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Gartner ITxpo: Healthcare Payers Practical Digital Strategy

This year at Gartner IT Expo, Mandi Bishop, Senior Director and Analyst at Gartner, discussed the (mostly) hype-free plan to digital strategy.  She was very focused on a pragmatic approach.  Digital strategy to her is about optimization 2017 and 2018 was about “learning how to pedal”  2019 is about optimizing the motion.  Your digital business […]

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Mobile Sales Enablement with MicroStrategy

Sales enablement. It’s the process of providing your sales team with the tools they need to successfully engage with the buyer and sell more effectively. But the value in sales enablement tools seems to get lost when sellers have multiple data sources at their disposal and none of them work cohesively. This is the challenge […]

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How AI, IoT, and Smart Technologies Impact Digital Transformation

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week […]

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4 Benefits of a Single Sign On in Healthcare

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single sign on (SSO) for your daily work routine? How many moments would be spent helping a patient, instead of staring at a screen trying to remember usernames or password credentials? Take a moment and consider this. How many applications, websites, and dashboards do you have to […]

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Avoid Becoming Digital Prey: How to Optimize Operations to Transform Your Business

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. We’ve compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it comes to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week blog series, […]

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Q2 is Here! Use a Simple Approach to Achieve Your Strategic Goals

We are heading toward the end of Q1. Organizations have finalized budgets and have set their strategic direction. Do you feel like you have the right operating model in place for your team to meet company objectives? Do you have your priorities sorted out? What does success look like? Stepping back and taking a simple […]

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Energy Industry Needs Fewer Counterproductive Regulations

While the industry is seeing much innovation, and while energy companies are doing positive work in communities and around the world, there is no question that the industry still faces several serious challenges. The industry needs fewer counterproductive industry regulations and, instead, better policies that leverage free trade and support innovation. Free trade can lead […]

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Energy Companies Embrace Philanthropy

Philanthropy remains incredibly important to energy companies, which made financial donations in the wake of horrific events, such as the hurricanes in Texas and Florida and fires in California, in 2017. As of August 2017, ExxonMobil had made a “financial commitment for Harvey relief to up to $9.5 million.” Money is also being sent to […]

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Customer Experience in Telecom and Cable Is the Key to Growth

While operational efficiency is critical when it comes to running a lean and profitable business, it is closely intertwined with the customer experience. For example, better processes along with front- and back-end systems can lead to faster and more effective customer service. It can also lead to better and faster delivery of products and services. […]

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Oil & Gas Companies with Ethical Operations Outperform Peers

A recent Financial Times article highlighted a report which found that oil and gas companies with more ethical operations are more profitable and valued than their competitors. According to the report, “For oil and gas companies, the valuation premium was almost a fifth for those that combat corruption, have better health and safety processes or […]

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Driving Operational Efficiency in Telecom and Cable

At the end of the day, a streamlined business can witness tremendous cost and time savings, not to mention deliver better experiences for customers and employees. Most, if not all, leaders in the communications space have ongoing initiatives for optimizing their business, whether it’s the implementation of sophisticated software and technology, or process reengineering to […]

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Collaboration Helps Advance Energy Industry

Energy companies continue to collaborate with other organizations to further research. For example, Shell recently opened a mobility research center at Tsinghua University in China. According to a company press release, “This new centre will focus on developing solutions for the automotive sector, including the development of high-efficiency lubricants and additives; cleaner use of conventional […]

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Innovation Steams Ahead in the Energy Industry

Over the years, the industry has found better ways to drill for oil. That’s very important because the world consumes approximately 97 million barrels of oil per day. Of that amount, the U.S. uses 19 million. However, since the U.S. produces 12 million barrels, it net imports. The market is roughly balanced in terms of […]

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Digitalization Will Help Telecom, Cable, and Satellite Win Big

As it stands, the outlook for broadcast, cable, and telecommunications providers looks very bright. In a Q3 2017 earnings call, John J. Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of AT&T, said: “We continue to track well against our full-year guidance, and we continue to invest for the growth of our business and […]

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Comcast and the Industry’s Desire to Be Most Relevant

A look at how one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers came to be shows just how far the communications (i.e., cable, satellite, telecommunications) sector has come. After all, the rich histories and legacies of many companies have made the industry what it is today. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of […]

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Oil & Gas Remain Incredibly Important

During an interview last year, David M. Rubenstein, president of The Economic Club of Washington D.C., and John S. Watson, chairman of the board and CEO (retiring February 1, 2018) of Chevron, discussed the antipathy that exists toward oil and gas companies. It’s true. Consumers typically do not tout their excitement about oil and gas […]

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[Guide] 2018 Cable, Satellite and Telecom Industries Outlook

Using the insights we’ve gleaned from conversations with clients, perspectives from industry executives, and statistics from market research reports, we have prepared a guide that describes the current state of the communications sector. Use it as a barometer to measure the impact of your own activities and initiatives. How do you compare to your peers? […]

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[Guide] 2018 State of the Energy Industry

There’s probably no better way to introduce our new energy industry guide than by sharing the very first question David M. Rubenstein, president of The Economic Club of Washington D.C., asked John S. Watson, chairman of the board and CEO (retiring February 1, 2018) of Chevron, during an interview last year: “So, what could be […]

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Understanding the Current State of IoT in 2017

Smart cars, smart factories, connected healthcare – you’ve heard businesses toss about these terms over the last few years. But what are they referring to? Simply put, “smart” and “connected” refer to the Internet of Things (IoT.) The ever-increasing number of connected devices is opening up new business models and new opportunities for both tech […]

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[Guide] Improving Insight And Reporting In Wealth Management

Business intelligence (BI) technologies enable wealth management firms to analyze raw data, with the goal of improving decision making, enhancing client relationships, increasing operational efficiency, and adhering to legal and regulatory compliance mandates. A properly designed BI framework can provide financial services companies with a rich, intuitive user interface that enables business users to run […]

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