Will a Strategy of Exclusivity Be the Path to Success for Dick's Sporting Goods

About a month ago, Dick’s Sporting Goods (Dick’s) announced it was dropping 20% of its brand offerings. One wonders if this strategy shift ... read more >

REMINDER - Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards are Effective in 2017

Audit

By Brittany Becker

Can you believe it? The first quarter of 2017 has ended, spring is here and we are headed toward summer. This also means that the deferment period on the ... read more >

AICPA SSAE 18 - Does Your Service Organization Effectively Assess the Controls Residing at its Subservice Organizations?

Many service organizations (e.g., payroll processors, data centers, facilities management companies), for reasons similar to why their clients contract ... read more >

Enterprise Software for the Growing Small Business

Does a small/medium-size business (SMB) need an enterprise software application, and will the cost outweigh the benefit? Let’s first define enterprise ... read more >

Spear-Phishing Attack Leads to 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked

Cybersecurity

By Dan Desko

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed a federal indictment of four individuals, including two officers of the Russian Federal ... read more >

Are Store Associates the Key to Competing with E-Commerce?

Retail

By Adam Goode

As someone who has worked in all levels of retail, from a store associate all the way up to general manager, the results of a recent Tulip Retail survey ... read more >

Modernizing the Tax Sales Tax System or Just Another Tax Hike?

As state legislators and governors argue over new budgets, you will often hear or read stories about the need to modernize the sales tax system. The justification ... read more >

The Overwhelming Influence of Mobile Devices in the Retail Industry

For as long as we can remember, retailers have sought out new and innovative ways to get consumers into traditional brick-and-mortar stores throughout ... read more >