What’s your Cloud Foundation?

What’s your Cloud Foundation?

Our cloud implementation project teams work with clients to execute their cloud strategies and roadmaps.  A key early step in the deployment process is to establish a solid foundation of cloud technologies and processes. We describe these projects as “Cloud Foundations,” and include the following objectives: Establish cloud provider account and billing frameworks Finalize naming...

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Three Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolution Planning

Three Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolution Planning

In many of my recent projects, I’ve worked with clients to define “Vision & Value” for their initiatives. The concept of “Vision & Value” is an organizational change management best practice that facilitates conversations with key executives to identify goals and success factors for a project, creates alignment among executives around those goals, and identifies...

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Growing a Passion into a Successful Business: Lessons Learned from the ACG Women’s Forum

Growing a Passion into a Successful Business: Lessons Learned from the ACG Women’s Forum

Having worked with entrepreneurs in the past, I’ve found many startup founders were driven by either a desire to “get rich quick”, or a desire to be “their own boss”.  In certain rare cases, however, you run into a founder that built a business around a long-held passion.  Rosie O’Neill is just that kind of entrepreneur: one that built a business around the childlike love of candy and her...

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Why Good Customer Service Is Not Good Enough—Even in B2B

Why Good Customer Service Is Not Good Enough—Even in B2B

Having good customer service is not good enough in today’s service industry. As technology rapidly evolves, so do clients’ expectations for a premium customer experience—and their expectations are being set by B2C businesses. If a company refuses to acknowledge and invest in a better customer experience, then its clients will migrate to competitors—perhaps even if the competitors’...

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity, Part 4: One Year Later, How Open Dialogue Has Inspired Action

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity, Part 4: One Year Later, How Open Dialogue Has Inspired Action

This year, in an effort to be transparent about the journey we are undertaking to strengthen our culture of inclusion with both our employees and external stakeholders – our clients and neighbors in the communities where we live and work – we are publishing a series of articles to create an open dialog about inclusion and diversity.…

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Let’s Talk Basic Cryptocurrency Security: How to Keep Your Coins With You in a More Secure Environment

Let’s Talk Basic Cryptocurrency Security: How to Keep Your Coins With You in a More Secure Environment

With all the recent attention, and value generation, from cryptocurrencies as of late (pick your favorite: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and more!), the Blockchain team at West Monroe Partners felt it’s important to remind our readers on how to keep your Bitcoins safe, and of a crucial security component: establishing your own digital wallet.…

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VMware’s Velocloud Acquisition: Legitimizing Enterprise SD-WAN

VMware’s Velocloud Acquisition: Legitimizing Enterprise SD-WAN

The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market is consolidating, via some moves from well-established vendors. Earlier this month, VMware acquired one the largest SD-WAN providers, Velocloud.  Cisco has also done a similar acquisition of Viptela. Prior to these acquisitions, SD-WAN could have been regarded as hype, but these transactions indicate a shift in the market focus and a longer-term...

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