Category Archive: Insights

August 2021

Surprising Productivity and Cost Advantages to Hiring a Consultant Over an FTE

If you’ve struggled to find the right candidate or retain people central to your operations, you’re not alone. According to a recent Microsoft report, nearly 41% of the global workforce is contemplating quitting their jobs. The term for this change is the “Great Resignation.” This massive transition means that keeping existing projects alive – and […]

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August 2021

Efficiency and Effectiveness Assessment: Could You Benefit?

When your annual budget is heavily reliant on grants or federal, state, or local funding, your financial resources are limited. Trying to allocate them in a way that drives down expenses and maintains (or even improves) services can feel impossible. Does this sound familiar to you? Is it time to think about new ways to […]

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April 2021

Solving Cloud Sprawl: What Does It Mean?

Solving Cloud Sprawl is the term we have been using to describe the growing complexity of managing cloud access and spend. Before you solve it, you have to know what it is. Cloud services come from companies and services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and if you have these services then you know that […]

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February 2021

PMO: Basics of Project Management Office Start-Up

There are so many challenges when an organization decides to setup a Project Management Office (PMO). These challenges range from strategic to tactical, theoretical to practical. The question is how do we implement an effective PMO? Understand Your Environment It is essential that you understand the environment in which you will be setting up an effective PMO. […]

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December 2020

Executive On Demand Feature: JoLinda Vega

JoLinda Vega is an innovative, results oriented leader. She has comprehensive experience using a consultative approach to gain an understanding of the client’s business needs. In doing so, she provides a strategic business perspective and technology-based direction to manage organizations into the next era. She is consistently recognized for achieving business goals, providing effective client […]

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October 2020

Executive On Demand Feature: Marvin Motley

Marvin Motley is a senior executive leader driving Fortune 100 value through procurement, cost savings and operational process improvements across $10B global sourcing. Marvin draws on his legal and organizational leadership to optimize analytics and spend, while creating improvements across a wide variety of functions and commodities. His strong leadership has improved prices across 38k […]

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October 2020

Solving Cloud Sprawl: Hidden Costs of Cloud Operations

In the very forgettable 1993 movie “Point of No Return,” Harvey Keitel delivered three minutes of screen genius in his role as Victor the Cleaner. By the time Victor shows up, our heroine, Bridget Fonda, has made a mess of her assignment to (spoiler alert) assassinate her target. With her partner shot, they must call […]

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September 2020

Overspending: How to Minimize Costs

Even during the best of times, reducing costs and increasing revenue are the best ways to keep your business healthy. Right now, identifying and reducing areas of excess spending is a critical priority. Here are a few areas that we frequently see overspending: Internet and Telecommunications Even before the increases in video-conferencing, communication and accessibility […]

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September 2020

The Gig Economy and Subject Matter Experts

The popularity of a “gig economy” is continuously increasing. According to the American Staffing Association, many Americans view this as a relatively new way to describe non-traditional work, but actually this concept has existed for a while. This term is often used with musicians, referring to a performance as a “gig.” A musician provides short-term, specialized […]

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August 2020

This VUCA World: What Can You Do About It?

VUCA is an acronym coined at the US Army College in the 1990’s to sum up what the world would be like after the Soviet Union’s collapse: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. However, I think you will all agree that VUCA has never been more relevant for both the military and business than it is […]

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