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3 Ways a CEO Can Stop Activist Investors Before They Attack

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No company, regardless of size, profitability or cash stockpile, is immune from an activist investor attack. Power players like Apple, Pepsi, Microsoft and Netflix with tons of cash and generous dividends that outperform their peers have successfully been attacked and forced to change course. Proctor & Gamble’s attacker owned less than 1% of the firm and orchestrated an event that ousted the CEO and forced a change in corporate strategy.

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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Digital Transformation

There’s a lot riding on digital transformation. It could be the future of your business. However, the sheer velocity and invasive nature of digital disruption can be overwhelming to many organizations, as can piloting strategies to address it. Rather than keeping up with the status-quo, CEOs must act fast to get ahead of it.

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Why the Mid-Market Enterprise Should Care About IT Maturity

CEOs are often comfortable leaving the technical stuff to the tech squad, feeling confident, or at least assuming, that they have everything under control all the time. But what they might not realize, says Tom Hayes, Vice President of Product Marketing for Kaseya, is that most of the time, your IT team is being reactive, not proactive.

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How a Mid-Market CEO Is Using the Cloud to Make a Once Dying Business Thrive

Suri Suriyakumar took a print shop—a dying industry—and repositioned it to focus on the only thriving niche left—architecture, which requires the printing of as many of 10,000 drawings per project. After buying several more small shops, ARC Document Solutions, Suriyakumar’s new business, is now a $407-million architectural documents provider with 2,500 employees. And as technology becomes integral to all business today, Suriyakumar is now reinventing his business again, with the digitization of architectural drawings into the cloud.

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4 Lessons in Effective Disruption From Pharmacies’ ‘Telehealth’ Concept

Few businesses are being transformed as quickly and as massively as the drug-store industry. Much as today’s dominant pharmacy chains swept away the independent corner drug store a generation ago, trends based in healthcare, politics, technology and consumerism are rapidly reshaping its biggest surviving players, including Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS and the many other retailers, ranging from Walmart to Wegman’s, that also have pharmacy operations.

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Driving Technology: The Future Is Now

Whether you’re into safety, sustainability, sporty performance or all three, you’re likely to find one of the many new automotive technologies compelling. Read on for a look at three cutting-edge technologies and a preview of more innovations on the way.

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5 Things CEOs Need to Know About Data Governance

Data analytics now plays a major role in almost every company’s strategy. As a result, it is increasingly becoming a topic of importance for corporate boards, with accountability no longer falling only to the CIO or chief data officer. As more and more organizations create data governance committees, establish formal data policies and invest millions in data-related solutions, CEOs cannot afford to be uninformed about how their organizations manage data.

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