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3 Tips to Improve Your Shared Services Management
Shared services have been transforming the corporate delivery model since the 1980s. As an operating model, the philosophy is to centralize and standardize administrative functions. The idea is to go from multiple silos with many workflows, to one…
Robotic Process Automation — Is Your Company Prepared?
Spending on robotic process automation (RPA) increased by 57% in 2018 and is expected to reach $2.4 billion annually by 2022. It’s the latest trend in intelligent automation — and it’s just getting started. The core functionality of RPA seeks to…
What’s Next in IT Post-COVID?
The pandemic changed everything we know about business structure — and it will continue to impact us personally and professionally long into the future. IT has definitely felt the disruption associated with COVID-19, and it’s unlikely the industry…
Digital Transformation in Procurement: Not an Oxymoron
It’s a challenging time to be in the procurement field. COVID-19 proved that our supply chains are weaker than we thought and highlighted our need for real-time technology tools to stay on top of volatile markets. Procurement, however, has lagged…
How Does Outsourcing Your IT Impact The Economy?
Outsourcing is somewhat of a controversial topic among US companies. Opponents of outsourcing believe it takes jobs away from established employees. However, for many businesses, outsourcing is a way to widen their pool of qualified employees. So,…
Building Supply Chain Resilience
The supply chain may be the last stubborn holdout to digital transformation. Ask any logistics frontline worker, and they’ll tell you their outdated technologies create more manual work than they have time for. Transportation and logistics industry…
COVID-19 Redefines Business Operating Models
COVID-19 smashed through our generally accepted best business practices last year, and the virus doesn’t appear to be done with us yet. It’s time for IT to consider the pandemic as business agility becomes more necessary than ever. We’ve seen even…
2021 KPIs That Matter Most to CIOs
The key performance indicators (KPIs) that roll up to a CIO are — and should be — a strategic priority for any organization interested in digitally transforming itself. Measuring KPIs is a metrics-driven approach that has proven effective for every…
The Future Digital Workplace
The way we conduct business is changing, and it’s happening at an unprecedented pace. Such change would typically take years, and it would be a gradual process. However, due to the onset of COVID starting in late 2019, businesses throughout the US…
Assessing your IT infrastructure
Digital transformation starts with a comprehensive assessment of your IT architectures. An IT infrastructure assessment reviews and analyzes the effectiveness of your current technology systems. It is the beginning of a critical process toward the…
Key Components of an Effective IT Sourcing Strategy
For your IT sourcing efforts to be successful, they must be strategic. This requires the proactive exploration of your organizational needs based on a defined business case. In the past, the lowest bid would often get the contract. Today, having a…
Trends Impacting IT Infrastructure and in 2021
In 2020, COVID-19 pummeled infrastructure and operations (I&O) as organizations shifted their workforce to remote arrangements to accommodate shelter-in-place strategies. The latest data tells us that our workforce will continue operating…
Rethinking Your IT Strategy For 2021 and Beyond
Rethinking Your IT Strategy For 2021 and Beyond
From an operations standpoint, 2020 has emerged as arguably the most momentous year for businesses. While the pandemic rattled every industry sector, IT felt some particularly severe tremors. Organizations had to trim budgets and devise new…
Top Three Enterprise IT Infrastructure Management Issues and How to Resolve Them
It’s not been business as usual for IT infrastructures over the past few years. The escalation of cloud and hybrid models, cybersecurity concerns, consumer behavioral shifts, and the increasing demands for digital transformation have challenged and…
How Can CIOs Curb IT Sourcing Spend?
Finding ways to reduce costs and optimize spending is not new for chief information officers (CIOs); however, this year has significantly altered the way many businesses view their budgets and how they will approach spending going into the new year…
5 Best Practices for IT Outsourcing During COVID
The c-suite has faced many business and organizational challenges during COVID-19, and the truth is, we’re not done yet. Shelter-in-place orders caused many companies to scramble to activate a work-from-home mindset while adjusting to market…
Why IT Sourcing Will Remain a Strategic Imperative in 2021
Establishing and progressing strategic imperatives during a year this wild has been a significant challenge for many c-suite executives. How can you create a proactive strategy when your organization is busy reacting to cultural and corporate…
Accelerate Growth
Building a CIO and CFO Partnership to Accelerate Growth
Despite recognizing the need for digital transformation as a competitive advantage, far too often, IT innovation is slowed by the realities of the bottom line. Chief financial officers (CFOs) do not have to serve as the innovation damper, and…
Budget Processes that Support Innovation
Despite the tremendous disruptions COVID-19 had on our economy and American businesses of all sizes, it has had less of a dampening effect on enterprise innovation initiatives than you might have imagined. Business leaders have remained firm on the…
CIO IT Resource Allocation Amid the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis
It’s astonishing how a tiny virus has reshaped our workforce, economy, and social norms. COVID-19 has shifted entire paradigms from accepted best practices — and the pandemic isn’t done with us. While we don’t know yet if our shifts in IT…
How Can CFOs Build Bottom Line Resiliency into 2021 Financial Planning?
2020 will be written as the year of firsts for most companies. Unprecedented changes challenged chief financial officers (CFOs) as a global pandemic put a dampening effect on the bottom line of American businesses, big and small. With 2021 just…
Strategies to Put AI at the Core of Your Digital Transformation
While the COVID-19 virus may have derailed some digital transformation initiatives, behind the scenes, technologies have continued to evolve. Artificial intelligence (AI), while maturing, is still in its infancy. Despite this, AI will play a…
Challenges and Considerations for Starting a New CIO Role in 2020 and Beyond
The times are indeed changing for today’s chief information officer (CIO). The role has evolved into less of an operational function and more of a strategic leadership position. Chief executive officers (CEOs) look to their CIO for more than…
Preparing IT Teams for the New Cloud Normal
Enterprise organizations were slow to evolve to cloud technology from their legacy platforms and on-premise server rooms. But in the past five years, they’ve worked hard to catch up to the rest of the world, even if their efforts only encompassed…
Three Communication Tips for CIO Management of Board Relationships
Every executive in the c-suite needs to manage up. For a chief information officer (CIO), that means managing board relationships. Winning over a board of directors is rarely easy; in fact, it’s probably grown more challenging as the COVID-19…
Preparing for the U-Shaped Economic Recovery
Just a few short months ago, economists predicted the V, a short-term, sharp economic dip, followed by a brisk recovery. Now, well into the third quarter, with COVID-19 showing few signs of slowing, it’s clear we’re in more of a U-shaped economic…
Don’t Skimp on Cybersecurity in 2020 - Windsor Group
Don’t Skimp on Cybersecurity in 2020
While you’ve been busy worrying about the bottom line, cybercriminals have been quietly probing your vulnerabilities within the context of your COVID-19 distraction. Just ask the World Health Organization (WHO), who publicized the news of an…
Going Beyond Business Continuity Planning
It’s a safe assumption that most business continuity plans didn’t extend to the idea of a global pandemic. For the sheer scope of business impact, COVID-19 is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. This event has redefined how the c-suite must…