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What CFOs need to know about joint ventures and alliances

They’re hot business growth tools—but they demand cool-headed preparation before you put the hammer down. By Lou Carlozo As businesses clamor to address the challenges of growth, they’ve contributed to expansion of another kind: an increase in joint ventures (JVs) and strategic alliances. The phenomenon is examined close up in...

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5 Big Challenges Facing CIOs and IT Leaders in 2017

Summary: As business technology goes through a fundamental shift, the role of the CIO is changing. In the coming years, CIOs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful CIOs are those that recognize and adapt to these changes. In this article, we explore 5 such...

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5 Ways to Stop the Technology Job Hop

Changing of the guard – how do we attract and retain the next generation of IT Leadership? With IT Leadership maintaining an average tenure of only 4-5 years per company, what can be done to not only attract – but retain the best and brightest in the IT world? As...

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Does the healthcare industry face the greatest mobile security risk?

Eighty-two percent of hospitals say they aren’t ready for a mobile cyber attack. Between streamlining workflows and having access to sensitive patient data, does the healthcare industry face the greatest mobile security risk? TayganPoint Consulting Group’s Chas Hartwig explains the risks and how IT professionals in the healthcare industry can...

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Flood-Wary Small Businesses Find Better Backup in the Cloud

Disaster Recovery as a Service presents a safe haven for small businesses in low-lying coastal areas and flood plains along major waterways. by Pam Baker Pam Baker is a business analyst, freelance writer and journalist. For small-business owners in flood-prone regions, protecting assets from rising water calls for more than boarding...

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The Practice of Change | Part III | Knowledge Transfer

Ensuring that the New is Better than the Old: Leveraging knowledge transfer strategies to facilitate change You’ve come to a fork in the road – you’ve announced a sizable change at your organization. You’ve put resources and strategies in place to support the transition, and at this juncture, employees are...

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Organizational Change: Reconnaissance is the Best Form of Defense

A lifetime ago, as an intern, I spent days building naive and earnest arguments against a request for an “Underground Conditions Allowance”. Essentially, a group of tunnel construction workers was requesting additional compensation for the damp and adverse conditions they endured in their daily work. While my arguments against this...

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Friends or Enemies: Process Improvement and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

“Process stifling our innovation”!  “These extra meetings slow down our decision-making”! “Project management is distracting us from the real work that needs to get done”! “We have zero flexibility”! Unfortunately, these are commonly held beliefs in many organizations that believe having process discipline and rigor negatively impact productivity.  Consider what...

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