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California Public Sector CIO Academy: Innovation and Leadership in Focus

Kiefer Consulting recently sponsored (Patron Sponsor) and attended the California Public Sector CIO Academy, an event that featured informative sessions and keynote speeches that showcased the impact of technology on public service. The event gathered technology leaders, such as State CIO, Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Guy Kawasaki, and other respected professionals, to talk about the future of …

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ChatGPT vs Copilot vs M365 Chat vs Copilot for Microsoft 365: A Chatbot Platform Comparison

ChatGPT vs Copilot vs M365 Chat vs Copilot for Microsoft 365: A Chatbot Platform Comparison How to choose the best chatbot platform for your business needs and goals Chatbots are becoming more popular and powerful as artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies advance. Chatbots can provide various benefits for businesses, such as …

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How to Make Users Fall in Love with Modern SharePoint and Teams

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love – specifically, how to get your users to fall in love with modern SharePoint and Teams as their go-to collaboration tools. Unlike the sudden, somewhat overwhelming introduction of SharePoint in the past, today’s focus is on fostering a harmonious relationship between users and technology. Our …

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Never Underestimate the Role of an Expert

As a technical expert at Kiefer Consulting, a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner, I often contemplate the themes presented in Tom Nichols’ book, “The Death of Expertise.” Nichols eloquently states, “Experts understand that they don’t possess all knowledge, but they usually possess enough to recognize that others possess less.” This principle guides our work. We do …

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Maximizing Your Year-End Impact: Small Steps to Big Success 

As the holiday season approaches, CIOs often find themselves racing against the clock. January is just a blink away, and with it comes the realization that the budget year is nearing its end. It is a critical time to reflect on what can be achieved in the remaining months and how to leverage every investment …

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Piecing Together the Government Transformation Puzzle: Kiefer Consulting’s Five Critical Pieces 

Government transformations grapple with fiscal responsibilities, public scrutiny, and workforce inertia. It’s analogous to assembling a complex puzzle, where each piece represents a crucial component. Absent these pieces, the puzzle remains unsolved. Let’s delve into the five critical pieces of the government transformation puzzle and explore why they are indispensable for success at Kiefer Consulting …

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10 Essential Tips and Tricks for Building Applications in the Microsoft Power Platform

Are you considering building applications using the Microsoft Power Platform? As a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner, Kiefer Consulting has extensive experience in creating robust and efficient applications on this versatile platform. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a newcomer to low-code app development, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we’ll share ten essential tips …

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Unleashing the Power of Microsoft: Kiefer Consulting’s Journey at #MPPC23

It truly goes without saying, but, staying up to date with technology is not just an option; it’s a necessity. That’s why Kiefer Consulting is thrilled to announce that we are attending the #MPPC23 conference. This event, hosted by Microsoft, promises to be an enlightening and empowering experience. In this blog post, we will explore …

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California’s Budget Change Proposals: Navigating the State Budgeting Process with a Focus on Technology Investments

Budget Change Proposals (BCPs) play a critical role in advocating for changes in budget allocations. Particularly, when it comes to technology investments, BCPs take on a new level of significance. This blog will explore the California budgeting process, delve into the importance of considering technology investments within BCPs, and highlight the risks associated with falling …

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