Business Intelligence Slideshow: What Your CFO Is Not Telling You

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-20-2010
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What Your CFO Is Not Telling You

What Your CFO Is Not Telling You

"I hate the 80/20 rule as much as you do."It's not fun for either of you to deliver on the promise that maintenance costs will be driven down to 20 percent of the CIO's budget, with the rest consumed by supporting strategy and business growth.
It's easy to view your Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as a one-person "Department of No." While you're busy brainstorming with your teams to come up with innovative ways to use technology and improve your organization, your CFO is zeroed-in on budgets and fiscal accountability. The CIO often pursues the unknown, while the CFO's job is all about determining what IS known. With that in mind, CIO Insight has worked with two CFOs to develop this list of seven things your CFO is not telling you, plus three pointers on how you can improve your working relationship. Contributing to this effort are: Tom Crawford, a former CFO who is now senior vice president overseeing North American operations for Microgen; and Greg Baker, CFO at Logicalis. Microgen is a software company that produces business-process platform technology for companies in finance, digital media, energy and other sectors. Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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