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 http://www.rpic.com Continue reading Who is Tech Pro Unicorn?
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 In this shift, came the realization that processes were woefully outdated and not enabled with technology.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
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
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
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
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
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!
The industry built on relationships now finds itself distanced from the clients that need it the most. In this temporary reality, many companies, both on the consulting side as well as the client side, have put restrictions in place related to travel or onsite meetings. This has forced projects to transition to a remote environment typically not seen before. Normally, some meetings with consultants happen remove via tools such as WebEx, GoToMeeting, Teams or Zoom, but hardly do activities like sales, demos, testing, training, go live support, etc. Many of these projects are critical for clients to achieve much … Continue reading Consulting In A Remote World
Yes and no, or the answer might be maybe. There is a serious focus on the cloud both from a hosting solution to a software as a service model (SaaS). There is also a lot of misinformation as sales folks urge customers to make the investment. They portray the cloud as a way to reduce costs, eliminate staff, become more secure, and walk on water. Okay maybe the last one is a stretch, but the promises are a bit inflated. As you look at the cloud here are the primary pros and cons: Scalability In the cloud it is true that scalability becomes relatively easy. You can … Continue reading Is The Cloud Right For You?