Crack the Transformation Code and Realize Your Digital Future

first_imgIn spending time with our customers, there is a consistent theme that I hear time and time again. Traditional businesses seek a digital transformation strategy, recognizing their long-term viability depends on it.Yet, research shows many businesses remain stuck in the transformational gap. They want to transform but are unsure how to begin.The second Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index*, which measures the state of digital transformation in more than 40 countries, confirmed this reality: 91% of businesses still face significant hurdles in achieving digital transformation. The image below reveals respondents’ top 10 barriers, all of which customers have voiced to me at one time or another.Ultimately, customers return to two simple questions – “How do we start?” and “How can we transform faster?”Dell Technologies Consulting has cracked the code to realizing transformation with the launch of ProConsult Advisory services. Our new offer, the first under the “ProConsult” banner, enables customers to break through the inertia of getting started with easily consumable, globally-consistent consulting services that deliver a dedicated transformation roadmap in six weeks or less.ProConsult Advisory services help customers determine where and how to get started with their transformation initiatives.  They help customers address nearly half of the top ten barriers to transformation in The Digital Transformation Index*:Lack of the right in-house skills and expertiseInformation overloadLack of senior support and sponsorshipLack of a coherent strategy and visionGaining stakeholder consensus and alignment for IT, application, or workforce transformation initiatives is challenging.  Each stakeholder brings their own perspective, based on each person’s role in the organization.  Business executives and technology executives often “don’t speak the same language.”  The different views result in no “big picture” vision, or a complete view in which all stakeholders agree upon the end state.ProConsult Advisory services use our proven, proprietary AS-IS/TO-BE metholodgy to gain consensus across an organization’s siloed stakeholders and deliver and easy-to-reference pictorial transformation plan, complete with a roadmap and business benefits, in six weeks or less.More detailed information about our AS-IS/TO-BE methodology can be found on InFocus – the Dell Technologies Services blog.ProConsult Advisory services are available in three sizes – Base, Core, and Plus – across the Dell Technologies Consulting portfolio of IT, Application and Workforce transformation. Each size is designed to meet the needs of organizations, from the simplest to the most complex while addressing:Lack of the right in-house skills and expertise – Our most senior consultants leverage best practices and experiences developing transformation programs for similar firms in the customer’s industry.Information overload – We filter out the noise to provide the customer with a concisely documented deliverable with AS-IS and TO-BE states, concrete next steps, and the business benefits.Lack of senior support and sponsorship – We bring siloed stakeholders together to build consensus.Lack of a coherent strategy and vision – Our AS-IS/TO-BE deliverable provides a ‘big picture’ view upon which all organizations can agree and track statusExpectations of IT organizations are ever increasing whereas IT leaders watch their budgets remain flat or even decline. The digital future is here and requires more than technology. It requires a thoughtful, multi-year strategy that takes into consideration people, process and technology. Learn more today on how Dell technologies Consulting can help you get started by visiting dellemc.com/ProConsultAdvisory.*Source: Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Indexlast_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf April 08, 2016 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for state employees and, for the first time, employees of contractors doing business with the commonwealth. Governor Wolf’s executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf joined Vice President Joe Biden to launch the “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of Action. This spring, the Week of Action is being held from April 3-9, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Thousands of young people across the country will host and participate in events designed to not only raise awareness about the campaign but also continue to work to foster a culture of consent.Governor Wolf also continued to call on the General Assembly to pass government reform legislation and a statewide minimum wage hike.Monday, 4/4/16 Governor Wolf Announces 147 Jobs with New ContactUS Facility in Fayette CountyGovernor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Encourages Harrisburg Legislators to Raise the Minimum Wage Statewide in YardleyTuesday, 4/5/16 Governor Wolf Joins Vice President Biden to Launch “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of ActionGovernor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionWednesday, 4/6/16Governor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionGovernor Wolf to Sign Non-Discrimination Executive OrdersWolf Administration Announces Sutphen East Corporation Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Wayne CountyThursday, 4/7/16 Governor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Makes Remarks at the AFL-CIO ConventionWith Legislation Stalled, Governor Wolf Expands Non-Discrimination Protections for State Workers, ContractorsGovernor Wolf Statement on Aramark AnnouncementFriday, 4/8/16At Allegheny County League of Municipalities Conference, Governor Wolf Warns of Fiscal Cliff Facing PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Tech Met Expansion, New Jobs in Washington CountyHighlights from The Blog:GUEST BLOG: Start of Spring Brings Greater Risk of Flooding in PennsylvaniaBLOG: Harrisburg Republican anti-choice bill is an attack on womenBLOG: Leaked Emails Expose Republican Plan to Cut Education to Balance BudgetBLOG: Non-discrimination executive orders are a first step in protecting PennsylvaniansBLOG: How Education Funding Is Being Distributed This YearBLOG: Pennsylvania’s legislature is behind other states on this important issue (again)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (Round-Up)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Claudio Ranieri staggered at Arsenal’s title drought since his time at Chelsea

first_img In the intervening time, while Ranieri has undertaken club jobs in Spain, Italy and France and been in charge of the Greece national team, the closest Arsenal have come to being champions again was when they were second behind Chelsea in Mourinho’s maiden campaign. However, ahead of Leicester’s home game against Arsene Wenger’s team on Saturday, Ranieri believes Arsenal are ready to mount a serious title challenge once again. “When I was at Chelsea, they were ‘the Invincibles’ said Ranieri. “That was an unbelievable achievement, so it is surprising they have not won the league since. “I don’t know why Arsenal have had to wait so long, because Arsene Wenger is a good manager and he brings in good players. But maybe it is not so easy to replace players such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Fredrik Ljungberg and all the defenders. “But now, again, Arsenal is a very good team (who) we respect a lot. (They are) smart, fast, technical – everything. They are fantastic, good quality. (They) move the ball very well, very quickly. “They are ready to fight again for the title and it will be a very good match.” It might be said Arsenal are preparing to face Leicester’s ‘Invincibles’, with Ranieri’s team holding the Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten record following Manchester City’s home defeat to West Ham last weekend. When Ranieri left English football in 2004, the Gunners had just gone through the entire league season unbeaten. Ranieri’s Chelsea team finished runners-up that year, 11 points behind their London rivals, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, but it was not enough for the Italian to keep his job and he was replaced by Jose Mourinho. Claudio Ranieri is surprised Arsenal failed to win the title during his 11-year spell away from the Barclays Premier League. The 63-year-old chuckled at the suggestion before acknowledging his own poor record against Wenger’s Gunners. He said: “I have not such a good record against Arsenal. It is bad. If I remember well I didn’t win for 17 matches, or 16 matches.” It is actually one win in 14 meetings. He added: ” In my time at Chelsea I only managed to beat them once, but I won the last one in the quarter-final of the Champions League. “It is a bad record but every match was very good, they won or drew, but the matches were very open.” Ranieri will make several changes to his starting line up for the visit of Arsenal after swapping 10 players against West Ham in the Capital One Cup in midweek. T he likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, Ngolo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are all expected to return to the team but on-loan winger Nathan Dyer (knee) remains out injured. Press Associationlast_img read more

Liverpool and Dortmund to resume Europa League hostilities

first_imgThe former Spurs and Germany striker has tweeted that the stories are false and he’s not going anywhere. The tie is locked at 1-all meaning Dortmund have to score and their manager says they won’t let the hosts settle.Kick off is at five past eight.Meanwhile, USA manager Jurgen Klinsman has distanced himself from rumours linking him to Everton.last_img

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Busco

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Busco! He is a solid 73-pound, 4-Year-old, people-loving, handsome PitBull Terrier, who is a tail-wagging appreciator of belly rubs. Because he is a very strong dog, children in his forever family should be older (14 and up) and dog-savvy. However, Busco would do best in an all adult home, and be the only pet. Busco requires a securely fenced yard and a commitment from his future forever people to always insure that he is under leash only supervision – no off-leash situations. Busco is doing well living with his foster family’s dogs after having had proper introduction, consistency, and with continued supervision.If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Busco in person, please contact Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Busco’s foster family will conduct all interviews. Emails are the preferred method of communication at [email protected] has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more