Business lending surges as banks seek growth
U.S. businesses are inundated with so many inexpensive loans that banks' margins are coming under pressure. Commercial and industrial loans increased 16% in 2012, according to SNL Financial. A Federal Reserve survey found narrowing loan spreads and relaxed lending standards. The Wall Street Journal
|Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning|
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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Shift in household demographics calls for business rethink
Shifting demographics of U.S. households have many businesses rethinking how they develop, package and market products. Single-parent, multigenerational, nonfamily and one-person households are chipping away at the "norm" that was mom, dad, 2.5 kids and a dog. This article details what ZIP codes are seeing the greatest shift and what the "new normal" might look like in years to come. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership
|How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers|
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.
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