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  • FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO DRIVE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – PART III
    Continuous Improvement has a long history in the business world and after over 50 years many leadership teams we talk to believe that it can be done quickly and throughout the entire organization in 6-12 months.  How wrong they are. Part III is about the second thing that needs to be done to drive Continuous … Continue reading FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO DRIVE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – PART III T...
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  • To DC or not DC that is the question – Data Center (DC) and Cloud Strategies – Part I
    As cloud services have proliferated in the last decade, companies are increasingly asking themselves if they really need to have their own in-house datacenter. The digital footprint and budget for small companies often does not warrant the cost of acquiring and maintaining a datacenter. Very large enterprises all have one or more in-house data center … Continue reading To DC or not DC that is the ...
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  • INOCULATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGAINST ANTI-STRATEGY – PART IX
    The first blog in this series identified the phenomenon of Anti-Strategy as well-intentioned decisions made by senior leaders that are functionally focused because of a lack of a clear business strategy. With digital and information technology (IT) getting firmly established as a strategic corporate asset for middle market companies, we turn our attention to the Anti-Strategy pitfalls … Continue r...
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  • Five Things You Need to Do to Drive Continuous Improvement Part II
    In Part I, I identified 5 things you need to do to drive Continuous Improvement.  In this article, we are going to how business strategy should drive continuous improvement programs and not the other way around.  The 5 things were: Align continuous improvement with strategic objectives  Don’t overdo process excellence at outset; this is an … Continue reading Five Things You Need to Do to Drive Con...
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  • Business going increasingly Digital? – Rethinking Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    An earlier blog talked about the building blocks for aligning and integrating IT with the business.  As IT becomes increasingly intertwined with the core operations of the company it’s time to take a fresh look at traditional middle market approaches to IT related Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR). Before: Business Continuity and Disaster … Continue reading Business going increas...
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  • A Strategic Approach to Assessing IT Infrastructure
    We have often heard middle market client executives say, ‘We continue to spend a lot of money on our IT Infrastructure, but how do we know that we are getting our money’s worth?  Are our existing technology and software investments effectively meeting our current needs?  Are our IT/IS platforms serving the company’s current life cycle … Continue reading A Strategic Approach to Assessing IT Infrast...
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  • Supply Chain Modeling and its Importance
    Offshoring, onshoring, nearshoring, are business solutions that international and multinational companies have used for years. However, only a very small percentage of these companies have in-house tools that are effective at supply chain modeling and can help senior leaders model the never ending global supply chain changes required to meet the needs of an ever … Continue reading Supply Chain Mod...
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  • Kick Your Total Cost of Ownership – TCO Process up Another Notch
    In an earlier blog, we examined why having a process in place to capture Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is important for middle market companies, and even more so for Digital Technology organizations.  We saw how any plan for taking out cost, driving revenue, or maximizing asset utilization, can be fraught with risk, without a … Continue reading Kick Your Total Cost of Ownership – TCO Process up An...
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  • Building Blocks for IT Alignment and Integration
    For better or worse, business and IT are inextricably linked and IT alignment and integration into the business and its marketplace is of critical importance.  Middle market companies face numerous challenges such as mounting competition from global markets with cheap labor pools, a patchwork quilt of business systems and dealing with clients that expect companies … Continue reading Building Block...
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  • Cost Takeout as a Strategy
    Cost Takeout has been heard at one time or another in every C-Suite and boardroom.  The primary objective of every leadership team is to take out cost.  We live in a world where everything can be done at lower cost. With that in mind, how does a leadership team develop a cost takeout strategy?  The … Continue reading Cost Takeout as a Strategy The post Cost Takeout as a Strategy appeared first on ...
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  • Change Management in a Cost Takeout Environment
    Everyone has been through “Cost Savings Programs” and “Cost Reduction Programs”, but what is the Organizational impact of a true Cost Takeout process?  Key descriptors for cost reduction programs include total re-structuring, business transformation, a totally different way of doing business, remove 40% of the costs and still produce at the same quality and quantity, … Continue reading Change Mana...
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  • Digital Technology and the Importance of the Total Cost of Ownership
    Digital Technology organizations are recognized as business enablers and an effective Total Cost of Ownership process is one of the critical tools they should bring to a business. Digital Technology professionals who understand and can articulate the complete business impact of technology products or services become indispensable strategic partners and are sought after by management … Continue rea...
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  • Should IT Infrastructure be in your Top 3 business priority?
    Historically, IT Infrastructure has been viewed as a “cost center” and IT Operations “a necessary evil” because significant human and financial capital expenditures have been required to maintain a functional system.  Over the last few years, middle market companies are beginning to realize that IT infrastructure can be used as a competitive advantage. It needs … Continue reading Should IT Infrast...
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  • Approaching the Multi-Cloud Management Paradigm
    McKinsey predicted in its 2016 IT-as-a-Service Cloud and Enterprise Cloud survey that enterprises are rapidly adopting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud for their primary workloads. It predicted that the adoption of multi-cloud strategies will jump from 18% in 2015 to 51% by 2018. Whereas time-to-market and quality are the acceleration factors, the top concerns … Continue reading Approachin...
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  • Leveraging Technology for Your Next Wave of Productivity
    Most leadership teams believe they have a pretty good handle on how well the company is doing from a cost and productivity standpoint. They probably do know the people side fairly well being that it is relatively easy to measure:  $Revenue/$ of labor cost or $Revenue/person is a standard measure, while time standards for all … Continue reading Leveraging Technology for Your Next Wave of Productivi...
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  • 5 Reasons Why Strategic Execution Fails
    Strategic Execution is about effectively implementing your business strategy. Learn about the reasons why most companies fail at this. The post 5 Reasons Why Strategic Execution Fails appeared first on Group50.
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  • Do You Need an Exit Strategy for Yourself?
    One of Group50’s specialties is Exit and Transition Planning.  As we talk with business owners, we remind them that there are two strategies that need to be developed for a successful exit or transition Your personal strategy A business strategy that supports it All business owners and professionals like yourself recognize that there is another … Continue reading Do You Need an Exit Strategy for Y...
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  • Doing Business in Mexico: Mexico’s Legal System
    Mexico’s legal system is a result of the 1910 revolution and the subsequent promulgation of its Federal Constitution on February 5, 1917. Although historically influenced by the legal systems of Spain, France, and the United States, Mexico has been able to structure and maintain a distinct legal system that incorporates truly unique Mexican components. Mexico’s … Continue reading Doing Business in...
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  • Customer Journey Maps – Identifying Value Through Your Customer’s Eyes
    ‘Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent.’ – Thomas Alva Edison   Not only did Edison distinguish himself through his technical acumen and limitless perseverance, but as this quote suggests he also possessed rare commonsense and a willingness to step into his customer’s shoes.  Many of his contemporaries, arguably blessed with greater technical genius, … Continue reading Customer Journey ...
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  • Digital Technology
    “With the addition of its Digital Technology Practice, Group 50 is fast becoming the only Consulting Partner needed by middle market companies” UPLAND, CA – APRIL 2017 Group50® announces that is has formed a Digital Technology practice with Shirish Néné as its’ practice lead. “I am pleased to have Shirish join Group50 as its’ Digital … Continue reading Digital Technology The post Digital Technolog...
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  • Middle Market Growing Pains
    Middle market leadership teams are faced with the challenge to maintain their competitiveness in the marketplace and keep up with the fast-paced changes in technology.  They are on the threshold of a new world of operational efficiency, productivity and customer engagement through the Industrial Internet of Things.  When speaking with senior leaders of middle market … Continue reading Middle Marke...
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  • Does Your Business Have a Robust Social Networking Strategy?
    Every leadership team should be asking questions about their social networking strategy. They wonder how Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus, CRM, Sales Force, Customer Portals, Websites, Blogs and other platforms can be utilized for business development purposes. We have been developing those thoughts at Group50 for the last 14+ years.  We have spoken with hundreds … Continue reading Does Yo...
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  • 5 Reasons Why Strategic Execution Fail
    Strategic Execution is about effectively implementing your business strategy. Learn about the reasons why most companies fail at this. The post 5 Reasons Why Strategic Execution Fail appeared first on Group50.
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  • Doing Business in Mexico vs. China: Strategic
      Well, things have shifted in the past weeks, haven’t they?  And even more so for Mexico and the topic at hand:  Trade and Investment Awareness.  It is no secret that for many years now Mexico has been heavily investing in boosting global awareness regarding welcoming investments to our country and it has definitely paid … Continue reading Doing Business in Mexico vs. China: Strategic The post D...
  • Why Hire a Strategic Planning Consultant?
    Successful enterprises across the globe have leveraged on the vast experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of a strategic planning consultant that is capable of working with senior leadership on strategic execution: been there, done that.  This effort is a cornerstone of gaining competitive advantage and thriving in highly competitive marketplaces. An effective strategic planning consulta...
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  • Utilizing Continuous Improvement Tools at the Business Level
    There have been many articles written about continuous improvement in manufacturing processes, but there isn’t a lot of information and understanding about the use of continuous improvement tools at the business level: including the ones that purportedly have continuous improvement or Six Sigma programs in place.  In many of the organizations that we work in, … Continue reading Utilizing Continuou...

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