How to deliver small business support faster with a new SBA lending framework

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a cornerstone of the U.S. government’s relief efforts for small businesses suffering from the economic impacts of COVID-19. 

Since the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) inception in April, lenders throughout the country have scrambled to direct the program’s unprecedented $660 billion of relief to small businesses in need. The results have been tremendous: almost 5 million loans originated and 51 million jobs supported, equating to more than 14 years’ worth of small business lending in just a matter of months.

4 steps to growing your business beyond COVID-19

Many organizations have begun to stabilize their business and meet the new needs of their customers and communities. Once they have safely continued operations, leaders can begin long-term planning and think about business beyond the immediate impacts of COVID-19. CIOs can leverage the learnings from previous stages and evaluate the impact the pandemic will have on the company’s digital transformation.

How Cognizant is enabling business continuity in the wake of COVID-19

Organizations worldwide and the communities they serve are experiencing extraordinary trials because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. As we collaborate with our partners to provide insights and tools to help leaders manage their business and lead through change, we’d like to highlight some solutions Cognizant has developed to help address key customer challenges.

Nearly every industry from healthcare to waste management to manufacturing has been impacted by COVID-19. A strong data strategy in response to COVID-19 has enabled industry leaders to stand up against bottlenecks and workforce management issues.

Navigating the digital imperative: CIOs Unfiltered

The future of the modern enterprise rests on the shoulders of the CIO. According to a recent survey of Fortune 500 CEOs, 63% said that the COVID-19 crisis would accelerate their digital transformation. Now more than ever, CIOs are being tapped to lead the organization through this change — amid challenges related to business continuity, reopening, and growth in the long term. Organizations look to their CIO to drive innovation, provide insight,

Unlocking the potential of AI

Much of the world only knows AI from what they see in movies. For decades, Hollywood has portrayed artificial intelligence (AI) in contradictory ways, simultaneously depicting it in a positive and negative light — AI is either going to save humanity or it will be the biggest threat we have ever faced. While these portrayals are often stories of fantasy, our future is destined to be heavily impacted by artificial intelligence. 

5 reasons why MuleSoft is one of the best places to work for women in Argentina

For the first time, we’ve been named one of the Best Places to Work for Women in Argentina by Great Place to Work®. As the President of Salesforce Women’s Network in Argentina I’m incredibly proud of this honor, but I know that there is still much work to be done to create an equal workplace for all.

3 API use cases for government agencies responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown that in a time of crisis, governments need complete and up-to-date data to protect citizen safety, track and mitigate the spread of the virus, and provide key services such as testing and social assistance programs.

As more cities and states begin the reopening process, having a clear plan of action for intra-agency collaboration and informed decision making will be essential to keeping everyone safe.  

Accelerate your open finance strategy with MuleSoft and Plaid

As consumers have adopted third-party digital apps and services to better manage their financial lives, open finance has become a critical digital transformation priority for financial institutions. Today, it’s more important than ever before with almost two-thirds of consumers globally using at least one fintech app and an increased amount of financial activity happening digitally in the midst of COVID-19.

How to accelerate financial lending operations with APIs and AI

The U.S. government relief programs in response to COVID-19 have put an unprecedented workload on the banking industry. The small business funding programs like Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Small Business Administration (SBA) Bridge loans have generated 14 years’ worth of applications in 13 days underscoring the importance of digital transformation.

3 tracks CIOs must navigate to recover from and grow beyond this crisis

COVID-19 has challenged leaders across organizations to move at an unprecedented pace, as they go from stabilizing operations to reopening the workplace to growing in the next normal. Startups have crumbled and more than 100,000 small businesses closed permanently in the new economic reality. Ninety-four percent of the Fortune 1000 have seen supply chain disruptions, forcing companies to quickly find new ways to reduce supply chain risk and the likelihood of any future disruptions.