Posts by Robert Sheen

It’s Time to Accept the Cloud

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If you are a CFO who is suspicious of storing important data in the cloud, you are not alone. A study by Ernst and Young (EY) found that 56% of CFOs are concerned with managing data security and privacy in corporate reporting, with CFOs in India (68%), China (65%) and the US (63%) expressing the…

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Data Security and Consolidation A CFO Concern Entering 2018

Data Security and Consolidation A CFO Concern Entering 2018

Data security continues to be a concern for CFOs around the world. Studies in the past year continue to highlight the discomfort many CFOs are feeling about data security, data ownership, and the use of cloud technology. A study by Ernst and Young (EY) found that 56% of CFOs are concerned with managing data security…

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Data Quality is Critical to Addressing Pay Equity Issues. Just Ask Uber.

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A recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research into pay differences between men and women Uber drivers demonstrated how having the right type and amount of data can lead to helpful research findings. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating…

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What Employers Should Learn from the Equifax Security Breach [UPDATE]

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The date was September 7, 2017. That’s when Equifax revealed that, between the months of May and July of 2017, hackers entered into Equifax’s network to steal private information about its consumers in one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history. This information included personal identification information such as names and addresses, phone numbers,…

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Can HR Data Make For A Happier, More Productive Workplace?

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Data mining and the use of analytics are typically applied to companies in an effort to improve operations to better the customer experience. However, what about using analytics to better the experience of employees to improve business functions and bottom line results? Forrester Research in 2016 conducted a study on this growing trend of people…

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Is Data Consolidation Deterring CFOs from the Cloud?

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Updated from original blog post November 21, 2017 Managing data security and privacy is a significant concern for CFO respondents commented that a lack of discipline in using systems in place, in addition to reliance on more than one system for the same purpose, is making it difficult for their teams to retrieve the data.…

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