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Oct 01
2010

Bridging the online/on-ground divide

Posted by dbedell in TechnologySMEsmall and medium-sized businessQuickBooksNetflixfinancial management solutionsERPenterprise resource planninge-commerceCRMBlockbusterBarnes & Nobleamazon

dbedell

Small and medium-sized companies can take advantage of a wealth of integrated technology solutions to help them manage online commerce and financial processes through a single package. This can be a great help in reducing the headache of handling the complex interweave of online and on-the-ground financial operations.

Being a bricks and mortar company was once considered the only way to truly get big and stay big in the retail world. Then came the online shopping revolution, and people said that it was bricks and clicks companies—those with big footprints on the ground and a solid online strategy—that would rule the hearts and minds of shoppers.

Sep 15
2010

Wall Street's Tea Party

Posted by Stephen Taub in risk managementISSInstitutional Shareholder Serviceshostile takeoverDealsCashBarnes & Noble

Stephen Taub

Voters are not the only ones mad as hell and willing to throw out incumbents, no matter the qualifications or smarts of the challenger.

Shareholders are also apparently upset with seemingly entrenched management they deem unresponsive to their interests.

Dec 22
2009

'Cyber attack' isn't a science-fiction phrase

Posted by kcates in TJXHoward SchmidtHeartland Payment Systemscyber czarcyber attackcomplianceCitigroupBJ'sBarnes & Noble

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In naming Howard Schmidt the first cyber czar in the U.S., or in the world for that matter, at least the Obama Administration is picking somebody who seems qualified. Schmidt, a former top security exec at Microsoft and at Ebay is no Mike "Heckuva Job" Brownie, the joker who was in charge of FEMA during the Katrina fiasco.

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