Stories by Roy Harris

Growth-Market M&A: A Risky Necessity

Companies wanting to use deals as a way to enter growth markets, or build their presence when they're already there, this year face risks and rewards well worth contemplating.

Written by Roy Harris24 Jan. 12 11:48

CFO Communication, Leadership Skills Needed

Those "soft" finance department requirements are tops in an Accountemps survey, ahead of functional and strategic planning capabilities.

Written by Roy Harris23 Nov. 11 21:36

Finance Execs Lack HR's Optimism on Bonuses

Survey among managers in various areas shows only 21% in finance and accounting expecting higher incentive pay for 2011, compared with 42% in human resources.

Written by Roy Harris23 Nov. 11 21:34

CFOs See Bleak Business Prospects

Uptick in Tatum monthly results isn’t enough to lift the pall, as numbers remain close to recessionary levels.

Written by Roy Harris12 Nov. 11 15:39

Oracle aims at Salesforce in buying RightNow

Software giant Oracle is acquiring RightNow Technologies Inc. for $43 a share, or a total of about $1.5 billion, to expand its Internet-based offerings and offer a challenge to customer relationship management powerhouse

Written by Roy Harris25 Oct. 11 23:26

CFO Business-Conditions Index Slips

The appraisal of business conditions among mid-sized US company CFOs slipped in August after a lonely one-month July uptick, according to index numbers provided by Tatum. Expectations about how business conditions will change over the next two months also dipped in August.

Written by Roy Harris14 Sept. 11 11:33

Threat to Year in IPOs Analyzed by PwC

IPO Watch sees danger that hot first-half rate -- with $24.3b of proceeds -- could ice over because of market volatility.

Written by Roy Harris16 Aug. 11 18:49