Julie Ritzer Ross

Julie Ritzer Ross
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Julie Ritzer Ross has been covering all facets of business in a variety of vertical markets, including manufacturing, for the past 35 years and the use of technology in business for the past 25 years. A two-time winner of a Jesse H. Neal Award for business-to-business journalism, her work has appeared in such publications as MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE CIRCLE, CONSUMER GOODS TECHNOLOGY (formerly CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURER), VERTICAL SYSTEMS RESELLER, RESELLER MANAGEMENT, RIS NEWS, and INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS.

Why Middle-Market Firms are so Confident about Growth this Year

CEOs who head up middle-market firms and have few or no concerns about the state of the global and U.S. economy are not alone. At least, that’s what the statistics say.

How to Embrace Business Transformation Without Making a Huge Investment

Business growth and transformation have become as much of a priority for middle-market firms as for larger organizations.

5 Ways Middle-Market Firms can Maximize the Advantages of Cloud Technology

What’s the biggest technology enabler for middle-market firms? If you guessed cloud, you are correct. Cloud-based solutions that leverage the Internet rather than reside on in-house servers offer as many benefits to mid-sized companies as they do to larger organizations—and perhaps even more.

4 Effective Sleep Tips for CEOs

Think you can lead your company on just 3 or 4 hours of sleep each night? Think again. "There's a very strong correlation between restfulness and leadership," Jessica Payne, associate professor and director of the Sleep Stress and Memory Lab at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Why CEOs Should Care About—and Manage—Their Online Reputations

Typed your name into a search engine lately? If you haven’t—and if you don’t do so regularly—you’re doing yourself and your company a grave disservice.

Lessons Learned from the Wells Fargo Debacle

CEOs, like many others, are doubtless shaking their heads over Wells Fargo’s announcement last week that it would pay $5 million to customers and $185 million in penalties for allegedly having signed customers up for more than 2 million deposit and credit card accounts.

4 Ways to Up Your Board of Directors’ Value Proposition

Today’s business conditions call for boards of directors to add more value to the company equation by focusing on a wider range of issues.

Don’t Let Politics Color Board Members’ Thinking

When it comes to politics, U.S. corporate boards are, in some cases, as polarized as the general population, according to a Harvard Business Review survey of directors of public and private U.S.-based companies.

Lessons from the Most Influential Women Middle-Market CEOs

Always look toward the long-term, take risks and find your own personal voice. Those are just some of the ways in which the most influential women of the middle market have become successful and remain so consistently.

Are Stereotypes and Double Standards a Hindrance to Female CEOs?

Should female CEOs be worried about skewed gender perceptions and a double standard when it comes to their performance or that of their company? It appears so.
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