Picture a dining room full of hungry diners. Everyone is just sitting down to enjoy a midday salad when, all of a sudden, darkness hits. Some patrons walk out; new ones are turned away. Without electricity, staffers can’t ring up meals customers already ordered. In the hour it takes to restore power, thousands of dollars […]
That small screen. You know, the one that you wake up and check first thing in the morning and shut down when your eyes feel like they are about to bleed right before you fall asleep at night. Although it’s hard to believe, the fully interactive mobile phone has only been around for eight years, […]
Weather reports factor heavily into the big — and small — decisions we make on a daily basis. Forecasts can dictate your morning commute to work, afternoons mowing the lawn or tending to your garden, and outdoor evening dinner plans. Rightfully so, weather factors into how we approach these subjects. On a larger scale, CFOs […]
Do you have important pictures or documents stored on the cloud? The cloud has become an increasingly popular way to store files, but are they safe? Many people automatically upload their photos to cloud storage without ever worrying that something could happen to them. However, cloud storage is not a surefire protection for your files. […]
The past year has been monumental for Essence Restaurant Group: It celebrated its 20th anniversary, announced it was adding a fourth property to its roster and dived deeply into its longtime commitment to sustainability. After all, this is a company that proudly brags it was “Green Before Green Was Cool.”
High-performers have an almost obsessive focus on engaging with what is most important to them. But, most of us can’t resist the lure of our email, and that distraction breaks our focus.
As companies increasingly focus on providing more enjoyable work environments and improving employee engagement, technology is playing a key role in championing those efforts. This is becoming especially important for attracting top millennial talent.
While 3Degrees exists to engage Fortune 500 companies in renewable energy and carbon offsets to improve the health of the planet, the company keeps close tabs on the health of its team.
Badger tracking app and a smartphone helps keep tabs on shipments from start to finish.
Understanding the H-1B debate is no comfort to those whose lives hang in the balance: American IT workers and H-1B visa workers. Both groups sit at the center of the storm with little power to do much more than hang on.
The Spare the Air Employer Program helps Bay Area businesses get their employees to work through carpooling, transit and biking. Save by reducing payroll taxes for each participating employee. Commuter benefits improve employee morale and productivity. Employees save up to 40% on transit and vanpool expenses using pre-tax dollars. Biking or walking to work is healthier, reducing insurance claims and sick leave.
Agile is more than just some buzzword. The overarching objective is to decrease time to market, which keeps your business ahead of the pack and enables it to rapidly respond to market changes.
Winners of this year’s DiSciTech Awards presented by Corp! magazine are tangible and plentiful proof of thriving high-tech operations in Michigan.
You may have heard the rumor that search engine optimization is dead. Google and the other search engines have made the quest to rank on the front page meaningless. Well, don’t believe it. I’m here to tell you that SEO is alive and well, and should be an important part of your business marketing.
The entrepreneurial spirit of the startup culture abounds. However, not all businesses are celebrating. Some established companies feel left behind, with new companies taking market share and, sometimes, making their product or service obsolete. Fortunately, it’s not too late for these companies to take action.
Cyber security potentially impacts every organization from large corporations and agencies to small businesses. The Small Business Development Center of Michigan has launched an effort and website to help businesses evaluate cyber security at no charge.
It should be clear to all IT executives that every enterprise is encountering a major market transition where digital technology will be the cornerstone of their future. The net effect has been to raise customer expectations for every aspect of every business.
The broadening variety of winners in the 2015 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies in Michigan awards is further proof that that the environmental philosophy is being widely embraced.
Document management software can increase efficiency and productivity in powerful ways and reduce the cost of handling important documents – enabling and easing the transition to paperless offices.
By eliminating the buzz-check-respond interruption loop, wearable technologies promise to help us solve problems with just a touch or a phrase.
Even the best-designed app can’t attain success without reaching the right audience. The effort isn’t wasted, though: As the best leaders know, failures can be more instructive than successes.
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