Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Can you Imagine a Day Without Water?

Essential. Reliable. Invaluable. Water—it’s the thread that weaves together our daily lives. It keeps our communities healthy, our cities running, and our economies growing. While essential, water infrastructure is largely invisible. Few people realize what it takes to treat and deliver drinking water every day or how wastewater is cleaned so that it can be safely reused or returned to the...

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Accepting the Leadership Challenge: Vadim Orlov on a Career in Innovation

Accepting the Leadership Challenge: Vadim Orlov on a Career in Innovation

Here at West Monroe, we encourage our employees to stretch beyond their current role, take ownership for their own career growth, and embrace the spirit of ‘intrapreneurship’ to better the firm. In this series, we speak to those who have stepped up to #acceptthechallenge and become a better leader. To kick things off, we interviewed Vadim Orlov, a member of West Monroe’s Technology practice...

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The Rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Presents Opportunities for Drivers and Electric Utilities

The Rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Presents Opportunities for Drivers and Electric Utilities

Electric utilities are undergoing many transformational changes that affect how they operate and engage with customers. The latest trend – gaining quite a bit of traction – is electric vehicles (EVs). Why is this a big deal? EVs are a unicorn trifecta of a win-win-win scenario: benefiting customers, electric utilities, and society.…

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Does Your Security Team Rely Too Much on Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)?

Does Your Security Team Rely Too Much on Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)?

We recently shared an experience from a network segmentation project during which we discovered a technical vulnerability affecting Cisco’s Firepower Threat Defense firewall line. The firewall, itself, was not the problem, but, under specific conditions that are not uncommon in many environments, it allowed access through the firewall to systems it was meant to protect.…

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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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Assessing the Latest Revisions for Valuing the Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources

Assessing the Latest Revisions for Valuing the Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources

Join the discussion at the New York Energy Summit: West Monroe leads a panel on the benefits and implications of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER). New approaches to net energy metering (NEM) are expanding across the U.S. Nationwide, lawmakers and regulators are setting aggressive clean energy goals and targets, and the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the...

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How do Credit Unions Stay Relevant in the Age of Big Bank Mega-Tech Investments?

How do Credit Unions Stay Relevant in the Age of Big Bank Mega-Tech Investments?

Despite any lingering recession-era skepticism of big banks and their motivations, we are now seeing a significant shift in their favor – even among customers who were affected by the last downturn. The ten largest U.S. retail banks now manage 48% of total consumer deposits, up from 39% in 2009. This uptick is largely a result of their investments in digital technology.…

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Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Siobhan Byrne on Challenging Unconscious Bias

Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Siobhan Byrne on Challenging Unconscious Bias

This feature is part of a series highlighting the contributions and career paths of women at West Monroe. Especially in technology consulting, traditionally a male-dominated industry, it can be difficult for women to find role models and paths that work for them. The goal of this blog series is to communicate the unique paths and successes of women at West Monroe.…

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Eliminating Bias in Innovation: Supporting Good Ideas from Unexpected Places

Eliminating Bias in Innovation: Supporting Good Ideas from Unexpected Places

West Monroe invests heavily in innovation—just this year we welcomed Tyson Hartman, senior director of innovation and partnerships; announced a new Innovation Fellow career promotion for senior technologists; and launched the West Monroe Idea Hub, where employees can crowdsource and vote on new ideas for further development. Central to our approach is making innovation transparent and open to...

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Are Utilities Moving to the Cloud? Don’t Wait for Regulators to Make the First Move

Are Utilities Moving to the Cloud? Don’t Wait for Regulators to Make the First Move

As part of our cloud advisory engagements, we work with clients to determine their strategic visions and goals for adopting cloud technologies. Cloud adoption in most industries is well underway but the landscape within energy and utilities is a bit different. This is primarily driven by two factors: Utilities’ unique IT organizations, matched with their technical and operational...

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Why We Focus on Values Alignment Instead of Fit During Interviews

Why We Focus on Values Alignment Instead of Fit During Interviews

When it comes to traditional styles of employee interviews, it’s fair to say that the formats haven’t shifted much over recent years. However, recruiting high-quality employees can be challenging in today’s competitive marketplace. Company perks and benefits are constantly expanding to lure and retain top talent in a tight market for employers and evolving to meet the needs and desires of a...

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