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.

  • 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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  • The 50th Consumer Electronics Show is officially a wrap and once again the “C” in CES could have easily meant “car.” The conference proved that the automotive industry is merging with the high-tech sector to create a hybrid approach to personal mobility. The autonomous vehicle will be here before we know it, bringing with it…

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  • “Cloud computing.” “Mainframes.” These terms are often used without much context or explanation. To a technologist, these terms are really shorthand for two very different approaches to software design, development, and delivery. In this article, we will discuss the two terms and their implications for business technology. “Mainframe” conjures visions of stark white datacenters filled…

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  • Here at Motus, we spent a good chunk of late-2015-to-early-2016 migrating our production and staging services platform from colocated datacenters to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud. This effort has more than paid off for us in terms of reliability and scalability; we now have the ability to scale our platform to meet demand with the click of a few buttons. As recently as five years ago, that would have been a pipe dream to all but the largest software-as-a-service providers.

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  • Life as a mobile employee undoubtedly requires lots of focus, energy, attention to detail, and patience. Whether you’re a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company or you’re stocking shelves from one grocery store to the next, certain every day challenges are sure to surface and stifle your ability to conquer. The reality is, we now live in a society that is dictated by technology. There seems to be an app for everything nowadays, allowing for all of us to navigate through life with more at our fingertips. In a world where the workforce is becoming exponentially more mobile, employees are blessed with opportunities to stay more organized, resourceful and (perhaps most paramount), increasingly more productive in the field. Without further ado, here are five really cool applications that are absolutely essential to the mobile employee’s success.

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