Enterprises both large and small often depend on vendors to support their core businesses even though the vendor selection processes are consistently tortuous and disjointed. Initiatives involving vendor selection will kick off and almost immediately struggle to maintain structure and focus, resulting in more confusion leading to poor staff utilization,<span. . .
This is a composite of several experiences from Trexin client interactions we have encountered where companies have engaged in application consolidation into a Cloud/Hybrid model. Typically we encounter a global company with disparate systems and multiple versions distributed in various geographic locations with different teams and governance models. This should<span. . .
The operator of one of the largest airport systems in the nation was undergoing leadership change, and key business stakeholders wanted to consider if the organization was realizing the full possible value from technology that would be required to meet its strategic objectives. The airport organization asked Trexin to conduct<span. . .
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It’s three o’clock on a Friday afternoon and you are already thinking of the weekend. The manager of your Project Management Office stops by your desk and hands you a project folder with the words, “Don’t worry, it’s a small project.” Rather than putting you at ease, this is a<span. . .
A Proof of Concept is a critical first step leading to conceptual development or implementation of new concepts and capabilities. They can be extremely useful tools to demonstrate if and how vendor solutions may fit client requirements and allow project teams to proceed through vendor selection processes. The methodology outlined below<span. . .
This fourth annual event is a major collaboration between the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) and Jewish B2B Networking (JB2BN) organizations. The SBAC is the Greater Chicagoland’s premier advocacy and networking organization for small and mid-market businesses. JB2BN is the larger Jewish networking group in the Metro Chicago area with<span. . .
At Trexin (like so many other companies), we pride ourselves on our Human Capital. Our people are what we provide to our clients. Their expertise gathered over many years of practical ‘hands-on’ experience, acquired knowledge and stories from the ‘trenches’, defines them, and who we are as a company.
This article was originally published in Cutter IT Journal in June/July 2014. Cutter IT Journal’s June/July 2014 issue was focused on empathy-based design. In that issue, Trexin Co-Founders and Managing Directors, Dale Anderson and Marvin Richardson introduce a framework called "Head, Heart, and Hands" (HHH), which is based on the<span. . .
On October 6th, Trexin hosted its fifth Thriving Through Disruption event in Minneapolis, at the Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse in Edina’s glamorous Galleria. The event was attended by 12 senior executives from leading Twin Cities businesses in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and new media. Marvin Richardson, Managing Director and co-Founder of<span. . .
Collaboration has existed as long as the first person said “can you pass that rock over here?” Since then, it’s only become a more complex endeavor. With the dawn of the information age, the sheer amount of information and the number of channels over which that data is communicated has<span. . .