The Evolution and Revolution of Data

The Evolution and Revolution of Data

The advent of data Throughout the years there have been several approaches for the storage of data. It started with the punch card and progressed through magnetic storage such as tape and disk with further progression. Then came optical storage such as compact disk and optical drives, then to flash memory such as solid-state drives,...
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Adaptive Planning and the MES Transformation Lifecycle

Adaptive Planning and the MES Transformation Lifecycle

This is the first in a series of white papers by Cambria Solutions written to encourage dialog among State Medicaid Agencies (SMAs), vendor partners, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about navigating the path to modularity and establishing effective transformation to new Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). Read more: CSI-Adaptive-Planning-and-the-MES-Transformation-Lifecycle-Nov-2020
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Leaving Your Legacy Behind: An MES Transformation Lifecycle Use Case

Leaving Your Legacy Behind: An MES Transformation Lifecycle Use Case

“How do we move from the legacy MMIS to new technologies without any disruption in service or major changes to the legacy system?” Whether operating their own mainframe-based system or using a big-bang solution provided by a vendor partner, States are struggling to make the leap from legacy to modular Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). Here’s...
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The Consultant’s Volume Dial

The Consultant’s Volume Dial

Like most consultants, I consider myself highly motivated. I’m motivated by solving complex problems and moving on to solve the next complex problem. My natural inclination is to go hard, go fast, and not stop. That works for me. But does that work for my clients? Much more often than not, it doesn’t. In fact,...
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50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2020

50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2020

The Silicon Review recognizes companies that are known for their customer centric approach, customer retention rate, innovation, skilled people, financial soundness, global competitiveness, and moreover, the ability to forecast market trends. Cambria is honored to be recognized as one of their 50 Smartest Companies for the second time in the past three years! Read more:...
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Government Experience Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Government Experience Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The Center for Digital Government today announced the winners of the 4th annual Government Experience Awards.  The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government and pushing the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered. Top government jurisdictions, agencies and departments will be...
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New Additions to Leadership Team

New Additions to Leadership Team

Cambria welcomes Randall Kaya as our new Enterprise Controller and celebrates the promotion of Blake Jeter to Executive Director.  The immense talents of these leaders will help us drive the firm’s vision and innovation direction.  Randall brings 30+ years’ experience managing large, complex financial portfolios. Blake has been with Cambria for over 7 years and...
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Consulting Magazine Women in Technology Award

Consulting Magazine Women in Technology Award

Cambria is proud to announce that our President Suzanne Vitale has been named one of Consulting Magazine’s Women Leaders in Technology, a first-ever award recognizing achievements and leadership of successful women in technology. As a leader of business and digital transformation, Suzanne’s commitment to success, forward-looking approach, and innovative leadership has opened the door to so...
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Three States Select Cambria Solutions to Guide Development of Critical Medicaid Management and Information Systems

Three States Select Cambria Solutions to Guide Development of Critical Medicaid Management and Information Systems

Our extensive knowledge of the complex Medicaid and Public Health ecosystem, coupled with our expertise in transformation consulting, has once again shown to be in high demand. Over the past few years, Cambria has been entrusted to help guide the planning and implementation of several state Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS). We have supported LA,...
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Why use customer experience metrics in Agile?

Why use customer experience metrics in Agile?

The Agile community talks a lot about delivering Value and I mean A LOT. The first Principle of Agile has been “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software” and couple with the 7th principle “Working software is the primary measure of progress”, we see why in general...
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Do chatbots teach themselves?

Do chatbots teach themselves?

The last few years have seen a boom in the number of chatbots and natural language automation tools. Many large organizations have adopted chatbots to improve their customer satisfaction and employee productivity. As these tools gain more attention, confusion about how they work and what their capabilities are arises. One of the most common questions...
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Cambria Names Suzanne Vitale  President of Consulting Division

Cambria Names Suzanne Vitale President of Consulting Division

We are excited to announce that Suzanne Vitale has been named president of Cambria’s Consulting Division, and will lead the firm in growing its national footprint.  See press release below. CSI-Consulting-Division-President-PR-Oct2019.pdf
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Baton Rouge Office Opening

Baton Rouge Office Opening

Cambria has opened a new corporate office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We’re excited to work with the Louisiana Department of Health PPMO and being a part of the local economic growth in downtown Baton Rouge! See press release for more details. CSI-Baton-Rouge-Office-Opening-PR-Nov2019
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What is Cambria HumanXperience (HX)?

What is Cambria HumanXperience (HX)?

HumanXperience is Cambria’s branded approach to our User Experience (UX) practice and Human-Centered Design (HCD). It is a flexible framework that easily adapts to any process (from waterfall to Agile) and to any project context (product, service, or process). HumanXperience is about creating a great experience for users and paving the way for a successful...
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Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Cambria is honored to be selected as one of Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for 2019, for the eighth time in 16 years! Making the list gets harder every year for companies, but Cambria’s growth is a testament to our awesome team, our great clients and partners, and our ability to innovate and deliver...
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5-Step Guide to Recovering From Poor Research Execution

5-Step Guide to Recovering From Poor Research Execution

There are two things I know for sure: (1) researchers vary in style and personality, and (2) this variance allows them to fall into a few different categories, especially when it comes to evaluating their own research execution performance. Truth is, some will always be unsatisfied (partially due to their desire for perfection), no matter...
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Empiricism

Empiricism

“Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory, or empiricism. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk. Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control: transparency, inspection, and adaptation." (Ken Schwaber and Jeff Southerland,...
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So Many Architects, So Little Time.

So Many Architects, So Little Time.

Let’s talk about architecture. That word is thrown around a lot in IT circles but is often misunderstood or misrepresented. In the traditional sense, to practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their...
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Low-Code/No-Code

Low-Code/No-Code

For this edition of the Tech Blog, we will cover the topic of configured systems also known as "low-code/no-code" applications. It has become a bit of a buzz-term, but it is nothing dramatically new. The applications have matured and the marketing surrounding them have slightly changed. For over a decade, vendors have sold the message...
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The Product Owner

The Product Owner

The Product Owner (PO), is a position created during the early years when Scrum was conceptualized. The role and responsibilities materialized out of a reaction to heavy, big, up-front, rigid requirements gathering within traditional, heavily predictive, "waterfall" project management frameworks. It is one of three main roles within Scrum: Development Team, Scrum Master and Product...
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