Given that Cima’s IT Managed Services works closely with those in the legal industry, I have decided to write about technology trends and certain recommendations that law firms should apply. While security is top of mind with all of our clients, we find our law firms to be the most diligent.
This month marks the anniversary of our first merger and acquisition. What a great experience it has been. I thought I’d list out the top 5 lessons learned that have made this a successful partnership:
Ego - Or rather, the putting aside of one’s ego.
The Future of HyperConverged Infrastructure.
My mother taught me that who I keep company with tells others a lot about who you are. As a technology solutions provider, those "friends" are the innovators we partner with. Those partnerships forge our identity:
"We are an IBM Gold Partner"
"We are a VMware Enterprise Solutions Provider"
"We are a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider".
"We are a VEEAM Cloud Service Provider"
A few years ago we decided to partner with Nutanix.
The Alexa Skill You've Been Waiting For Has Finally Arrived
As a valued member of the Cima Solutions Group family, by now you've already had the pleasure of interacting with our account and our support system in a wide range of different ways. You know that anytime you have a problem, you can just submit a support ticket and someone will be able to take care of anything and everything as quickly as possible.
First off, I would like to apologize to all the Madonna fans out there for my bad knock-off but, yes, we are living in a Multicloud world! Multicloud is described as “the use of multiple cloud computing services in a single heterogeneous architecture”. At first blush, you would think that’s just for large enterprises.
As we've previously stated, most successful digital transformation efforts achieve that status by not just prioritizing modern technology, but doing so in a way that allows them to improve their customer-facing efforts. Digital transformation for government and other public sector organizations doesn't change that - it's still true, albeit from a slightly different angle.
According to one recent study, digital transformation spending is expected to top $1.7 trillion by as soon as 2019 - a massive 42% increase from the money being spent as recently as the end of last year. In 2017 alone, 47% of CEOs said that they were facing increased pressure from boards and other stakeholders to make progress in terms of digitizing their affairs.
Meeting the Challenges of Tomorrow with the Technology of Today
In many ways, digital transformation is all about leveling the playing field - it's about making sure that even the smallest business is now on equal ground with their larger competitors.
One of the most important things to understand about digital transformation is that the process itself is not a "one size fits all" affair. Think about it like this - part of what digital transformation allows you to do is better position your own company in a way that lets you continue to meet the needs of your ever-changing audience, regardless of what those needs happen to be at any given moment.
“Digital transformation" may have begun life as something of a buzz term, but it has long since evolved. If anything, it's a metaphor - one that helps better define where your organization is today, where it hopes to be tomorrow and the tech-driven journey to connect the two.