With the demands of today's economy, most companies are being pressed to drive greater efficiency into their operations. Organizations in the technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) industry are no different, and many would argue that they are feeling this pressure even more than those in other industries. Most TMT companies envision medium- to long-term improvement in their markets. Accordingly, many are focusing on efforts that drive increased efficiency and scalability into existing operations. Finance and accounting leadership often is tasked with both identifying opportunities and driving these changes due to a number of factors.