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CFOs and their teams should know that some of the best minds in sports and music love the same tools they do. 

“I can’t live without Excel.”

You’re never going to get a better testimonial than that, especially by someone being interviewed by one of the largest newspapers in the United States. Yet the spreadsheet fan recently profiled by the Los Angeles Times was not a CFO or someone else who works in a corporate finance department. It was Tom Telesco, general manager of the L.A. Chargers. Continue reading From NFL To Pop Music, It All Starts With Excel Spreadsheets

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Excel’s place in business is so firmly cemented it gets the NPR treatment, but an economics expert says we should place even more trust in its capabilities.

Of all the possible subjects for the producers at National Public Radio to explore, you’d think that spreadsheets would not be very high on the list.

Two years ago, however, NPR’s ‘Planet Money: The Economy Explained’ devoted an entire episode to charting the history of programs like Excel and why they’ve remained such powerful tools for all kinds of business professionals. NPR recently decided to re-air the episode and has also made it available to stream or download on its website. Continue reading You Should Hear What They Said about Microsoft Excel on the Radio

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New research indicates that finance leaders feel over-burdened, and companies may not be doing enough to groom a more diverse group of successors. 

Everyone has their breaking point — including the most ambitious senior executives. CFOs may be getting closer to theirs than ever before.

Just look at the results of a survey by Dun & Bradstreet, where more than 200 financial leaders were asked to discuss how they feel about their role, their workload and the pressures they face. It’s not a pretty picture, as an article on Credit Strategy shows:  Continue reading The Only Ways To Solve A Rise In CFO Stress

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Hosted applications were once considered too high risks, but now even the pros are reconsidering their position. 

Over the years, finance leaders have probably gotten used to hearing “no” from the IT department when they asked to have certain kinds of technologies installed. It may come as something of a surprise, therefore, when CFOs begin hearing CIOs say “yes” to the cloud. Continue reading What the Change Towards Security in the Cloud Means for CFOs

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