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Survey: Biggest threats facing corporate America today

There are many threats facing the business world, such as cybersecurity. But a new survey has found that U.S. business leaders now rank active shooter threats as the number one physical security threat facing the workplace.

Billionaire Warren Buffett gives new hint about his successor

Omaha - Billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday gave a clue on who might succeed him to run his Berkshire Hathaway empire, but did not completely reveal his hand.

Q&A: How important are presentations for succeeding in business? Special

To succeed in business, getting the message across early in a presentation is key, as is spending time on the look and feel of the presentation. Leading expert Henrik Bergqvist shares some advice.

Q&A: Presentation management technology saves employee time Special

Presentation management is changing the way enterprises handle their presentation assets before converting them into sales. Shufflrr's co-founder James Ontra, a marketing expert, explains how thousands of work hours can be reclaimed.

Q&A: Why poor information management hits workplace productivity Special

The 2019 Global Intelligent Information Management Benchmark Report, from M-Files, finds companies are failing at digital transformation because they are getting the first step wrong – implementing the right technology.

CBS ex-CEO won't get severance after sexual misconduct claims

New York - Les Moonves, the onetime head of CBS, was fired for cause and will not receive a severance package in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the television network announced Monday.

Q&A: Startup aims to kill off the performance review Special

15Five, a fast-growing startup that is on a mission to kill off the annual performance review, has announced a Series A investment round that includes participation from several prominent venture firms.

New Air France-KLM chief vows to invest half of salary in airline

Paris - Air France-KLM's new boss said Monday that he would invest half of his fixed salary into the company's stock as a gauge of his "confidence" in returning the strike-prone airline to a more solid footing.

Managers want IT operations managed by artificial intelligence

A new survey finds that the majority of managers want IT operations managed by artificial intelligence. This is connected with the emerging field of AIOps.

Time management tips for busy business leaders

The world of work becomes ever more buys, with demands on business leaders often meaning a shift from one meeting to another. How can time at work be made more efficient?

Q&A: How AI can reduce the menial aspects of management Special

Businesses are looking to artificial intelligence to reduce the menial aspects of routine work. Tonkean is one such example: a dashboard that uses artificial intelligence to remove the respective aspects of management.

Digital management tool to improve fishing efficiency

A new digital platform can target the most abundant fishing areas and help to reduce the catch of unwanted or protected species. The software relies on satellite data, maps and environmental observations.

Employee retraining essential to driving digital transformation

A new report from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital on digital business found that both employees and upper-level management need non-traditional, on the job and continuous retraining and re-skilling to drive digital transformation.

Magnate Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to escape US sanctions targeting its founder and key shareholder.

Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to escape US sanctions targeting its founder and key shareholder.

Amos Genish confirmed as CEO of Telecom Italia

Milan - Israeli Amos Genish was on Monday confirmed as chief executive officer of Telecom Italia, by the new board of directors, after US hedge fund Elliott Management won control of the company following a power struggle with French telecom giant Vivendi.

How technology is shaping human resources

Like any area of a business, human resources are undergoing digital transformation and reacting to new forms of employment, such as remote working and the adoption of artificial intelligence.

Zach Farnum talks one year anniversary of 117 Entertainment Group Special

Nashville - Distinguished music publicist Zach Farnum chatted with Digital Journal about the upcoming one year anniversary of 117 Entertainment Group, his PR and management firm in Nashville. He also gave advice to aspiring publicists.

'World Water Day' - Exploring the nature of water

As Cape Town inches towards ‘Zero Hour’ set for July 15, 2018, the real threat of water scarcity is finally hitting millions of people worldwide. Water is essential to life, and not just to quench our thirst. It is vital to every aspect of our lives.

ING drops big pay hike plan for CEO after protests

Den Haag - Dutch top bank ING said Tuesday it has dropped a plan to massively hike its chief executive's pay package after protests from shareholders, the public and even the prime minister.

Business Process Management is central to digital transformation

Companies undertaking the digital transformation journey should be focusing on Business Process Management, according to analysts. One challenge of this strategy is ascertaining exactly what this management approach involves.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff bashes Microsoft

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff slammed Microsoft at an analyst event, hitting the rival company on executive turnover and market share.

George Soros transfers $18 bn to his foundation

New York - American financier George Soros, 87, has transferred $18 billion to his foundation, which works to promote democracy, human rights and freedom of the press.

Feds open new probe of nuclear lab after another safety violation

Los Alamos - U.S. regulators on Friday said they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of radioactive material from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) this week. This latest violation adds to a growing list of safety breaches.

Cape Town has less than 10 percent usable water remaining

Cape Town - In a speech before the full council on Wednesday, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille described the scenario of the city running out of water as a “crisis of catastrophic proportions," warning that water scarcity was now the “New Normal”.

World Bank chief Kim heads for 2nd term, as no other nominees

Washington - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim effectively won a second five-year term after nominations to lead the global development bank closed with no other candidates proposed.

Italy's crisis-hit BMPS announces fresh management shake-up

Milan - Italian bank BMPS named a new chief executive and announced the resignation of its chairman on Wednesday as part of a major management shake-up at the crisis-ridden lender.

IMF's Lagarde: trailblazer with a knack for straight talking

Washington - Five years ago Christine Lagarde smashed through the glass ceiling at one of the world's leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund.

Christine Lagarde to run for second IMF term

Paris - Christine Lagarde announced Friday that she will run for a second term at the head of the International Monetary Fund, after winning strong backing from across Europe.

Lagarde gets strong backing from Europe to stay at IMF

Washington - Christine Lagarde garnered strong backing from Europe Thursday for a second mandate as IMF managing director.
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