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We love the smell of Blockchain in the morning - by @dt
"Some people know what they are talking about, but when others say blockchain do the really just mean a secure, distributed database of some kind? There is both bad and good information on this, with bad and good definitions out there. For example, when I was researching this article I found a Fortune/Bloomberg piece from last December titled Blockchain Is Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM and Visa, that contains the sentence: “The blockchain can also hold many more documents and data than traditional database storage, allowing for more nuanced insights and analysis.” Now that’s rubbish on many levels, and dangerous too."
blockchain  digital  disruption  finance 
march 2018 by jonerp
Cross-border blockchain banking takes a big step forwards, with dangers
"Then there is IBM. As ET speculated not long ago, IBM becomes the blockchain monster. The participating banks depend on IBM for development and enhancement. They become beholden to what IBM decides, of course in consultation with its clients. Remember SWIFT. This is a member-institution that more often than not tells its members what it wants and not vice versa. Or Visa: it was once a bank member-owned ‘co-operative’. Now it is its own master."
blockchain  homepage  slider  latest  news  asia  pacific  bbva  finance  fintech  klickex  group  national  australia  bank  nitzuho  smfg 
october 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Workday Rising 2017 - Workday opens and advances the platform - but its early days - by @holgermu
"Overall Workday is moving in the right direction, I’d like to see it move a little faster, but customers will be in good shape as long as Workday delivers on the platform, architecture and functionality capabilities it has announced and shared at Rising. CxOs making decision should practice the usual caution as with all new products – minimum required capabilities, commercial implications, and roadmap are a few prominent considerations to mention. Stay tuned."
ai  chris  kanaracus  cloud  constellation  research  erp  finance  future  of  work  futurist  hcm  holger  mueller  machine  learning  nextgen  apps 
october 2017 by jonerp
IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology - by @ron_miller
"IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure blockchain networks."
cloud  enterprise  finance  tc  blockchain  hyperledger  fabric  ibm  linux  foundation  open  source 
march 2017 by jonerp
Microsoft cloud annualized run rate hits $13bn in strong first quarter
"At various times, Microsoft's critics have said that both Bing and Surface should be cancelled. Both now look to be reasonably well established businesses; Bing is claimed to be profitable, and while Surface's finances are murkier it appears at the very least that Microsoft is building it into a strong brand that is showing some ability to influence the broader PC market."
ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  business  finance  financials  microsoft 
october 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Workday, IBM Form Strategic Partnership on the IBM Cloud - The IaaS vendor race for SaaS load is on
"MyPOV – Describes well what is going – Workday ‘has adopted’ IBM Cloud (likely SoftLayer) but will become the foundation for Workday’s development and test environments. Development and test environments are usually of less interest to SaaS customers, but the cost of providing, provisioning and maintaining them is a large chunk of CAPEX for any ISV / SaaS provider."
coud  finance  futurists  hcm  iaas  ibm  cloud  saas  softlayer  strategic  advisor  workday 
august 2016 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Jim Burns, CFO of Accela
" I think the combination of getting the mentors through my career that not only helped and coached me, but took chances on me to do jobs that I had never done before. Because I had kind of shown a track record before. I always believe your job isn’t just to run it, your job is to make it substantially better when you left the role versus when you started it"
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august 2016 by jonerp
Bitcoin value falls off cliff after $77M stolen in Hong Kong exchange hack
"The value of bitcoins plummeted 20 percent after almost 120,000 units of the digital currency were stolen from Bitfinex, a major Bitcoin exchange.

The Hong Kong-based exchange said it had discovered a security breach late Tuesday and has suspended all transactions."
ministry  of  innovation  risk  assessment  bitcoin  finance  hack  hong  kong 
august 2016 by jonerp
Rescuing BPO from its trough of directionless boredom: Make jobs challenging and creative - by @pfersht
"What’s alarming is the failure of enterprises to create and communicate a viable BPO career path for seven-out-of-eight professionals with under two years’ experience. And – while 63% of newbies strongly agree their job is vital to business performance, a depressing one-in-eight are actually excited by their career choice. "
2015  talent  in  bpo  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  captives  shared  services  strategies  contact  center  omni-channel  crm  marketing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  global  healthcare 
april 2016 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Vinay Mehra, CFO of POLITICO - by @dergelcfo
"Sometimes, as a CFO, you tend to look at things are pretty black and white. Things are just numbers. But when you get involved with a non-profit, the thing that I’ve come to appreciate is – sometimes, when you are making an investment, you don’t have a true ROI, from a financial perspective. But you will have ROI from a human impact."
all  of  samuel's  blogs  better  cfo  books  for  cfos  build  your  finance  team  consulting  moves  relationships  success  story  chief  financial  officer 
march 2016 by jonerp
Confusion-as-a-Service: The massive disconnect between vision and reality - by @pfersht
"I have never known a time in the world of business when there is no much hype, confusion and unsettlement. Sadly, we are now living in a world where snippets of soundbites are so intensely shared across the variety media we use (I nearly said “omnichannel”) that our industry is completely dominated by hype, as opposed to reality."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  confusing  information  contact  center  omni-channel  crm  marketing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  bpo  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  homepage 
march 2016 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Aidan Cullen, CFO of CliQr - by @dergelCFO
"I’ve always been a long term planner and thinker. I started my career in public accounting getting the fundamentals. I then went into internal audit consciously thinking about where I need to go for my success. That gave me an understanding of what’s underneath the hood of a company. From there I started to specialize in the functional roles and business partnerships, so I went to engineering and managed an engineering group worth about 120 million dollars."
aidan  cullen  all  of  samuel's  blogs  blog  board  books  for  cfos  build  your  finance  team  ceo  cfo  moves  peer  group  groups  reading  relationships 
august 2015 by jonerp
KPMG makes a bold HR-as-a-Service move buying out Towers Watson’s Workday practice - by @pfersht
"ight on cue, after we made the call is was high time for the leading consulting firms to buy into BPO, KPMG makes its first major As-a-Service move, picking up Towers Watson’s HR Service Delivery practice, which includes both technology implementation and HR process delivery capabilities."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  cloud  computing  finance  &  accounting  bpo  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  saas  paas  iaas  bpaas 
july 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis – Workday to Expand Suite of Applications for Healthcare Industry - with a SCM twist - by @holgermu
"Workday earlier today informed the markets via a press release that it is expanding its footprint in healthcare with a functional extension that goes beyond its traditional HCM and more recent efforts in Financials, with the addition of inventory management.
So let’s take the press release apart in our usual commentary style (it can be found here):"
enterprisesoftware  finance  hcm  healthcare  supply  chain  management  workday 
july 2015 by jonerp
The Four Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy, Part I: Getting your Outsourcing and Talent mix right - by @pfersht
"I truly believe the oncoming wave of As-a-Service is going to be driven by the inability of enterprises to reorient their existing talent to move beyond the traditional transactional outsourcing model."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  bpo  global  services  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  homepage  it  knowledge 
may 2015 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Craig Foster, CFO of Amobee - by @samueldergel
"The following is from an interview with Craig Foster, recently hired as CFO of Amobee, as announced in CFO Moves. This interview was edited for clarity"
all  of  samuel's  blogs  amobee  blog  books  for  cfos  build  your  finance  team  career  management  ceo  cfo  moves  peer  groups  relationships  success  story 
may 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - SAP Sapphire - Top 3 Positives and Concerns - by @holgermu
"With some projection and benevolent fantasy we can now assume that SAP is finding a way to combine HANA and Hadoop (likely via Spark as it was on Leukert’s slides) in a coherent way, running queries (natively?) across clusters. More from SAP to come but this too me was the (a bit geeky, ok) the #1 takeaway from Sapphire."
bigdata  cloud  erp  finance  hadoop  hana  hcm  hcp  paas  s  4hana  sap 
may 2015 by jonerp
A CFO Success Story: Ken Goldman, CFO of Everbridge - by @samueldergel
"If you think about, going back 20 – 30 years ago. CFOs were thought about as the Chief Accountant, Green Eye Shade, Risk Manager. They were someone to protect the company. While protection is part of my mandate, I would say that it really starts with enablement. My job is to enable the company to achieve success and greatness. I spend all of my time thinking about “How to do I do that?” Yes, protection is important, limiting the downside. But nobody ever built a company by just limiting downside. It’s about investing in upside."
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april 2015 by jonerp
The 2015 Progressive F&A BPO Blueprint - by @pfersht
"Almost two years to the day since we launched our first Blueprint Report, we finally circle back to the core horizontal services function at the core of BPO and shared services: finance and accounting. For our 20th Blueprint, authored by analysts Phil Fersht and Hema Santosh, we deliberately focused on the proven “progressive” skills, investments, domain acumen and as-a-service potential of the leading providers in finance and accounting service delivery."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  finance  &  accounting  bpo  global  services  hfs  blueprint  results  homepage  knowledge  advisors  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
march 2015 by jonerp
First Take - SAP Cloud for Planning - The next spreadsheet killer is off to a good start... - by @holgermu
"I had the pleasure to attend a FP&A conference yesterday (#FPAWest) – conveniently located here in San Diego. SAP chose the event to launch a new product – ‘SAP Cloud for planning’, so let me share my first take."
sap  clouds  analytics  anaplan  bigdata  cloud  finance  fp&a  hana  platform  hostanalytics  tidemark  truva 
february 2015 by jonerp

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