Business Software

This is How Much CEOs are Spending on Software to Keep Pace with Digitization

Companies around the globe will spend almost two-thirds of their R&D budget on software and service offerings by 2020 as they adapt to digitization, according to a new survey.

U.S. Companies are Wasting Billions on Unused Software

CEOs must embrace technology to thrive in the digital age. But a new private-sector study is reminding them not to get too carried away.

5 Outdated Tech Tools Boards and CEOs Should Leave Behind

The rise in productivity tools highlights the business need and growing trend toward improved communication and streamlined workflows, but there are few applications designed specifically for boards and CEOs.

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.

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.

RFID is Helping Businesses Cut Costs and Improve Efficiency

While RFID technology has been in place for upwards of two decades, it has come a long way in the last year. Originally an inventory management tool that also helped reduce merchandise theft, it is currently helping retailers improve customer satisfaction and improve merchandise management and planning.

Do Current Accounting Systems Inhibit Innovation?

Innovation thought leaders and industry experts emphatically harp that if you want to stay afloat (and ultimately thrive) in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, innovation is not optional—it’s absolutely imperative for survival and success. Your customers demand it; and if you can’t innovate, your competitors will consistently outflank and outperform you.

B2C Manufacturers Pivot to Providing Services in Addition to Products

From the International Consumer Electronics Show in January to an ongoing pilot laundry service in Chicago’s trendy Lincoln Park, manufacturing CEOs increasingly are directing their companies to leverage a number of factors in support of service-based strategies, from digital connectivity to the increasing desire by consumers for reliable brand names that can take more of the burdens of everyday life from them.

ERP Solutions Can Help Manufacturers ‘Integrate, Innovate and Accelerate’

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor and consultant landscape is large and fragmented, and startups continue to emerge, especially those focused on cloud, mobile and “business planning and consolidation” technologies.

What Mid-Market Firms Need to Know About Microsoft’s Windows 10

If mid-market firms plan to upgrade their operating system to the new Windows 10, there are few things leaders should know before giving their CIO the go-ahead.
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CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

It’s Time For The CEO To Own AI As A Strategic Imperative

To ensure companies achieve the full potential of AI – and to mitigate its potential risks – CEOs cannot relegate AI strategy to IT departments.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.