Monthly Archives: September 2015


Reduce costs and ensure efficient utilization, while providing quality care in the face of The Affordable Care Act, regulation, and coding system reforms.

The U.S. healthcare industry is experiencing widespread reform. The Affordable Care Act, regulatory mandates such as HIPAA, strict compliance rules, and coding system reforms like ICD-10 create significant challenges for healthcare providers and health plans. Reducing costs and ensuring efficient utilization while providing quality care is of utmost concern in the healthcare industry. Doing so under sweeping change is difficult at best.

We help healthcare providers and health plans maximize their IT infrastructure and Big Data to streamline operations and gain insight into utilization, claims, and clinical imperatives. Our solutions improve collaboration between patients, providers, and health plans; simplify mobile information access; and enable better analytics and decision-making.


Offer robust shopping experiences and maximize profits while anticipating changes to consumer demands.

E-commerce has changed retail as we know it. No longer are retail organizations limited to what they can display in brick-and-mortar stores. What’s more, mobile shopping and payments, group buying, online discounts, and other retail trends offer even greater opportunity. However, such opportunity brings great complexity to the retail IT environment.

We help retail organizations build their front-end e-commerce environments, while ensuring mobile-responsive design and complete back-end integration. Ultimately, our cloud, Big Data, and mobility solutions help retailers offer robust shopping experiences and maximize profits while anticipating changes to consumer demands.


Our business intelligence solutions help you organize, manage, analyze, and leverage large quantities of data.

Big Data is growing exponentially every day—in quantity, variety, and speed. The International Data Corporation predicts that Big Data technology and services will grow to $32.4 billion by 2017, representing one of the fastest-growing, multibillion-dollar markets worldwide.

The impetus behind this is clear. Big Data represents huge opportunity for businesses. It enables them to turn data silos into actionable analytics to bring real insight to business strategy—ultimately improving outcomes and performance.

Yet harnessing Big Data is no easy task.

Guided by a Big Data strategy, our advanced business intelligence solutions help you organize, manage, analyze, and leverage large quantities of data to drive evidence-based decision-making. Whether your data is local, in the cloud, or both, we eliminate the complexity of Big Data and turn it into a competitive advantage for your business.

Our Big Data solutions leverage some of the most innovative tools on the market including Map Reduce, Sqoop, Flume, Mahout, MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, and NoSQL.


“Big Data is about much more than data. It represents a new way of doing business—one that is driven by data-based decision-making and new types of products and services enriched with data.”

~ PricewaterhouseCoopers


As many as 82% of businesses claim to have saved money by downsizing their IT infrastructure after adopting cloud solutions.

According to Cisco, 2014 is the first year the majority of workloads will be in the cloud. The benefits of this trend are unmistakable. As many as 82% of businesses claim to have saved money by downsizing their IT infrastructure after adopting cloud solutions.

The advantages don’t end with cost savings. Businesses also benefit from greater scalability, responsiveness, and operational efficiency. Enabling a service-based IT delivery model, the cloud offers “off the shelf” hardware and large-scale virtualization for processing, storage, and application development.

With an in-depth analysis of your business and IT objectives, we’ll develop a holistic cloud strategy that considers:

• Budget requirements
• Technical capabilities and constraints
• Consumption
• Scalability requirements
• Risk and vulnerability management
• Compliance with government and industry regulations
• Organizational change strategy
• Comprehensive migration strategy

After defining a cloud roadmap and choosing the right platform, we’ll work with you to develop and manage a cloud infrastructure, extend applications to cloud platforms, and provision and manage cloud resources.


“Cloud has finally started to move beyond the hype and into the very fabric of today’s enterprise…. As cloud begins to become more mainstream within the business environment, we are seeing organizations move from the ‘when and why’ of the cloud adoption process to instead focus on the ‘how’.”



Mobility enables customers to interact in a convenient, personalized way and gives your workforce access from anywhere, any time.

It’s a mobile world. A full 91% of all people in the world have a mobile phone, with as many as 56% owning a smart phone. What’s more, 72% of tablet owners purchase online from their tablets each week. The power of mobility in the business world is evident.

Mobility solutions enable your customers to interact in a convenient, personalized way and give your workforce the ability to work from anywhere at any time. However, creating a robust mobile system that’s fully integrated into your existing enterprise infrastructure can pose significant challenges.

With your IT and operational objectives in mind, we’ll create a mobility solution that capitalizes on new business models and brings mobile innovation to your products and services. We’ll enable you to maximize every benefit of mobility with a deeply integrated mobile experience across all platforms and devices.


“Ten to 20 years from now, we may look back on the present as the dawn of the Smart Era: a time when rapid and continuous innovation changed almost everything about the way we live.”

~ Patrick A. Hyek, Global Technology Sector Leader, Ernst & Young


E-commerce, online and mobile, has reinvented the way we browse for and purchase products & services.

E-commerce has reinvented the way we browse for and purchase products and services. From 2011 to 2016, 15% more people will shop online, taking the total number of online shoppers to 192 million in the U.S. And analysts say that an explosion in the mobile payments market is imminent. According to eMarketer, the U.S. mobile payments market was worth $640 million in 2012. By 2016, that number will rise to $62.24 billion.

E-commerce solutions offer many advantages to businesses and enable you to:

• Overcome geographical limitations and offer more than what a physical store can hold
• Gain new customers with search engine visibility
• Reduce costs and the price per sale
• Provide comparison shopping
• Enable deals, bargains, coupons, and group buying
• Provide detailed product information and customer reviews
• Gather detailed customer information
• Remain open all the time, 24/7/365
• Create markets for niche products

With a comprehensive analysis of your sales, marketing, and IT objectives, we’ll create an e-commerce solution that allows you to capitalize on these benefits. What’s more, all front-end solutions will be fully integrated with your back-end enterprise platforms including offers, billing, contracts, third-party validation, and more.


“E-commerce and mobile commerce have dramatically changed the way brands reach customers, making it faster and easier for consumers to make purchases on the fly while avoiding the hassles of going to the store.”

~ Hil Davis, Co-founder, online men’s retailer J. Hilburn


Our experts in IT strategy will guide your firm through initiatives ranging from IT governance and business process improvement, to designing the most optimal application and technical architecture while ensuring that your enterprise’s IT is leveraged to support future profitability. With its breadth of tech capabilities, adoption of the industry’s highest quality processes and strong domain expertise in varied industries, M2 is a powerful extension and partner of its clients.