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Africa's agricultural growth will depend on its young

Ray Jordan | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

"Whenever I am with energetic young people, I feel like a recharged battery," Nelson Mandela once said. The youth of Africa were to the fore in the m...

An Enterprise Worker's Act Of Kindness Has The Internet Swooning

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents

One simple act of kindness toward a mom of twins has inspired a heartwarming response online. On July 13, Coty Vincent posted a photo on Facebook of a...

African Agriculture Can Help Tackle Refugee Crisis

Ray Jordan | Posted 06.26.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

Figures released on World Refugee Day this week showed there are currently an estimated 65 million displaced people in the world - more than at any ti...

3. The Green Bay Packer Factor - A Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

Ted Wachtel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Ted Wachtel

Whether it's a good idea to use public money to support a stadium for a privately owned sports team is a question for another day. Walter O'Malley moved his team because he felt it was to his financial benefit to do so. That's what capitalists are supposed to do.

The Trouble With Outsourcing IT for Larger Firms, With Sal Sarosh

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

According to cOutsource founder, Sal Sarosh, Mid-size and enterprise customers have largely stayed away from using freelancing platforms. Although m...

How Firms Can Prepare for the Freelance Economy

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

Forbes predicts that by 2020 50% of the US workforce will be comprised of freelance workers. While a large portion of these workers will be non-strategic -- your Uber drivers, etc -- the real shift is with highly skilled, strategic thinkers.

Africa's Farm Families Must Benefit from New Business Opportunities

Ray Jordan | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

Companies in the Western world are, to an increasing degree, setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for business.

The Differences Between API and ESB Patterns

Anant Jhingran | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

As enterprises embark on their digital journeys, APIs are often used to connect the fast pace of digital innovation with the more stable system of records.

Have Enterprises Made PoC Pilots Easier for Startups?

Philip Kushmaro | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Philip Kushmaro

While the daunting task of deploying a successful proof-of-concept falls on the founders and startup owners themselves, a successful PoC is even more valuable to a large enterprise when it meets their need to drive their businesses forward and minimize risk.

Too late to get into mobile? Not even close

Steve Hall | Posted 05.12.2016 | Technology
Steve Hall

There's no question about the power of mobile. Businesses of all sizes, and across every industry, can agree on the tremendous impact the ubiquity of ...

What I've Learned From 30 Days of Videoconferencing

Cameron Craig | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

I recently joined a company where the majority of meetings are videoconferences. Sure, I've used videoconferencing at other jobs before but it was usu...

The Myth of the Tech Talent Shortage

Michael S Solomon | Posted 04.08.2016 | Technology
Michael S Solomon

If companies were making offers to technologists that were commensurate with what they pay their attorneys, I think we would find the supposed "tech shortage" would rapidly disappear for those companies.

The 4 Key Traits Of Successful B2B Apps

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Rahul Varshneya

Needless to say, the growth of B2B mobile apps has been spectacular and is penetrating geographies and industry verticals, as well as opening up newer technological frontiers - Wearables, Enterprise of Things, Virtual Reality, etc.

Security for APIs, or APIs for Security?

Anant Jhingran | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

How many times have you driven away from your house wondering if you remembered to lock the door? Personally, I have turned my car around to check mor...

Which Poor People Do the Republicans Want to Cut from the Health Care Rolls?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a journalist or even a blogger, you love to point out evolving explanations by politicians for taking a political stance. They're usually an indicator that politicians have ulterior motives, which they're struggling to hide by trying to come up with a false explanation that makes sense.

Ethiopia - Changing Times for a Timeless Land

Ray Jordan | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

It is half a century since Irish travel writer Dervla Murphy took a step into the unknown to embark on a 1,000-mile walk through the Horn of Africa, a...

How the Connected Generation Is Re-shaping the Modern Enterprise

Gunjan Sinha | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Gunjan Sinha

Today's economies and societies are fueled by rapid technological disruption and change. Continuous innovation, the rapid digitization of services, and the unprecedented number of connected devices are at the epicenter of this upheaval.

50 Important Customer Experience Stats for Business Leaders

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Customer experience is the last source of sustainable differentiation and the new competitive battleground. -- Tiffani Bova, Gartner Vice President a...

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Business Executive 2.0: Managing the Budget

Stephanie Bergeron | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Stephanie Bergeron

The lines between the profit and non-profit sectors have been blurring. The resource constraints and competitive pressures have yielded a non-profit landscape resembling the profit sector. We have seen a melding of these two business models.

Data Overload: The Growing Demand for Context and Structure

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

In a world inundated with information, data, and content, businesses are facing a demand to implement new, adaptive strategies to mitigate their growing mass of unorganized information.

Here's Why KPIs Are Linked To Your Success

Mike Harden | Posted 05.08.2016 | Small Business
Mike Harden

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for a long time. Investopedia defines KPIs as a set of quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their strategic and operational goals.

User Experience (UX) Trumps SLAs

Sarah Deane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Sarah Deane

Expectations and UX are the two core elements defining success in Enterprise today. Together they are changing the way we buy, consume and supply technology. UX can help address both the value and the use of products.

4 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

Mike Harden | Posted 05.27.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

Successful companies populate their teams with A-players. To do otherwise is a disservice to the company and its stakeholders. Unfortunately, most A-players aren't actively seeking new employment.

Star Trek's Troubling 50th Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.