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Today's business technology is both powerful and restrictive. No matter how "feature rich" a software solution or hardware asset may be, there's always another upgrade around the corner. In other words, it's just a matter of time before your company's next IT project. When that day arrives, beware of "scope creep" - you know, the official term for the way projects seem to always gradually expand...
As the old saying goes, "Knowledge is power." This certainly rings true in business, as those who best understand their industries and markets tend to have a knack for staying on top. If that person is the owner, however, knowledge can quickly turn into a vulnerability when it's time to retire. As you develop your succession plan, consider how to mitigate the loss of pure know-how that will occur...
Nowadays, data drives everything - including the very buildings in which companies operate. If your business is considering upgrading its current facility, or moving to or constructing a new one, it's important to be aware of "smart" buildings. A smart building is one equipped with a variety of sensors that gather and track information about the structure's energy usage and performance. With this...
With the new year just beginning, now is the perfect time to start organizing your tax records. Granted, it may not be something you relish doing, but tacking this now can save you a multitude of headaches later. Tax law rules Generally, you should keep tax-related records until the statute of limitations expires (or, in other words, as long as the IRS has the ability to audit your return or...

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