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By Ann Marie Olszewski | Marsh & McLennan Agency | 10/18/2017
A health savings account (HSA) is a complex and often confusing component of health care coverage, and communicating the details to employees is always a challenge. While employers typically relate the basic eligibility guidelines, there are many aspects of the HSA that are lesser known, yet likely to affect some account holders and their dependents. Employees need a strong knowledge base in order to take full advantage of their HSAs. By bringing certain features of these accounts to employees’ attention, employers encourage increased awareness and engagement with a consumer-driven approach to health care.
By David Pistrui, Ph.D. | University of Detroit Mercy | 10/11/2017
Today, there is a significant shift from selling what exists to imagining what’s next. Fifty years ago, the life expectancy of a Fortune 500 firm was around 75 years. Currently, it is less than 15 years and declining rapidly. Dynamic change and a disruptive consumer-oriented market economy are fueling these changes. Today, even the largest companies risk being marginalized, commoditized or disrupted in other ways. As well-funded startups and risk-embracing players seek to challenge prevailing paradigms and alter long-standing models, innovation has become critical, not merely to growth but to survival.
By Pavan Muzumdar | Automation Alley | 10/4/2017
While it's impossible to know where exactly Industry 4.0 will lead us, businesses must prepare for the rapid technology advancements taking place around them in order to stay relevant. This week on the blog, we discuss four steps all businesses need to internalize and organize around to manage changes as they navigate the complexities of Industry 4.0.
10/3/2017
Global cutting tool supplier SECO Tools discusses how partnering with Automation Alley has helped them strengthen relationships with their customers.
10/3/2017
Automation Alley added 11 new members September. Click the link below to meet them.
By Eric Davis | Automation Alley | 9/27/2017
Believe it or not, as a high school football coach, I see the same issues regarding communication and accountability arise on the football field as I do at most businesses. Sometimes an outsider’s perspective can yield a world on constructive feedback. Instilling effective change may seem like an impossible task at first, but business assessment and third party validation can make it achievable.
By Susan Morgan Bailey | Marsh & McLennan Agency | 9/20/2017
Summer is nearly over, a signal for many business professionals that vacation season has ended and the real work grind begins. For many, our work lives can become busy, stressful and exhausting. Whether or not your organization is expanding its focus on wellbeing, keeping the health and wellbeing of your team members and yourself top of mind is the best way to survive and find the work-life balance that works for you.
9/13/2017
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. What's your integration strategy? Discover how smart technologies are transforming the manufacturing landscape at Integr8™, Automation Alley's global Industry 4.0 conference, Nov. 9 in Detroit. Here are eight reasons you can't miss this new, one-of-a-kind event.
By Brad Shorr | Straight North | 9/6/2017
Selecting a marketing agency is a big decision, and often a quite perplexing one, especially for tech startups. To make an informed decision and greatly improve the likelihood of successful marketing, look closely at these 10 agency attributes.
9/1/2017
Automation Alley added 13 new members in August. Click the link below to meet them.

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