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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

FireEye Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2015

FireEye predicts that point-of-sale (PoS) attacks will also become a more popular method of stealing data and money -- and PoS attacks will strike a broader group of victims with increasing frequency. The security firm believes that more creative targeting will evolve as retailers strengthen their defenses and more criminals get into the game. As a result, cyberattacks will spread to "middle layer" targets including payment processors and PoS management firms.

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Why Business Is Booming for Mid-Market Companies

The nation’s 200,000 mid-market businesses are an economic engine driving the U.S. recovery, growing revenue at a rate of five percent during 2013, which was five times higher than the S&P500 and a much faster pace than the economy as a whole, which grew at 2.4 percent during the same period.

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3 Tips for Mid-Market Companies Seeking to Implement Big Data

Typically when we think of big data, we think of large corporations that have the tools and resources to make sense of all their data. However, mid-market companies are beginning to explore how to leverage big data effectively, too. Here are three tips for mid-market companies seeking to implement a productive big data strategy.

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