The Consultants’ Corner

Developing a Successful Public Sector IT Strategy

A number of government organizations are considering the idea of merging internal IT departments and infrastructure by sharing service arrangements. There are financial savings and potential operational advantages to this approach. Relying on one, centralized IT organization ensures improved performance, better security measures and synergistic resilience. Due to budget pressures, changing work habits and citizens’ […]

The Importance of IT Strategy

Dependent upon the size and growth of an organization, opinions on the importance of IT strategy can vary. A current audit of your organization’s infrastructure, staff and budget can give you a baseline to benchmark against during organizational and IT changes. Gathering quantitative and qualitative data regarding IT can be overwhelming if it is done […]

Barking Up The Wrong ERP

If you are anything like me, this time of year tends to make me introspective. You look back at your life wondering how and when it went so wrong. Did you marry the wrong person? Did you choose the wrong college? And for gosh sakes, did you pick the wrong ERP system? It seemed so […]

Change Management Challenges in the Public Sector

Some would argue that change management strategies and tactics are synonymous across the public and private sector. While the overreaching principles are the same, each organization must take into account things like culture, unions, employee mindset and the abilities of leadership to drive changes. With ERP implementations we often find that resistance to change is […]

What E-Government Will Look Like in 5 Years

Traditionally, E-government or “e-Gov” encompasses the digital connectivity of government entities between multiple constituents. A vast majority of interactions are through online portals, but can also consist of other channels including instant messaging or internet forums. E-government can host a variety of participants including citizens, employees, businesses or other government agencies. Over the next five […]

Don’t Select ERP Software Until You Read This!

The initial phases of an ERP initiative are filled with excitement and charged with the promise of a better, more efficient tomorrow. This excitement is often reinforced as software vendors unveil slick demonstrations and practiced presentations promising the world to your organization. The software salesman answers questions with promises of flexible functionality and assurances that […]