Middle-Market Technology Industry Outlook – White Paper

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Middle-Market Technology Industry Outlook – White Paper

Issues Before the 114th U.S. Congress: Substantial strategic planning changes needed to keep technology companies competitive? In this white paper submitted by accounting, tax, and advisory firm and CTC member CohnReznick LLP, the 2015 Middle Market Technology Outlook examines longstanding issues for technology businesses, from a new perspective with expert insights on how congressional actions and business trends could change the game in the next twelve [...]

Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize

A position statement on the proposed R&D tax credit reduction and limitations on net operating losses.  The tech industry in Connecticut is creating jobs, receiving investment and working to pull Connecticut out of its economic doldrums. CyberStates, a report released by industry group CompTia in early February, gives us a great snapshot of where we are as an industry. A few facts pulled from the [...]

Private IT Firms Can Help Transform Government Services

Connecticut’s communications infrastructure has changed substantially over the past decade. “A digital high speed fiber optic highway now connects our schools, libraries, police departments, fire stations and very soon, town halls and municipal facilities. While other states are struggling to connect schools to the Internet with acceptable bandwidth (defined as 100 Megabits or higher), most Connecticut public schools now have Gigabit speed Internet access between most [...]

2013 Change in the Supply Chain – White Paper

This UPS White Paper, High Tech Global Supply: Shifting Gears, reflects survey results from  nearly 350 executives in high-tech companies in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia as they gear up to capture new global trade opportunities. In a growth landscape, 41% of executives surveyed expect to see high-tech exports increase over the next two years compared to 2013. Learn how near-shoring and an increasingly customer centric business environment are [...]

Recovering Lost Profits by Improving Reverse Logistics

This white paper by Carla Huang, UPS Director of Corporate Marketing for the high-tech industry, provides strategic insights on return logistics solutions for both large and small companies. Learn the near-and long-term benefits of taking control of one of the most overlooked elements in the operations cycle.        

2012 Change in the Chain White Paper

In this white paper submitted by UPS, IDC Manufacturing Insights looks at the state of the high-tech manufacturing industry, focusing on the critical issues surrounding the importing and exporting of components and finished goods.  They conducted a survey of 125 U.S.–based high tech companies that focused on import/export opportunities and challenges.  They also conducted ten in-depth interviews with U.S. high-tech executives to gain a deeper understanding of some [...]

Look to the Sky: Save Money with Cloud Computing – A Primer

Submitted by: Charlie Tzoumas, Regional Vice President Comcast Business Services Not so long ago, it was a career killer to say that a businessperson had their head in the clouds. That’s no longer true. Placing key applications from your business in the “clouds” can save you a lot of money here on Earth. “Cloud computing” is a new generation of computing that uses remote servers [...]

How to Ensure That Your Employees Will Want to Use CRM

Contributor:  Pivotal CRM, A CDC Software Solution. ABSTRACT: As the technologies and demands of the workplace have changed, so too have its workers. Most of your employees are now “information workers” – a new breed of information-dependent, technology-reliant and collaboration-driven professionals. These employees face distinct technology challenges depending on the complexity of their information systems. To ensure the success of your CRM initiative, make sure [...]

In-Sourcing vs. Out-Sourcing

A systems integration services strategy for small and medium-size companies By Thomas McDonald, NSI Chief Operating Officer The new year is upon us and the business world continues to change – globalization, regulatory issues, the rapid adoption of broadband and wireless networking, combined with a fragile economy, are stressing all of us. Budgets remain tight, and at a time when most IT networks are growing, [...]

Surviving China

How small Connecticut manufacturers can export to China By James B. Stepanek Manufacturers often get calls like this: “We specialize in moving your entire factory to China.” The calls hurt, but are laughed off. American manufacturers resent being treated as though dead. Small manufacturers are very much alive, and many want to export to China. But they wonder, how? Here are Ten Lessons on how [...]