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Cadence: an important tool for maintaining leadership team alignment

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Thought Leadership on Igniting Growth in Stuck Companies presented by Relationship Impact. Webster defines cadence as the flow or rhythm of events, especially the pattern in which something is experienced. We define leadership team cadence as the necessary pattern of interactions (meetings, one-on-ones, written communications) that enable a leadership team to shape, monitor and adapt an organization’s strategic intent. Two words are emphasized ...

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Decommissioning legacy applications: 6 priority questions

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Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. A typical IT environment contains legacy systems comprised of applications and data that have been superseded by new solutions, or inherited as a result of business mergers or acquisition. Legacy applications are of low value to a business, but they must be maintained and supported to ensure access to ...

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All my exes have nexus in texas…

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Thought Leadership on Tax and Audit presented by ClearView Group. …or most other states. Maryland, Virginia, New York, California, Texas….more states than you may realize have some sort of tax exposure. While most business leaders are fairly knowledgeable on their income tax filing and reporting requirements such as federal and home state income tax rules, there are some other “nuisance” ...

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Why companies should focus on relationships, above all else

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Thought Leadership on Innovative Tech presented by SWK Technologies. I recently had the privilege of gathering almost every employee at SWK Technologies together for a fun and productive two-day staff event, which included our annual meeting. As I looked around at everyone in the room on the first day, I watched them laugh, chat, share recipes, comment on recent sports games, ...

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Flexible designs, artificial intelligence & powerful performance: What’s the future of the smartphone?

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Thought Leadership on The Future of Technology presented by One Source Imaging Solutions, Inc. Back in the day, mobile phones were all the rage. But as technology has evolved, we’ve seen the advancement of smartphones – offering smarter capabilities than traditional mobile phones, such as web browsing, games, video and photo taking abilities, and much more. Smartphones appeared only two decades ...

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Preparing broadband & network devices for business VoIP

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Thought Leadership on VOIP/Telecommunications presented by Chesapeake Telephone Systems. The goal of VoIP is to transport voice in exactly the same format as any other data application – as IP packets running over an IP network. But voice is a real-time application and steps must be taken to eliminate problems that could make it difficult to establish connections and sustain call ...

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STEM & the future of tech


Thought Leadership on Business Insights presented by Sterling National Bank. With the advent of interconnected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) and tech systems, STEM education networks are hot. Is your business ready to attract future talent with infrastructure and training? The rise in automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and the value of data demands skilled workers in the STEM fields ...

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3 reasons “hyperlocal marketing” cannot be ignored

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To what extent do you focus on your immediate geographic location in marketing your business? If your response falls within the range of “negligibly” to “not at all,” you might want to consider adding significant stress to this dimension in your promotional efforts – even if your company is focused on attracting nationwide or international customers. What’s the purpose behind directing attention toward customers who are so close at hand?

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Getting on top of the bottom line

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It’s an often discussed topic in the marketing world – with the constant influx of technology, the availability of channels for content, and new methods of delivery shaping the way consumers are using and interacting with all forms of media -one thing is certain: the marketing and advertising landscape is changing at a rapid pace. One of the major trends ...

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Do you want to avoid a fire? Dashboards are the answer.

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Thought Leadership on Business Intelligence presented by 9DOTS Management Corp, LLC   For years, people have sought the crystal ball. A way to somehow sniff out disaster before it occurs. The ability to possess this knowledge gives a leveraged advantage to those that have it. Clearly, if you knew things before they happened you could make decisions to avoid disaster. Sometimes ...

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