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More businesses using AI as tools emerge
Artificial intelligence isn't just for experts anymore. Technology vendors are racing to introduce streamlined AI solutions for companies that can't afford to hire pricey data scientists and machine learning specialists. These tools can reduce...
Pew: CT leads most states in ensuring good return on business incentives
Between grants, low-interest loans and tax breaks, Connecticut provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually in incentives to help businesses survive — and sometimes to expand — in a high-cost state. And while these incentives remain a...
CT companies spend billions on research and development, but some say state should incentivize more of it
New Britain’s Stanley Black & Decker this year introduced the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled robotic pill dispenser. Across the Connecticut River at United Technologies Corp.’s Research Center in East Hartford, employees are...
Can Companies Come to Grips With AI Hype?
Companies are using more artificial intelligence and starting to realize some quantifiable benefits. At the same time, the wild proliferation of technology firms claiming to offer AI tools is hindering companies’ efforts to attain game-changing...
How CFOs Can Jumpstart Automation of the Close
The financial close is a necessary part of business, yet among the most arduous of tasks. Every month, organizations invest significant resources in closing systems, compiling reports, tending spreadsheets, reconciling data, booking entries, and...
Survey: 82% Of Workers Want Updates On Company Financial Performance
Should companies open their books to employees? New research from global staffing firm Robert Half Management Resources shows a majority of workers (82%) are interested in hearing about their organization's financial performance. In a separate...
State’s disparate manufacturing groups join forces to strengthen lobbying effort in Hartford
When Gov. Ned Lamont hired former Whitcraft Group CEO Colin Cooper as the state’s first-ever chief manufacturing officer last October, Connecticut producers largely cheered his pick, and the creation of the CMO position. But the move also...
Interesting CPA stories of how tech has transformed accounting
Today's CPAs are immersed in a torrent of change so swift that it's difficult to keep pace. Technology is drastically changing the way they crunch the numbers, analyze data, deal with clients — and spend their time. We asked some...
HSB: Cryptocurrency gaining momentum among small, mid-sized biz
Small- and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. are leaning into the cryptocurrency phenomenon. A new survey released Wednesday by specialty insurer Hartford Steam Boiler and Insurance Co. (HSB) shows that 36 percent of small- and mid-sized...
HBJ names 2020 Best Places to Work finalists
The Hartford Business Journal has named the finalists for its 2020 Best Places to Work in Connecticut awards. The finalists were vetted and chosen by the Best Companies Group, a third-party research firm based out of Harrisburg,...