For almost a decade now, Bizmology, a Dun & Bradstreet business blog, has given our writers, editors, economists, and others the ability to offer indispensable insight into industry and company trends, challenges, news, and opportunities for our customers and readers. Our goal is to provide insight above and beyond what may be available in our traditional products and to provide a platform to showcase the expertise of our staff.
We write about a variety of industries and topics, as you can see in this list of the top five most-trafficked Bizmology posts that were published in 2016. Did an article you read make the list?
Excerpt: With the software sale, Dell gets money it could use to trim the debt it’s taking on to buy EMC and divest overlapping products and services. It’s something of a clearing-the-decks move as the consummation of the EMC deal gets closer.
Excerpt: EU regulators recently approved the $12+ billion hotel company megamerger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The merger will create the world’s biggest hotel company, with more than 5,500 hotels and about 1.1 million rooms in some 100 countries worldwide.
Excerpt: This move highlights the oil and gas industry’s push for efficiency gains that reduce the cost of producing oil and natural gas in the face of low commodity prices. With the World Bank predicting oil prices of $55 a barrel in 2017, oil and gas companies are encouraged, but few if any are predicting a return to the “boom time” prices of a few years ago.
Excerpt: Kimberly-Clark announced it hired Suja Chandrasekaran as its new CIO. This month retail giant Target hired former Nordstrom executive Mark Tritton as its new EVP and chief merchandising officer. Mitsubishi Motors announced the resignations of two senior executives, president and COO Tetsuro Aikawa and EVP Ryugo Nakao.
Excerpt: The largest US food distributor on Monday agreed to acquire London’s Brakes Group for $3.1 billion, including the repayment of about $2.3 billion in debt, to strengthen its presence in Europe. Sysco is hungry for growth after announcing a three-year plan that targets at least $400 million in annualized operating growth and a 15% return on invested capital by fiscal 2018.
As you can see, our most popular posts represented a variety of industries and topics this year. Also note: Our weekly Executives on the Move feature reports on key senior management changes from around the business world and generates some of our largest traffic each month.
Thanks for reading, everyone. Look here for more insightful articles on business trends, executive changes, and strategies coming in 2017.
Adam Anderson is the managing editor of Bizmology. He has worked at Hoover’s in several editor roles writing about various industries since 2004. He has his BS in media studies from the University of Texas. Follow Adam on Twitter.