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The Growing Skills Gap in Firstline Mobile Workforces

Organizations with large field forces today face workforce challenges they haven’t in the past. Experienced workers are retiring, there are fewer skilled workers looking for jobs, and firms are struggling to maintain essential organizational knowledge during this shift. This blog examines the growin...
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Why Digital Initiatives Fail: Poor Implementation and Support

Your firstline workers face critical challenges and you need business results. What’s the solution? In many cases, technology is an excellent remedy—but only if it’s developed and implemented correctly. In other blogs, we’ve discussed common reasons digital solutions for mobile workers fail, includi...
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Why Digital Initiatives Fail: Designing Solutions From the Boardroom

Digital solutions can solve critical challenges among firstline workforces, but these initiatives often fail. In our last blog, we discussed one reason why such initiatives fail: skipping strategic planning and diving right into development. Another common reason for failure is not getting enough in...
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Why Digital Initiatives Fail: Skipping Strategy & Planning

Digital solutions can solve critical challenges among firstline workforces, but these initiatives often fail. This is the first of a three-part series in which we discuss the reasons why. Technology should solve a specific problem, with measures of success clearly defined. When you skip this step an...
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MMMM 46 – Partner Ecosystem for your Digital Evolution

The ecosystem of partners around your #DigitalEvolution is critical to your success!
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Welcome Eugene Signorini - Vice President

Venado is pleased to announce that Eugene Signorini has joined the executive team as VP of Digital Innovation & Strategy. Gene brings more than 20 years of digital and emerging technology expertise as a strategist, consultant and thought leader to the Venado team and our clients.  He most recently l...
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Innovating for IT/OT Success

In a previous post, we discussed the convergence of IT and OT (operational technology) and the necessity for companies to prepare for this transformation. In our work with clients, however, it’s clear that most organizations have no formal approach for introducing IT into OT environments. This blog ...
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MMMM #37: What's Innovation?

Companies use the word "innovate" to mean they need or want to improve their business practices and processes, but that's problematic because you can't define innovation in the typical project ways. Innovation is a journey, a continuous improvement process, not something that begins and ends. In thi...
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MMMM #36: Requirements

In this week's Monday Morning Mobile Minute, Justin discusses how rarely requirements are actually requirements and how even the word "requirements" negatively affects the discovery process. Take a step back from what users think they need to understand what the business challenges truly are before ...
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3 Myths of Training Mobile Workers in the Digital Evolution

In the ongoing evolution of digital in enterprise, we uncover many opinions about the best way to deploy technology to field workers. Often, these opinions were formed over many years and date back to when technology was less pervasive. The good news is that we, as a society, have moved past the que...
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Improving Firstline Worker User Experiences to Drive Business Outcomes

At Venado, our passion is helping customers solve important business problems through emerging technology – where mobile workers meet the physical world. We refer to these workers as “firstline workers”: mobile employees who engage with customers and interact with mission-critical physical assets da...
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A Guide to “Marriage Counseling” for IT and Business Leaders, Part 1: Different Perspectives but the Same Goal

One of the things I’ve realized from my consulting work with enterprise leaders is that a large part of what I do is a form of “marriage counseling” between IT teams and line-of-business teams within companies. I’ve found that although we at Venado are generally known for helping enterprises create ...
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A Guide to “Marriage Counseling” for IT and Business Leaders, Part 2: Reconciling Your Differences

In Part 1 of this blog, I argued that although IT and business leaders have different perspectives of the same situation, they both want the same things. And while I use the phrase “marriage counseling” somewhat tongue-in-cheek, this really is a serious problem most companies must overcome.
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Digital Transformation isn’t Just About Technology

When we hear the phrase 'Digital Transformation,' our minds typically jump to technology. We think of modern web and mobile experiences, connected devices in our plants and fleets, and how we’ll transform our customer experience via chatbots. The technology behind those capabilities is part of the D...
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Microsoft and the Future Firstline Worker

Several Venado crew members and I recently returned from last week’s Microsoft Inspire conference, Microsoft’s annual partner event. As a long-time partner of Microsoft, we were excited to hear Microsoft’s current product initiatives and vision for the future.  
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