Microsoft created some waves in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) space this week, with the announcement at their Ignite conference that they are bundling Power Automate free in Windows 10 - all the way down to the Home user license. We imagine that UI Path, Blue Prism, and Automation Anywhere noticed this announcement as well. We believe that RPA is one of the most impactful technologies to come to maturity in recent years, and is one that a huge number of organizations benefit from. Contact us if you'd like to discuss how this technology, and this announcement from Microsoft, could impact your organization in a positive way.
Our Founder Jeff Roberts is slated to speak on Monday Sep 14th at the SINC Midmarket IT & Security Leaders Virtual Forum, on the topic of Navigating Change Management in Innovation. He will be touching on how to navigate human nature and corporate culture in rolling out Innovation and Tech change. After months of effort and millions in costs, too many IT projects fail in this critical step. Jeff will offer real world advice on planning for Change Management throughout a project and how to execute on it when the time is right. For more information and to request to register, visit https://hubs.li/H0vTP8T0
Innovation Vista is offering small businesses free consulting about remote work options or other IT issues to help them keep their business moving as we all combat coronavirus COVID19 together. For many small businesses, the government's request to initiate social distancing has created a tension point between taking steps to protect their employees' (really the entire public's) health vs. changing the entire operating model of their company. Some businesses may need advice on setting up free/cheap tools for video conferencing, screen-sharing and other collaboration. For others, this mode of operation opens up enormous information security concerns and may raise the risk of data breaches and other liabilities. We're offering a free consultation to any small business who feels stuck in this quandary or is unable to operate/support their IT systems in a remote working mode. Please contact us if you're interested in a strategic conversation about your options. We CAN [...]
Searching for a keynote speaker for your conference or seminar? Looking for an expert on Innovation or IT strategy to stoke the creative fires of your group? Many of Innovation Vista's expert consultants are also expert public speakers! Sometimes an outside expert can bring just the new perspective that's needed to get your group thinking differently. Any of our core services or areas or expertise are fair game: Innovation IT Strategy Virtual/Fractional Part-time CIO Services Using IT to Drive Revenue & Market-share Artificial Intelligence Weaponizing Data as a Competitive Advantage Digital Transformation Monetizing Your IT Optimizing Your IT Stabilizing Your IT Weaponizing Data Information Security Disrupting Your Industry with Tech Interim/Transitional IT Leadership How to Succeed as a CIO System Implementation Tech Assessments Contact us today if you're seeking a speaker for your event. (Also note: We are happy to do pro bono speeches for non-profits and worthy causes...)
A recent McKinsey study found that companies which invested in data quality and analytics increased their profit margin an average of 6%. For context, the average profit margin across Fortune 500 companies was just 10.7%...! Who isn't interested in pursuing an increase in their profits of 2/3? And unlike traditional IT automation, Digital Transformation can not only reduce costs but also potentially increase revenue. Unless your company does not track or utilize data at all, you are missing an opportunity at these kinds of returns if you're not "weaponizing" your data. GAAP Accounting does not currently allow companies to book their data as an asset on the balance sheet, per se, but it’s safe to say that between two companies with similar financials, the one with the highest quantity & quality of data is truly “worth more” (and will have tangibly better results!) than one with limited, low quality data. [...]
Houston, Texas, USA For immediate release Innovation Vista announces the acquisition of Tech-Advisors.net, a tech site originally established in 2011 as an online IT consultancy. Effective today, visitors to tech-advisors.net will be redirected to InnovationVista.com for our combined online materials and consulting offerings. "This acquisition represents a quality addition to our online offerings, and we could not be more excited. The resources acquired will add significant depth to our client-only materials", a spokesperson for the company commented. Innovation Vista, LLC is a technology consultancy providing senior business leaders technology insights and a full suite of strategy consulting services from experienced C-level IT leaders with proven track records. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be the Business is the latest offering from well-known CIO recruiter Martha Heller, author of the CIO Paradox, a well-written guide to the myriad trade-offs involved in being a successful CIO. In her latest book, she further explores the challenges faced by CIOs in the new Digital era of disruption and transformation, and she proposes a significant shift in mindset as the key answer. Rather than a service provider, partner, or other analogous relationship, Heller’s suggestion is to envision IT as identical with the business, in the sense of how it measures its success and how it should set its priorities. Increasingly, with new technologies rising in impact and disrupting so many industries, it is IT which both enables and envisions many companies’ futures. Owning that responsibility helps CIOs set their mindset on the right compass heading, and should also increase their wingspan and influence at the executive table as [...]
A Forbes article yesterday about Digital Consultancies highlights a major change underway not only among Big 4 and Big 3 consulting firms, but across the economy. Increasingly, firms are building out their "Digitalization" consulting practices to respond to the increase in demand in these services among their clients. Some are hiring experts to handle the current and projected future project increase; other firms are acquiring smaller firms at a frenetic pace. It is this same trend in demand that created the reason for the formation of Innovation Vista in the fall of 2015... What is so different about this trend in consulting and in technology at large? New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Smart Process Automation, Augmented/Virtual Reality are reaching maturity to be ready for mainstream adoption worldwide. Most companies will find one or more use cases for these capabilities. Because these tools are new, there are not enough experts [...]
Peter Diamondis & Steven Kotler latest work builds on their earlier book Abundance, and provides some helpful specifics for how to implement real innovation in today’s business climate. Aimed particularly at entrepreneurs and business owners, the book lays out the powerful dynamics impacting our economy currently, and suggests a mindset to find success. As would be guessed by the title of the book, his counsel is to be bold and to aim for huge growth opportunities and strategies which have the promise of 10x increase. Technology is bringing expontential change to a world much more used to linear incremental change, and the book makes a good case that business leaders today have to completely adjust their thinking to avoid not only missing out on opportunities, but being left behind. The world – especially our economy – are not the same as the one we grew up in! This book is [...]