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Retail Publisher Strategy: Making The Leap to CPA & Lead-Gen

November 8, 2012

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Many publishers promoting retail advertisers on a cost-per-sale basis are hesitant to move to the “other side” and promote customer acquisition or lead generation offers

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Walking the Line Between Commerce and Regulatory Compliance

August 2, 2012

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It is simply not possible in the current environment for an advertiser or marketer to anticipate all of the potential scenarios that might garner the attention of a regulator. Today’s advertising landscape is pro-consumer and pro-enforcement. Federal and state regulatory enforcement actions alleging unfair or deceptive trade practices are escalating at an unprecedented level and […]

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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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Using Enterprise Risk Management to Evaluate Acquisitions and New Ventures

July 30, 2007

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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services uses the enterprise risk management (ERM) evaluation process to distinguish between those financial services firms that are able to moderate incidences of unexpected losses and thus improve the level of risk-adjusted returns, and those that do not have this capability. When resolving the credit implications of a major acquisition or […]

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A New Way to Achieve Internal Control of Your Revenue

July 30, 2007

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Efficient Revenue Compliance in Today’s Regulatory Environment Achieving accurate, timely and efficient revenue reporting has become a formidable task in today’s environment of fast-changing business requirements and stringent regulatory oversight. Ever-changing business models in many industries have generated complex accounting rules and processes for determining revenue. As a result, immaculate revenue reporting is now a […]

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A Financial Risk Management Primer

July 30, 2007

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This primer should serve as a basic introduction to financial risks and summarize a framework necessary for managing them. It is not, however, a guide to hedging, but should provide a basic understanding of why organizations hedge. At the end of this overview, the reader should have a better understanding of what we mean by […]

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Best Practices in Revenue Reporting

July 30, 2007

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY RevenueRecognition.com in association with International Data Corporation (IDC) recently surveyed 578 business leaders about the need for improvements in their finance processes, with a focus on revenue recognition and related reporting processes. The survey was conducted in July 2007 by email and all responses were on an anonymous basis. More than 80% of […]

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Trends in Governance, Risk and Compliance

July 30, 2007

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Business complexity, along with increased regulatory and market scrutiny, is driving organizations to adopt a structured approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The goal is to effectively define, manage and monitor the external and internal business environments. GRC maturity is pointing toward this more structured approach: Past – Organizations struggled to manage enterprise risk […]

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What”s Troubling Finance?

July 30, 2007

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The office of finance is currently undergoing a sea change. Our world has shifted dramatically, and a host of new challenges have emerged. Many of the attributes that made finance an attractive career choice are now hidden in a swamp of compliance, disclosures, litigation and controls, and the rewards for this profession are getting increasingly […]

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