Insights into JC Penney’s Digital Transformation

Insights into JC Penney’s Digital Transformation

In 2016, businesses are racing towards digital and technological transformation. They are acquiring smaller companies and the associated capabilities, growing internal IT budgets and/or departments, restructuring their entire strategy and IT planning, and launching digital projects and platforms in search of improved ROI. Throughout these transformations, many things can happen to the business and its strategy. When a business transformation makes headlines, the employees here […]

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The Value of an IT Strategy: How to Deliver Meaningful Results

The Value of an IT Strategy: How to Deliver Meaningful Results

As enterprises embark on the path to digital transformation in hopes of becoming more responsive and proactive, business leaders are recognizing the need for IT strategy. However, even with a strategic initiative in place, most IT organizations fail to effectively execute and/or deliver the desired results. In either scenario, IT executives often struggle to demonstrate the value technology brings to the business across the enterprise. […]

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Business Alignment Through Customer Engagement

Business Alignment Through Customer Engagement

Most business leaders are quick to claim they put customers first. In our experience, that’s not always the case. All too often in business, revenue comes first—and the customer is a distant second. In other instances, the customer comes first—but at a detriment to the business. When a handful of customers drive the majority of revenues, business leaders want to invest in keeping those buyers […]

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Born in London, Dallas at Heart

Born in London, Dallas at Heart

I was born in London, grew up in the United Kingdom and started working there. Eighteen months into my first job I had the opportunity to come to Dallas for a six-month transfer with my company. I jumped at the chance to experience living in another country, one that I had visited only once in my life. At the age of 24, I packed up […]

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The Technology of Consensus

The Technology of Consensus

More often than not, business leaders tell us that their IT organizations don’t deliver what’s needed—or when it’s needed. At the same time, IT feels pressure to satisfy everyone in the company—and ends up pleasing no one. Either way, initiatives fail and everyone is dissatisfied. The reality is this: Demand for IT solutions will always be greater than supply. It’s true even in sophisticated organizations […]

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Walking the Inca Trail

Walking the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is an 8-mile stretch of uneven terrain that leads travelers to the site of the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Having recently led a group of fellow entrepreneurs on a trip to the Andean compound, I can attest that not only does the hike seem much longer than eight miles, but also that the experience was as emotionally profound as it was […]

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Dallas’ Top 10 Burger Joints [Infographic]

Dallas’ Top 10 Burger Joints [Infographic]

At Concentre, we are just as passionate about having fun as we are about delivering meaningful results for our clients. Our local model allows us to fully enjoy the cities where we work AND live…that’s right, no more living out of a suitcase Monday through Thursday! Whether attending a sporting event or frequenting a local burger joint, we take work AND fun seriously. So seriously, […]

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Not Your Average IT Strategy Firm (Video)

Not Your Average IT Strategy Firm (Video)

When we say we truly align with our clients, you can bet we’ll back it up. We provide a roadmap for success, and we show IT leaders how to create sustainable results. In the office, that means staying engaged through delivery and beyond. In the real world, it means taking the time to build relationships. After all, developing an IT strategy for technology transformation is […]

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The Temple of Why

The Temple of Why

Ever since their completion in the 11th and 12th Centuries, the stone carvings of Angkor Wat in Cambodia have slowly, yet constantly, eroded. Water and wind have taken their toll on the countless “devas” (or “deities”), and other Hindu figures. Over time, the images will become less and less recognizable. Eventually, those very stones will be smooth again. Inspired by a recent article, a colleague […]

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Making the Most: Investing Time

Making the Most: Investing Time

I have only been an entrepreneur since 2010 which is a relatively short period in my life. But I come from an entrepreneurial family – my father and mother have their own businesses, my wife bought and sold a bridal gown store and is now onto her second business. One of the things I have learned (and, sometimes painfully, re-learned) over the last five years […]

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