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Solar power: Not the deal we thought it would be


February 6, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Clean, green solar power is getting a black eye as a renewable energy.

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System security: 9 steps for small biz


January 8, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Studies show that lapses in data security can be more devastating for small-to-midsize companies than for the big guys. The good news is you can take steps to protect your data the way the big guys do.

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Strategies to save on rising postal costs


January 7, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Did you notice the cost of sending mail has gone up yet again in 2013?

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Cities with the best bargains in commercial real estate


January 3, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

The Building Owners and Management Association 2012 Experience Exchange Report reveals the most and least expensive real estate markets in the U.S. for those looking for commercial space.

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Energy ‘savers’ that waste money


December 20, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Your workplace gone “green” and been LEED-certified? That doesn’t mean you’re energy-efficient.

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Vetting vendors: How and why to do it


December 19, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

New customers often have to provide you with lots of financial info to prove they’re credit-worthy. But what about the companies you buy from on a regular basis?

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More pressure for businesses to go ‘green’ — from a different source


December 14, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Expect to see a lot more pressure for your business to jump on the “green” bandwagon — and the push won’t come from government.

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3 ways to test your disaster recovery


December 4, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

With any luck, it’ll be a long time before businesses again see the likes of the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy. Still, the event provided some lessons in being prepared for lesser, but still lethal, problems caused by wintertime weather.

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Another way employees put your system security at risk


November 30, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Put out the word. Hackers have found yet another way to infect business systems, and your weakest link is unsuspecting employees.

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A new method to make sure you get good vendors


November 22, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Of course your Finance department uses a credit application to gauge the risk of potential customers before you take them on. But what about your company’s vendors?

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XEngagement system generates 12% higher profits


November 13, 2012 by Bob Hill

Most companies claim they engage employees on a regular basis, but very few have a process in place to ensure managers are doing so in an effective manner.  More…

Controlling leaks in your petty cash


November 6, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Answer the following to see how well you or your Finance people are prepared to head off these potential petty-cash problems.

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Business alert: Rough winter predicted


October 5, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Accu-Weather is giving a heads-up: Expect a lot of the wet and white stuff come January for much of the nation. And that could affect business operations for those who aren’t prepared.

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3 ways to bolster internal T&E controls


August 29, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

If your Finance people aren’t using these controls to catch T&E bloat, they’re probably missing something.

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Report: Bosses ignore IT risks


August 15, 2012 by Valerie Helmbreck

Most people in business know how important technology has become to their business, but many of them aren’t paying much attention to one critical aspect of the digitized world:  More…

Just how close is the U.S. Postal Service to shutting down?


August 13, 2012 by Bob Hill

A USPS bankruptcy could signal the biggest adjustment for modern businesses of the past half-century. Just how possible (or imminent) is it?  More…

Utilities target small biz for power cuts


August 6, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Get ready to be encouraged, pushed or otherwise cajoled into cutting power consumption.

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Study: Average co. wastes $8K/year on this


August 1, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Ask your Finance people about this fringe benefit. You may not like the answer.

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IT linked to biz success, but evaluation lacking


July 25, 2012 by Valerie Helmbreck

A growing number of business executives believe information technology is “inextricably linked” to their organization’s overall business success. But most have no way of assessing a key factor tied to IT success.

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Can’t find that file? What it costs — how to fix it


July 17, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Forget about how frustrating it is to know you’ve got a document stored somewhere but just can’t find it. There’s a cost to that headache: The average company spends $120 to search for a lost document.

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