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Disruptive Technologies Are Keeping CEOs on Their Toes

The constant speed of change in most industries is similar to the blur of a car driving on the Autobahn. But if change is the road traveled, disruptive technologies are the vehicle. And just as drivers must be acutely aware of the car on either side of them on a highway, so too must CEOs be acutely aware of the competitors running alongside their company, lest they be disrupted.

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“The Data-Enabled CEO”- 5 Steps to Turn Data Insights into Competitive Business Advantages

Today’s CEOs face a host of complex business challenges, including how to harness disparate streams of data to generate pragmatic insights and deliver increased profitability. The difficulty CEOs face is not in obtaining the data, but in determining how to effectively use it in order to make intelligent business decisions and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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12 Technologies That Can Improve or Disrupt Your Business

No sector today is protected from having new and rising technologies turn them upside down. To better prepare, McKinsey came up with a list of technology trends that will continue to upset business as CEOs have known it, and that companies should be prepared to outsmart or overcome.

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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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