2017 is sure to bring its unique set of challenges and opportunities for companies across the globe. From an upsurge in cyber threats to advances in AI and 3D printing, we’re headed for some of the most interesting developments we’ve seen in some time. Not to mention a host of economic, political, and social developments to consider.
For enterprise companies to stay competitive and profitable they must find ways to stand out from the crowd—a new or enhanced product or service, a new customer-first culture, or streamlined and cost-effective operations; they’re all top of mind for savvy business leaders.
Faster – better – stronger; that’s what all companies want to become. The problem is that it’s not easy to get there without commitment from the top down. Flat or shrinking budgets, along with lack of executive buy-in can bring these types of far-reaching initiatives to a screeching halt. The good news is more companies are considering sizable investments in people, process, and technology. It should make for an interesting year and we can’t wait to see what 2017 ushers in.
We’re planning some pretty cool things ourselves. Starting with a few updates to our website, we’ll also be developing some new content resources that we hope our customers and friends will find useful. We’ll also be sharing ideas and seeking feedback from our customers and new friends. Stay tuned, as we’ll be rolling out these updates over the next few months.
From our family to yours – have a happy and prosperous New Year!
The ISM, Inc. team