Author: Toptal

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Hiring a Startup CFO – When to Hire a CFO and Why You Need One

The value of a CFO for a young company is a hotly contested topic. Many argue that they are unnecessary add-ons and that a small, savvy, well-trained financial team can satisfy the business’s needs. On the other hand, CFO’s bring a deeper and more strategic financial perspective that can help companies prepare for the future and optimize their current operations.

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A Guide to Security Best Practices for Remote Teams

Not too long ago, we believed that to guarantee the performance and security of our applications, we needed to run them in our private datacenter. Then the cloud came around, and we embraced the cost and performance benefits of running our applications on a scalable, on-demand platform without maintaining a fleet of servers in a room.

Allow me let you in on a well-known secret:

There is no cloud.
It’s just someone else’s computer.

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Hiring a Part-Time CFO: Key Duties of the Strategic CFO Role

The CFO is a pivotal role within any organisation, of any size. In this guide, we will demonstrate the specific advantages that a part-time CFO can bring a business, in terms of addressing very specific needs with tailored sets of skils.

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Bootstrapped: Building A Remote Company

If you ask me, working remotely rocks. I’m currently writing from a small beach bar located on a remote island in southern Thailand. So how does a tech company get this working remote thing right? Read on. The following is based on our story at Planio and how we made it work.

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A Remote Worker’s Guide To Staying Healthy

When most people think about working in a home environment, they think they will be able to wake up late, work in their pajamas, not worry about traffic jams and so on; basically, do whatever they want. And, while that may be partially true, working remotely can have an effect on your physical health.

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How to make remote working work for you

Remote work comes with lots of things to take into account when designing your schedule, ranging from how you work, to your responsibilities to colleagues and those at home, to where you are geographically. Indeed, finding the right balance that works best for you can be tricky.