Business intelligence software can translate masses of data into insights that drive better decisions—if you do it right.
Your executive team has successfully made the business case for investing in a BI project. You’ve got the funds earmarked. Now all you have to do is pick a vendor. Once upon a time, with only a small handful of vendors to choose from, that might have been a simpler exercise. However, over the past decade, growth in BI has spawned dozens of new players that have created sophisticated, flexible alternatives.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos isn’t the most outgoing CEO. So when his wife MacKenzie used the website to blast a book about her husband and his online shopping empire it made headlines in the New York Post and elsewhere.
Conventional wisdom and common sense suggest that the greatest ongoing expense for most companies is labor. Keeping labor costs in line will maintain or even boost profitability, so that management fable goes. But more and more companies are concentrating an increasing portion of spend on third-party suppliers this “virtualizing” their operation rather than struggling with internal labor and physical overhead. This forces leaders to re-think what it means to be a “company.”
Despite the mountain of data that shows that cultural missteps often derail mergers many leaders seem more intent on getting a deal done versus getting it done right. Here are three proven steps that help CEOs secure a better outcome.
Chief executives who ignore the very real threat of natural disasters are putting their companies at risk. Here are seven steps to take to mitigate the risks.
Recent postings of jobs for chief executives from around the country.
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