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Avoid Costly Mistakes: Four Questions You Must Answer Before Purchasing Large Software Systems

We’ve all heard stories about organizations spending thousands on software projects that take longer than expected and exceed original budgets. One of the reasons this occurs is that organizations often don’t realize that purchasing a large,...

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CFOs for Hire: The next trend in temporary help?

The increasing use of temporary and contract employees at many levels continues to infiltrate the corporate world. Does this growth translate to the executive suite? In particular, the domain of the CFO?

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The 2017 Top IT Security Risks: Everything is Connected

As the technology we use for work and at home becomes increasingly intertwined, security issues that affect one also affect the other and we must address security risks at both levels.

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Untapped Potential: Microbreweries Use Legal Scrutiny to Erode the Three-Tier System

In July 2016, we wrote about how the booming microbrewery scene in Maine is shaking up the three-tier system of alcohol distribution, which dates back to the 1930s.

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A Runner’s Guide to Uniform Guidance, Year Two

As we begin the second year of Uniform Guidance, here’s what we’ve learned from year one, and some strategies you can use to approach various challenges, all told from a runner's point of view.

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When the skies clear: web-hosting outage hits Amazon Data Centers

During my lunch in sunny Florida while traveling for business, enjoying a nice reprieve from another cold Maine winter, I checked my social media account. I noticed several postings about people having nothing to do at work because their...

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CECL Implementation: So, You’ve Developed Reasonable and Supportable Forecasts — Now What?

When last we blogged about the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) new “current expected credit losses” (CECL) model for estimating an allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL), we reviewed the process for developing reasonable and...

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Guiding Challenging Government Projects to Success

Government projects conducted in challenging conditions require trust, collaboration, communication, and project management acumen to succeed. Here are five recommendations for project success.

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Planning for Enterprise Technology Projects: Five Easy Tips to Increase Your Likelihood of Success

It can be challenging and stressful to plan for technology initiatives, especially those that involve and impact every area of your organization. Common initiatives include software upgrades or replacements, such as systems for financial...

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CECL: Reasonable and Supportable? Be ready to be ALLL in.

Recently, federal banking regulators released an interagency financial institution letter on CECL, in the form of a Q&A. Read it here. While there weren’t a lot of new insights into expectations examiners may have upon adoption, here is what we...

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