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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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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 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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Data Security Across International Borders

September 30, 2003

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View Surveys of US consumers show that they have deep concern about their privacy and personal information security. Anecdotes abound of the cost of identity theft to innocent consumers with dramatic losses of time, credit worthiness, money and other secondary things such as sleep, relationships, etc., described. The Internet has the ability to span the […]

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Oracle’s Good Intentions for Applications

September 30, 2003

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Assessment The essence of the message Oracle management delivered to existing customers was essentially (1) they are supporting all existing users of all of the applications and will meet their stated commitment of long-term support of the PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications customers; (2) they will continue to support other databases, middleware and other applications […]

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Financial Implications of CPM

September 30, 2003

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Many enterprises have lost the ability to manage themselves. Why? Because organizational size and digital complexity now often mask the linkage between a business decision and its operational consequences. And the time-tested techniques that once heaped profits on the company’s bottom line are simply too sluggish for today’s hyper-competitive businesses. Decision-makers, no matter how brilliant […]

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