Technology

The Apps CEOs Use Most to Stay Organized and Help Run Their Business

CEOs like Document Management apps the most when it comes to mobile apps they use to keep up to speed and run their business.

Employee Training Techniques that Generate Buy-in and Cost Savings

Employees don’t typically get excited about workplace training. It is perceived as a burden that employees dread and postpone them as long as possible until they have to endure lengthy, boring webinars.

5 Lessons for Mid-Size Companies Looking to Hire a Virtual Assistant

We’ve all been there: watching in dread as customers waver because they can’t get their hands on the information they need to buy our products. It happened to us when we upgraded our commercial insurance line for small businesses. Our internal call centers were swamped with questions from our 12,000 agents, and we were struggling to get the right answers and quotes to frustrated customers. But the cost of simply adding more and more staff to the call centers was daunting.

Why Middle-Market Companies Need to Embrace Disruption Now

It's easy to see we're in the age of business disruption. Companies like Facebook, Netflix, Uber and AirBnb are turning inside out every industry from entertainment to transportation. Manufacturing is being disrupted by 3D printing and Amazon has shaken retail by its core. It seems as if virtually every business is being touched in some fashion by innovative companies that are using technology to create new business models.

How Middle-Market Companies Can Benefit from Having a Chief Digital Officer

At a time when large companies are expanding their digital strategies, it's more important than ever for middle-market firms to try to stay with the pack.

Hungry Howie’s IT Gamble

How Steve Jackson’s appetite for technology gave his pizza company Hungry Howie's a competitive edge.

CEO Stuart McClure Has Your Cure for Failed Cybersecurity Measures

Stuart McClure had been in cybersecurity for more than a decade when he had an epiphany—namely that the conventional methods of protecting computers from malware simply don’t work.

How to Turn CEOs into Digital Experts

Recent advances in digital technology have redefined the way CEOs conduct business. Organizations that don’t evolve their model risk getting left behind. At the same time, properly used digital technology can radically improve performance for many businesses.

4 Ways to Eliminate the Challenges of Data-Driven Manufacturing

While the future of data-driven manufacturing offers many promises for enhanced manufacturing efficiency and production, it also will come with many challenges.

Middle-Market Companies Underestimate Data Security Threats

Middle-market companies continue to underestimate data security threats, according to a recent survey by the RSM Middle Market Leadership Council. While the majority of firms say they are confident they're protected against data theft, evidence proves it's quite the contrary.
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THOUGHT LEADERS

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

MICHAEL ARENA: How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why...

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

MARK VERGNANO: How He Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

March 2017: CEO Confidence in Future Business Conditions Soars 6%

After taking a slight step backward in February, CEO confidence ratings surged in March, to 7.41, up 6.0% from 6.99 in February, and up 4.8% from 7.07 in January.

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