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5 Technology Trends Driving Business Growth

5 Technology Trends Driving Business Growth

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In today’s competitive market, it’s vital to make sure you’re tracking (and implementing) the latest technology to drive growth and move your business forward. Here’s a look at the top five trends you should embrace to boost your bottom line.

MarksNelson acquires Blue Ocean, boosts tech offerings

MarksNelson acquires Blue Ocean, boosts tech offerings

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Founded in 1995, Blue Ocean provides digital solutions such as data analytics, business modeling and artificial intelligence to solve business problems and drive growth. Kansas City-based MarksNelson, founded in 1968, ranks No. 9 on the Kansas City Business Journal's Top Accounting Firms List, with 68 CPAs and 143 total employees. Blue Ocean has 22 employees.

The Amazon Experience

The Amazon Experience

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In 1995, when Amazon was a small Seattle-based e-commerce website, only 16 million people used the internet. Today, more than 3 billion people – or about 47 percent of the world’s population – have an internet connection. The internet has radically changed consumer behavior, and over the past 22 years, Amazon has singularly transformed the way we shop, driving 60 percent of total U.S. online retail sales growth and capturing $100 billion in e-commerce sales.

Time to Rethink the 3-5 Year Strategic Plan

Time to Rethink the 3-5 Year Strategic Plan

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As long as I can remember, businesses have lived by a three-year, five-year and even 10-year strategic plan. Back in my college heyday, I think I even took Business 101: The Long-term Strategic Plan. But in the last decade, business executives have had to accept the reality that new variables are changing the definition of successful strategic planning.

What is “The Cloud?”

What is “The Cloud?”

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The mysterious “cloud.” It’s a buzzword so familiar to us in the 21st century technology bubble we live in, but most just smile and nod when it comes up in conversation (while we make a mental note to Google “the cloud” once we return to our desks).

Harness the Power of Big Data

Harness the Power of Big Data

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Whether or not you understand the ins and outs or the capabilities of “Big Data” isn’t as important as knowing this: Big Data gives your business a competitive advantage. No questions asked.

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