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ELFA Reveals Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

ELFA Reveals Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017 Published in Monitor Daily The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association revealed its top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2017. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend more than $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed business […]

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Orders for U.S. Business Equipment Increase More Than Forecast

Orders for U.S. Business Equipment Increase More Than Forecast Published in Bloomberg Markets Orders for U.S. business equipment climbed more than forecast in November, a sign corporate investment is starting to firm up. Bookings for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft rose 0.9 percent, the most since August, […]

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Money talks

Money talks Published in Cranes Today Cranes’ high price leads potential buyers to seek finance, but is everyone going for the same product? Sotiris Kanaris investigates. Apart from identifying the crane with the right characteristics, during the buying process a fleet owner has to make an important […]

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Funding the Best Growth Path

Funding the Best Growth Path Published in CFO For finance executives, the binge on borrowing may be nearing its end. And they know it. In recent years, as interest rates drifted to record lows, companies craving liquidity didn’t have to look far. The low cost of debt, […]

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Upgrading Data Centers Without Breaking The Bank

Upgrading Data Centers Without Breaking The Bank Published in Mission Critical Magazine When it comes to upgrading or acquiring data centers, a company’s total cost of operations (TCO) plays a pivotal role. Businesses must estimate expenses associated with purchasing, deploying, upgrading, and simply using part or all […]

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Factories 2.0

Factories 2.0 Published in MIT Technology Review Manufacturing fell behind the information revolution. That’s about to change. Since 1994, the number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has dropped by almost 30 percent. The common explanation has been that domestic factories need fewer workers because they’ve become […]

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Manufacturing PMI Shifted Back into Expansion

Manufacturing PMI Shifted Back into Expansion WASHINGTON—A closely watched gauge of U.S. factory activity rebounded in September, a hopeful sign for manufacturers battered by weak business spending and slow economic growth. The Institute for Supply Management on Monday said its manufacturing index increased to 51.5 in September […]

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Banks Face Costly, Complex Technology Upgrades

Banks Face Costly, Complex Technology Upgrades Even as banks build new technology in response to threats from fintech upstarts, some of their existing systems are struggling to keep up with new regulations. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the past several months has fined Deutsche Bank AG […]

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How Mid-Market Companies Can Create a Digital Strategy

How Mid-Market Companies Can Create a Digital Strategy Keeping up with the rapid and disruptive changes in technology is a critical step in any organization, but it’s especially important in the mid-market space where companies compete against not only each other, but also against larger organizations. As […]

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Farmers Leasing more Equipment

Farmers Leasing more Equipment SALEM, Ohio — The paint color can be red, green or blue, but the leasing option is overtaking the market. Although hard numbers aren’t available, that’s the consensus among lease companies, experts and dealerships. Farmers are jumping to the leasing arena because so […]

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