How to Successfully Integrate Company Cultures During a Merger

Completing a successful merger is no easy feat, not least because of the challenge of integrating company cultures. No matter which side of the merger you’re on, you’ll probably be working with new people, in new departments with new leadership. You may also have to get used to new brand identities, disrupted workflows, new software… Read more »

These Resume Screening Tips Can Help You Find Great Job Candidates

Qualified job candidates can be hard to find, especially in fields with specialized educational or technical demands. When you’ve got a massive pile of resumes in front of you, it can be tough to sift through them to find the right people. That’s why we’ve put together a few actionable resume-screening tips to help you… Read more »

Evaluate Executives Based on the 4 C’s of Leadership

Investing in a company means much more than just investing in a business plan or a concept—it also means investing in a leadership team. A company’s leadership can make or break its bottom line and ultimate success, which is why it’s important to develop an effective way to evaluate executives. One good method, developed by… Read more »

An Explanation of 5 Business Intelligence Buzzwords

Identifying the best business intelligence solution can be hard enough without having to decipher unfamiliar jargon. To help you out, here’s an explanation of five common business intelligence buzzwords: Business Intelligence Let’s start with the basics. You can’t find the right business intelligence solution without fully understanding what the term means. Basically, business intelligence refers… Read more »

Study Finds Business Intelligence Can Boost Sales Revenue

Technology research firm IQBlade recently released their 2019 report that evaluates how UK companies utilize technology to maintain a competitive edge. The report titled Tech Impact ’19: How Technology is Used by the UK’s Fastest Growing Businesses, identified a correlation between companies that leverage business intelligence and those that report higher sales revenue. Companies that… Read more »

AT&T’s Time Warner Takeover is Back on Track

Almost exactly two years after shareholders approved the deal, AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner is finally complete. A three-judge panel from the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia upheld a lower court’s ruling that the deal did not violate any antitrust laws. The judgment allowed the acquisition to proceed with no additional conditions…. Read more »

Cybersecurity Issues Increase Due Diligence Complexity

In 2016, Yahoo! sold its core business to Verizon for $4.8 billion. This was a far cry from Yahoo!’s peak valuation of about $125 billion, but the final buyout value included a $350 million markdown due to the discovery of a Yahoo! data breach prior to the deal. This last-minute markdown was the final blow… Read more »

New Evidence Suggests Many Nonprofits Have Internal Theft Issues

When we hear the phrase ‘internal theft’—instances of employees stealing from a company, and committing other forms of embezzlement—we often think of big corporations, and for-profit businesses. A huge company that’s somewhat disconnected from its employees may seem more likely to face internal theft issues than a small nonprofit organization, for example. But new evidence… Read more »

Do You Know Who You’re Investing In?

With so many tech startups and innovative small businesses entering the market these days, this is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. Savvy investors have made small fortunes by investing wisely in up-and-coming businesses with big ideas and talented teams of budding executives. But for every one of these success stories, you can find… Read more »

Bank Employees Keep Accidentally Leaking Sensitive Data

In order to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, many large banks install sophisticated software and take as many preventative steps as possible to keep cyber criminals out of and away from their banking systems. But despite these efforts, a 2016 IBM report found that data breaches involving businesses in the financial… Read more »