The first quarter of 2021 is closing in on us. What better time to pause, check in, and evaluate the success of your strategy thus far? Last month we consulted with six industry experts on what technology providers should do to pivot and surge ahead amidst the uncertain aftermath of the global health and financial crisis. We are back with part two, a new panel of experts, and a new perspective on the question: What should solution providers be doing to overcome the obstacles 2020 thrust in our paths? Here, they discuss the top areas you should focus efforts to grow sales and protect margins.
Most agree that diversity in the workplace is a smart business decision. According to McKinsey, Research shows company profits and share performance can be nearly 50% higher when women are well represented at the executive level. March 8th is International Women’s Day, and we asked some of our own leaders to provide perspective for young women business professionals, sharing their successes and offering advice to the future generations. Please help us celebrate by continuing to foster the bright light that shines when ALL people are valued, supported, and treated equally in our midst.
While 2020 was definitely a year of getting our bearings, it was also a year of reinvention. We consulted with experts in our industries and they agreed, technology solution providers are some of the most agile, creative, and forward-looking businesses out there. It’s a good thing, because those qualities are requirements for success today. Those who have been able to pivot and surge ahead amidst uncharted territory offer us proof that the obstacles 2020 thrust in our paths can indeed be overcome. Albert Einstein said it best, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
7,882. Do you remember this number? Or this date – October 10, 2008? Within the first few minutes of trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 697 points, falling to its lowest level since March 17, 2003. America’s economic system crashed. Lehman Brothers had declared bankruptcy (the largest in U.S. history at the time) just less than three weeks prior; the fear in the air was palpable. Eventually, the US government bailed out many big banks and provided aid to the auto industry in an attempt to facilitate an economic recovery.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Program Initiates Discussion Around New Print and IT Opportunities (Cedar Rapids, IA) – GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation announced a new print security program for office technology providers to support the new work-from-home world. The MPSecure program educates providers on network security risks that arise from using unmanaged personal printers and scanners. It also provides financing options for technology associated with secure at-home print environments.