Industry News

Accounting

The 50 employees at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s office of the chief accountant try to keep up with technology changes like bitcoin. (CFO)

http://ww2.cfo.com/regulation/2017/12/sec-accountants-voice-resource-constraints/

Information Systems

Microsoft unveiled a new programming language and tools that help coders craft software for quantum computers, along with simulators that will let programmers test that software on a traditional desktop computer. (Industry Week)

http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/microsoft-takes-path-less-traveled-build-quantum-computer

Supply Chain Management

The larger-than-expected decline could put a dent in Q4 GDP growth unless inventories rebound in November and December. (CFO)

http://ww2.cfo.com/the-economy/2017/12/wholesale-inventories-drop-0-5-october/

Marketing analytics

Uber’s concealment of the breach increased the cyber risk of drivers and customers, as well as the potential loss of trust from investors and governments. (CFO)

http://ww2.cfo.com/disclosure/2017/11/uber-disclose-data-breach/

Finance

Alternative investment manager FS Investments is partnering with KKR to create a super-sized business development company with $18 billion in assets. (CFO)

http://ww2.cfo.com/capital-markets/2017/12/fs-investments-kkr-create-super-sized-bdc/

Business & Management

Manufacturing will see employment growth of 1.2% in 2018, following a 2.3% gain reported for this year since December 2016. (Industry Week)

http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/companies-us-plan-slow-their-investment-hiring-2018

Business Analytics

Mercedes-Benz, conducting the biggest test using drones to ship everyday items like ground coffee and cellphones, said the mini aircraft completed 100 drop-offs to strategically placed vans in Zurich with a perfect safety record and more deliveries are planned for next year. (Industry Week)

http://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/mercedes-plans-more-drone-deliveries-after-100-perfect-flights