Growth and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers

  • Source: The Economist
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Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges.

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Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

  • Source: IBM
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Business intelligence derived from analytics has given large companies an edge for years. And now, midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. A recent survey of information technology (IT) managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses face around business analytics and intelligence. Read the results of the survey.  Read More

Helping Midsize Businesses Turn Data into Insights

  • Source: IBM
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