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DiscoverE’s #GirlDay is TODAY, February 25th, Help us celebrate!

Last update on April 14, 2016.

2016 Engineers Week

DiscoverE, formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation, helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. Why? They will increase their collaborative footprint in K-12 education and celebrate with the public as it discovers the value of engineering education and careers.

Its mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism.

DiscoverE has great initiatives and one of those initiatives is GIRLDAY being celebrated today, February 25. Girl Day is a movement that shows girls how creative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world.

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Going International: Exploring Canada as a Market for US Exports

Last update on April 14, 2016.

CanadaExporting to foreign markets brings many business benefits. It not only provides enterprises an opportunity to expand and grow their operations to markets that offer more business opportunities, but also delivers long-term benefits in the form of an expanded customer base and improved brand value.

Canada is a prime location for businesses that want to reap the benefits of exporting the products to an international market. Although modest in size, the country offers significant opportunities for exports because of its wealthy and highly advanced market. Since Canada and the U.S. both are affluent industrialized economies, the two countries share ...

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Last update on April 14, 2016.

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klerigi Business Innovation Series featuring Cultivate Labs

Last update on April 14, 2016.

This post is part of our Business Innovation Series where we interview businesses with innovative or disruptive business models to help shed light on what made the founder start the business, how they handle their industries, and what is next for these amazing companies. Each month we research and select two companies to be featured in this series.

Cultivate Labs

What service does your company provide to consumers and how is this valuable?

Leaders in medium and large organizations are increasingly disconnected from the useful knowledge and actionable insights of their teams -- costing time, talent and value.

Cultivate Labs offers an engagement ...

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The Changing Landscape of Customer Relationship Management

Last update on Oct. 13, 2016.

The Changing Landscape of Customer Relationship Management

Technological advancements and changing market dynamics have modified the way businesses operate and compete. The traditional ways of competing on the basis of quality and price are no longer practical. Today, businesses are required to align their offerings around the consumers’ needs and requirements, and this leads to the need for effective utilization of customer data.

For any business that wants to differentiate itself from its competitors, it is important that it offers an extraordinary experience to its customers, and this can only be achieved if the business has an understanding of the customers’ expectations. This is the reason that ...

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What is Microsoft’s Blockchain Service All About?

Last update on Oct. 13, 2016.

What is Microsoft’s Blockchain Service All About?

The introduction of Blockchain technology has revolutionized the global financial services industry. The technology, which underpins the pioneer cryptocurrency Bitcoin, offers a shared ledger to the users and can store their complete transaction history. Unlike Bitcoin, the blockchain technology not only supports cryptocurrency, but also various other kinds of transaction records. As a result, a number of enterprises have shown interest in the technology, and the parent company, ConsenSys, have partnered with Microsoft to ensure smooth delivery of services to its users through the public cloud server, Azure.

What is Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)?

Blockchain technology or Blockchain as ...

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The Future of Chicago’s B2B Space – Part 2 of “Why Chicago is the Hub for B2B Technology”

Last update on April 14, 2016.

As stated in the first part of this series “Why Chicago is the Hub for B2B Technology”, enterprise technology is changing the way of business, and after interviewing four Chicago-based B2B software companies, along with the Illinois Technology Association, it is clear why Chicago is the city to be in when you are a B2B tech business. As a recap, here are 10 reasons why:


  1. Is the No. 2 hub for fast-growing private companies in the Inc. 5000 and also houses a total of 34 of the Fortune 500 and 64 of the Fortune 1000 companies
  2. Is the 11 ...

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Why Chicago is the hub for B2B Technology – Part 1 of 2 series

Last update on April 14, 2016.

CC_mag_mile_lights_klerigi_BlogIn the past few years, Chicago has been named the No. 2 hub for fast-growing private companies in the Inc. 5000, right behind New York City.  Chicago has also been positioned as one of the top 8 tech cities in the nation and has been called an emerging tech hub alongside Austin and Washington, DC.  However, more than a tech hub, Chicago is mostly known for being the place to house the most enterprise technology companies in the nation.  Though B2B technology might not be as “sexy” as B2C, enterprise technology is changing the way of business.  So why is ...

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Introducing the Renaissance CFO

Last update on April 14, 2016.

Renaissance CFOIn today’s global economy, the role of a CFO has expanded beyond traditional financial activities. The increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, challenging competitive environment, and the need to use financial data, all have caused CFOs to rethink their strategy in order to ad d value to their organizations. This had led to the introduction of a new term which is increasingly making headlines in the financial circles – Renaissance CFOs.

The term ‘Renaissance CFO’ is used for individuals who use their wisdom of the past, embrace the most recent technologies, and capitalize on their innovative skills to put their firms on ...

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Can Large Tech-Based Companies Help Retailers Survive?

Last update on April 14, 2016.

2-4-16The recent unprecedented rates of technological developments have increased customers’ expectations of availability, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. This digital disruption, combined with fluctuating customer demands and shrinking profit margins have threatened the very survival of even the world’s most renowned retail firms, such as Walmart and Costco.

Cisco, the networking equipment industry giant, recently released a statement which highlighted the fact that the retail industry will experience serious challenges in the next 5 years due to digital disruption. Another survey also showed that nearly half of the retail executives fear that digital disruption may impact their profit margins and could ...

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