7 Steps to Changing Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Culture—For Good

7 Steps to Changing Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Culture—For Good

Despite the escalated rate and severity of cyberattacks, leaders at most companies have not changed their approach to cybersecurity in the past few years to adapt to the increasingly challenging environment. The goalposts have changed. And the question leaders should ask themselves is not, “is my data secure?” but “how prepared are we to minimize operational downtime in the likely event of a...

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How Can Minnesota’s Manufacturers Better Compete for Talent?

How Can Minnesota’s Manufacturers Better Compete for Talent?

From vehicles, to beauty supplies, to food production, the manufacturing industry’s 8,343 employers provide jobs for over 300,000 Minnesota workers. The industry contributes the largest share of the state’s gross domestic product (16%) and nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies in Minnesota are in manufacturing. Manufacturing has historically been Minnesota’s largest private-sector industry...

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Improve Workforce Productivity with Microsoft’s Power Platform

Improve Workforce Productivity with Microsoft’s Power Platform

SharePoint has always been a great tool for quickly solving business problems. Microsoft’s “Power Platform” is a potent solution that can enable business processes at a speed that’s hard to match and without hard-to-mitigate limitations. It’s a set of tools built on top of Office 365 that enables rapid creation of apps, data visualization and process automation...

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How to Rethink your Cybersecurity Strategy in 5 Minutes

How to Rethink your Cybersecurity Strategy in 5 Minutes

Malware attacks are wreaking havoc on the international economy and costing businesses billions of dollars in lost revenue, operational shutdowns, and reputational damage. It’s likely that you may have even experienced an episode like this at your firm. The latest industry research indicates that 50% of surveyed executives experienced disruptions from malware 6-10 times over the past five...

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West Monroe named in Forrester’s Recent Report “Now Tech: Salesforce Implementation Services, Q2 2019″

West Monroe named in Forrester’s Recent Report “Now Tech: Salesforce Implementation Services, Q2 2019″

Forrester’s recent report discusses how companies can navigate the ever-changing Salesforce product set and get to implementation faster by choosing the right partner based on their specific needs. The report provides insight into vendor size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. The right partner can help navigate the complexities of integrations, emerging products, commerce...

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In it for The Long Run: Committing to Health Equity in Minnesota

In it for The Long Run: Committing to Health Equity in Minnesota

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSMN) took a stance in a recent report on health equity in Minnesota, building upon their existing content and calling attention to health inequity in the state. The report calls out the health disparities that exist despite the state’s above average health outcomes. To many, residence in Minnesota implies better than average health.…

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Conversational Banking: Financial Services Firms Must Invest or Be Left Behind

Conversational Banking: Financial Services Firms Must Invest or Be Left Behind

Last year, I wrote about conversational interfaces and how they have the potential to disrupt business and technology paradigms over the coming years. To recap, conversational interfaces are an emerging high-level system design model where interactions occur in the user’s spoken or written natural language. Most commonly they are a voice-driven virtual assistant like Alexa or a text-driven...

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Is Data Virtualization a Panacea for the Age-old Data Centralization Problem?

Is Data Virtualization a Panacea for the Age-old Data Centralization Problem?

Chances are your legacy enterprise data warehouse is expensive, does not scale, has limited domain coverage, and comes with fragile ETL process that is very expensive to maintain and extend. Your recent Data Lake investment struggles to provide value it promised. You’ve probably heard about data virtualization and federation – is this the modern solution to the age-old problem?…

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WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

I recently returned from the annual WERC (Warehousing Education and Research Council) conference in Columbus, Ohio. During the sessions I attended, the various networking events, as well as the session I presented with Ethan DeWall from Martin Bros. Distributing Co., a reoccurring theme appeared: the struggle to attract and retain talent is a continuing challenge that organizations face across...

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West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap”

West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap”

Forrester just released the following report; “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap.” According to the report’s key takeaways, “agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards” and “DWA enables BI self-service for use cases requiring a data warehouse.” We are honored to see West Monroe’s Rapid Analytics Platform (RAP) cited in this report that covers...

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