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April 19, 2016 | Dan Domagala and Scott Gunter

Prioritizing IT: Tips for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

In a hospital, nursing, or long-term care facility with overburdened care providers, ever-increasing regulations, budget limitations, and a variety of other obstacles, technology solutions and strategies have risen to become a top priority for executives and leaders.  Read on »

September 19, 2015 | Bruce M. Nelson

Five Refund/Credit Opportunities Created, Another Ballot Initiative Ahead

For those of you who believe tax is everything (you know who you are), Colorado’s 2015 legislative session produced several disappointments. My favorite was the failure to recommend an amendment to the Colorado constitution to require all Colorado sales tax jurisdictions to use the same definitions for sales and use tax. The recommendation didn’t require everyone to tax or exempt the same things, simply to use the same definitions in doing so. Alas, it was too much to ask. In any case, despite the introduction of 682 bills, abundant media attention, controversy, and late-night committee meetings, very little tax legislation was enacted – and some of it narrow in application. Nevertheless, five bills passed that deserve your attention. Read on »

June 26, 2015 | Michael De Prima and Lawrence Knutson

How Software Companies Can Benefit from the Section 199 Deduction

Leaders of software companies have a lot to think about. Staying ahead of the competition through constant research and development, capturing market share, and retaining top talent are just a few; tax considerations are probably low on the list. Read on »

May 29, 2015 | Joanne Baginski and Brent Peterson

Technology M&A Insights and Opportunities

From both a volume and a value perspective, 2014 was a strong year for technology mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Similarly, 2015 is off to a healthy start. The impact of the recent buying spree on transaction timelines, valuations, and purchasing companies’ stock prices has many experts and executives wondering, “Are we repeating mistakes made in the dot-com era?” Read on »

August 6, 2014 | Sean McBride and Mike Lopez

Top Technology Trends for 2014 (Part 3): Strategic Big Data and Business Analytics

The third set of technology trends important for CEOs and CIOs to consider is the implications and opportunities related to, “big data”. Similar to tech trends that impact internal IT delivery and support, and external stakeholders, the impact of big data and business intelligence is substantial and far reaching. At the same time, capturing the opportunities related to this trend can be challenging and may require an initial investment of time and resources. Read on »

July 1, 2014 | Sean McBride and Mike Lopez

Top Technology Trends for 2014 (Part 2): External Stakeholders

Staying up-to-date on technology trends that affect your internal business functions and operations cannot be overstated. However, equally important are the technology changes that impact how your key external stakeholders interact with your business and your employees. Any obstacles to customers or clients may result in lost sales and decreased revenue.  Read on »

May 13, 2014 | Sean McBride and Mike Lopez

Top Technology Trends for 2014 (Part 1): Internal IT Delivery and Support

The day-to-day delivery of technology within your organization impacts virtually every area of your business and that impact is only growing. From HR to accounting, to sales, marketing, and finance, staying on top of the technological trends and changes that impact your business processes should be an annual priority for strategic-thinking CEOs, CIOs, and owners. Read on »

January 1, 2014 | Bruce Nelson

Sales Tax on Software and Database Access

It is no secret that Colorado has the worst sales tax environment in the United States. The reason, of course, is that Colorado’s cities come in two sizes. First, there are the state-collected, or “statutory,” cities, which “piggyback” off the state’s sales tax, using state forms and, with a few exceptions, the same tax base.  Read on »

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