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M&A Backdrop: Deals Soar Despite (or Because of) Economic Conditions

The start of summer is still nearly a month away, but merger and acquisition activity has already reached a boiling point. And by all indications, the level of activity may actually be increasing
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Trouble with the Curve? Lesson in Adversity Sets Pulse Technology Difference Maker Brandon Cork on Winning Path

The history of professional sports is replete with tales of young phenoms who burst onto the scene fresh out of college or the minor leagues and dominate at the highest levels. The prospect label
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Industry Experts Share Insights as Supply Chain Issues Persist

This blog originally appeared on the GreatAmerica website. Disruptions in the supply chain are continuing to create challenges for equipment providers spanning nearly every industry. Many of our
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Phishing Attacks Increase by 54% as Initial Attack Vector for Access and Extortion Attacks

New analysis of threat activity for the first quarter of this year shows anyone with access to corporate email is now on the front lines of modern cyberattacks of all kinds. The key to a solid
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Second Helpings at M&A Buffet: Flex Technology Group, Doing Better Business, RJ Young Complete Deals

While there seems to be enough action to whet everyone’s beak in the M&A theater, it seems some companies are finding that just one deal during the course of a month’s time isn’t quite
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Find Your Passion: Marco Difference Maker Trevor Akervik’s Meteoric Rise to Top

It is interesting to trace the professional journey taken by Trevor Akervik. In late 2001, he joined Marco of St. Cloud, Minnesota, as an entry-level sales rep. Twenty years later, he celebrated
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Access Systems Breaking Ground on New Headquarters in Waukee, Iowa

Access Systems is pleased to announce the development of a new headquarters in Waukee, Iowa. Located on the corner of Alice’s Rd and SE Olson Drive, just east of the current HQ building, the new
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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Joins DOT Security for its Security Operations Center Grand Opening

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White joined DOT Security, a managed security service provider (MSSP), to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new Security
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M&A Roundup: Doing Better Business, EDGE Business Systems Complete Deals; ACT Group and BDS Merge

M&A activity continues at a brisk pace with a pair of deals that were announced too late for inclusion in our May 6 newsletter. That’s essentially four deals in a week’s time, and a number of
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Taking that First Step: Action Bias a Driving Force for Konica Minolta Difference Maker John Fulena

When the subject of action bias is mentioned, inevitably the topic of “analysis paralysis” is invoked. When confronted with challenges, sometimes leaders sink into the trap of being afraid to
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Adding Managed IT Services: Gold Mine or Mine Field?

From the Dealer Executive Desk What’s better than providing a service to a growing number of loyal customers?  Providing two services to those same loyal customers. . It’s certainly
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Business Email Compromise Shouldn’t Be the Cost of Doing Business

The FBI last week published a public service announcement updating its warnings about the continuing threat of business email compromise (BEC, also called CEO fraud). The problem has reached
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