Tech Takes a Punch, Still Standing

May 10 delivered a one-two punch that made it a good day to avoid the business press, especially if you’re in IT! First punch: IT job growth hit a five-year low in April, according to an analysis of Bureau of labor Statistics data by consulting firm Janco Associates. The firm says 2016 could end with a net decrease in the overall size of the IT job market, estimating that, if this pace continues, U.S. firms will create 87,700 IT jobs by year end, compared to 112,500 in 2015.

The Gold Standard for Contracts

It is a curious statement that appears on British bank notes. “I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of [whatever denomination the note is].” Who is this promise made to and by whom exactly? One might be forgiven for thinking that the promise is one that the holder of the note is making to part with it on demand in return for goods or services.

Disaster ‘There’ Doesn’t Mean Business is Safe ‘Here’

Risky business is more than a movie title … When disaster strikes, whether natural like the recent Japanese earthquakes, or man-made like the Bangladesh apparel factory collapse, the immediate concern is the lives of those affected.

Cloud vs. On-Premise: Why Not Both?

Wherever supply chain folks gather, be it at a seminar, a trade show or over drinks at a networking event, the talk eventually will turn to risk. Maybe it’s shoddy work from a supplier, IP theft, climate disaster or political unrest. More and more, though, cyber security is dominating the conversation.

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