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Who is Tech Pro Unicorn?

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. You will always find me taking pictures with Unicorns, for years I have been obsessed. Well here is an early one with me. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. Tech Pro Unicorn is the brainchild of Michael Grace. In tech for years, here he shares his views and thoughts on tech. Below is the bio for Michael. Michael is available for consulting engagements at Continue reading Who is Tech Pro Unicorn?

Allergic To Basic!

Often used in the dating world to refer to people seeking “something more”. Meaning they don’t want the ordinary, the same stuff everyone else has, they are seeking their “one”.  Thankfully I haven’t been in the dating world for a very long time, but when I heard this term, it struck my fancy.  I watch the consulting world propose the basic.  The same service offerings, done the same way they have always been done.  Even with new and emerging technology I watch my peers struggle to be anything but basic. I’ve adopted this term as a challenge to be anything … Continue reading Allergic To Basic!

New Year – New Opportunities

Over the last year the world has dealt with alot, more than anyone could have possibly accounted for last year. Part of the surprise for folks I believe is that we perceived we could handle anything. Meaning that our technology, our science, our resolve had reached a level where we were accomplishing what previously was thought to be impossible. The world had many revelations in dealing with a global pandemic and among them was the massive shift of work to a remote setting. In this shift, came the realization that processes were woefully outdated and not enabled with technology. Over … Continue reading New Year – New Opportunities

3 Ways Healthcare Can Be Better — Even After COVID-19

By AJ Hanna and Michael Grace  The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed all parts of the healthcare system. And while we are seeing the best of our caregivers and those serving in our communities, we are also seeing more clearly the long-standing barriers to efficient execution of healthcare. Many of these are not simple to fix. Will the American healthcare system take this opportunity to push for change once we have stabilized from the current crisis?   With more than 45 years of healthcare experience between the two of us — working for providers and payors, both in operations and IT — we have … Continue reading 3 Ways Healthcare Can Be Better — Even After COVID-19

How To Be An Influencer

Many of us are not in the position to make decisions when it comes to whether or not to do a project, spend significant money or hire a firm you know could help the company.  This doesn’t mean there isn’t a role for you to champion the project, idea, or company forward within the organization as an influencer. The role of influencer is often the most valuable if leveraged correctly. In this article we will explore some key components. Not everyone can be the CFO or CIO, but those folks have so much responsibility that they have to rely on … Continue reading How To Be An Influencer

Meet Twilight

Named for the glowing light that arises on a new day.  Twilight represents the birth of a digital transformation sweeping across the back offices in America with Infor CloudSuite  at the center.  Twilight stands as the representative of the magic that will happen as business process is enabled by best of breed technology.   Twilight was born in Phoenix, AZ home of RPI’s newest office.  Twilight is leading us West to bring the magic of digital transformation to Infor customers in those states.  He will be joined by his human counterparts in this office offering a full range of Infor … Continue reading Meet Twilight

Innovation Unleashed

Isn’t it strange that in a time of crisis, ideas come flying in response?  America is facing a horrifying situation and the demand for PPE, ventilators and other medical equipment exceeds supply.  Immediately, ideas from sources that aren’t even in this industry started pouring in.  I have seen Dyson repurpose their vacuum technology, a ventilator made from Lego robotic pieces, manufacturers change from making cars to making vents, people printing face masks on their own 3D printers and analytics at massive scale be purposed to tell a story.  It is in these unseen times everyone becomes part of the solution … Continue reading Innovation Unleashed

Breaking Through The Clouds – Truth About Cloud ERP!

There’s so much information about moving your ERP to the cloud.  It often becomes difficult to see through the clouds and understand what moving to the cloud really means.  Here the Tech Pro Unicorn will render his opinion on cloud ERP – the good, the bad and the, well… “evolving”.  Depending where you source your information, you will range from the cloud being the panacea for everything to those with the opinion that a cloud ERP introduces elements of risk and opportunities for fraud. Many of the usual suspects have rendered opinions such as Gartner, KLASS and Forrester. One third … Continue reading Breaking Through The Clouds – Truth About Cloud ERP!