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BlackBerry Buys Cylance to Boost IoT Security

CFO Magazine 16 November 2018
BlackBerry said Friday it will acquire machine-learning specialist Cylance for $1.4 billion to enhance the security of its software for autonomous vehicles and “Enterprise of Things” (EoT) platform.

Visa, Mastercard Settle Long-Running Fee Suit

CFO Magazine 19 September 2018
Visa and Mastercard, along with a number of banks, have agreed to pay $6.2 billion to settle a lawsuit over merchant fees.

Small Companies Carry Greatest Cyber-Risk

CFO Magazine 28 August 2018
At small businesses, rank-and-file employees may be more aware of the threat from cyber-crime than are company leaders.

Some Companies Are Ignoring GDPR Risk

CFO Magazine 9 August 2018
During the six-year lead-up to the May 25, 2018, effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), much attention was focused on the onerous financial penalties for noncompliance.

The Labyrinths of Uncertainty around Information Security

CFO Magazine 30 July 2018
Information security threats are intensifying every day. Organizations risk becoming disoriented and losing their way in a maze of uncertainty, as they grapple with complex technology, data proliferation, increased regulation, and a debilitating skills shortage.

T-Mobile, Nokia Partner on 5G Technology

CFO Magazine 30 July 2018
T-Mobile and Nokia have agreed to a $3.5 billion deal under which Nokia will provide end-to-end 5G technology to help build T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, the companies announced.

McDonald's Earnings Helped By European Sales, Lower Tax Rate

CFO Magazine 26 July 2018
McDonald’s reported revenue of $5.35 billion for the second quarter, down 12% year-over-year, as it was hurt by a nationwide recall of salads at about 3,000 of its U.S. locations.

Facebook Shares Dive on Revenue Weakness

CFO Magazine 26 July 2018
Facebook shares plunged in extended trading Wednesday after the social media giant missed Wall Street revenue estimates for the first time in 11 quarters and gave a downbeat outlook for the remainder of the year.

Opera Files for IPO to Boost AI-Powered Apps

CFO Magazine 5 July 2018
The Norway-based browser provider is seeking to “deliver more personalized content discovery” through artificial intelligence technologies.

Cyber-Risk Costs Resist Overall Trend

CFO Magazine 3 July 2018
A measurement of businesses’ total cost of risk (TCOR), primarily used by the insurance industry, declined for the fourth year in a row in 2017, according to The Risk Management Society (RIMS).

Balancing Act: CFOs Must Meld Innovation and Control

CFO Magazine 2 July 2018
Risk and caution. Speed and patience. Creativity and restraint. Innovation and control. Life, and business, are made up of finding the shifting balance between extremes and knowing when to drift toward one pole or the other.

Don't Forget about Existing Technologies

CFO Magazine 2 July 2018
While artificial intelligence is commanding great attention, finance departments should aim to maximize their use of earlier technologies.

Payments Push

CFO Magazine 26 June 2018
As a new era of real-time payments dawns, companies must weigh the benefits against arguments for early caution.

Correcting Wall Street's Cyber Blind Spot

CFO Magazine 25 June 2018
Investment bankers and their clients have a blind spot when it comes to information technology (IT) issues. Deal teams can be intimidated by technical concepts, leaving them to IT specialists who get involved late in the process, often after a deal closes. They also can understate the significance of IT as a valuation driver, despite news headlines about company-crippling hacks.

Can Advanced Technologies Ease Compliance?

CFO Magazine 20 June 2018
After a decade of improvements by compliance teams, artificial intelligence and machine learning could further streamline the function and tame costs.

Data Security Distracts CFOs from 'Day Jobs'

CFO Magazine 13 June 2018
If only CFOs could fully get back to doing their day jobs of helping set and execute on company strategies and overseeing financial reporting activities. Instead, they’re stuck spending way more time than they’d prefer on keeping criminals at bay.

New Accounting Rules Test Companies' Mettle

CFO Magazine 8 June 2018
Companies’ level of readiness for complying with the new revenue recognition standard was a popular topic throughout 2017, leading up to the rule’s effective date for public companies.

Toshiba Sells PC Business to Sharp

CFO Magazine 5 June 2018
Under the terms of the deal, Toshiba said will transfer 80.1% of TCS to Sharp. After the transfer is closed, TCS will be deconsolidated, the company said.

Robotics Is Going Mainstream in Finance

CFO Magazine 31 May 2018
Following a number of years during which robotic process automation (RPA) was something only a relatively small number of companies had yet dabbled in, notable progress is now evident, a new report suggests.

HP Names New CFO, as LesJak Moves Into Interim COO Role

CFO Magazine 30 May 2018
HP named Steve Fieler chief financial officer, replacing Cathie Lesjak, effective July 1. Lesjak is becoming chief operating officer on an interim basis ahead of her retirement in early 2019, the company said.

Salesforce Beats Earnings Estimates

CFO Magazine 30 May 2018
Customer-relationship management software maker Salesforce reported revenue of $3.01 billion for the first quarter, beating analyst expectations.

Not Your Father's Tax Department Anymore

CFO Magazine 25 May 2018
Tax reform may have brought simplification to some aspects of the U.S. tax code, but it certainly didn’t simplify matters for corporate tax departments. At least not for the near term.

It's Time to Review the Advertising Budget

CFO Magazine 22 May 2018
Why is money being spent? What's the ROI? Leverage data and analytics to take a deeper look at campaign results and to align priorities.

Procurement Lacks Tech Prowess

CFO Magazine 18 April 2018
Digital technologies may be taking over a broad swath of corporate processes, but the procurement function is lagging far behind in that respect, according to a new Deloitte report. A meager 3% of chief procurement officers (CPOs) said they believe their staffs possess all the skills required to maximize the use of digital capabilities, according to Deloitte’s global survey of 504 CPOs.

There's No Legal Limit for AI Development

CFO Magazine 26 March 2018
As noted in last week’s report from Allianz, AI offers both great potential and an assortment of business risks. Some of the latter are legal in nature and suggest a number of questions that corporate executives may reasonably ask. For example, what types of new laws or regulations should there be for companies that create or sell artificial intelligence software? Are there any current laws in place that govern the latest advances? And if so, are they keeping pace with this rapidly growing field?

AI: Revolutionary Technolgy but a Big Business Risk

CFO Magazine 23 March 2018
That machines are destined to become smarter and smarter as the years roll by, and that businesses will increasingly use them in attempts to differentiate products and boost profits, are not matters of debate.

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