5 Ways to Encourage Business Intelligence Engagement in Your Employees

Business intelligence is amazing. With the right tools in place, businesses can measure employee performance, identify trends, and craft better, smarter strategies for the future. The data gleaned from business intelligence can be invaluable and transform how decisions are made in the workplace.  But if business intelligence is so valuable, why has its adoption rate […]

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U.S. Bank Decodes the Middle Market’s DNA One Business at a Time

Borrowing a page from the professional services industry, over the past 2 years U.S. Bank has tasked teams of consultants to work with an array of middle-market companies to deconstruct their cash management processes and identify areas for improvement. Frequently kicked off with an hour-and-a-half client consultation or “discovery meeting,” U.S. Bank consulting engagements dubbed […]

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Canadian Firms Lack Financial Muscle to Combat Cyberattacks

Canadian companies seen lacking financial muscle to guard against cyberattacks Canada’s strict privacy legislation – and the required data checks and balances – helps businesses boost their defences against cyberattacks such as the devastating Sony Pictures hack where celebrities’ social security numbers and salaries were leaked, but Canadian firms are cutting their cybersecurity budgets and […]

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Is Visa Anti-Competitive? Debit Card Business Under Scrutiny:

Sterne Agee analysts pointed out that the declining prices in debit transactions are contrary to the anti-competitive claims of Discover against Visa Discover Financial Services ( NYSE:DFS) through its unit, Pulse Network LLC filed a case against Visa ( NYSE:V) on allegations that it is using anti-competitive practices in running its debit-card business. Discover’s allegations […]

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New Business Model Puts Innovative Twist on British Coal

The proposed site for the construction of The New Crofton Co-operative Colliery (NCCC) near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, sits literally and figuratively on a watershed. Its founder, Bill Birch, stands with one booted foot either side of a boundary line only he can see; on one side, rain water flows west into shallow gravel ponds, a […]

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A Somewhat Edgy China Signals More Interest Rate Cuts

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday’s surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a […]

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