Data Security in a Quantum World

Data Security in a Quantum World

In a 2018 study by the Ponemon Institute, the global average cost of losing one record to a data breach was estimated to be $148. For the United States, this cost rose to $233, giving it the highest average total cost at $7.91 million per incident. With the world experiencing a Cambrian Explosion of data growth, forecasted at 42% through 2020, minimizing the impact of malware is essential.…

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Amplifying Youth Voice: Talking with Samantha Sencer-Mura of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI)

Amplifying Youth Voice: Talking with Samantha Sencer-Mura of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI)

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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Just Released: HHS and Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Best Practices

Just Released: HHS and Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Best Practices

In 2015, HHS (Health and Human Services) convened the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 405(d) Task Group leveraging the HPH (Healthcare and Public Health) Sector Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Public-Private Partnership.  The Task Group is comprised of over 150 members representing many roles and organizations in from healthcare practitioners, privacy, and cybersecurity subject...

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The 7 Most Interesting Things Business Leaders Told Us in 2018

The 7 Most Interesting Things Business Leaders Told Us in 2018

As the head of content marketing at West Monroe, I have the privilege of leading our Signature Research with the leading experts at our firm. We do a lot of market research around here – a lot – to understand the business issues we’re helping to address in the market. Then we share the results with you, our readers, to help make sense of the changing conditions around you (and often, what to...

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West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Now Tech: Digital Business Transformation Accelerators, Q4 2018”

West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Now Tech: Digital Business Transformation Accelerators, Q4 2018”

You can’t go far today without hearing the word digital. It’s a broad and often confusing word – digital means something a little different to everyone. What we do know is that it’s critical to think about how your business should be shifting in the digital world. We often talk to clients that need our help tackling broad digital issues – how to think about it, where to start, what’s next...

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Lean Methodology in Banking M&A

Lean Methodology in Banking M&A

Utilizing Lean methodologies as part of your M&A strategy may  help your bank realize more value. To be expected, acquisitions can cause significant disruption to the day-to-day operations of a bank. Because of the potential change in business processes as well as reallocation of the workforce, this disruption creates a significant opportunity to implement a Lean Culture into the...

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Take the Next Step in Your Digital Maturity for Revenue Growth

Take the Next Step in Your Digital Maturity for Revenue Growth

To realize we now live in a digital world doesn’t take much. And as companies are looking to digitally transform—in what seems to be overnight— many struggle on where to start or understand which digital initiatives will drive revenue and ultimately increase their bottom line. According to our survey of over 400 business leaders, the results were clear: The more digitally mature your...

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Why We Invest in Employee Resource Groups

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Why We Invest in Employee Resource Groups

As part of a journey to strengthen our culture of inclusion, I began writing quarterly articles 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. In my latest article, I look at the topic of employee resource groups (ERGs).…

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TechBash 2018: The Blazor and Serverless Microservices Party

TechBash 2018: The Blazor and Serverless Microservices Party

Part of being a team of Deep Technologists means keeping up with and having an opinion on new and emerging trends. As a Microsoft MVP, I do a lot of public speaking on new topics where I get to share knowledge on these new techniques. Recently, I spoke at TechBash in Pennsylvania alongside industry leaders from Microsoft and others on Blazor and Serverless Microservices.…

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Starting Small with Network Automation: Ansible for Full Device Configurations

Starting Small with Network Automation: Ansible for Full Device Configurations

Our Cloud & Infrastructure team is often involved with designing, building, and deploying new networks, which includes writing configuration text files for network devices for QA purposes before they are deployed to the device. While that method was sufficient for projects that only required 2-3 site configurations be written, projects in the last few years have involved development...

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