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Leveraging technology has the potential to take companies to greater heights. But what is the right technology to leverage? When should a good leader suggest moving forward? The Technology category focuses on where CEO’s can find better results for their business through technology.

How to Choose the Right Business Software for Your Company

How to Choose the Right Business Software for Your Company

As the CEO of a software company, I’m keenly aware that having the right business software for your company is absolutely critical in today’s economy. Read More

5 Ways to Fuel Massive Growth in 2015

5 Ways to Fuel Massive Growth in 2015

Does your business have the technological, marketing and corporate culture musts that 2015 demands for success? Is your company prepared to compete for highly socially Read More

How “The Internet of Everything” Changes Everything

How “The Internet of Everything” Changes Everything

In my talks around the country, many B2B (business to business) executives have rolled their eyes at the mention of technology trends, such as relational Read More

The Big-Picture Techniques for Building a More Compelling Website

The Big-Picture Techniques for Building a More Compelling Website

One obligatory rule for business owners today: Get a website. Don’t wreck your chances of making it big by missing the world’s largest market that Read More

Jim McKelvey from Square speaks at the Vistage Executive Summit hosted in Phoenix

Jim McKelvey from Square speaks at the Vistage Executive Summit hosted in Phoenix

During the Executive Exchange session at the Vistage Executive Summit hosted in Phoenix, Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, shared how his experiences as a small Read More

Should You Ignore Turning Virtual Just To ‘Play It Safe’?

Should You Ignore Turning Virtual Just To ‘Play It Safe’?

There is comfort in the familiar that’s why it’s not unusual for people to cling to what they’re used to. As such, change is given Read More

Some Pretty Shocking New Data About Marketing and Phone Calls

Some Pretty Shocking New Data About Marketing and Phone Calls

Calls are en vogue again. According to BIA Kelsey, 64% of businesses say inbound calls are their preferred type of lead. A call converts to Read More

Join.me – The Web Conference Landscape Has Changed

Join.me – The Web Conference Landscape Has Changed

Those of you who know me or have seen me speak are very aware how much I abhor complicated technology. My belief is that technology Read More

Are You Adding the Right Security to Your IT Systems?

Are You Adding the Right Security to Your IT Systems?

Ask your IT professional: “Are you implementing the protections that users won’t notice anyway?”

The reality is that you can have, contrary to what some Read More

2 Reasons Why Microsoft Phones are Better than Apple Phones

2 Reasons Why Microsoft Phones are Better than Apple Phones

These are 2 reasons Microsoft doesn’t even advertise:

To give it a try, I changed to a Windows Phone several months ago. I did not Read More

How to Go Mobile with Your Own Business App

How to Go Mobile with Your Own Business App

Everything is going mobile these days, including businesses. A report by AppDirect found that companies are increasingly creating mobile apps as a way to reach Read More

5 More Things to Love about Apple

5 More Things to Love about Apple

Apple has wonderful traits. Last week we had the first 5 of 10, and here are the remaining 5 things Apple does so well.

And Read More

Should You Trust Cloud Storage?

Should You Trust Cloud Storage?

iCloud, SkyDrive, DropBox, etc. – Are they secure? How do you know how much to trust “the cloud”? Here are the answer and if you Read More

What to Look for When Shopping for a Computer

What to Look for When Shopping for a Computer

Many executives have been asking what to look for in computers for their home use, and as gifts to loved ones. Here are key factors Read More

Windows 8.1: Use IT to Soar Past Your Competitors!

Windows 8.1: Use IT to Soar Past Your Competitors!

If you are like most organizations, your company would suffer if your technology ground to a halt. But avoiding Windows 8.1 – especially if you Read More

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Wearable Technology and What It Means for the Workplace

Technology that you can carry with you, such as laptops and mobile devices, is no longer considered cutting edge. Now, the latest trend is technology Read More

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Is a Responsive Web Design the Way to Go?

Online presence has never been so important. Your business should be searchable on Google or you will lose a large number of potential customers. However, Read More

Digital Content Marketing and SEO in 2013: How Does It Fit Together?

Digital Content Marketing and SEO in 2013: How Does It Fit Together?

Content marketing is a term that’s broadly used by modern marketers — perhaps a bit too broadly — and “content” itself is a word that Read More

Do you have a Mobile Strategy?

Do you have a Mobile Strategy?

Smartphones and tablets have disrupted every industry, and we are moving towards a society where the vast majority of our tasks are completed on our Read More

How to Determine Your Jumping-On Point

How to Determine Your Jumping-On Point

The number of new technology solutions geared toward helping companies do business better increases every day. Two areas where this is particularly true are customer Read More

Will You Participate in the Next Technology Revolution?

When considered as an industry sector, the internet contributes 4.7% to U.S. GNP. Some have characterized that as a big number, bigger than all of Read More

Big Data: The Big Misunderstanding

Big Data: The Big Misunderstanding

Just one moment is all that it takes for many of us to make some of life’s biggest decisions. Good or bad, from the point Read More

Applying Technology Principles to Your Business

Most of us have a lot to learn from the technology sector. A fundamental shift is underway, as many companies are recognizing the need to Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Computing

Is it really a good idea to place your valuable and sensitive corporate data in the cloud?  As business leaders search for ways to reduce Read More