Technology improvements have taken a back seat over the last three years thanks to the great recession. Unfortunately the timing for this was terrible, as many companies were slated for updates in 2007/2008 to keep the systems they put in place for Y2K current. What this means today is that most organizations are well behind the technology curve and not able to take advantage of efficiencies that are available now when they need it the most.

Mid-sized companies have been especially impacted by the lack of current technology, and many have been holding on by a thread trying to keep their businesses alive. However, if you are like us, you are starting to see positive trends that are real indicators of better times ahead – which makes today the time to focus on how to run your business better, faster and smarter to thrive in tomorrow’s economy.

To help, this edition of “The Focus” is dedicated to our top 7 recommendations to start 2012 with the tools you’ll need to stay competitive.