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Wilcox: The digital age influence our company in three different ways. First of all, it provided us with opportunity. We finance technology. So thanks to the digital age, we took part in the giant boom. I would say the digital age has fueled our revenue growth in large measure. Probably more importantly though, it enabled us to get a lot more done, we accomplished several times as much as we used to simply because technology has enabled us to become so much more efficient. But, finally, technology has taken away a lot of the mundane chores resulting in our having time to provide greater value to our clients than we’re able to do in the past. And, of course, that really makes our jobs much more enjoyable and our clients a lot happier.

 

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