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Investing in technology, facilities and infrastructure can make a company’s operations more efficient, improve financial performance, and offer better environments for employees. To manage growth and transformation, companies need to evaluate the best options in how they address operations.  Experts from our community share insights on topics like: productivity & execution; technology; manufacturing & distribution; risk management; and infrastructure.

  • Agile: forget the buzzwords, use the tools to drive performance

    Agile: forget the buzzwords, use the tools to drive performance

    These days, management thinkers and big-company executives are all touting the virtues of agile. But what is agile? Agile is a philosophy and a set of management tools that first took hold in corporate IT departments. Instead of following conventional approaches to software design—one step after the other in carefully planned lockstep—developers broke projects down

  • Beef up your cybersecurity with this 5-point checklist

    Beef up your cybersecurity with this 5-point checklist

    Cyberthreats are a clear and present danger for every business. As sudden as a heart attack, a cyberattack can compromise your computers or highjack your wire transfers — leading to rapid loss of cash, data, records, leadership credibility, employees and customer trust. Small and midsize companies are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Hackers consider them soft targets because they tend to hold valuable

  • Technology trends affecting business in 2019

    Technology trends affecting business in 2019

    In the second post of our series on trends facing small and midsize businesses in 2019, we focus on technology trends. Into the future, technology departments and their management teams must address aging systems and resolve data and privacy issues, while creating client-facing technologies that drive enterprise value. [i] As emerging technologies take hold, so

  • 4 considerations for your approach to artificial intelligence

    4 considerations for your approach to artificial intelligence Webinar On-Demand

    Webinar On-Demand “Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Small and Midsize Businesses” Want to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) into your business? You don’t need a huge budget — or a team of data scientists — to make it happen. AI is already built into a lot of routine business applications, like QuickBooks. It’s also integrated into new instruments that

  • The necessity of an asset protection plan

    The necessity of an asset protection plan Webinar On-Demand

    View the webinar “Lawsuit-Proof Your Business and Personal Assets” with Ariel Enisman for in-depth introduction to asset protection strategies. The beauty of the U.S. legal system is that it allows everyday Americans an opportunity to seek justice. The ugly truth is that the legal system is routinely abused. If there is money to be won,

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