October 29, 2015
connected-enterprise-mobile-messaging

The rapid adoption of cloud services has increased the complexity of managing “Shadow” IT. Often there isn’t enough insight into what applications are being used across the enterprise if they aren’t being adopted through the IT department. This is where the finance team can come in. When employees install their own applications, often they will expense […]


September 8, 2015
Businessman Protect Stack Of Coins

Have you ever wondered about the difference between managing budgets versus managing spend?  The reality is, most professionals don’t think or worry about the seemingly slight dissimilarity. They believe, in fact, that they are actually the same thing.  This is understandable given the analogous linguistic nature of the terms used, but in reality, the terms […]


August 31, 2015
Business strategy concept

For any one that grew up with or has children, you’ll remember the classic Sesame Street feature, “One of these is not like the other”.  Simply put, they displayed four things and the viewer had to determine which was different.  Some were easier than others, although usually the answer was apparent. Things are not so […]


July 6, 2015
Can Shadow IT be good

Typically when you hear the term “shadow IT” you think of something menacing or ominous; a dangerous virus or malicious program hiding from detection. This initial reaction is surely due to the word “shadow.” Despite the apprehensive reaction this term can instill in us, shadow IT can, in some instances, actually be a good thing. […]