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Modern Workplace in Three “Easy” Steps

You run an enterprise organization but the technology feels like it is still left over from the stone age.  We’re still taking about VPN with endpoints, your employees still use file shares, and your CEO can’t work from a Mac.  Why are we still sitting in this situation in 2022 when we just went through […]

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Blocking Spam Calls in Microsoft Teams

I seem to be getting an enormous number of unsolicited calls from spam sales people at my Microsoft Teams account at work. This is really annoying because it interrupts the meeting I’m on with simultaneous calls to both my laptop and mobile device, pulling the bluetooth headset between both. Well… although I can’t fix that […]

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How Orbitz Implemented an Excellent Chatbot Experience (and why you should too)

I recently had a challenging hotel situation I needed to resolve. I had booked a hotel in Minnesota for a customer visit and had mistakenly selected the wrong date. This oddly enough happens to me more often than I’d want to admit. In any case… I showed up to the hotel, asked to check in, […]

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Five Recent Cloud Refactor Scenarios

I’ve been seeing an acceleration of refactor scenarios that I’m seeing as companies are adopting cloud capabilities. In terms of scenarios with high value, I’ve often doubted refactor as a serious investment area. The reason is that it takes time, effort, and the monetary pay-off can be minimal. There are however scenarios that has immense […]

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New Concurrency COO aims to unify the Brookfield IT firm, develop tech talent - MBJ

In her new role as the chief operating officer at the Brookfield IT services firm Concurrency Inc.,
Kate Weiland is re-centralizing operations after the company's attempt at a regional model didn't work out.
Along with that, she's focused on developing and retaining talent for the company, which offers Microsoft-focuseddigital transformation services to clients including many companies in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, Weiland said.

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Thoughts on the T-Shaped Career

The T-Shaped Career analogy is a concept that much has been written on, often conveyed as a way to think about both the collaborative and the depth portions of a career. The idea of a T-Shaped career conveys a horizontal line (soft skills) and vertical line (hard skills). The diagram below describes this image of […]

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Kate Weiland named COO at Concurrency Inc.

BROOKFIELD, Wis., July 21, 2022Concurrency Inc., a Microsoft-focused IT services company, has announced the appointment of Kate Weiland to chief operating officer. In her new role, Weiland is focused on creating innovation that brings value to Concurrency partners and clients, and cultivating the next generation of tech talent.

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Impact Urgency Matrix Defined!

The following Blog was written originally June 26, 2019 by Matthew Smith and has been updated June 21, 2022 by Nicholas Rustad. 

As part of the Incident Management process implementation within ServiceNow you need to define a Impact and Urgency Matrix to drive ticket prioritization.  Learn more about what a 3x3 or a 4x4 matrix could look like incorporating the concept of KISS.

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M&A Strategy with Microsoft 365 / Office 365

I’ve been working with companies going through mergers and acquisitions for years.  They are painful and take a lot of investment to get right.  The better transitions are proactively managed on the tech side and include time and effort to improve the operational state of both organizations.  As tech modernization has happened over recent years, […]

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