research Agenda

September 30, 2003

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Assessment Redefining Finance Processes – Most of the attention paid to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been on initial compliance. In 2005, we expect the focus to shift to a broader perspective. The overarching aim of section 404 is to place greater emphasis on preventing fraud rather than mainly on audits after the […]

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SAP Netweaver 2004 – A Year of Slow But Steady Progress

September 30, 2003

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In a series of research notes, Ventana Research will examine the SAP Netweaver platform and specific solution areas for people, information, processes and the underlying technology to provide an independent view on the platform and it’s capabilities for your enterprise computing requirements.

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