Marc Beaulieu_

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Managed Services: Get rid of the mental load and stress associated with IT operations

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Apr 24, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Stop for a moment and ask yourself the following question:

"How would my life at work be if I were not in charge of IT operations anymore?''

You’ve entrusted a partner to manage your IT according to the best practices of the industry. You’re in good hands. It's not your responsibility anymore. This is no longer a concern in your everyday life.

Imagine how much your liberated mind could focus on the activities that really matter. And what additional impact you could have on the important projects of the company!

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Topics: Managed services

Corporate culture: the driving force behind the success of Present

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Mar 14, 2018 7:50:00 AM

I think a strong and well-defined corporate culture is essential to success. As individuals work on themselves during their lives, companies must also improve with the goal of reaching their full potential. It is by sticking to well-defined values that a company will be able to excel and surpass itself.

Since it is a conceptual element, corporate culture is often difficult to identify and disseminate for leaders who are more used to concrete actions. Therefore, a process of reflection is needed. At Present, we make time for this and because we understand better who we are as an organization, we are able to give more!

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Topics: Customer Experience

5 responsibilities of IT leaders to overcome today’s challenges

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Aug 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Information technology generates almost infinite business opportunities.  But this sea of possibilities can quickly become worrying for companies that are not already at the forefront of technological advances. This is an exciting yet also concerning situation for business leaders. 

In fact, almost half admit they do not know what their industry will look like in three years and are afraid of becoming obsolete within the next 3 to 5 years.  More disconcerting, 3/4 of managers feel threatened by digital startups.¹

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Topics: Collaboration, Digital transformation, CIO/IT leaders

IT at the forefront to assist business leaders in achieving their goals

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Mar 29, 2017 8:47:00 AM

All the information I have gathered whether it be from studies or during meetings with corporate leaders have confirmed these business priorities :

  • 1. The growth of the business; 
  • 2. Continuous innovation;
  • 3. Using technology as a growth lever;
  • 4. Developing a strong corporate culture.

There is a common denominator in all business leaders’ priorities: information technology. IT has become vital in creating value for businesses. Here is how IT can also assist you in achieving your objectives.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Digital transformation, CIO/IT leaders

CEO, CFO, and CIO, all become winners when outsourcing IT

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Jul 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Managed IT Services remain relatively unknown to many companies. Yet, outsourcing IT can represent many benefits for executives looking to maximize time, profits and business processes, without compromising the security of their IT infrastructure.

Even today, the CEO, CFO’s and CIO’s of companies are reluctant to implement such a solution. The relative novelty of the offer, the fear of offending their IT team or the false belief that IT is a necessary evil in the company explains this widespread resistance.

Here are what leaders have to gain by letting go of some of these myths that ultimately limit the growth of their business.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Trends, Managed services

9 obstacles in the way of digital transformation

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Apr 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

More and more companies have digital transformation initiatives, and the phenomenon is growing week by week. For some, it will accelerate their business development, but for others, it is not an easy transition. Yet this transformation must be made in order to ensure the sustainability of the business. Indeed, 67% of executives believe that digital transformation is now " a matter of survival " for their business and data research is proving them right!

Read our article 8 statistics on the State of digital transformation of companies to better understand the importance of taking this path and the resulting benefits.

One thing we can be certain of, it is the collaboration between people and technology that is at the heart of this transformation. One cannot exist without the other.

The following statistics confirm that we are still in the early stages of this new digital age, but it is also urgent to act and be part of the big winners, rather than the big losers.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Trends, Digital transformation

8 statistics on the state of digital transformation in companies

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Feb 23, 2016 8:50:52 AM

The digital transformation of businesses and all organisations is happening, and at the very least, we can say is that this revolution has had significant impacts. First, there are the negative consequences, such as the disappearance of many companies over the last 10 years.

85% of companies in the original Fortune 500 list in 1955 are gone! And yet there are frontrunners such as GE, Rolls Royce and Airbus that lead the parade using the new technologies of the digital age to become leaders in their industry. As well, there are thriving businesses that were born due to digital transformation such as Uber or AirBnB.

For all companies that want to ensure their survival, whether SME or multinational, the challenge is the same: to succeed in a digital economy. To better understand the importance of this revolution, here are some key statistics on digital transformation.

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Topics: IT Innovation, Mobility, Digital transformation, trend

Digital Transformation: 4 impacts for all businesses

Posted by Marc Beaulieu_ on Dec 15, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Recently, different studies conducted by Gartner, Deloitte and PwC confirmed one of the business realities that had become fairly evident to me: that technology is the number one priority of CEOs.

Being the head of an information technology firm, I see daily, the main impacts of the digital era on today's businesses.

In today’s digital age, all lines of business are concerned by the impact of the technological revolution. Managers must understand the changes occurring, in order to exploit them to their advantage.


1. Increasing the availability of human and financial resources

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Topics: IT Innovation, Trends, Digital transformation

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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