Read our tips for putting technology to best use in the financial sector.

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail

    IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform can serve as the foundation of retail organizations’ network defense capabilities, helping to guard against an expanding population of attackers seeking everything from credit card data to intellectual property to customer shopping behaviors.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?

    Mobile security is more than protecting the device. It is protecting applications on the device and preventing data leakage in the enterprise. IBM Security AppScan helps determine vulnerabilities early in the application development cycle to eliminate vulnerabilities malware can exploit.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    End-User Quality of Experience Checklsist

    As business contiue to globalize and support a distributed, around the-clock workforce, it is become more important than ever to deploy and infrastructure that offers a seamless, straightforward experience for all end-users. This includes accessto enterprise applicaitons and data anytime, anywhere, using any device, from a variety of networks. As...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Enhancing the App Experience for End-Users in Banking and Finance Industry – Infopaper

    In today’s modern banking world, customers and employees demand the highest level of application performance. To capture attention and retain customers, applications must consistently perform, introduce regular functional upgrades and run anywhere on any device. This paper explores the challenges that today’s banking CIOs and CTO’s face in evolving their...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Application Performance: Focus on End-User Quality of Experience

    Application performance matters. Customers, employees and partners demand reliable access to rich applications that consistently perform well anytime, anywhere and on any device. Failure to provide this level of performance often leads to lower productivity, customer dissatisfaction, decreased revenue and market share, and damage to brand reputation. This white paper...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System

    Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age. Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes -- limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity -- you might as...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The ROI of Cloud-based Financial Applications

    Thinking about moving your financial apps to the cloud? Chances are, you've asked yourself the same crucial question that's applied to every strategic decision in your business: What's the ROI? A solid business case not only unlocks budget dollars, it provides a roadmap for successful deployment and maximum value....

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Preparing Audit Ready Financials - Best Practices to Avoid Common Pitfalls

    Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. External audits are required by statute for public companies and are also becoming the norm among private companies experiencing growing demands for transparency from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. Cloud accounting software helps finance teams...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software

    In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? ...

    Provided By Intacct

  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    IT chart of accounts

    Tech leaders are familiar with the common cost categories such as salary, benefits, rent, and travel, but they may be unaware of all the available cost categories. Download this sample to help define and document your organization's chart of accounts.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Insights from the Value Chain Synchronization Study

    Read this executive summary of the Value Chain Synchronization study which gathered insights from 700 companies worldwide and was conducted for IBM by Vanson Bourne.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Balancing Profitability and Risk in Banking: Overcoming Common Risk Analysis and Reporting Challenges

    Banks need a robust enterprise risk analysis and reporting solution to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency while reducing the costs and burdens of compliance. This paper will focus on the many risk reporting challenges facing banks. It will then outline the best practices banks need to improve reporting and manage...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Assessing the Business Value of Unified Communications

    Download this white paper to learn how you can measure the benefits of UC from reduced costs, increased availability, and improved IT. Read more...

    Provided By HP US

  • eBooks // Apr 2014

    Best Practices for Choosing the Right Accounting Software

    Is your accounting software holding you back? Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility. As you embark on a challenging evaluation cycle, download our free...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Computer Crimes and Counter Measures in the Nigerian Banking Sector

    An increase in the use of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities such as computers and the Internet in the perpetration of criminal activities like spamming, credit card frauds, ATM frauds, phishing, identity theft, denial-of-service, and a host of others has lent credence to the view that ICT is...

    Provided By Obafemi Awolowo University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Using Excel Payroll Sheet to Make Payroll System Easier

    Microsoft Excel is a software developed by Microsoft. It is a spreadsheet program that features an instinctive interface and highly capable calculations, which can be used with graphing tools. It has been the dominant spreadsheet used for the last decade and has continued to grow with additional features and have...

    Provided By Icthus.Net Communications

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Development of an Expert System for Dust Explosion Risk Management Based on ASP.Net and Prolog

    Dust explosions always claim lives and cause huge financial losses. Dust explosion risk can be prevented by inherently safer design or mitigated by engineering protective system. Design of explosion prevention and protection needs comprehensive knowledge and data on the process, workshop, equipment, and combustible materials. The knowledge includes standards, expertise...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Online Banking: Threats and Countermeasures

    Use of online banking is rapidly increasing as 370 million users' banks online across the globe. However, the increased use of online banking is accompanied by rapidly growing fraud incidents. For example, in 2008 England suffered online banking fraud losses that amounted to ?53 million, and the U.S. had hundreds...

    Provided By AhnLab

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service

    Modern organizations are under intense pressure to provide accurate, reliable, and speedy financial information to business decision-makers. Furthermore, complying with global standards has become more of a headache than ever before. How do you know if financial management in the cloud is right for you? This data sheet takes an...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Storage: Economics Remains Crucial

    IT managers and industry experts talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics -- otherwise all data would be stored in main memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing,...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    How to Create a Customer Service Process that Enhances Your Bottom Line

    A complaint about complaints. There’s an assumption that the number of complaints received is a perfect reflection of the number of customer problems. If complaints go down, other numbers such as warranty and service costs will go down as well. In fact, complaints are often a poor indicator of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Finding and Reproducing Heisenbugs in Concurrent Programs

    Concurrency is pervasive in large systems. Unexpected interference among threads often results in "Heisenbugs" that are extremely difficult to reproduce and eliminate. The authors have implemented a tool called CHESS for finding and reproducing such bugs. When attached to a program, CHESS takes control of thread scheduling and uses efficient...

    Provided By University of California

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Using DaaS to Create the Ideal Desktop User Experience Without a PC

    With the ubiquity of end-user computing long established, organizations now are grappling with a tough dilemma: Users want enterprise-class performance and availability, but they demand the flexibility to use familiar devices and applications—anywhere, and at any time. Download this whitepaper to learn why Desktops as a service (DaaS) can be...

    Provided By Desktone

  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2008

    Automated invoice template

    If you're looking for a convenient, no-frills way to generate invoices, this template may be just what you need. It prompts for client information, includes a table for listing charges, and calculates taxes and totals for you.For instructions on how to create your own Word invoice template (and how to...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cost vs. ROI: Is There Value to Virtualization and Cloud Computing?

    Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less capex spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options with a hybrid cloud and overall savings. Cloud computing also enables greater agility, which is difficult to quantify but can contribute...

    Provided By Windstream Communications

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Who Invests In Home Equity To Exempt Wealth From Bankruptcy?

    Homestead exemptions to personal bankruptcy allow households to retain their home equity up to a limit determined at the state level. Households that may experience bankruptcy thus have an incentive to bias their portfolios towards home equity. Using US household data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation for...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Protecting Digitalized Assets in Healthcare

    Healthcare providers face an urgent, internal battle every day: security and compliance versus productivity and service. For most healthcare organizations, the fight is an easy one: Providing quick, high-quality care wins every single time. The pressure, therefore, is on healthcare IT to enable doctors and nurses to provide patients’...

    Provided By GlobalSCAPE

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    An Overview Of CGMP Policies For Quality Management

    Complaints are inherent in every work environment but in healthcare services, complaints are critical, needing immediate resolution. This white paper presents the benefits of implementing a complaints management system in healthcare administration. It also describes the essential features of a best-in-class complaints management solution. Failing to deal effectively with complaints...

    Provided By MetricStream

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Effective Complaints Management In Healthcare

    Complaints are inherent in every work environment but in healthcare services, complaints are critical, needing immediate resolution. This white paper presents the benefits of implementing a complaints management system in healthcare administration. It also describes the essential features of a best-in-class complaints management solution. Failing to deal effectively with complaints...

    Provided By MetricStream

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Is Bigger Always Better ? The Effect Of Size On Defaults

    Analyzing a large sample of Italian firms the authors find that the probability of default increases with size. This contrasts with the common observation, based on measures of exit from business registry data, that firms' death rate is inversely related to the scale of their operation and suggests a rethinking...

    Provided By Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Three-Tier Security Model for e-Business: Building Trust and Security for Internet Banking Services

    The biggest problem facing Internet banking today is the thorny issues of trust and security of online transactions. In fact, the vast majority of customers are concerned about the safety of their transaction, and they can't simply trust the web fearing that their transactions and credentials might not be safe...

    Provided By Academy Publisher

  • Webcasts // Nov 2012

    Financial Management Product Preview

    Empower your organization with a full range of financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and fully auditable process management. In this product preview you will see: How Workday enables detailed drill-down analysis through multiple dimensions for quicker and more informative insights How unified process controls and security...

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    CFOs on Managing Finance Technology: Systems-Related Challenges and How Companies Address Them

    Challenged by an inflexible financial management system? You're not alone. Finance executives everywhere are seeing the need for a system that can easily adapt to changing priorities and processes. Ready to learn more? Download this free research report to explore the key pain points CFOs are experiencing with their...

    Provided By Workday

  • Podcasts // Mar 2013

    Benefits Product Preview

    Companies of all sizes experience challenges managing their employee benefits. With rising costs across the board, there has never been a better time to reassess your employee benefits program.

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Workforce Alignment

    Are you aligning the initiatives and work done by your workforce with the evolving strategies of your organization? This whitepaper highlights the importance of continuous alignment and why it's essential to the ongoing success of your company. Read more...

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Investment-Based Budgeting: Why CFOs Should Mandate a New Corporate Budgeting Process

    While most budget processes succeed at setting spending limits, they do little to assure the proper allocation of resources. This white paper examines the shortcomings of traditional budget approaches, and suggests a powerful new format for budget submissions and negotiations - termed "Investment-based Budgeting" - in which departments plan the...

    Provided By NDMA

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Forecasting's New Paradigm: Improve Accuracy And Give Better Guidance By Involving All Stakeholders In The Process.

    Rapidly changing economic times bring new products and new ideas to the forefront. People and companies try things that may have seemed impossible before either out of necessity or in a reach for competitive advantage. The sales forecasting paradigm is an example of a process in transition and for good...

    Provided By Beagle Research Group

  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    PowerTech Group Case Study: First Security Bank

    First Security Bank is one of Montana's largest, locally owned community banks. They provide business, real estate, consumer and agricultural loans, Internet banking, brokerage services, and a full range of deposit accounts. First Security Bank users accessed the network through interfaces such as FTP and ODBC. Monitoring and controlling these...

    Provided By PowerTech Group

  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2006

    Startup Costs Worksheets

    This template will help you estimate both one-time and continued costs for the first 90 days of your new business.

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