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SD-WAN vs. MPLS: The major differences that change everything

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Thought Leadership on Innovative Tech presented by Transbeam. How is SD-WAN different from MPLS? That’s the number-one question we get from potential clients and current customers. Beyond just the cost-effectiveness, they want to know how it’s going to work for them, and whether or not it’s worth severing ties with their old network. Information tends to be bogged down in technical ...

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Understanding the rise of intrapreneurship

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Thought Leadership presented by The Learning House, Inc.   By Tricia Hussung The term “intrapreneurship” refers to new ventures spearheaded within a larger organization. As the millennial generation enters the workforce with new ideas and an unfettered drive to succeed, intrapreneurship is on the rise as a way to channel innovation within a corporate framework. What is intrapreneurship? The essential ...

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The history and impact of business jargon

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Thought Leadership presented by The Learning House, Inc. By Brian Neese  “Transformation,” “disruption” and “millennials” topped a 2015 survey of business jargon terms workers are sick of hearing. Unfortunately, these are just the latest entries in corporate speak, joining “low-hanging fruit,” “touch base,” “bandwidth” and “innovation.” Business jargon, or specialized language used in the industry, has a long history and ...

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The IRS has revealed a new compliance campaign. Here’s what you need to know.

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Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. On February 1, 2017 the IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division announced a new compliance campaign. This campaign is focusing more on an issue basis, focusing on areas the IRS has deemed to be the highest risk for potential non-compliance and abuse by taxpayers. ...

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Marketing to the ad-block generation

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Thought Leadership presented by The Learning House, Inc. By Tricia Hussung Sixty-three percent of internet users ages 18 to 34 are using ad-blocking software when viewing digital content, and 41 percent overall block ads. Just last year, PageFair published a report on ad-block rates that provided some additional interesting insights on the effects of ad blocking. For example, ad blocking ...

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In growing a valuable business, prevention is better than cure

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Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. To grow a valuable business – one you can sell – you need to set up your company so that it is no longer reliant on you. This can be easier said than done, especially when, like a PR consultant or plumber, what you are selling is your expertise. To scale up a ...

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Be prepared: Selling your company like a boy scout

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Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Selling a business might be a CEO’s end-game, a forced necessity, or an opportunity presented unexpectedly, yet proper forethought and preparation is just as crucial here as it is in day-to-day operations. Selling your business is always emotional, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Most companies won’t find themselves ready, and they ...

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Should growth really be your only goal?

Foresight CFO Consulting

Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Have you set a goal for your company this year? If you’re like most business owners, you’re striving for an increase in your annual sales. It’s natural to want your company to be bigger because that’s what everyone around us seems to celebrate. Magazines profile the fastest growing companies, industry associations celebrate their ...

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The Trump administration is considering changes that could impact retirement investors

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Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump called into review the new Fiduciary Rule, a rule whose effect would expand the definition of those considered a fiduciary, a term carefully defined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. More commonly known as the ...

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5 business model shifts to monetizing digital transformation

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Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. The phrase “digital transformation” in business today inherently refers to change in the way businesses have to engage customers to deliver in an entirely new fashion. Increasingly they are expected to provide services-led experiences in terms of the way they engage with products and services. A large part of this is ...

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