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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.

  • 5 things to know before investing in artificial intelligence for your small business ArticleResearch

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in your company’s future. No matter what industry you work in, AI will soon shape how you run your small business, serve your customers and stay competitive in the marketplace. Download report: Artificial Intelligence for small and midsize businesses New data from Vistage, in partnership with Salesforce, reinforces this point. Our

  • Artificial intelligence for small business: 5 lessons from an early adopter ArticleResearch

    Many CEOs want to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the performance of their business. But few know exactly how to do it. That’s understandable — we’re still in the early days of automation and analytics, and the business applications of AI aren’t fully defined or foolproof. What’s more, no one has figured out

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

    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 ArticleResearch

    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 Article

    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

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