How Employee-Owned Organizations Create Meaningful Workplaces

How Employee-Owned Organizations Create Meaningful Workplaces

Employees as owners. A novel concept for most companies, right? But employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are becoming more attractive to prospective employees, not only because of the financial benefits, but also because of the culture of employee ownership helps enable. What is an ESOP? ESOP companies such as our firm, West Monroe, are 100% employee-owned, which means that our...

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Capital One Fallout: Should Business Leaders Expect More Security From Their Cloud Providers? Yes.

Capital One Fallout: Should Business Leaders Expect More Security From Their Cloud Providers? Yes.

This week brought another set of headlines about a large data breach—this time at Capital One. In this case, the alleged attacker is domestic and the federal indictment provided some details of how the breach occurred. In this case, a misconfigured firewall allegedly allowed Paige Thompson to remotely execute commands against an Amazon Web Services (AWS) server.…

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7 Steps to Changing Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Culture—For Good

7 Steps to Changing Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Culture—For Good

Despite the escalated rate and severity of cyberattacks, leaders at most companies have not changed their approach to cybersecurity in the past few years to adapt to the increasingly challenging environment. The goalposts have changed. And the question leaders should ask themselves is not, “is my data secure?” but “how prepared are we to minimize operational downtime in the likely event of a...

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How to Rethink your Cybersecurity Strategy in 5 Minutes

How to Rethink your Cybersecurity Strategy in 5 Minutes

Malware attacks are wreaking havoc on the international economy and costing businesses billions of dollars in lost revenue, operational shutdowns, and reputational damage. It’s likely that you may have even experienced an episode like this at your firm. The latest industry research indicates that 50% of surveyed executives experienced disruptions from malware 6-10 times over the past five...

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A Weekend Reminder of Why Resiliency, Not Data Protection Matters

A Weekend Reminder of Why Resiliency, Not Data Protection Matters

This past weekend was a reminder of why companies need to focus more of their efforts on protecting the resiliency of their environments – even if those investments come at the expense of data protection. On both Saturday and Sunday, news reports and Twitter posts were trending with photos of Target stores full of customers standing in line because the point of sale systems were unable to...

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On My Mind: Core Systems, Security, and Innovation

On My Mind: Core Systems, Security, and Innovation

As we begin to wrap up this year, I’ve been reflecting on how we drive value to our clients. We believe strong, efficiently run and maintained core systems are the foundation on which businesses endures, grows, and innovates. We believe we provide value to our managed services clients by running these platforms well, so our clients can be better positioned to achieve and exceed their business...

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On My Mind: Cloud and Security

On My Mind: Cloud and Security

The market is at a pivotal point where use of cloud technologies has become the norm rather than the exception. With any new technology there is always an adoption curve. If your organization isn’t using cloud technologies you are likely behind the curve. For example, the Performance Services team at West Monroe has been converting the underlying tools we use to support clients to cloud...

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Formalizing Our Employee Ownership Value

Formalizing Our Employee Ownership Value

Even during our humble beginnings in 2002, West Monroe Partners was focused on building the next generation of leaders – and sharing the financial rewards of building a business with our employees who made it all possible. As the antithesis of a “churn and burn” consultancy, we sprang from a desire to create a place where people could build long-term careers and participate in the equity they...

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