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The inaugural River Bend Brewfest on May 18 at Riverfront Park will be a never-before experienced beer tasting event in Montgomery. The event will feature over 70 locally, regionally and nationally producedMore >>
The inaugural River Bend Brewfest on May 18 at Riverfront Park will be a never-before experienced beer tasting event in Montgomery. The event will feature over 70 locally, regionally and nationally produced craft, seasonal, specialty and microbrew beers for sampling.More >>
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in...More >>
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and...More >>
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The Police Department is presently investigating the City of Montgomery's 24th Homicide that occurred in the 3900 Block of Oak Street. Multiple police units were dispatched to a single dwelling residenceMore >>
The Police Department is presently investigating the City of Montgomery's 24th Homicide that occurred in the 3900 Block of Oak Street.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:11:11 GMT
A tornado touched down in Athens, causing minor structural damage. More >>
A tornado touched down in Athens, causing minor structural damage.More >>
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Report summarizes eight emerging trends with the potential to significantly impact global business
NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte today released its inaugural "Business Trends 2013" report outlining eight trends expected to be crucial strategic drivers for global business. The report is intended to help executives bolster strategic planning efforts, become more interconnected with customers and stakeholders, and find opportunities for innovation and growth.
"As a leader in global strategy consulting1, Deloitte helps organizations build value by delivering novel and actionable insights on the issues that drive our clients' business," said Mike Canning, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and national managing director for Deloitte's strategy & operations practice. "This research is geared to executives who want to spur big ideas, challenge conventional thinking and stay ahead of the competition."
Deloitte's "Business Trends 2013" report covers a wide range of topics including consumer behavior, analytics, social data, public-private partnerships, emerging markets and new technologies.
The eight business trends for 2013 are:
The Rewired Customer: The flexibility of the human brain ("neuroplasticity") enables and is driving rapid and substantial shifts in consumer behavior, and smart companies will find ways to anticipate and capitalize on these shifts
The Scale Paradox: The disruptive power of analytics is helping small companies be more insightful and large companies be more agile, upending conventional wisdom about how small and large companies compete
Reengineering Business Intelligence: Companies are embedding social data into core strategic decisions and leveraging this data in novel and impactful ways
Partnerships for the Future: Recent shifts in economic and social forces are driving government and business to collaborate in unprecedented ways
The Responsible Enterprise: Companies are recognizing the advantages that come from embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their core business activities
Manufacturing Beyond China:China has long been the default choice for offshore manufacturing, but several converging trends are causing companies to consider alternative locations
Emerging Market Talent Strategies: Global talent strategies are evolving as BRIC economies begin to mature and new emerging markets evolve into major contenders on the global stage
Building on the BRICs:Brazil, Russia, India and China have been effective stepping stones for multinationals from developed nations, but seven new emerging markets provide fresh opportunity
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