Friday Nov 16, 2012

Join our webinar: What CFOs Want From IT -- Unlocking Growth with Emerging Technologies

According to the 2012 Gartner-FEI research, big data, analytics, and new mobile, social & cloud computing platforms are increasingly on the CFOs radar screen because of their potential to unlock new growth opportunities.

Join Oracle Chair Jeff Henley, & Oracle's Reggie Bradford & Rich Clayton as they explore CFO strategies & best practices for driving real value from IT investments in these areas:

  • Why CFOs should get involved in big data and business analytics projects, and what best practices they can adopt to ensure their success
  • How CFOs are leveraging new mobile and cloud computing platforms to address enterprise demands quickly and cost effectively
  • How CFOs can partner with CMOs to maximize the value of IT investments in social technologies that can help create new growth opportunities

CFOs have more responsibility over IT than ever before.  Learn how Oracle unlocks the transformative power of IT to take your business to the next level of performance.  

Date:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Time:
8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST

Register now.

Thursday Sep 13, 2012

The 2012 Gartner-FEI CFO Technology Survey -- Reviewed by Jeff Henley, Oracle Chairman

Jeff Henley and Oracle Business Analytics VP Rich Clayton break down the findings of the 2012 Gartner-FEI CFO Technology Survey.  The survey produced by Gartner gathers CFOs perceptions about technology, trends and planned improvements to operations.  Financial executives and IT professionals can use these findings to align spending and organizational priorities and understand how technology should support corporate performance. 

 

Listen to the webcast with Jeff Henley and Rich Clayton - Watch Now »

Download the full report for all the details -   Read the Report » 

     

Key Findings

  • ·        Despite slow economic growth, CFOs expect conservative, steady IT spending.
  • ·        The CFOs role in IT investment has increased again in 2012.
  • ·        The 45% of IT leaders that report to the CFO are more than report to any other executive, and represent an increase of 3%.
  • ·        Business analytics needs technology improvement.
  • ·        CFOs are focused on business analytics and business applications more than on technology.
  • ·        Information, social, cloud and mobile technology trends are on CFOs' radar.
  • ·        Focusing on corporate performance management (CPM) projects, 63% of CFOs plan to upgrade business intelligence (BI), analytics and performance management in 2012.
  • ·        Despite advancements in strategy management technologies, CFOs still focus on lagging key performance indicators (KPIs) only.
  • ·        A pace-layered strategy for applications is needed (92% of CFOs believe IT doesn't provide transformation/differentiation).
  • ·        New applications in financial governance rank high on improving compliance and efficiency.
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