Why Smart Hospitals Mean Better Patient Outcomes

Code Blue. The two most intense words one can hear inside the confines of a hospital. Whether it’s from the latest TV medical drama or a real-life situation, just about everyone knows what it means. The words conjure the image of doctors and nurses scrambling to assist a patient in critical distress. In every hospital in the country, it begins the same way – with an audio announcement of a code blue over the PA  …>> more

Take The First Steps Today Towards The Autonomous Network of Tomorrow

Evolve or dissolve. This is the mantra of just about every business organization in the marketplace today. Everyone is under the same pressure to stay ahead of the ever-changing business and technology landscape or face the potentially dire consequences. At the forefront of this modern workplace transformation is the decision by many organizations to transition to an autonomous network. An autonomous network is one where many of the day-to-day network IT decisions and adjustments are  …>> more

Knowledge is power – How tech can drive retail sales

If I knew then what I know now… How many times have you heard that phrase? Working with retailers and helping them with IT solutions, I can tell you I come across it all the time. Every day there are new and better ways of doing business that, had we known about them earlier, would have made things so much faster and easier. The burgeoning field of retail analytics is an excellent recent example. A  …>> more

Connectivity in a cloud based world – do you have a single point of failure?

Recently I have been curious about how businesses are connecting to cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.  Like you, I am overwhelmed with cloud marketing initiatives from vendors that expound on the virtues of migrating to the cloud, hybrid IT, and cloud first messaging – to name a few.  There is a lot of information readily available about consuming cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services.  It occurs to me that how we connect  …>> more

The future of retail tech: Getting back to basics

There has been a flood of articles on the future of retail – exciting, albeit occasionally intimidating news about developments such as artificial intelligence, omnichannel commerce, and platform ecosystems. All of this is driving the ever-increasing pace of how retailers are defining what it means to innovate in a rapidly changing world. It is no longer a conversation about bricks and mortar vs. eCommerce, or simply surviving in the wake of the online giants. There  …>> more

Five Ways Technology Drives Business Growth

Have you ever tried to use the self-checkout at the grocery store only to have the attendant come over multiple times because the system isn’t functioning as it should? The resultant delays often lead to the conclusion that the old way was simpler, better – and less frustrating. From a business perspective, when technology doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, the consequences go beyond mere inconvenience, they can present significant challenges for the organization  …>> more