Combine GAP and SWOT analysis to improve business performance

These two types of analysis are both valuable techniques that can be used in tandem to help your company increase visibility, better support strategy, and reach company goals. Illustration: Lisa Hornung, Getty Images/iStockPhoto Knowing your company’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as gaps in performance can help take your organization to new heights. During a […]

Using embedded analytics in software applications can drive your business forward

Analytics in your tools can help users gain insights that can help move your clients and the organization to the next level. Image: Mykyta Dolmatov, Getty Images/iStockphoto More than two years ago, Edsby, which provides a learning management system for educational institutions, began embedding analytics into its software that enabled teachers and administrators to detect […]

Business climate may be stabilizing for tech companies

New CompTIA poll finds members are receiving inquiries around cybersecurity, migrating to the cloud, and managed services. Image: claffra, Getty Images/iStockphoto Technology companies continue to see customer interest in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other areas, perhaps indicating that the business environment is stabilizing, according to a new survey by CompTIA, a nonprofit trade association for […]

3 strategic business focuses for the remainder of 2020

While the year is more than half over, and COVID-19 has thrown plans into disarray, there are still strategic imperatives that are worth focusing on. Image: marchmeena29, Getty Images/iStockphoto To say 2020 has been an “unconventional” year just might be the understatement of the decade. If your organization does planning on a calendar-year basis, you […]

52% of organizations’ business operations are being scaled down

How HR leaders should adjust their priorities for the remainder of 2020, according to new Gartner research. Image: Nuthawut Somsuk, Getty Images/iStockphoto More than half (52%) of 172 HR leaders surveyed said their organizations’ business operations are continuing at reduced levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released survey by Gartner. Perhaps […]

Lenovo announces IoT business solutions for the post-pandemic return to the office

The company created some IoT options for companies to ensure safe workspaces for companies and employees. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Ready or not, there have been more than rumblings about offices reopening after a three-month shutter in an effort to combat the worldwide threat of COVID-19. Lenovo announced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for businesses which […]

AI continues to flourish in business despite the pandemic and a turbulent economy

Organizations are betting on artificial intelligence to help them stay resilient, increase efficiencies, and innovate, Appen Limited’s 2020 State of AI report finds. Image: kanawatvector, Getty Images/iStockphoto More about artificial intelligence Nearly three-quarters of businesses now consider artificial intelligence (AI) critical to their success, and AI continues to grow in importance across companies of various […]

WWDC 2020: Top new iOS14 features designed with business professionals in mind

Apple revealed a slew of new updates at its annual WWDC kickoff event. From widgets to new translation features, there is plenty to enjoy. IMAGE: Apple This morning, Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Historically, the company has used the event to announce a wide variety of new products, updates, and features […]

WWDC 2020: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, Apple Watch and everything business pros need to know

Apple announced iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and updates to everything from Siri and Messages at the virtual version of the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicking off the WWDC 2020 keynote at Apple Park. Image: Screenshot Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off on Monday, June 22 in a new all-digital format. […]

iPhone 12: The 3 new things business pros need

At WWDC 2020, Apple might give business users and developers the features they want most in the next iPhone. Erik Eckel shares his iPhone 12 wish list. The features business pros need in Apple’s iPhone 12, especially as increasing numbers of users are more dependent upon mobile devices while weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, are: More […]