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As More Midmarket CFOs Sharpen Their Customer Focus, More Are Smitten with the Cloud

A business realm long populated by headstrong entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses, the middle market is experiencing a wave of technology adoption that seems intent on further upending the traditional laws of business competition as it diminishes the size advantage that large enterprise companies have long enjoyed. When it comes to the middle market’s growing appetite […]

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U.S. Bank Decodes the Middle Market’s DNA One Business at a Time

Borrowing a page from the professional services industry, over the past 2 years U.S. Bank has tasked teams of consultants to work with an array of middle-market companies to deconstruct their cash management processes and identify areas for improvement. Frequently kicked off with an hour-and-a-half client consultation or “discovery meeting,” U.S. Bank consulting engagements dubbed […]

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Canadian Firms Lack Financial Muscle to Combat Cyberattacks

Canadian companies seen lacking financial muscle to guard against cyberattacks Canada’s strict privacy legislation – and the required data checks and balances – helps businesses boost their defences against cyberattacks such as the devastating Sony Pictures hack where celebrities’ social security numbers and salaries were leaked, but Canadian firms are cutting their cybersecurity budgets and […]

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Is Visa Anti-Competitive? Debit Card Business Under Scrutiny:

Sterne Agee analysts pointed out that the declining prices in debit transactions are contrary to the anti-competitive claims of Discover against Visa Discover Financial Services ( NYSE:DFS) through its unit, Pulse Network LLC filed a case against Visa ( NYSE:V) on allegations that it is using anti-competitive practices in running its debit-card business. Discover’s allegations […]

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Relying on Its Customers to Steadily Drive Innovation, BlackLine Advances Modern Finance Vision

New York — No matter how much a technology firm spends on the development of a new piece of software, nowhere is innovation arguably more likely to take root than inside a customer account — and no one department has proven to be more ripe for innovation than finance. Or so says Therese Tucker, CEO […]

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Firm Sporting Square Credit Card Reader Nabs $6 Billion Valuation

Square Inc., which makes small, square-shaped credit-card readers, just closed a round of venture financing for $150 million, according to the New York Times’ Bits blog, raising the company’s value to $6 billion, a source said. That valuation ranks Square with other popular Internet startups such as social network Pinterest and music-streaming service Spotify. The […]

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Inside Finance: Atlas Air Advancing Data to Front Lines

When Wendy Shapiro arrived at Atlas Air a little more than a decade ago, the future staff vice president and assistant controller recalls how the company had many manual processes requiring a lot of paper, photocopying and filing. Middle-Market Executive recently caught up with Shapiro and asked her about what’s changed at the company and […]

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Five States to Benefit From NSF Science And Engineering Infrastructure

NSF Invests In Science And Engineering Infrastructure In Six Jurisdictions Across The Nation

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Big Bank Balance Sheets Falling Short of New Debt Funding Rule

Banks expect U.S. regulators to require them to hold another 10 percent in bonds with maturities of more than a year and other instruments, as part of the forthcoming rule.

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Earnings and Cheap Borrowing Costs, Makes Wall Street Think Fed’s Yellen Is Saying ‘Buy’

The S&P 500 benchmark on track to surpass 2000 for the first time, and to do so well before the end of the year.

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