Thought Leadership

Business Resilience: Thriving During Market Disruption

Being resilient, particularly in a time of disruption, is a relentless, often fanatical pursuit to be at the forefront of your industry. “Resilience is the ability to recover well from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity.” – Harvard Business Review In the context of IT, resilience is often […]

02.20.2018

Carrier Services

4 Tech Predictions for 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, Carousel experts have been ruminating about what’s in store for 2018. Here are what some of our top minds said about what IT leaders should expect in the next 12 months. Darryl Senese, VP, Carrier Services SD-WAN. It’s really a game changer, allowing IT leaders to do different things […]

12.19.2017

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Thought Leadership

3 Ways IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation

We are witnessing a significant evolution in IT as the department transforms from being a siloed entity to one that deploys technology in every function within every business. Much of this change is due to the influx of collaboration tools, Everything as a Service (XaaS), and hybrid technologies that are shifting the priorities of IT […]

12.14.2017

Thought Leadership

National Intercollegiate Sales Competition Brings Together Future Sales Leaders

Click here to view pictures from the event. On November 10 and 11, we were pleased to sponsor the National Intercollegiate Sales Competition (NISC) at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. The NISC is a sales competition in which students compete for cash prizes in a tournament-style format. The two-day event provides personalized coaching to enhance […]

11.24.2017

Networking

Innovating During a Time of Need: How Technology Assists Those Impacted by Major Storms

As major hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria—swept across the south, devastating residents and affecting communities around the nation, experts in IT and education reimagined an app to help homeowners back on their feet called Hope4Homes. The original concept of an AVR-based trade school was created by Jack Werner, a master home inspector for the National Association […]

10.06.2017

Client Spotlight

Surviving the IT Talent Deficit: Build a Bridge to Success

This article originally appeared in ON Magazine. It’s long been documented that attracting, retaining, and nourishing IT talent is the biggest barrier to a CIO’s success. In fact, according to Gartner’s 2017 CIO report, CIOs across the board identify lack of skills and other human resources as their No. 1 barrier to success. “The IT […]

08.15.2017

Events

Gearing Up for Carousel’s Third Annual AlwaysOn Technology Symposium

At the end of last year, Gartner lay claim to the top 10 strategic technology trends we would see soar in terms of exploration, innovation and growth this year—from intelligent things and apps to adaptive security architecture. Three themes—intelligent, digital, and mesh—emerged as common threads and the areas reinforced one key concept: that today’s IT […]

07.25.2017

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Thought Leadership

Helping IT Leaders Make Confident Decisions

What’s your competitive advantage? What’s your key differentiator? We hear those questions so often in business and for many, it’s a knee-jerk response to answer “client service.” But with so many companies touting client experience as a differentiator, at what point does it just become table stakes? Using client feedback (be it through focus groups, […]

07.06.2017

Client Spotlight

On the Clock: Discussing IT Adoption, Transformation with Care New England’s Suma Gaddam

IT can be the catalyst for change and transformation in many organizations. But unfortunately too many projects are abandoned, flounder or downright fail completely, missing the mark. When I think about change or transformation, I envision four zones that we must navigate through: Status Quo, Disruption, Adoption, and Transformation. I’ve long believed that where IT […]

06.01.2017

Thought Leadership

When Faced with Adversity, How Do You React?

“Of all the virtues, we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” Mihalyi Csikszentmihaly Last month, I talked about the power of resiliency—of being able to bend without breaking (you can check […]

05.26.2017