Thought Leadership

Balancing the Needs of the Business with IT Concerns

Many CIOs today feel powerless when it comes to expenditures on IT that come from sources outside of their departmental IT budget. If the sales team decides it wants to invest in training tools to improve reps onboarding and overall effectiveness, or if finance develops a forecasting application on its own, and there’s enough in […]

12.06.2018

Thought Leadership

Innovate or Die: How the Right IT Services Partner Can Help Your Business Thrive

As an increasing number of enterprises embrace a cloud-based model, CIO and IT teams are grappling with problems of a different sort: how to manage services instead of equipment in a dynamic user environment. At the same time, software companies themselves are transitioning from the traditional license and maintenance model to one based on subscriptions. […]

11.28.2018

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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 […]

10.18.2018

Client Spotlight

Surviving the IT Talent Deficit: Build a Bridge to Success

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 talent deficit is among the most pressing […]

05.22.2018

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

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

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