Every lawn and garden retailer wants to win—to be profitable, to grow, to be regarded as the go-to source in their community for quality products and service. Not every retailer will come out on top, though, and those who do have a secret. That “secret sauce” is what all of us strive to identify. Those who’ve done it already know there’s not a single recipe. Why? Markets, economies, locations, and competition vary—and so do retailers’ aspirations.
Finding and retaining top talent is no easy task.
The national unemployment rate is just about as low
as it has been in almost a decade and job seekers are being more particular about where they want to work — and for how much money. In this “candidates’ market,” you need every advantage you can get.
With that in mind, we hope the data in our 2018 Salary Guide will help you recruit, retain and pay employees
at all levels — and win the competition for top talent.
Digital transformation has moved out of the early-adopter phase and into mainstream adoption. According to the ZK Research 2018 IT Priorities Study, 88% of businesses now have digital
initiatives underway, up from 84% in 2017. The urgency of IT and business leaders is well warranted, as companies that master being digital will leapfrog the competition and be able to sustain
a market-leading position. Those that lag in their digital initiatives will fall farther behind and will
struggle to survive.
The key to digital success is having an agile IT foundation that enables businesses to adapt to
market transitions faster than the competition. However, there is no single technology called “digital transformation.” Rather, it is powered by the following four key enabling technologies:
In today’s technology-driven world, a financial services organization’s ability to evolve the business quickly depends on the network. MetaFabric architecture, which is the foundation of Juniper’s unique end-to-end data center networking solution, helps financial services firms respond confidently to whatever happens in the market.
With an open, simple, and smart network in place, organizations can adapt quickly and seamlessly to changing requirements while eliminating the disruptions of forced upgrades and unnecessary purchases that come with vendor lock-in. Most importantly, the MetaFabric architecture helps companies stay at the forefront of innovation, keeping them one step ahead of the competition.