The role of small businesses in job creation in the United States is getting overdue attention from federal and state policymakers, thanks, in no small part, to studies that show virtually all net new jobs nationally are born of small, young companies.
While encouraging, such figures also come with important qualifiers that politicos should bear in mind as they debate innovative ways to stoke the fires of job creation.read more
Catherine Bessant’s journey to the CIO role at Bank of America wasn’t your standard ascent through the ranks of IT. Bessant, now Global Technology and Operations Executive, leads a team of more than 100,000 employees and contractors who handle all technology and operations for the giant financial institution. But prior to tackling IT, Bessant was president of Global Corporate Banking, Global Treasury Services and the Global Product Solutions groups. She’s also served as chief marketing officer for the bank.read more
The challenges shaping CIO-CFO relationships generally fall into four categories: governance, ROI, portfolio management, and communication.
The critical role of technology, the opportunities and risks of social media, and growing cyber threats are forcing CIOs and CFOs to work ever more closely together. Yet the CIO-CFO relationship can be fraught with miscommunication, misunderstandings, and misaligned expectations.read more
There is a small group of healthcare providers that have big brands and big ambitions when it comes to pushing healthcare and health technology forward. Think of places such as the Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Johns Hopkins. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is right in that mix.read more