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Executives and Cloud – Perfect Alignment

In today’s “digital everything” world with all the confusing jargon around the subject of “cloud”, it is easy to miss the point of why cloud technology is important. In this blog, I hope to remind the reader about some cloud basics. The reference to cloud in this blog is a more broadly defined definition of […]

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.  Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.  In this article I […]

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Oracle Cloud PPM Rapid Install – “Why Bother?”

Introduction In this installment, I will discuss a few key takeaways of the PPM Rapid Install sheet. The PPM Rapid Installation is very helpful in getting an environment up very quickly. It also provides a structure in capturing configuration data. Depending on which features are suited, and selected, for your company, the sheet will enable […]

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Invoice formats- Oracle Projects Considerations Part 7

What is a Project Billing Invoice Format? The Oracle projects billing invoice formats determine how invoice lines can be displayed on invoices. Implementers define the width of columns and different data types to appear. Invoice formats also allow free-form text. These details are used in Receivables for invoice accounting and presentment to the customer. Are […]

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Project Statuses-Oracle Projects Considerations Part 8

What Are Project Statuses? Statuses can control the “life-cycles” of projects, project resource requirements, and people. New statuses can be created for the above objects. Out of the Box Project Statuses Project Statuses include predefined statuses for the following objects: Projects – a project’s current state, for example Open, Closed, or Approved Requirements – The […]

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Things to Consider with Lift-and-Shift Migrations in Cloud

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. We decided to call out this specific cloud lift-and-shift migration strategy because of our clients’ experience with this strategy. Many of our clients have seen both negative and positive results from this strategy, however, all of them missed many […]

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Consumer Goods Brands are Optimizing Omnichannel Strategies

Currently, customers are engaging with brands like never before. Consumers continue to look for top reviews, consistent messaging, and a seamless experience for their shopping routine. Customers have the ability to engage with companies instantaneously, and also, change their mind just as quick. This engagement proves why companies must implement effective omnichannel strategies. Implementing new […]

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Potential Impacts Beyond Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. When an organization transitions to cloud technology, it will often change the way that organization thinks about IT solutions. Cloud technology allows an organization to operate in more of an experimental/disposable way. This freedom allows an organization to “try […]

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Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

In a world where over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created each day, having a tool to help deliver information to users efficiently is important. Cognitive agents are a tool that can improve user experience for both advisors and customers alike. This self-service technology is capable of understanding human language to provide accurate information […]

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Retail Checkout: Who’s Doing it Right?

It’s no secret that cashiers at retailers are starting to be replaced by self-checkout options. The rise and success of Amazon Go has the retail industry adopting new technologies to remain contenders in customer satisfaction. The majority of big chain retail establishments are implementing new checkout options: express checkout, curbside pick-up, registers for customers to […]

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Oral-B Implements AI-Powered Toothbrush to Enhance Mouth Hygiene

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is working its way into every industry day-by-day. Oral health is no different. Recently Oral-B introduced an electric toothbrush that uses AI to track how people brush their teeth and offers personalized tips on oral hygiene. The toothbrush’s programming features thousands of brushing patterns to recognize each user’s […]

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You Want to Know Why the Oracle Asset and Asset Lines Look “off”?

Users ask, “Why do the asset and lines coming into Assets from Projects look off?” The straightforward answer is the screen layout is confusing. After Projects interfaces summarized asset lines to Assets, the Assets team must analyze and then post asset costs. A question we’re faced with at some point in every project where PPM […]

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Are Consumers Subscribing to Easier Shopping?

Consumer buying trends are consistently changing; from purchases, in-store assistance, to mobile shopping, and now monthly subscriptions. In today’s technologically advanced society, the consumer purchasing process is consistently adapting to the hectic lifestyle of the consumer. Through these new waves of shopping experiences, consumers are optimizing their efforts in subscription purchases. Approximately 15% of online […]

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Facial Recognition Enhances Customer Experience

Facial recognition technology is quickly advancing and going beyond the ever-popular security use cases. Now retailers can use it to deliver an omnichannel shopping experience. This is significant considering a 2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey of top North American retailers found that 73% of customers expect order tracking across all touch points, but only 7% […]

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Could a Digital Transformation Have Saved Payless ShoeSource?

More people are opting to shop online rather than in stores. This trend comes from the ease and convenience of online shopping. At the click of a button, many consumer goods can be delivered within a week. This, alone, grabs the attention of consumers because it doesn’t interfere with their routine. Recently Payless ShoeSource filed […]

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Trends in Retail: A Look Back—and Ahead

Every day, we sit at our computers and read the constant flow of headlines that cross the wires. In our meetings, we hear about our competitors, from what they are working on to how they are getting it done. It is these stories that drive organizations to innovate and perform better. It is these conversations […]

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Trends in Consumer Goods: A Look Back—and Ahead

Every day, we sit at our computers and read the constant flow of headlines that cross the wires. In our meetings, we hear about our competitors, from what they are working on to how they are getting it done. It is these stories that drive organizations to innovate and perform better. It is these conversations […]

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These 5 Stats Will Make You Revisit Your CX Strategy in 2019

Good news travels fast — but bad news travels faster With your business dependent on customer satisfaction, being able to service them regardless of their issue is what sets winning brands apart. On the flip side, when service is not up to par, damage to the brand can be significant. And businesses are paying attention. […]

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The Business Case for Telematics

1. Do you manage a small or large fleet of vehicles that are critical to your business operation? 2. Do you have the necessary data to manage your fleets utilization, preventative maintenance, driver behaviors and route optimization? If you answered YES to question 1 and NO to question 2 you should consider a implementing a […]

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