Technology

Technology has transformed the way we live, creating new forms of communication and new ways of looking at how we blend our professional and personal lives. Check out these posts to explore different technological advances and how they’re driving change in the workforce.

  • As an HR leader, it’s crucial to have the most efficient processes in place across your organization – but this can be challenging to scale as your organization grows. According to HR Review UK, Human Resources departments are spending two full days per week on paperwork alone. This is preventing HR leaders from focusing on…

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  • In a recent CFO Corner post, I talked about how the responsibilities of the CFO and CTO are overlapping and we’re finding ourselves working more closely together to achieve similar goals. Then news broke about the WannaCry ransomware attack and it felt relevant to discuss how finance leaders can protect their businesses from cyber threats….

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  • Today’s workforce is growing at a rapid pace, as more and more employees are driving for work. According to a forecast from IDC, mobile workers will account for 72.3% of the entire U.S. workforce by 2020. The majority of these workers will use their own personal vehicles for business purposes and will need to be…

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  • As finance leaders, we’re responsible for uncovering cost savings and increasing efficiency across the business. Finding opportunities to operate more efficiently is a common challenge for CFOs across all types of industries. At Motus, we’re able to find cost savings and optimize cash flow through how we manage our business expenses. One of our primary…

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  • There’s an emerging trend in businesses today, particularly SaaS (Software as a Service) companies, where the Finance and Technology functions are working more closely together to achieve collective goals. I’ve experienced this in my role at Motus – the responsibilities of our Finance and Technology teams are overlapping and we’re depending on each other to…

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  • Finance teams have always been responsible for reporting on the health and performance of their businesses. Historical reporting according to GAAP, however, doesn’t always present the clearest picture of the trajectory or provide the insights for the management team. From the CFO’s perspective, a key challenge is the shift from reconciliation to a greater focus…

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  • To maximize business goals, today’s CFO needs to be a “renaissance man”, as the job requirements have evolved along with the responsibility. CFOs aren’t strictly number crunchers and finance gurus as they were in the past – they’re also strategic architects, trusted advisors to CEOs, and leading communicators in the Boardroom. What hasn’t changed, though, is…

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  • The role of the CFO is changing across every type of business. Over the last two decades, we have witnessed the advent of software-as-service, smartphones and robust mobile networks that increase our ability to interact with business data from nearly any location. This cloud-based, mobile world has pushed the finance function to evolve. The responsibilities…

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  • Mobile World Congress 2017, a global conference for the mobile industry, wrapped up a couple weeks ago in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. After four days of product launches and thought leadership speeches, I walked away with a feeling that mobile has already transcended its traditional role as “just a smartphone.” While there weren’t any earth-shattering product…

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  • Technological advances are changing the way we live and work. The arrival of the Internet of Things is one example of how technology has changed our lives in recent years. For example, devices such as the Amazon Echo serve as personal assistants to help us simplify our personal lives – doing things like helping us…

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