Moving to the Cloud:  Myth Versus Reality

Moving to the Cloud: Myth Versus Reality

Cloud computing solutions have been available for well over a decade. Software as a Service (SaaS) came to prominence first, followed closely by Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, then advanced Platform-as-a-Service offerings (PaaS), and now Function-as-a-Service, or “serverless” cloud hosting models, where the application requests compute resources without visibility or knowledge...

Read More
Office 365 vs. G Suite: The dilemma of choosing between the behemoths and the benefits of Office 365

Office 365 vs. G Suite: The dilemma of choosing between the behemoths and the benefits of Office 365

Those who remember Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) understand why there was such an interest in the release of Google Apps vs Office 365. Since their initial release, Google Apps has bloomed into G Suite and BPOS has evolved into Office 365. Both of which are capable of hosting a cloud based collaboration solution for companies of any size.…

Read More
5 Steps for IT Spring Cleaning

5 Steps for IT Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning may be an annual ritual for your home, but it is also a best practice in business. And in my area of business, IT operations, one of my favorite areas for “cleaning up” is making sure that our systems meet the availability and recovery expectations of our business. Our clients, and any enterprise for that matter, should consider the same approach.…

Read More
The SSAE16 Audit Journey: The photo album

The SSAE16 Audit Journey: The photo album

A few months ago, I wrote about the journey of going through an SSAE16 audit.  I compared it to travelling with kids. After the trip, when you’re back in the daily routine, there is a point at which you start to sift through and organize your memories. Maybe you look fondly at your souvenirs. …

Read More
Security challenges for the NOC – from bookcases to business operations

Security challenges for the NOC – from bookcases to business operations

Building pretty much anything from scratch typically presents challenges. Those simple looking Ikea bookshelves that are advertised as to be a simple build are always more involved than initially expected. If you work in a NOC, you can apply that logic to expanding a technical service offering. You can quickly start to appreciate the complexity associated with augmenting existing...

Read More
Five things healthcare companies should look for in a managed services provider

Five things healthcare companies should look for in a managed services provider

As technology continues to transform the healthcare industry, firms that deliver health services, along with healthcare providers, are looking to invest their technology dollars in areas that can have the greatest positive impact on their customers.  When budget time rolls around, decisions need to be made about investing in new innovations versus keeping the lights on.…

Read More
C is for Custom Report Type (and Cupcakes)

C is for Custom Report Type (and Cupcakes)

WMP’s Performance Services team creates and updates Salesforce reports for our clients almost every day. From the simple mailing list to the complex snapshot matrix, we help users of all levels access the data they need in meaningful and accurate ways. What strikes me most about this is that, more often than not, these users could create and update the reports all by themselves.…

Read More
The Importance of a CISO

The Importance of a CISO

Security is one of the fastest-evolving and most complex areas of information technology and a critical concern for companies in just about every industry. Threats to the security of data are increasing and organizations continue to struggle with the changing security landscape and regulations. Sadly, security incidents and data breaches are becoming common place in business today.…

Read More
Upgrading Your Development Toolbox Can Improve Your Applications

Upgrading Your Development Toolbox Can Improve Your Applications

Recently, the West Monroe Partners Performance Services Dev Ops team was tasked with improving the functionality of a highly visible internal web application.  This app was used by every employee at the company, and there were a number of enhancements and new features that had been requested.  After an initial project assessment, it was determined that in order to deliver what was requested...

Read More
Preparing for an SSAE 16 Audit is a lot like Traveling with Kids

Preparing for an SSAE 16 Audit is a lot like Traveling with Kids

Even as my kids get older, getting out the door still takes too long and there is way too much yelling (or so my kids tell me).  Everyone knows what they need to do to get ready, what they need to bring, and when we’re leaving. Yet when the time comes to depart for our winter getaway, our final check reveals that my son didn’t pack any socks and my daughter packed for the right number of days...

Read More
Phone: 312-602-4000
Email: marketing@westmonroepartners.com
222 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60606
Show Buttons
Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Hide Buttons