ERP Project Scenarios You May Find Yourself in…and How to Avoid Them

ERP Project Scenarios You May Find Yourself in…and How to Avoid Them

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is the nervous system of a business. ERP systems enable companies to improve efficiency and make smarter operational decisions. ERP projects can be transformational, long, and impact many functional areas of the business. These projects can be wildly successful, but too often they miss deadlines, go over budget, and cause many sleepless and...

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Microsoft MVP Q&A with Jason Farrell

Microsoft MVP Q&A with Jason Farrell

Our very own Jason Farrell,  principal in our Technology practice, was recently named a Microsoft MVP in “Visual Studio and Development Tools”, specifically for his expertise in Xamarin and and his contributions to the tech community. MVP is difficult to attain and a highly prestigious award.  Jason’s recognition comes with a fair amount of hard work – for example MVPs must be...

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How to Capture Market Share Through Data-Driven Drug Discovery

How to Capture Market Share Through Data-Driven Drug Discovery

For years pharmaceutical companies have taken existing drugs and repurposed or repositioned them to create new drugs. These new drugs are often geared towards neglected therapeutic areas. Drug repurposing has always been a solid “go to” strategy and a proven method for mitigating the financial risk of drug discovery and a means of addressing softening market share.…

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In the “Buy vs. Build” world of Pharma, Does Lab Productivity Still Matter?

In the “Buy vs. Build” world of Pharma, Does Lab Productivity Still Matter?

The cost of developing new drugs averages about $500,000 a day over 12 to 14 years (~$2.5B average cost per new drug). This high development spend has not translated into a meaningful number of additional new medical entities approved by the FDA (about ~35 per year). High development costs and thin pipelines have led many companies to shift towards a strategy of acquiring new drugs by...

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The Goldilocks of Consulting Firms

The Goldilocks of Consulting Firms

To celebrate achieving top honors in the “Best Places to Work in LA” awards produced by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Manager Grady Ha describes what he values most about working for West Monroe LA.  Whenever the subject of work and life come together, there is always the mention of a balance, and the subsequent question of “where do you see yourself.” Having spent my entire career as a...

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Importance of Cybersecurity: Understanding Preventive “Medicine” to Maintain Cyber Health

Importance of Cybersecurity: Understanding Preventive “Medicine” to Maintain Cyber Health

Believe it or not, information security professionals could learn some lessons from the health and wellness industry. The practice of preventative care can and should be transferred to the information security profession. According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, preventive medicine is defined as “a practice by all physicians to keep their patients healthy“.…

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How the Microsoft/LinkedIn Acquisition Could Potentially Change Common Business Tasks

How the Microsoft/LinkedIn Acquisition Could Potentially Change Common Business Tasks

Recently, Microsoft announced that it had acquired LinkedIn via a cash buyout of $26.2 billion – the third largest acquisition of 2016 thus far.  Due to the notoriety of the two companies involved, this high profile purchase has garnered many headlines and has amplified discussion of the cloud war.  Many companies are pouring money into cloud-based platforms for a variety of reasons, including...

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Unlocking the Blockchain’s Potential

Unlocking the Blockchain’s Potential

Raw talent needs coaching Few teams in the National Basketball Association can say they’re better positioned for the future than the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite losing 65% of their games this past season, the T-Wolves have a young roster oozing with talent, though lacking in experience. Headlining the squad are Andrew Wiggins, the 21 year-old, hyper-athletic wing, and Karl-Anthony Towns...

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Customer Experience in a Pokeball?

Customer Experience in a Pokeball?

Pokémon Go is the latest and hottest trend in North America and Australia right now, but it has yet to go viral beyond these boundaries. The limited global presence is not due to a lack of international demand, as we’ve seen many clones appearing in China, but is perhaps because the robustness of data required is only available for development and use within those geographic territories.…

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ACE16: The Water Industry Continues to Transform Part 1

ACE16: The Water Industry Continues to Transform Part 1

The American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition was held last week (June 20 – 22, 2016) in Chicago, Illinois. With over 10,000 attendees, 500+ exhibitors and 80+ sessions this conference presented an unparalleled opportunity to check the pulse of the water industry. Members of the West Monroe Water Utility consulting and technology practice were at the conference, and are...

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