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. . .
This article was published by Fortune Magazine on September 25, 2014. Earlier this month, Home Depot confirmed that hackers had broken into its in-store payments system and stolen the credit card numbers of as many as 60 million customers – potentially the biggest breach of a retailer’s computers. Will this<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. . .
On August 10, 2014, Trexin’s Glenn Kapetansky was interviewed on “Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein”, a weekly radio talk show (Chicago’s AM 560 WIND) focusing on strategies for success in both business and jobs. The target listening audience is Small and Medium Businesses. Klein, the host, is the<span. . .
A major global financial service firm was migrating 19,000 users from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Outlook. The goal was to minimize calls to the helpdesk from the migration and create a cultural shift toward a self-empowered, community focused workforce
One of the topics we see on multi-year strategy decks, discussed in hallway conversations, and often written about is the term "going to the cloud". This term is often used as a way of saying that we are going to move on premise applications into a cloud-based environment, or replace
The US healthcare system is undergoing significant change in both the regulatory framework under which it operates as well as the marketplace in which its participants must compete. To address both the threats and opportunities associated with this type of disruptive industry change, a large
Cloud is at the top of the hype curve and every CIO is in some way talking about cloud technology. However, our experience is that most technology executives are looking at cloud through a lens that is focused on technology, rapid deployment and cost reduction. In addition to these aspects<span. . .
Not all clouds are made equal. Let’s get that out of the way first ‐ there are lots of variables in underlying hardware, hypervisors, memory, security measures, and management overhead to name just a few. These differences could make for interesting variations in performance. That is the topic I