Blog Series: The Human Side of Digital Transformation

Blog Series: The Human Side of Digital Transformation

Part 1: Shaping Consumer Demand with Business Capabilities This is the first of a three-part blog series explaining the human contribution within a digital strategy. From a foundational perspective, digital transformation is the application of digital capabilities to processes and products for improving efficiency, enhancing customer value, managing risk, and uncovering new opportunities for...

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The Future of Energy on Display at AEC 2018

The Future of Energy on Display at AEC 2018

The Advanced Energy Conference in New York City brought together utility and energy business leaders, researchers, technologists, and policy makers. A mix of plenary and breakout sessions were supplemented by exhibits and networking opportunities as attendees listened and engaged in discussion on the current state of the industry, and various futures on the horizon.…

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The United Corporations of America?

The United Corporations of America?

Leading a company comes with great responsibility. You are accountable to the customers you serve, the employees representing your brand, and the owners invested in your success. That responsibility widens when you include people who depend on those groups, including families, alliance partners, communities, and others. The weight of that responsibility, when you stop and think about it, can...

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Four Guiding Questions to Determine if your Company is Ready to Invest in a Knowledge Management Strategy

Four Guiding Questions to Determine if your Company is Ready to Invest in a Knowledge Management Strategy

As executives seek to scale their business, there are dozens of critical systems, processes, and organizational structures that need to be evaluated in advance of significant growth. A critical piece often overlooked is the organization’s long-term strategy for process and procedure standardization, documentation, and storage, as well as the identification and distribution of best practices...

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity:  The “Silent” Challenge of Creating Equal Networking Opportunities In and Outside of the Workplace

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: The “Silent” Challenge of Creating Equal Networking Opportunities In and Outside of the Workplace

As part of a journey to strengthen our culture of inclusion, we began writing quarterly editorials last year designed to stimulate conversation about relevant and sometimes challenging topics. The idea is that healthy and open dialogue is an essential prerequisite to breaking down the barriers to inclusion. We are energized by the feedback to date, and are excited to continue this conversation...

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The State of CRM in Banking – Where We Are and Where We’re Going, Part 1

The State of CRM in Banking – Where We Are and Where We’re Going, Part 1

Last fall, I attended Dreamforce with a mission to review the state of CRM in Banking, and thus, immersed myself into all things Financial Services throughout the week. What I found was similar to what we wrote about last year and in 2016. Banks are still addressing the same overall types of challenges: building modern platforms to use the data in their legacy systems and building a culture of...

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World Water Day 2018: How will you be a better water steward?

World Water Day 2018: How will you be a better water steward?

Today, March 22, is recognized by the United Nations as World Water Day and focuses on the importance of water. Our water systems today face urgent and dire situations – Cape Town, South Africa is rationing water and quickly approaching “Day Zero,” when fresh water supplies will go dry. Officials in Flint, Michigan are returning to court, facing involuntary manslaughter charges as well as...

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What’s Hybrid Cloud, Part 2

What’s Hybrid Cloud, Part 2

We see 6 major aspects of hybrid cloud that IT organizations leveraging cloud technologies need to consider: Connectivity Identity Security Monitoring Automation Workload Mobility In Part 1 of this series we reviewed some considerations for adopting a hybrid cloud hosting model, including aspects of connectivity, identity, and security. This blog will cover additional hybrid cloud...

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The Perfect Storm for Energy Companies: Low Oil and Peak Demand

The Perfect Storm for Energy Companies: Low Oil and Peak Demand

The term “A Perfect Storm” is commonly referenced when multiple events occur simultaneously to create a worst-case scenario. Often overused, this phrase has become synonymous with many things, from cataclysmic weather events to financial crises. For the global energy industry, sustained low oil prices and the emergence of demand-side technology improvements across multiple fronts have created...

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What is Knowledge Management and Why Should My Company Care?

What is Knowledge Management and Why Should My Company Care?

Increasingly today, companies are in the business of applying knowledge to solve complex problems. As a result, executives in every industry rely heavily on the intellect of their employees and the established processes that carry their business. While this requires a highly skilled workforce, it also affords companies the opportunity to identify and adopt best practices, institutionalize the...

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Achieving the Full Potential of Your Warehouse Automation Investment

Achieving the Full Potential of Your Warehouse Automation Investment

We recently partnered with a large multi-site distribution client to conduct an assessment. They were operating with a mix of newer, automated facilities and older, highly manual facilities. In addition to the evaluating operational and management effectiveness, the client was interested in an analysis as to whether they were using their automation investment to its full potential.…

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Making Specialty Care Accessible: Talking with Melissa Johnson of Project Access Northwest

Making Specialty Care Accessible: Talking with Melissa Johnson of Project Access Northwest

One of the best things about our profession is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many talented and interesting people at our clients and in the community. This blog series introduces some of the executives with whom we work and spotlights the ways they are leading and making their mark, both personally and professionally.…

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