AI is the new UI – AI + UX + DesignOps

This blog post was originally published on CIO Review. Today you cannot read any technology or business article without some discussion around Artificial Intelligence (AI), whether explicit or implicit. We see AI integrating deeper in all elements of our life – be it at home with our families, or at work with our colleagues and […]

Cloud Migration & App Modernization: Not an All or Nothing Proposition

The pace of innovation continues to drive technological advances in nearly every industry while teaching customers to demand more in the way they consume and the speed in which they receive goods and services. Companies operating on legacy systems struggle to keep up with the innovation necessary to remain relevant in the market.  The good […]

Robotic Process Automation is Here, Say Goodbye to Repetitive Tasks

By 2018, Gartner cites that 20% of business content will be produced by machines. Mr. Ford & Mr. Taylor most likely would have dreamt of this time: a new era of optimizing repetitive tasks under the umbrella acronym “RPA.” Robotic Process Automation encompasses all technologies, products and processes used to automate repetitive computer capture tasks […]

Windows 10 Creators Update: The Top 4 Benefits for Businesses

If you are one of the businesses already reaping the rewards of Windows 10, then Microsoft’s recent Creators update will likely be no surprise to you. For those who aren’t, a brief recap, this is Microsoft’s third feature update in their new Windows-as-a-service model, Microsoft’s new method of improving Windows over time rather than with […]

Moving to a Cloud-based ERP: The Importance of Preparation

In November 2016, Microsoft launched Dynamics 365 for Operations, its new cloud-based ERP solution, a complete re-architecting of the Dynamics AX platform that aligns with Microsoft’s cloud first, mobile first strategy. ERP in the cloud can and will offer businesses many advantages. However, it also requires a good preparation and the right choices. First of […]

How a Cloud “Platform-Plus” Can Address the Need for Speed – and More

When I talk with clients about why they want to move to the cloud, I hear a common theme: They’re looking for speed. Now, speed may mean different things to different people. Some companies want to get their products to market faster. Others need to react more quickly to customer needs. And still others want […]

What Retailers Need to Look for in an ERP Solution

Today’s retailers face a complex operating environment. They need to sell seamlessly across multiple channels. They need to deal efficiently with a huge number of daily transactions. And they must accommodate an increasingly global customer base. It’s no longer enough just to have the right products in the right place at the right time. Instead, […]

Top Three Things to Know When Moving to Office 365

The following blog post was co-authored by Tom Hoglund, Executive, and Brad Gephart, Senior Director, of Platforms and Offerings. Microsoft’s ‘cloud first’ strategy has helped propel Office 365 (O365) into becoming Microsoft’s fastest growing commercial product to date. The latest research conducted by the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) found that almost half (48 percent) of […]

The DNA of Digital Disruption

Regardless of what stage companies are in while going through their digital transformation journey, the potential for market disruption is always looming. As I see it there are four market needs that are driving organizations to transform themselves digitally: increasing innovation, moving faster, staying connected and getting personal. The Need to Increase Innovation:  Digital disruption […]

Insurers Look to Analytics Tools for Answers

A trio of professors (Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb) at the University of Toronto recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review, entitled, The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence.  They make the point that, “Technological revolutions tend to involve some important activity becoming cheap” and for machine intelligence that will happen with […]