Quantum Computing, Quantum Leap

By Noel Nevshehir | Automation Alley | 5/6/2020

Quantum computing has been a theoretical playground for physicists, mathematicians, engineers and scientists for more than 40 years. If recent claims by IBM, Google and Honeywell are to be taken at face value, then the software and hardware capabilities required to harness the power of quantum computing and its underlying algorithms are closer to reality than previously estimated. This week on the blog, Automation Alley's Noel Nevshehir gives and overview on what quantum computing is and how this technology could change the world as we know it.

How a brewery began changing culture and started getting things done

By Eric Davis | Automation Alley | 5/13/2020

When businesses place focus on a company culture that is deeply connected to the company's foundational purpose, it creates employees who are fueled by vision, freed by trust and focused on the same priorities. This week on the blog, Eric Davis, Automation Alley's technology investment analyst, outlines the fundamental pieces needed reach your strategic goals as a team through his experience working with a local kombucha brewery.

Using Scenario Planning To Navigate The Fog of Uncertainty

By Loch McCabe, Micheal Holzworth & Ed Holinski | Shepherd Advisors | 5/20/2020

How disruptive are COVID-19’s unexpected impacts proving to be for your business? How clear is your team’s line of sight over the next year or two? Businesses are reopening, but for many it’s too soon to discern and understand the new normal. This week on the blog, Shepherd Advisors provides an overview of scenario planning and explains how companies use this tool to navigate through profound market uncertainties.

COVID-19 has created uncertain conditions for individuals, families, businesses and the broader community. The stay-at-home orders and forced business closures have resulted in a drastic reduction in demand for goods and services, requiring many businesses to carefully review cash flow and financing opportunities to help survive both the COVID-19 emergency and beyond. Ben Smith, CPA, of Clayton & McKervey, joins us on the blog to discuss how data analytics can help businesses understand cash flow issues, invoicing opportunities and optimal inventory management strategies.

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