Building a Bridge to Today’s Utility Customers

Building a Bridge to Today’s Utility Customers

Yesterday’s ratepayers are today’s power consumers – a reality that has plenty of utility execs reaching for the antacid. Ratepayers were mostly passive purchasers of electricity. Consumers have a long list of demands that includes energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging, renewable energy, and dynamic pricing. Some of them are even becoming mini-utilities themselves, mounting solar arrays...

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Healthcare Update Forum 2019: Minnesota Needs to Lead Industry Change

Healthcare Update Forum 2019: Minnesota Needs to Lead Industry Change

  Acknowledging the cyclical and self-perpetuated problems in healthcare is not new, but the panelists made very specific calls-to-action, challenging the Minnesota healthcare industry to take the next step and solve them. Based on what we heard at the conference, we think Minnesota can be a driver of positive change for the rest of the country to follow.…

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Uncommon Sense: Begin with the End in Mind

Uncommon Sense: Begin with the End in Mind

This is the first blog in a series I’m writing called Uncommon Sense: Practical Advice to Creating Value, targeted to those with a stake in creating value in companies. Most of the concepts apply to all industries and types of companies. I hope you enjoy reading it and find some insight in doing so.…

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Creating a Winning Team in Industry 4.0

Creating a Winning Team in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is accelerating digital manufacturing and predictive analytics on the shop floor, much in the same way as the professional sports analytics revolution has allowed teams to do more pre-game planning and more real-time, in-game informed decision making on the field. As a manufacturer, do you have what it takes to build a winning team in Industry 4.0?…

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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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