Strategy

  • Why Businesses Needs CybersecurityBy Scott S. Smith
    Security Practice Lead

    The recent data breach at Equifax is just one of the latest in a long string of high-profile cybersecurity failures. In this particular case, the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of up to 143 million Americans were exposed. In another case, the NotPetya attack very quickly spread to, then severely hobbled operations in, corporations around the world, including the giant shipping company Maersk.

    These and other recent cybersecurity failures in the news have resulted in intellectual property loss, disclosure of embarrassing communications, loss of business, massive public relations nightmares, and more. And that’s just for the high-profile cases!

  • Getting a new project started on the right road from the beginning is critical to making sure you actually get to the right destination.

  • Evaluating IT initiatives without looking at the value case or ROIBy Mark Tonnesen
    Principal

    When evaluating potential IT initiatives, the most common approach is to focus on the numbers and look at the return on investment (ROI) or value case. For example, say your company is considering implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Chances are the CEO and CFO will ask, "What's the value?" Or, "If the new system will cost $10 million, can you show me how it will produce a $10 million ROI?"

    As far as I'm concerned, though, if you're asking about the value case or ROI when evaluating IT initiatives, you're asking the wrong question and looking at the wrong things.

  • Reasons to outsourceBy Jeff Richards
    Managing Partner

    In today’s highly competitive global environment, many companies are taking a close look at outsourcing. Should they outsource? And if so, why?

    What exactly is outsourcing?

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