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Think Like a CFO, Part II

In the first installment of this article, we argued that today's CFOs are more comfortable than their predecessors with technology and more inclined to challenge IT professionals with tough questions before approving investment ideas. More

TAGS: IT Planning & Management, Insurance Information Technology Strategy & Planning

Think Like a CFO, Part I

After years of relative autonomy, senior IT executives at insurance companies are finding themselves increasingly under the thumb of tech-savvy CFOs charged with reducing costs. More

TAGS: IT Planning & Management, Insurance Information Technology Strategy & Planning

One Plan Many Pieces

In these days of rising costs and higher expectations for all stakeholders, many companies are increasing their focus on strategic planning. More | PDF

TAGS: Business Planning, Strategy, Operational Design and Performance Improvement, Regulatory Relations

One Plan Many Pieces

Freshening Up Strategic Planning

We have recently come through times where it was quite common to hear that things are changing too quickly to make strategic planning worthwhile, or that ‘‘real-time’’ processes are required to deal with rapid market shifts and competitor moves — with more value being placed on quick reactions rather than on well-reasoned responses. More | PDF

TAGS: Growth Strategies (Profitable Growth), Business Planning, Business Model Design, Commercial & Industrial

Freshening Up Strategic Planning

Winning Strategy Winning Culture

Faced with the challenges of developing a long-term strategy for profitable growth and engaging his organization to make the strategy happen, Mike Chesser, CEO of Great Plains Energy (GPE), and his COO, Bill Downey, began with a set of beliefs to guide the strategy development effort. More | PDF

TAGS: Business Planning, Strategy, Operational Design and Performance Improvement

Is Now the Time for NGVs?

The emergence of America's alternative fuel consciousness could mean more natural gas vehicles will soon hit the road. More | PDF

TAGS: Customer (Market) Insights, Supply, Strategy, Gas

Is Now the Time for NGVs?
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