While many of you have looked to our blog for tips, expert perspectives and best practices, this blog will focus more on Kiefer’s second full week of remote work. Before COVID-19, studies indicated that remote work was on the rise in the US. According to the Federal Reserve, the share of the labor force that works from home tripled in the past 15 years. But, it’s very clear that we would have never expected to be thrust into working from home, exclusively, with so little warning.Read More
Last week, the United States declared the COVID-19 a national emergency. Late last week, states across the country have put mandates in place, including closing schools, bars and restaurants to slow the spread of the disease.
Many businesses have had to quickly react to these sweeping changes and if you are like us at Kiefer, you may be working remotely. Many organizations have instructed employees to work from home and have put procedures in place to keep business going.Read More
Microsoft continues to lead the way in helping organizations collaborate, share and communicate like never before. Even with a full-suite of easy to use tools, organizations struggle with establishing a clear direction for users that outlines what Office 365 application to use (SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, etc.) and when they should use them. One of the most common questions we hear is, “Should I use Microsoft Teams or SharePoint?”Read More
Microsoft has officially announced that it will be retiring Skype for Business Online. Initial rumblings about Teams replacing Skype came at the Ignite conference in September of 2017, however, we didn’t know exactly when Microsoft would retire the product.
Well, now we know.Read More
The Public Sector I.T. Leadership Meetup brings engaging thought leadership to leaders in public sector information technology. Our meetups are designed to enlighten and share actionable ideas that can help departments and agencies in the public sector leverage technology investments to improve efficiency and reduce costs. This meetup has been designed for IT leaders and emerging leaders in the public sector. We intend to share proven best practices and valuable insights in our series of events, both live and virtual.
Expert perspectives on collaboration, data analytics and business transformation.
Join Kiefer Consulting for a session that tackles the topics that state and local government I.T. leaders are most interested in. Our first session tackles 3 topics that are top of mind for CIOs, CTOs and Directors in the public sector. Each segment will provide practical and actionable advice that will help your organization address the new challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies.
11:30 – 11:40: Welcome
11:40 – 12:00: Data Analytics & Leveraging Data: The 5 Things All IT Leaders NEED to Know
Lunch is Provided (Sign up by August 19 and we’ll have a box lunch for you at the session)
12:00 – 12:20: The Future of Collaboration: The Trends and How to Stay Ahead of Them
12:20 – 12:40: Business Transformation Takes Guts: Leveraging Against the Objections of Change
12:40-12:55: Questions for the Panel
12:55 Wrap-Up / Closing
Data Analytics & Leveraging Data: The 5 Things All IT Leaders NEED to Know
Presented by Scott Roberts
Five things IT leaders should know about leveraging data and creating an approach that allows your organization to make data-driven decision, discover trends and create a data culture within your organization. See a few examples from the Kiefer Data Analytics and Visualization Practice Group.
The Future of Collaboration: The Trends and How to Stay Ahead of Them
Presented by Peter Allen
Get an introduction to the tools and approaches that are revolutionizing the public-sector and creating a modern digital workplace. Our team will share trends and technologies that are changing how people work and allowing organizations to ditch legacy paper-based and manual processes in favor digital workflows.
Business Transformation Takes Guts: Leveraging Against the Objections of Change
Presented by Andy Coyle
Many organizations want to transform and adopt digital processes, but there are a lot of things standing in the way. In this session learn how organizations leverage against objections and barriers to bring new levels of collaboration and efficiency to an organization focused on transformation.
We have been working with clients for many years to assist them in building an intranet experience that meets the needs of their users.
Sometimes, this work requires that our team build a new intranet from scratch, while other times, it’s modernizing a legacy intranet that no longer meets the needs of the users.Read More
Kiefer Consulting has been building applications in SharePoint since 2003. With the broader adoption of Office 365 over the last several years, many organizations are looking to SharePoint Online as a solution to solve collaboration and communication challenges.Read More
Well, it appears that Microsoft is ready to introduce Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus users to Microsoft Teams. We have heard that users haven’t already been given access to Microsoft Teams can expect to see Microsoft’s collaboration application automatically activated by July 9, 2019.Read More
In 2018, Kiefer’s award-winning SharePoint practice was rolled into a larger practice area that we call the Modern Workplace. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Kiefer was seeing Microsoft make changes in how they were approaching digital business transformation and the more ambitious vision they were sharing with Microsoft customers and partners.Read More