Alex Chang

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Why SaaS fragmentation is giving rise to new markets

<i>This is a guest post by freelance writer Mark Boyd</i><p>Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is beginning to affect the average business that has moved from server-based software to the cloud.<p>Christian Staples runs spa installation business Arctic Spas Utah, and uses eight SaaS …

Chinese Manufacturing PMI Beats Expectations, Rising To 50.8

This beat expectations for a fall to 50, and was up from April's reading of 50.6<p>The rise was driven by output which climbed to 53.3 in May, from 52.6 the previous month.<p>The HSBC Flash PMI fell to a seven-month low of 49.6 in May.<p>Here is the full table:<p>The modest expansion in manufacturing activity …

Manufacturing

New finance tools for infrastructure

There is a growing recognition of America’s underinvestment in its infrastructure. Many elements of our most critical systems are aging, deteriorating, and severely congested, as evidenced by the D+ grade that the American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave to the nation’s infrastructure. …

How Nike Solved Its Sweatshop Problem

The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh was a reminder that even though Nike managed to turn around its image, large parts of the industry still haven't changed much at all.<p>Nike was an early target for the very reason it's been so successful. Its business model was based on outsourcing its …

Human Rights