Customer Identity and Access Management in the Age of COVID-19

For more than 20 years, I’ve helped clients implement identity and access management (IAM) systems that ensure only the right users have the right access to the right applications and data. Over that time, I’ve also seen organizations struggle to create online user experiences that make it easy for consumers to get information, solve problems […]

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Don’t Let IT Backlogs Stymie Digital Change Amid a Crisis

A global crisis reorders priorities everywhere. Take the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is increasing demand for valuable resources across the board, including IT. The need for digital capabilities, already constrained pre-COVID, is (with minimal notice) causing a rapid expansion in IT backlogs, which threatens business continuity. For example,  take the growing backlog of legacy application […]

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Five Considerations for Creating a Contactless Workplace

With the advent of COVID-19, organizations are adopting new measures to support their expanding remote workforce. Work from home, which hasn’t traditionally been embraced by most employers, has boosted employee productivity as high as 47% in one study. This introduces a new challenge to the workplace: providing seamless IT support to remote employees with zero […]

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Turning COVID-Fueled Anxiety into a Strength

Anxiety is as much a part of the pandemic as masks. But for those of us experiencing moments of fear and uncertainty during this time, anxiety can also be an opportunity to grow in new and unexpected ways. This outlook is an important step forward, especially in the workplace, where the fallout from COVID-19 is […]

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Four Ways to Enhance the Customer Experience Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business across the globe. Retail stores, service centers and banks are closed or operating with new restrictions in place. Even as businesses begin a phased-in reopening, customers are relying on new channels to connect via voice, mobile, web, social and chat. Concurrently, organizations are finding it challenging to deliver the […]

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Keeping Remote Workers Productive, Now & Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, businesses were pressured to quickly tackle the first major hurdles of managing the employee experience for remote workers: setting up laptops, apps and tech tools; defining new processes; and making sure videoconference accounts and collaboration software worked effectively from remote locations. It’s one thing to have the […]

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