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Milwaukee's Wipfli LLP acquires Arizona consulting firm TopLine Strategies

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General

Wiplfi LLP said Tuesday it has acquired the Arizona consulting firm TopLine Strategies, giving Wipfli its first physical location in the southwestern U.S.

Financial terms of the transaction weren't disclosed, but Milwaukee-based Wipfli has added 19 employees in the deal with TopLine, of Scottsdale.

The acquisition is the ninth for Wipfli in the last three years, as the accounting industry continues to consolidate.

The New Wave Technical Professional

The New Wave Technical Professional

Companies are looking for top technology talent with the skillsets to drive transformative initiatives. However, the technical professional labor market has arrived at the point that the demand is substantially higher than the skilled professional supply. Gartner research underscored the market imbalance when it found 70% of tech employees have not mastered the skills they need for their current role, and 80% need to grow their skillsets for future career success.

Aligning IT and Marketing: Why and How to Bring These Teams Together

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ClickDimensions

Thanks to technological advances and sweeping changes in consumer behavior, IT and marketing must converge like never before. But just because these roles need to come together doesn’t mean that they are or that they are working together well.

In Aligning IT and Marketing: Why and How to Bring These Teams Together, we explore:

  • Why IT and marketing need each other
  • Best practices for aligning these two teams
  • How this cross-functional collaboration can benefit entire organizations

Redefining The Role of IT in a Modern BI World

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Business Intelligence

As self-service analytics becomes the norm, the role of IT is evolving from a producer to a strategic partner. IT professionals are helping their organizations transition from a traditional top-down approach to analytics driven by IT to a self-service approach enabled by IT and led by the business. This change requires a new framework and overall strategy. Organizations must revisit past decisions supporting the core foundational components of a BI program—people, process, and platform—and make adjustments, as outlined in this paper.

Alteryx Takes on the Data Science and Analytics Talent Gap

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Alteryx

Partners with Kubrick Group, Udacity, and Global Universities to Buld the Workforce of the Future

Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today announced ongoing collaborations with the Kubrick Group, Udacity and Alteryx for Good university participants to triple down on the talent gap that exists between data scientists and data workers in the line of business.

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