Blog Entries for jimfinnan97 A short description about your blog http://www.cfozone.com Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:25:47 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 The Chinese Economy is On a Slowing Boat http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=The-Chinese-Economy-is-On-a-Slowing-Boat.html&Itemid=713 The news about the Chinese economy has been grim at best lately and conjures up the image of a slow boat. This has lead to what most economists and analysts agree is an appropriate response from the largest global banks as they are all cutting their growth forecasts for the world’s second-biggest economy.
The analysts downgrades will likely intensify investors’ concerns about fallout in the rest of Asia. Asia exports have been in a free fall from the euro-zone debt crisis and th [...]
Jim@ciozone.com Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:00:00 +0100
The CFOs Perspective on the ROI of IT http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=The-CFOs-Perspective-on-the-ROI-of-IT.html&Itemid=713

CFOs today are focused on payback when making investments in IT. The current global economy is making it difficult for many companies to compete and win market share in their industry so investment in technology that leads to innovation and collaboration is more important than ever.





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Cloud, big data, analytics, social media and other disruptive technologies can offer huge opportunities for CFOs and CIOs to help their organizations collaborate to [...] Jim@ciozone.com Mon, 21 May 2012 23:52:09 +0100 CFOs: IT Workers Sense Economy Improving http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=CFOs-IT-Workers-Sense-Economy-Improving.html&Itemid=713 Get ready to pay your IT workers. They have been waiting patiently. A global downturn in economic activity resulting in shrinking IT budgets, the financial crises of 2008, and IT outsourcing or offshoring are just a few of the potential major career disruptions IT workers have had to contend with over the last five years. It workers recognized the need to embrace their jobs because if they were let go there was great uncertainty in the prospect of finding a new job.  A recent incr [...] Jim@ciozone.com Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:00:00 +0100 Facebook Access, Smartphone Options Over Salary? http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=Facebook-Access-Smartphone-Options-Over-Salary-.html&Itemid=713

The headline in Austin Carr's recent article for Fast Company reads: Half of Young Professionals Value Facebook Access, Smartphone Options over Salary: Report. I have to admit, although I appreciate that money isn't everything, this blew my mind.

Jim@ciozone.com Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:00:00 +0100 CFOs: Projected IT Spending $2.7 Trillion in 2012 http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=CFOs-Projected-IT-Spending-2.7-Trillion-in-2012.html&Itemid=713 Global enterprise IT spending is projected to total $2.7 trillion in 2012. This represents a 3.9% increase from 2011 spending of $2.6 trillion. The increase is reported by research firm Gartner. 

 


Enterprise IT spending growth is slowing (IT spending is on track for a 5.9% increase in 2011) despite the fact there remains many global economic challenges. Even in the current environment companies will continue to invest in IT systems and projects in order to remain competiti [...]
Jim@ciozone.com Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:00:00 +0100
Facebook CIO: Rapid App Development to Save $$ http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=Facebook-CIO-Rapid-App-Development-to-Save-.html&Itemid=713 Tim Campos made an appearance at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2011 recently to discuss the social media company's growth and his experiences from a recent major data center project under his direction.

 


When you're the CIO of Facebook rapid deployment and swift execution of project plans are an important part of a successful growth strategy. Tim Campos who addresses the audience in a keynote at Salesforce's Dreamforce 2011, said massive IT implementations take pla [...]
Jim@ciozone.com Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:00:00 +0100
AT&T Merger: More US Jobs if Deal Approved http://www.cfozone.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=AT-T-Merger-More-US-Jobs-if-Deal-Approved.html&Itemid=713 AT&T Inc proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA is currently under close scrutiny by U.S. regulators - as it should be. As a carrot AT&T has promised to bring 5,000 wireless call-center jobs back to the United States if the deal soon wins approval.

 

The company has not decided where in the United States the positions will be located, AT&T said in a statement. 
The jobs are currently outsourced to other countries. There has been a noticable movement and inflow of o [...]
Jim@ciozone.com Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:00:00 +0100