A Review of the Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017: New Features and Significant Updates

A Review of the Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017: New Features and Significant Updates

This year’s Microsoft Web Summit was held in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and was chock-full of 30-minute sessions exploring Microsoft and partner web technologies. This conference was aimed at web developers and highlighted new technologies, projects, and updates out of Microsoft and other partnered web companies. Here are some of the most exciting projects and ideas that came out of this...

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Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business
  One of America’s finest defining characteristics is our longstanding history and tradition of entrepreneurship: Going out on your own. Hanging out a shingle. Taking the risk to start something new. That is exactly what we did, 15 years ago. With a clean slate and no clients, a few colleagues and I met at Miller’s Pub in Chicago. On a bunch of napkins, we sketched out our ideal consulting firm. The words on those napkins included respect for diverse experience and thought, practical innovation, and quality over growth. Not insignificantly, one of them was fun. Our business is hard work. But if we’re doing it with people we enjoy and respect, why shouldn’t it be fun? Those humble words, our values, continue to guide us every day, from how we consider future investments, to how we welcome new employees, to how we treat our clients – like we wouldn’t exist without them. Because we wouldn’t. While our values have always put our people first, we would not enjoy the success and reputation we do today without the trust and confidence of our clients.
IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE to live the ultimate dream of an entrepreneur and continue our country’s distinctive legacy.
  In two weeks, employee owners from across our 10 offices will gather to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and map an even brighter future. I could not be more motivated to get working on that future — one where our uncommon blend of business-minded technologists and technology-minded business people will become our next generation of leaders. To our clients: It has been a privilege to live the ultimate dream of an entrepreneur and continue our country’s distinctive legacy. Thank you for 15 years of opportunities to collaborate, innovate, make a real difference, and, yes, also have fun along the way.  
Two Sides to Every Storm: Hurricane Irma and Providing or Depriving a Positive Customer Experience

Two Sides to Every Storm: Hurricane Irma and Providing or Depriving a Positive Customer Experience

Hurricane Irma made its second U.S. landfall on Marco Island, FL early Saturday afternoon. As one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, the impact of the category five storm has been extreme. Irma’s wrath damaged areas from Southwest Florida to South Carolina, created one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S.…

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Affordable Care Act – Moving Forward

Affordable Care Act – Moving Forward

After nearly a decade of uncertainty around the longevity of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law now stands to remain in place for (at least) the foreseeable future. In the wake of the latest repeal and replace failure, we can expect a new wave of bipartisan effort to amend and update the ACA in its current form to bring greater market stability, wider access to care, and lower costs.…

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For Amazon, 4 Reasons Prime Day Isn’t About “Deals”

For Amazon, 4 Reasons Prime Day Isn’t About “Deals”

If you’re like me, Prime Day gets you excited for a good deal. I’ll admit it, I spent a good 20-30 minutes scrolling through the upcoming deals and adding several to my “Watching” list. If you’re Jeff Bezos, you’re excited that Prime Day is going to increase Amazon’s market share even further… Here are four ways Amazon is using Prime Day to continue crushing competition: Increasing Amazon...

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West Monroe Actively Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders

West Monroe Actively Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders

West Monroe Sets the Stage Here at West Monroe Partners, our mission is to”Build the Next Generation of Leaders”.  This can be hard to believe or just downright frightening if you are new to the workforce, take it from a millennial at their first job like me. How can a brand new hire start building up leadership skills, advise on topics they have limited experience in, and continue...

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The Unsexy Side of Fintech

The Unsexy Side of Fintech

Fintech usually has a sexy connotation associated with it, so last week when I was in New York speaking at Bank Director’s FinXTech conference, I enjoyed the irony of being on a panel to discuss “The Unsexy Side of Fintech.” The conference primarily focused on discussing the impact of Fintech on the Financial Services industry, the current state of innovation, and what’s...

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United Airline’s Multi-Million Dollar Decision

United Airline’s Multi-Million Dollar Decision

You can’t fly through life without encountering decisions. Perhaps you entered a grocery store and must decide between: Buying regular apples Buying organic apples Perhaps you unexpectedly need to transport crew members on an already-full flight to Louisville and must decide between: Incentivizing passengers to voluntarily give up their seats by offering compensation Cancelling another...

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Water: Too Much, Too Little, Not Clean

Water: Too Much, Too Little, Not Clean

This is a guest blog post by Microsoft’s Adam J. Hecktman, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation for Chicago. To hear more of Adam’s perspective, come meet him at our World Water Day Summit on March 22nd. There is a spotlight on water.  No other natural resource is as critical to life, while being ironically threatening to it.…

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5 Reasons to be Excited for the Salesforce Spring ’17 Release

5 Reasons to be Excited for the Salesforce Spring ’17 Release

Salesforce does a great job responding to their user’s feedback and needs and have incorporated a number of those user requests. The Spring ’17 Release is no different, in fact they may be setting the bar even higher! From enhancing the customer service experience to having Artificial Intelligence predict the value of an opportunity – Salesforce is making it easier for users to get the most of...

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Highlights From NRF 2017: Evaluate Your Retail Investments Carefully

Highlights From NRF 2017: Evaluate Your Retail Investments Carefully

Attending NRF’s Big Show 2017 provided me with the opportunity to see how retailers, specifically their operations, are evolving.  We are in the midst of a technology revolution!  NRF offered everything from robots enhancing the customer experience to wearable technology improving the effectiveness of in-store teams.  The pace of change in how retailers go to market (omni-channel retailing...

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