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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  The complexity of completing one's federal and state income tax returns is not necessarily tied to one's income level. One of the more complex federal tax rules is the...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Our research consistently finds that data issues are a root cause of many problems encountered by modern corporations. One of the main causes of bad data is a lack of data...
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Joanie Mann
Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Cooper Mann Consulting
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(Principal Consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting)
  Accessing software applications and data from a remote system isn’t new stuff.  Starting with telephone modems, acoustic couplers (those things you’d put the...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
In my recent article “The Heartbleed Bug and Business Security,” I talked about how some websites would be vulnerable to this security flaw and others would not. I...
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Kara Batt
Title: Strategic Communications Manager
Company: Neubrain
(Strategic Communications Manager at Neubrain)
Long established practices that govern budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and risk management are becoming increasingly complex. As a result, budget and finance...
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James Weber
Title: President
Company: New Century Dynamics Executive Search
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(President at New Century Dynamics Executive Search)
  Companies have shed a lot of middle managers since 2009, many of whom have been highly compensated executives over 50.  Employers have learned to do more with less and to...
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Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials)
A couple times a year I meet up with one of my local recruiter colleagues to wax philosophical about our industry. Such was the case recently. One of the questions he threw out at me...
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Broniec Associates
Title: Auditor
Company: Broniec Associates
(Auditor at Broniec Associates)
Purchasing card programs are a well-known way of keeping track of smaller purchases within a business. But, having all those cards out there requires a tight rein on the process. While...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
The proliferation of chief “something” officer (CxO) titles over the past decades recognizes that there’s value in having a single individual focused on a specific...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity)
Developing scorekeeping metrics is a critically important yet undervalued role of the chief financial officer. CFOs ignore this role at their and their organizations’ peril,...
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Dave Key
Title: Managing Director
Company: Cloud Strategies
(Managing Director at Cloud Strategies)
Why are high growth Subscription companies often unprofitable?  High-growth recurring revenue-based companies are often unprofitable, yet financial institutions value them highly...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  A client recently called our office and told us he had a 680 FICO credit score and because of this, he wasn’t qualified for a Small Business Association (SBA) loan. This...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  There should be no doubt among accounting professionals that cloud solutions and web-based applications are changing how we all do business. Those avoiding Facebook, Twitter,...
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Jennifer Spencer
Title: Director of Marketing
Company: nettime solutions
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(Director of Marketing at nettime solutions)
API, FTP, SOAP, REST and XML — If you’re not a computer programmer, it’s enough to make your head spin.  And yet, in today’s technologically advanced...
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
There are multiple ways companies market themselves.  Each form is associated with a certain level of investment and return, within a certain timeframe.  One of the most...
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Mary Driscoll
Title: Senior Research Fellow
Company: APQC
(Senior Research Fellow at APQC)
A big theme for CFOs this year is to reduce enterprise costs. That’s no surprise. But what is new is that CFOs seem to be inching closer to the idea of ERP consolidation—...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Business computing has undergone a quiet revolution over the past two decades. As a result of having added, one-by-one, applications that automate all sorts of business processes,...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  No, not “Heartburn,” it’s “Heartbleed,” but it’s a security bug that may give you heartburn. The Heartbleed Bug is a weakness that allows...
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Michael Camp
Title: Director of Marketing
Company: Synergy Business Solutions
(Director of Marketing at Synergy Business Solutions)
Growing organizations still running entry-level accounting software quickly outpace their systems, which causes a range of ailments for finance. Here’s five ways to make it all...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  If you would rather read thousands of pages of tax code, jump out of a moving car that’s going 90 mph, or sing “You Light Up My Life” at the neighborhood...
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