How to Develop Adaptability Among Employees to Meet the Growing Needs of Your Organization

How to Develop Adaptability Among Employees to Meet the Growing Needs of Your Organization

One challenge a growing organization faces involves sustaining a team of skilled professionals that can meet the growing expectations and needs of the business. Even more difficult is the task of filling less-desirable roles, such as shifted positions, where employees endure difficult hours and see less room for opportunity. One way to address these challenges involves adding more value to the...

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A Cloud Database Platform is Critical for Peak Performance

A Cloud Database Platform is Critical for Peak Performance

I’ve heard it many times.  Business leaders feel that since they moved their databases to a cloud provider, they won’t need their database administrative (DBA) staff.  The thought is, “the cloud provider will manage that.”  While cloud platforms do help alleviate some of the repetitive tasks of database administration, there are many functions that are not automatically accounted for in the...

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Public Cloud Environments: How to Effectively Manage Costs

Public Cloud Environments: How to Effectively Manage Costs

There are several compelling reasons to move to the cloud.  Speed of innovation.  The ability to scale quickly.  Production ready services to leverage AI, IoT, natural language processing, etc.  However, for most businesses, it all comes down to costs. In a previous blog post Moving to the Cloud: Myth Versus Reality, I touched on some misconceptions regarding moving to the cloud, including the...

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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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Lather, Rinse, Repeat: How Automation Improves Customer Engagement

Lather, Rinse, Repeat: How Automation Improves Customer Engagement

As business look to gain efficiencies, automation is gaining ground as a differentiator. For example, West Monroe’s Robotic Process Automation offering helps organizations accelerate their digital transformations. The main value driver of automation is allowing top talent to do more ‘high value’ work. In the managed services space, that means delivering a higher level of service to our...

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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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Don’t Take the Bait: Phishing Attacks

Don’t Take the Bait: Phishing Attacks

Phishing is one of the most pervasive security threats today and it’s only getting worse Over the last few years, phishing attacks have continued to rise as attackers refine strategies, execute successful programs, and make money. Attackers are taking advantage of end users to steal credentials or get them to click on malicious links.…

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Mid-market Cloud Adoption: More Reliable than the Weatherman

Mid-market Cloud Adoption: More Reliable than the Weatherman

As more enterprise scale organizations shift to using cloud technology providers, like Amazon Web Services, mid-market organizations are working to determine if moving some of their workloads to the cloud delivers the return that larger organizations are recognizing.  When we meet with clients, often we’re educating leaders on how cloud infrastructure and services differ from on premise...

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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...

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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.…

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