Limited Staff Leads to Limited Apps

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Limited Staff Leads to Limited Apps

Or so little staff. Or too many other priorities. Just over half (51.9%) of respondents to the ninth annual Technology Issues for Financial Executives survey, released in July, said their companies are limited in their ability to build or buy new applications. The report, conducted by the Financial Executives Research Foundation and Computer Sciences Corp., looks at the top technological issues impacting CFOs and their deputies. The top obstacle to application development or acquisition, from the number-crunchers' perspective, had nothing to do with technology. Forty-five percent of respondents said limited personnel resources prevented building or bringing in new tools. But at least they're keeping at it: Only 6.6% said that past failures prevented them from trying again.

This article was originally published on 2007-08-24
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Brian joined Baseline in March 2006. In addition to previous stints at Inter@ctive Week and The Net Economy, he's written for The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as The Sunday Tribune in Dublin, Ireland. Brian has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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