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A CFO's Guide For Managing IT
In the post Y2K era, many companies have turned to the CFO to oversee the IT function with the CIO or head of IT reporting to the CFO. IT may look

managing projects and priorities  A CFO's Guide For Managing IT Featured Author - Bill Friend - December 25, 2003 IT Has Changed Forever Often, it is difficult to determine precisely when sea change starts. For the Information Technology sector, it is clear that if the signs were not apparent before, sometime shortly after 12:01 on Saturday, January 1, 2000, things changed forever. Ironically, IT changed, not because something happened, but because of a non-event. Y2K didn't really happen, at least in sense of the disaster that was

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