Month: November 2009

Developing Strong Work Relationships

How do you talk about important topics with other managers whose specialty, agenda and physical location make it difficult to speak your mind freely and

Finding a Cure for Forecasting Problems

Grandi Salumifici Italiani, a packaged meat business headquartered in Modena, Italy, needed to integrate its forecasts with its budgeting processes. In 2007, the firm created

Creating Partner Processes That Enable Agility

Technology-based initiatives have long enabled business organizations to coordinate activities with their business partners. For instance, many companies share their forecasts and plans with suppliers

Strategy Is Not Enough

If technology disappeared, what would your business look like? Virtually every company is a technology company in some way: Either technology is your product or

Out of Scope November 2009

A (Digital) Bug?s Life Cyber-security threats are no picnic, for sure, but if researchers are successful, ants will come to the rescue in protecting computer