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Insights

"The best vision is insight." - Malcolm Forbes

As thought leaders, NetImpact professionals are always looking for better ways to solve the challenges facing our clients. Please reference the reports below for insights on hot topics in the Federal space.

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Redefining Business Through Evidence

September 20, 2021 | Jarrett Goldfedder

Organizational Models: Redefining Business Through Evidence

Long-standing businesses often have reputations regarding their culture, brand, and style. But every so often, the world shifts due to technological or social disruption, and the techniques that once worked no longer apply. The question then is: How do these businesses adapt to change, and when is the right time to start making modifications? If it worked in the past, is this change even necessary?

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Safety and Sweatpants

August 3, 2021 | Geneva Flanagan-Benedict

Safety and Sweatpants

You’ve bought pants that are not of the “sweat” variety, you’ve scheduled the dog walker, and you’ve got your professional masks ready. Companies say that they are doing the right things, proper sanitization, hand sanitizers at every desk, social distancing in place. But how do we know that our offices are safe to return to?

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Agile vs. Waterfall

June 21, 2021 | Jarrett Goldfedder and Rock Roque

Project Management Conundrum: Agile or Waterfall?

The battlelines are drawn. Hear from two NetImpact personnel and their perspectives on the benefits (and drawbacks) between Agile and Waterfall.

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Mindfulness and Meditation

April 21, 2021 | Rock Roque

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is all over the place and within you We see mindfulness demystified through online courses, in books, and ads about it all-over social media. It seems like everyone has to remind one another to be mindful – repeatedly. What is “mindfulness” anyway, and is it the same as meditation?

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Autonomous Support Management

March 19, 2021 | Geneva Flanagan-Benedict

Autonomous Support Management: Effectively Managing Employees in the “New Norm”

Many workers have been put in a situation that they have never faced long-term: working from home. We are now close to finishing year one of the phenomenon brought on by COVID-19 and the need for safety. According to Gallop, nearly 7 out of 10 employees are telecommuting, and the jury is still out on whether this arrangement is beneficial to the employee, the employer, or both

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Virtual Meeting Inforgraphic Do's and Don'ts

March 11, 2021 | Molly Neel & Felicia Truong

How Not to Screw Up Your Virtual Meeting:
Some Do's and Don'ts

Whether you're on Team Sweatpants All Day or Team Dress Like You're Going to the Office, COVID-19 has hastened the transition to remote work for many occupations, and it doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon. It's likely you've been tasked with facilitating a virtual meeting to keep your team moving and relationships growing. We're here to take it back to the basics and help you not screw it up!

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Baton Pass

February 18, 2021 | Jarrett Goldfedder

Productivity in the New Normal: Pass the Baton

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its 11th month, many of us remain sheltered at home, no longer going to the office or socializing with coworkers. We can argue, however, that we are not in complete isolation. We still have our emails, phone calls, and social media streams.

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Smart Device

January 27, 2021 | Rock Roque

How Much is too Much Tech in the Home?

We all have one: it wakes up and goes to sleep with us. We ask it questions and talk to it; it answers with certainty (sometimes) and responds intimately. It learns and adjusts to us. It does just about everything we need it to do -- except to be human.

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead 2021

January 12, 2021

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: NetImpact Strategies in 2020 and 2021

With all the unexpected challenges of 2020, many are jesting it may be best to approach the new year cautiously and not make grand pronouncements about plans for 2021. That’s not us. At NetImpact Strategies, we have adapted to new challenges and continued our growth despite a difficult year. We’re also not afraid to look forward to big moves in 2021.

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Giving Tree

December 23, 2020 | Geneva Flanagan-Benedict

Giving Back in 2020

The warmth of charitable giving is in the air and it has been snowballing this holiday season. The spirit of giving recently touched more than 900 customers at a Dairy Queen in Brainerd, Minnesota when they created a pay it forward train that lasted over 2 days. On Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, 34 million people in the US donated over $2.5 billion to charitable organizations.

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Thank You Veterans

November 11, 2020 | Geneva Flanagan-Benedict and Michael Meeks

Thank you, Veterans. We see you.

Throughout both wartime and peace, Veterans Day is a time to honor the servicepeople who have fought for our freedom and defended our nation against all threats. For some, Veterans Day has an added significance.

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Parents as Teachers Day

November 10, 2020

Parents as Teachers Day

November 8th is National Parents as Teachers Day and observing it in 2020 is unlike any other year. COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes in the impact that parents have on their child’s education, from pre-school to high school. Parents as Teachers Day is meant to bring awareness to the important relationship between teachers and parents and encourage their collaboration to support children in their educational goals.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 26, 2020 | Geneva Flanagan-Benedict

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women across the globe. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, about every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and it will claim the lives of 42,000 women a year. Because of this, October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness to promote the education and research towards a cure.

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Covid Warriors

October 14, 2020

COVID Warriors

Today, more than 7.84 million Americans have been affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The FDA has made strides to give the people a fighting chance through diagnostic and antibody testing.

Read their story and see the latest stats.

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Mountaintop

October 01, 2020

NCSAM: Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) reminds us to renew our commitments to protecting our company, clients, and each other from ever-evolving security threats.

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Supporting FINCEN

May 15, 2020

NetImpact At-a-Glance: Helping FinCEN Support the Analysis and Research for Criminal Activity and Fraud

For the United States to fight crime and terrorism, investigators must understand the relationship between the movement of money and the lifeline of criminal acts to help connect the dots. Learn how NetImpact is supporting this critical mission in our "At-a-Glance" series.

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Telework Best Practices

April 20, 2020

NetImpact's Telework Best Practice Tips

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have shifted to a virtual work environment with staff working from home. And for some people, this is an entirely new experience. How do you stay motivated and accountable when you’re remote? How do you separate your work duties from your home duties? How do you continue to feel connected and part of a team when you’re working alone? Here are some of our top tips and best practices for working remotely.

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IT Modernization

April 16, 2020 | Darrell McGraw

Five Tips for Successful Legacy Modernization

IT modernization aligns legacy IT systems with modern technology needs. It transforms and replaces existing systems to help streamline process efficiency, improve performance and create new ways of achieving mission success. While in theory this process may seem simple, its implementation often presents a time-consuming challenge. The truth is legacy modernization requires a major cultural shift within an organization. It replaces the old way of doing things, which can create a sense of uncertainty across the enterprise.

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Data Sheets

Data Sheet
NetImpact's Management Consulting & Technology Services

NetImpact Strategies, Inc. is focused on Strategy and Business Transformation, IT Modernization, Data-driven Intelligence, Cloud Services and Cybersecurity. We deliver value through technical and managerial expertise – innovation, efficient processes, executable strategies and methodologies that generate tangible and measurable results for our clients.

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NetImpact's ServiceNow Implementation Services

NetImpact’s ServiceNow certified experts facilitate business process automation using ServiceNow for a wide variety of civilian and military Government clients. We are adept at designing, developing, and managing large enterprise applications with expertise in complex ServiceNow solutions.

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NetImpact's RPA Services

NetImpact Strategies Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolutionizes the way our clients do business by dramatically reducing transaction cycle times and improving overall accuracy through the automation of repetitive and rules-driven business processes. This frees up human resources to focus on more value-add and strategic missions.

White Papers

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The FITARA Effect: How This New Legislation is Affecting Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)

As the lens continues to focus in on Information Technology (IT) spending in the federal Government,innovative methods to cut costs without sacrificing results have become a major point of emphasis.

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) aims to streamline the acquisition process and make Congressional oversight more efficient by strengthening the ability to better align IT investments to agency objectives. In layman's terms, FITARA will attempt to decrease IT costs by reducing redundancy and waste.

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Effective IT Governance White Paper: Understanding IT Governance and Why it Often Fails!

Dive into the world of governance and see the top 10 reasons for ineffective governance. This paper is about effective Information Technology (IT) Governance and practical tips for the Federal Government.

IT Governance helps Federal agencies align their IT investment planning and implementation to strategic priorities and business needs, while helping to ensure efficiency, decreased costs and more productive use of IT to achieve their mission.

Written by Lasitha Gunawardena and Latha Ramesh, this whitepaper was published in the Architecture & Governance magazine, Volume 10 - Issue 3.

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Health Checks – Not just for humans!

Why do software implementations need health checks? You picked the right software, got the right integrator, gave good requirements, had a successful deployment and yet are having problems with the implementation.

These problems may be manifesting themselves in different ways:

  • The configuration which evolved with business needs now seems haphazard;
  • Performance has deteriorated over time;
  • Your organization is not taking advantage of the new features in the latest releases;
  • Users are complaining that the navigation is cumbersome
  • Or some combination of these issues.

How do you go about fixing these issues? Where do you start? That is where Health Checks come in. These targeted services engagements staffed by experienced solutions architects and analysts help diagnose and address the root cause of the issues; restoring your implementation to good health and increasing return on investment (ROI) from the monies spent on the tool.

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CIO Management Support Tools

There is an app for that! We live in a time where there are software solutions for almost every imaginable need, solutions promising to make our lives easier, simpler, faster, better. The enterprise application space is no different.

Creative minds have devised ways to improve enterprise processes, increase productivity, improve outcomes and deliver multi-fold return on investment. So how many applications does the enterprise really need? Do these applications really deliver a return? At what point does investment in tools start delivering a diminishing return? Last, but not the least, how do you determine the tools your enterprise needs and extract the most value from your investment in software applications? The analysis in this paper focuses on the suite of tools available to a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to manage his or her activities i.e. the world of CIO Management Support Tools.

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Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Management: The Need for IT Governance

In a federal environment characterized by shrinking budgets and increasing regulation, CIO's are under constant pressure to demonstrate value generated by IT investments.

Internally, IT organizations are being asked to justify business value of investments and alignment to strategy, to improve controls to achieve scope, schedule and cost targets and to decommission redundant or low-value assets. Externally, regulations like Sarbanes Oxley require improved financial controls and governance, the Clinger Cohen Act compels federal IT groups to run ‘like a business’ and OMB mandates Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) processes to manage IT portfolios. This atmosphere has led to an increased need for effective IT Governance to create accountability and achieve an organization’s IT vision.