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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

Due to the shift to working from home, executives need to thoughtfully consider how to handle the deepening security gaps coupled with disparate computer systems. There are sophisticated software tools that can catch attacks from malignant employees as well as predict how to train and help employees when poor outcomes occur due to accidental employee behavior, such sending a mistaken file or leaving a digital door unlocked.

Employers who carefully implement trusted ways to maintain critical visibility into employee activity for the purpose of security can provide a stable and efficient working environment. Ensuring open communication along with a commitment to a human-centric security deployment approach offers an environment that furthers employer-employee relationships by increasing trust, promoting teamwork and creating unity as organizations look to accomplish their greater goals.

During times like this, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. I know that we’re going to get through this together.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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This is How Fintechs are Transforming Personal Finance

Are you still saving under the mattress? Learn about the types of financial technologies that can help you.

It’s Time to End Slash-and-Burn Capitalism

We don't need to reinvent capitalism. We just need to practice it.

Can Credit Building Loans Really Help You Build Credit?

Credit building loans tied to savings accounts have become popular tools to help improve your credit score. But do they actually work?

Why Business Leaders Should Try Thinking like a Comedian

It can make you a more creative leader and problem solver — no sense of humor necessary.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

According to a recent study just under a third of organizations use artificial intelligence for multiple business functions. New technologies and concepts have recently come to the market to help accelerate and improve the AI implementation process. While most of these technologies are still maturing, they have already delivered significant benefits to the organizations that have adopted them. Scaling AI transformations appears to be the most important challenge in this arena and the key limiting factor here is that AI projects are typically human-workload intensive, resulting in lengthy and expensive projects.

At times like these please take care, stay positive and find sometime for having fun and smiling. It is challenging operating under the current restrictions but I am confident we will get through this, together.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

 

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MicroAgility Receives 2020 Best of Princeton Award

MicroAgility has been selected as the winner of the “2020 Best of Princeton Award” in the Strategy Execution Services category by the Princeton Award Program. MicroAgility is amongst a small group of companies that have won the Best of Princeton Award for 12 consecutive years.

Enterprise Agility and Experience Management Efforts Work Best when They Work Together

Many companies achieve early wins with separate transformational efforts, then stall. But if combined and enhanced using “return on experience,” or ROX, measures, these two programs can unlock each other’s potential.

Industrial Firms Need to Give Their Customers a Digital Experience

More than 40% of planned purchases are now made online.

3 Reasons Why You Should Always Know the Financial Health of Your Business

Here's why you shouldn't blindly outsource the financial responsibility of your company.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

No organization can afford to sit back and ignore the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Yet, rushing to adopt AI just because the technology exists can be just as damaging to a business. To fully realize the potential of AI, you need to approach it with a clear business goal or need in mind. In other words, you need to identify and narrow down to the most valuable AI opportunities for your business. It can even mean your approach could be quite different from that of your competitors. Therefore, you should take those steps which involves looking at what your business is trying to achieve, what unique challenges your business is facing and then identifying potential solutions through AI.

At times like these, the problems list can be long for all of us; however, I am convinced that we will get through this as long as we do not lose our self-confidence and our energy. It is all in our hands.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Joint Ventures and Partnerships in a Downturn

To make it through the downturn and return to growth, companies will need to rewire operations, reallocate resources, and in some cases reinvent business.

How Open Banking Will Transform the Subscription Economy

Securely accessible consumer transaction data is helping companies provide consumers with better financial offerings worldwide.

How Businesses can Fast-Track Innovation to Help During a Crisis

“Unrealistic” timelines can actually work. Here’s how.

Income Guarantees, Risk Capacity, Upside Potential, And Asset Allocation

If one maintains the same asset allocation both inside and outside of the variable annuity, then the additional fees for a variable annuity can be expected to deplete the underlying value of the assets more quickly than if they were held in an unprotected investment account with lower fees.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used to analyze data and deep learning (DL) is one of the more complex aspects of AI. Artificial intelligence does not exist on its own. It is a technology that fits into a larger solution to address a business issue. No market is able to sustain relevancy while remaining stagnant. How and when to update deep learning systems, as they are used in more and more places, has become of paramount importance. The ability to analyze the data sets is critical both for initial feature engineering and as an ongoing process to keep the systems relevant and accurate.

At times like these, the problems list can be long for all of us but I am convinced that we will get through this as long as we do not lose our self-confidence and our energy. It is all in our hands.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Be Sure You Have Enough Cash In The Next Emergency

Don't be forced to sell at low prices the next time markets crash.

Impact Investing Won’t Save Capitalism

The rules of the game need to change.

3 Powerful Ways to Get Rid of Self Doubt About Money

How to decide you're not going to listen to the negative voice in your head anymore.

COVID-19 means insurers should pick up the pace on improving experiences

In an industry driven and sustained by trust, the pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities for customer and employee experience.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

One of the many benefits of using artificial intelligence is to help us view societal problems from a different perspective. While there’s been many conversations about how AI might be misused, we must not overlook the many ways AI can be used for good. Artificial intelligence, powered by deep-learning algorithms, is already in use in healthcare and also being used to predict the development of diseases across a healthcare network. Knowing the reality that as our global issues are complex so AI is providing us with a valuable tool to augment human efforts to come up with solutions to vexing problems.

These are challenging times, but we will get through them. Let’s look after each other so we can come through this crisis stronger than when we went into it.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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7 Ways to Succeed When Virtually Pitching an Investor

"If you can't nail a virtual call, I worry about your ability to solve other, more critical issues in your business."

Three Capabilities will Help Retailers “Win the Trip” Through and Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

Whether shoppers are in the store, at the curb, or at home, retailers can capitalize on the new realities of consumption.

Even Great Companies Can Have Bad Stock Prices

Some great companies and sectors with compelling stories have helped drive the market higher, but are we paying too much for that narrative? Even great companies can be overvalued.

The False Dichotomy Between Globalism and Nationalism

In his new book, American Business History, Walter A. Friedman offers a highly concise history of free enterprise in the United States.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

AI is becoming an increasingly important part of our daily lives. From intelligent assistants to facial recognition, AI technology is starting to permeate all sorts of our personal interactions. With the sudden boost in AI usage, people are beginning to question just how safe this technology actually is. In many instances, AI and machine learning have the potential to provide significant benefit to end-users. However, we have reason to be concerned that there is the potential of AI systems going wrong. The future of artificial intelligence can be either exciting or worrisome, depending on who you talk to. Some believe that AI may take over humanity, while others believe that we’re far from AI achieving anything close to human intelligence. Will AI be our final discovery? All we can do is stay educated and keep the discussions around AI flowing for now.

These are unsettling times and COVID-19 is very evidently impacting our personal and professional lives but please prioritize the health and safety of yourselves and others in your community, always.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Completely Factual, But Totally Useless Economic Data

Much of the economic data we currently get is skewed by various government programs. We have to think about whether the data really tells the story we think it is telling.

Providing Financial Services to Employees Is a Win-Win

Start with pay flexibility, budget management support, and retirement planning.

Self-Employed With No Employees? You Can Still Get a PPP Loan

Here is some clarity for frustrated sole proprietors across America.

The Business of America, in a Nutshell

In his new book, American Business History, Walter A. Friedman offers a highly concise history of free enterprise in the United States.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

Organizations throughout the world, whether they are public or private, are taking measures to contain and mitigate COVID-19. These actions can involve the processing of different types of personal data. Timely action can serve as employee data protection preparation for the future. A proactive approach to privacy and data protection helps organizations increase efficiency, compliance & trust, and the pandemic we are witnessing should give rise to doubling down on what we do with our workforce information governance. As this crisis will pass, it is important to operate now and in the future with the best interests of employee data privacy in mind with transparency, lawfulness and fairness. This is especially important as you balance the needs to collect and process workforce data with the data privacy rights of the employee.

These are unsettling times and COVID-19 is very evidently impacting our personal and professional lives, and those that we love. It’s challenging operating under the current restrictions but I am confident we will get through this together.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Happy Memorial day

Surely there is no more fitting way to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country than to celebrate the very qualities for which they died. Here are some inspirational quotes from learned people and scriptures .We hope you enjoy reading these quotes. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

7 Financial Lessons the Crisis Will Teach Us

And how we can use those lessons to be smarter moving forward.

Investors Search for Promising Covid Cures

The race to develop vaccines and treatments to build immunity to the novel coronavirus has professional investors tracking a wide range of hopeful therapies. Following the early bets of the smart-money crowd could be beneficial to the wallets of retail investors.

Companies will have to get Creative to Advance Sustainability Amid Crisis

As COVID-19 plunges the world into recession, consumers will be more sensitive to price.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

New technologies demand nearly zero latency and 100% dependability. With the growth of technologies like 5G, IoT, autonomous vehicles, sensors, and augmented or virtual reality, the number of internet-connected devices may expand. The real-time speeds required for these devices and applications, especially life-dependent critical systems like public services, hospital monitors or self-driving cars cannot be compromised. Edge computing, which brings resources closer to the end-users can help solve this problem and reduce overall network bandwidth constraints. While this will be a decade-long push, the edge build out is already happening. As 5G development and deployment is already in progress, large companies are already building their own edge networks and making significant advances.

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. So let us be thankful to all the people who are working to save lives and keep communities safe during this pandemic.

There will be days of toughness, but be sure they won’t last.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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COVID-19 Could Shift our Economic Focus from Growth to Distribution

Business is helping reshape how we live, work, consume, and connect in ways that could outlast the current crisis.

Managing the Liquidity Crisis

Managing at-risk contracts will take discipline, mindfulness and commitment to a vision that extends beyond this moment.

COVID-19 Financial Survival Guide

We’ve been quarantined for a month, unemployment rates have skyrocketed, and many are finding themselves in precarious financial situations. This guide will provide you with unconventional ideas to help you survive financially during this pandemic.

6 Savvy Ways to Diversify Your Investment Portfolio

Follow these simple steps and you'll reap financial success.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

Identities are the new security perimeter, making the integration of network technologies and security essential for any organization.

The cyber security industry has seen many progressive and well-connected next-generation products recently appear in the market along with the services that support them. In order for those products and services to succeed, the organizations creating them need to create tighter integration between network technology and security.

The future of digital business is being built on the foundation of smart, connected, contextually intelligent products and real-time services that enhance and add value to customer experiences. The disconnect between IT and security needs to be fixed so existing new digital business models can flourish and grow.

In addition to the immeasurable suffering and loss of life, the best cure for global health challenge Coronavirus (COVID-19) is prevention. This is our moral responsibility to contribute and add our efforts to eliminate its spread not only for our own well-being but for society as a whole.

There will be days of toughness, but be sure they won’t last.

Be safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Inspirational Quotes to help you get Through Crisis such as COVID-19 Pandemic

There are two things we know about all crises: each one is different and each one does end. This too shall pass, God willing.

Investors Look For Bargains, Dividend Stocks And Commodities In Coronavirus Downturn

While some investors aren't making moves others are looking for buys created by the market's drop in prices.

Minimize the Financial Impact of COVID-19 Through Effective Negotiation

Managing at-risk contracts will take discipline, mindfulness and commitment to a vision that extends beyond this moment.

Is Your Board Risk-Ready?

Company directors face heightened pressure to assess and manage risk at the organizations they oversee — and in the boardroom itself.

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Restructuring Tips From Winter Harbor

Source: ceotodaymagazine.com


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

New technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing, are driving adoption in rapid cycles. These new waves of technology, a growing cloud base and the radical geopolitical scene of 2020 are poised to challenge nations, industries, organizations and even individuals inadvertently.

Unfortunately, many companies are not well prepared to face these challenges, relying on security practices and baselines that are all over the map. For organizations relying on obsolete and inadequate IT systems that are rarely updated and barely protected, the risk of cyber-attack is higher than ever. Organizations must step up to the cyber threat challenges ahead by putting proactive missions into action by knowing what threats lurk ahead for our ever-evolving and advancing IT landscape.

Are you facing such challenges? Please join discussions at our communities and groups related to these challenges.

Thank you very much for your time and continued support.

Sincerely,

Sajid A. Khan, Your Business Partner

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Your Company Is Too Risk-Averse

In theory, companies create value for stakeholders by making risky investments. In practice, however, managers in large corporations routinely quash risky ideas in favor of marginal improvements, cost-cutting, and "safe" investments. Why are managers in large, hierarchical organizations so risk-averse?

How To Protect And Capitalize During Volatile Markets

This article aims to help you understand what risks and opportunities spring up when the market suddenly gets volatile.

The B2B Platform Revolution

The right strategy will allow businesses to take advantage of the value that e-commerce platform providers can offer.

How to Effectively Assess Property Value for Investment

Big data and other tech innovations have made it easier to put your money into a diverse range of real estate.


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MESSAGE FROM sajid A. khan


Founder of JP Morgan Technology

Dear Group Members,

The holiday season is now over and it’s time to resume achieving your objectives for this year and beyond.

Analytics is probably the most important tool a company has to gain customer insights. This is why the Big Data industry is set to reach over $273 Billion by 2023 and so many have heavily invested in not only collecting data, but enabling data for the enterprise.

As AI and machine learning continue to develop, the way we use analytics also continues to grow and change. While in the past, businesses focused on harvesting descriptive data about their customers and products; now, they’re pulling both predictive and prescriptive learnings from the information they gather. We don’t always need complex algorithms running on our data. Sometimes we just want to know where our financials stand or how much traffic our social media pages are getting.

On behalf of MicroAgility, Inc., I wish you all the best for 2020.

Thank you very much for your time and continued support.

Best Regards,

Sajid A. Khan

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Four Ways To Fund Your Business If You Can't Afford To Bootstrap

Even the process of applying for a traditional loan and getting rejected can provide invaluable business lessons. Just remember that traditional bank loans aren't the only game in town.

The Question that Helps Businesses Overcome Unconscious Bias

Asking what you know about other people can challenge your assumptions.

4 Ways Business Process Management Solutions Can Transform Big Banks

Despite the finance sector's rapid rate of change, the cost of non-compliance is colossal, and there's no question that financial institutions need to change their relationship with compliance.

Choke Points

To conduct international commerce, businesses have built an intricate system of networks that move money, information & components around the world.

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Kim Ann Mink, Chairman, President and CEO Innophos

Source: theceomagazine.com