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See, I Told You Cost Accounting Was Hard

on August 25, 2011 by Christopher Glenn

Having just wrapped up the last post in my series on selling technology to executives, I took one last look at what I wrote and realized that the proper cost accounting treatment I described in one passing sentence needed to be corrected. Checking in with my truly wonderful editor, Kristine, I learned that my final post had already gone to press. Rather than adding the insight to the original article, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to prove a key point in my series: when it comes to cost accounting, nothing is ever black and white and even “us finance guys” miss a digit once in a while (especially when  trying to offer a simple explanation for what is truly a mathematically complex concept.) More...

How Diversity Creates ROI for WWAN Solutions

on August 18, 2011 by Christopher Glenn

In this post I want to dive right into another real-world example about how WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network), with its virtually free route diversity, provides an ROI to a variety of enterprises. To give you an understanding of some pretty complex cost accounting concepts that even CPAs struggle with, the retail industry offers a good model, since we all participate in it and it’s very easy to visualize even if we don’t know the business. More...