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 In this shift, came the realization that processes were woefully outdated and not enabled with technology.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

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!

Consulting In A Remote World

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

Is The Cloud Right For You?

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?

Intelligent Automation

Intelligent automation is many things to many people. It is a term widely being used to include things like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, machine learning, optical character recognition, and many other tools. Suddenly, vendors that we’ve historically used for one thing are now calling themselves intelligent automation vendors. Are they really?   One thing is for certain. Businesses across all types of industries are beginning to realize that intelligent automation tools are a key factor in reducing costs, improving customer service, becoming more agile, and reducing risk. These tools are no longer a competitive advantage but are quickly becoming … Continue reading Intelligent Automation

Why Did A Unicorn Choose RPI?

Unicorns are unique creatures and as such, finding a good match where a company really understands us, values us, accepts us and embraces us is pretty tough.  After my journey to create my own company, start a cool tech blog and begin a search for my forever home, I spent countless hours talking to all kinds of companies with all kinds of opportunities.  There is truly something out there for everyone, but I wanted a very unique opportunity.  I was searching for that needle in a haystack.   What I found was a lot of entry level positions, even more PM roles and lots … Continue reading Why Did A Unicorn Choose RPI?

What Makes A Unicorn?

Why go through all this effort to start a personal brand and label myself as a mythical creature? This is a bit of a long story. If you have seen me in person, my hair style is in a point in the front, and my kids call this my “unihorn”. I went with it and said, that is right, I am a magical creature. Hey with teenagers, if they think you are magical as a Dad, you have to run with it. It has been a running family label for many years. Recently as I have been meeting more folks … Continue reading What Makes A Unicorn?