Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Calling All Tech CFOs: How Does Your Finance Organization Compare?

We’ve launched our annual CFO Evolution® survey designed to measure key aspects of the finance organization, and we need your expertise. What we’re asking of you: Less than 10 minutes of your day. If you can’t access the link using the image above, copy/paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cfo-survey-2016 The survey takes less …

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Braces Case a Win for Tech, a Loss for Entertainment Industry

A closely watched court decision involving a patent dispute between two U.S. orthodontics companies is a win for tech firms, but a big blow to the entertainment industry and other sellers of digital content. On November 10, a federal appeals court panel ruled that the International Trade Commission (ITC) does not have control over the …

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Budget Forecasting: Automate or Fall Behind

The speed of business is accelerating and with it the demand on financial officers to produce actionable data in real time. It’s a trend that’s not going away and smart companies are making big changes in their internal processes to keep up. In our recent webinar, John Dunican, Partner, and Bryan Rogers, Senior Manager,  with …

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Avoiding Equity Management Headaches

Let’s face it: Equity management is one of those thankless jobs that nobody wants to own. It starts innocently enough while a startup is eager to attract and incentivize its talent to do great things. At that point, who has time to worry about managing stock options? We’ve got real work to do. Later, it …

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CFOs: Meet the Demand for Better KPIs

Armanino recently uncovered in our CFO Evolution Survey that 87% percent of CFOs said they are facing an increase in demand for information based on predictive data with the executive team and internal department heads leading this demand. Chief among the challenges in meeting their needs was isolating and analyzing the volume and variety of …

Friday, April 25, 2014

Stopping the Next Heartbleed: Mitigate Digital Risk

The “Heartbleed” bug that was uncovered in early April led to a serious security flaw in the popular OpenSSL software used by many sites to encrypt and transmit credit card numbers, passwords and other personal data. This latest threat is one more reminder that it’s critical to have an effective (and adaptable) digital risk mitigation …

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Predictive Analytics and KPIs Remain Important to CFOs

A global data explosion is underway. By one estimate, in the next seven years, the world will generate 50 times as much data as it has up to now. That’s exciting. And business executives are eager to harness all this data so they can better understanding the changes that are now and will soon affect …

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Give Maximum Priority to Data Security

When it comes to assessing the effectiveness of your company’s computer security measures, there’s no time like right now. That’s only a slight exaggeration. Increasingly, your company and its reputation are vulnerable to outside threats that can hijack your information and make life tough for your business, your customers and you. A recent example involving …

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Data Demands Better Modeling from CFOs

Do you feel the ground shaking? It’s happening.And it has nothing to do with the Hayward Fault.There’s a seismic shift underway in the role of CFOs. Sure, CFOs are still responsible for counting the beans–traditional tasks like overseeing the assembly of monthly financial reports, tax preparation, audits and the like. But survey after survey is …

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BYOD: The Biggest Change in Computing Since the PC?

When I graduated from college in 2002, laptops, tablets and smartphones weren’t mainstream. You had a “cutting edge” device if you could download tons of music from Napster then burn it to a CD or play Snake on your cell phone’s monochromatic screen. Needless to say, when I began my first job, I was thrilled …