Innovation is woven into Belgium-based HR and payroll company SD Worx’s identity. SD Worx launched Europe’s first technology-based payroll system in 1960. Fifty years later, the company created Payroll Services Alliance, the first system designed to pay international workers all across Europe.
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You need to move to the cloud or you’ll end up like the last Blockbuster video store on Earth, which can be found in Bend, Ore., still somehow hanging on despite a computer system running off floppy disks and a dot-matrix printer. The stubborn owners are committed to staying open, capitalizing[...]
Today’s business landscape is littered with the remains of companies seemingly killed off – or left in critical condition – by technology. And a lot of wholesaler-distributors fear they may be next.