IT

Scale Venture Partners was bogged down in the morass of cybersecurity.  Like most companies today, they use a lot of different systems.  As the layers of technology increased, so did the complexity of their security challenge.  Additionally, their users were increasingly mobile, compounding the difficulty of keeping every...

Today’s Chief Financial Officers have a complicated relationship with technology.  At first glance, advances in tech appear to be well outside the CFO’s realm.  This is why most companies today have a CTO, after all – to take care of technology decisions so the CFO can focus...

Nowadays, everything has a beacon in it. The internet of things started with large companies – beacons were placed on manufacturing lines to gather “big data” on business processes.  Those same companies then brought beacons to our appliances – refrigerators and dishwashers started to tell us...

Lean operational models aren’t just a fad in the nonprofit world.  They are a way of life.  Most nonprofits run on a shoestring because they have to, or because they feel they have to.  Overhead is a dirty word in the nonprofit world – every...

The road to game-changing innovation is littered with ideas which turned out to be half-baked, flawed, or simply not ambitious enough.  For every iPhone, there’s a garbage can full of Palm Pilot clones.  For every Windows, there’s a Microsoft Bob.  The runaway success of the few platforms which truly...

The age of big data is essentially the age of clutter.  Now that companies are sensing and measuring every step in their supply chains, there are huge troves of information out there which have to be organized, prioritized, and put into meaningful contexts in order to...