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5 Outdated Tech Tools Boards and CEOs Should Leave Behind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 Continues At A Record High In January

More than 250 CEOs of U.S. companies told Chief Executive last week that they expect overall business conditions 12 months from now to be “very good,” ranking them 7.62 out of 10.
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How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.