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5 Ways Technology Can Improve Student Success

A recent survey indicates that finance leaders in the field of higher education are dissatisfied with campus technology. The survey of chief business officers...

A recent survey indicates that finance leaders in the field of higher education are dissatisfied with campus technology. The survey of chief business officers and senior financial officers across the United States shows less than half (49%) agree their institution makes efficient use of technology. This trend needs to change if campuses hope to attract and retain more students. Enrollments are predicted to begin a long decline in 2018, and that spells bad news for revenue....

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GITEX Showcases Why You Need to Move to the Cloud, Now

By Arun Khehar, SVP Applications ECEMEA, Oracle The physical and digital worlds will converge, co-mingle, and spring into action as businesses and government...

By Arun Khehar, SVP Applications ECEMEA, Oracle The physical and digital worlds will converge, co-mingle, and spring into action as businesses and government agencies demonstrate the latest in transformative technologies at GITEX, October 14–18, at the Dubai World Trade Center—the biggest technology exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As MENA governments and businesses take a bigger leadership position on transformative technologies, GITEX is attracting a...

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How 3 Big Digital Disruptors Are Reshaping Finance

With the arrival of process automation, cognitive tools, and blockchain, finance organizations are facing the potential for major transformation. In the first...

With the arrival of process automation, cognitive tools, and blockchain, finance organizations are facing the potential for major transformation. In the first of a 3-part series, Deloitte looks at the impact of process automation. Part 1: How Automation Is Disrupting Finance By Girija Krishnamurthy and David Carney, Deloitte Consulting LLP  The rumblings of disruption are rolling through the world of finance. And it’s about time. More than ever, disruptive technologies are...

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How to Keep Up with Big Changes in Banking

By Joseph Prunty, Area Vice President, Modern Finance Solutions, Oracle Remember the old idiom “bankers’ hours”? Short workdays and numerous holidays gave rise...

By Joseph Prunty, Area Vice President, Modern Finance Solutions, Oracle Remember the old idiom “bankers’ hours”? Short workdays and numerous holidays gave rise to the phrase, back when banks operated at a slower pace and in a more predictable business landscape. That world is unrecognizable today, as technology, regulations, and changing customer expectations roil the banking world, forcing changes throughout the value chain. Disruptive technology continues to serve as both...

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How to Make a Business Case for Planning & Budgeting in the Cloud

By Jennifer Toomey, Senior Director, Cloud Business Group, Oracle Technology is bringing new worlds of innovation to budgeting and planning. In an age where...

By Jennifer Toomey, Senior Director, Cloud Business Group, Oracle Technology is bringing new worlds of innovation to budgeting and planning. In an age where only the most agile survive, fumbling across multiple spreadsheets and updating expensive on-premises systems is no longer an option. Companies need to evolve and to do that, increasing numbers are turning to the cloud. In a recent APQC survey, finance respondents said that they spend nearly half of their time on...

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Five Reasons to Connect Finance, Operations and Analytics in the Cloud

By Sarosh Khan, IBM Global Business Services Across every industry, finance and operations teams play central roles in the day-to-day running of the business....

By Sarosh Khan, IBM Global Business Services Across every industry, finance and operations teams play central roles in the day-to-day running of the business. But the financial and operational systems in many companies are sitting in silos. This separation means that a company has two sets of data that it must reconcile in order to get a clear picture of the business. This, in turn, limits the ability of decision makers to identify and capitalize on opportunities for...

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How Manufacturers Are Moving to the Cloud, One Smart Step at a Time

By Viktor Sahakian, Leader, Oracle Consulting Practice, Hitachi When it comes to adopting new technologies, manufacturers have always been a cautious bunch....

By Viktor Sahakian, Leader, Oracle Consulting Practice, Hitachi When it comes to adopting new technologies, manufacturers have always been a cautious bunch. This is still true today, even though new cloud solutions are knocking at the door of every manufacturer out there with promises of greater agility and lower costs. Downtime for big facilities can be costly, so manufacturers can’t be blamed for casting a wary eye on proposals to bring new solutions—cloud or otherwise—onto...

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How Finance Will Make AI More Responsible

By Mike Baccala, Assurance Innovation Leader, and Ed Ponagai, Principal, Finance Consulting, PwC  At PwC, we’re strong believers that artificial intelligence is...

By Mike Baccala, Assurance Innovation Leader, and Ed Ponagai, Principal, Finance Consulting, PwC  At PwC, we’re strong believers that artificial intelligence is going to bring big benefits for finance departments and for the professionals who work in them. But we have no illusions that AI is a panacea for all that ails. Most finance leaders, and even many IT professionals, don’t understand how AI works, and so they find it difficult trust its recommendations. Business leaders...

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Take Control and Shape Your Future with Cloud ERP

You could call it the ultimate 3-for-1 deal: With one upgrade to cloud ERP, you gain the ability to innovate today, predict tomorrow, and shape your future —...

You could call it the ultimate 3-for-1 deal: With one upgrade to cloud ERP, you gain the ability to innovate today, predict tomorrow, and shape your future — and it’s the last ERP upgrade you’ll ever need. That’s three organizational superfoods built on machine learning, intelligent process automation and data analytics — with everything you need for the future built in. Now let’s talk about shaping that future.  Each organization has its own future path. For a manufacturer,...

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