How Software and Retail Partnerships Can Shape the Future of Healthcare

Inside Digital Health,
March 7, 2019

Digitally-driven solutions like virtual care and telehealth services are profoundly less costly for patients than seeking care at a hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office. The demand for these types of services is already on the rise, especially for patients who experience mobility issues or live in remote areas. But with an integrated software platform, retailers can offer a wider range of digital applications and services to engage with customers and become modern digital-physical health destinations.

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Where to Start When Identifying ERP Solutions

Spend Matters,
March 6, 2019

When you find yourself tasked with figuring out what ERP solution you are going to on-board for your organization, you do a quick search and find there are dozens of vendors offering a variety of ERP solutions. Where do you start in your process of determining which of these vendors and platforms would be best for you? You need to look at functionality, pricing and resourcing.

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25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems,
February 25, 2019

In businesses where high volumes of manufactured items are distributed, the ability to track and identify items is critical. The tracking of these assets is handled through ERP and financial systems, inventory management platforms and RFID technologies.


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SharePoint 2010: What are Your Migration Options?

CMS Wire,
December 12, 2018

Mark Beckner is an enterprise solutions expert with over 20 years of experience and founder of Inotek Consulting Group. He said that if you are migrating from an older version of SharePoint, and want to move lists, libraries, document content, sites and other content there are many different options. He recommends MetaLogix (now part of Quest), which offers tools that migrate data as-is, or restructures the migrated content as the migration occurs. There is quite a bit that can be done with this tool.

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School 4 Startups,
November 26, 2018

Mark Beckner – Founder of Inotek Consulting Group  and Author of The Coder’s Path to Wealth and Independence

Mark Beckner

Mark Beckner is an enterprise solutions expert. With over 20 years of experience, he leads his firm Inotek Group, specializing in business strategy and enterprise application integration with a focus in health care, CRM, supply chain and business technologies.

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The Top 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Next IT Project

October 1, 2018

Mark Beckner recently published an article for on the Top 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Next IT Project. Mark elaborates that often times distance between management and involvement in IT deliverables can cost an organization time and money and a loss in staff, business, morale and respect.

This distance between management and involvement in the underlying deliverables can cost an organization not only time and money, but also a loss in staff, business, morale and respect. If you are in a position of leadership at a company and engaged in (or planning to engage in) a large IT project, here are three primary moves you should take to ensure that your project ends with success.

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What’s the Difference Between a CRM and a CDP? And Why You Should Care

CMS Wire,
September 20, 2018


Mark Beckner of Inotek Consulting Group was recently featured in a CMS Wire article discussing CRM’s and CDP’s as well as their application towards businesses.

How does a business know whether or not they are a fit for a CRM system or CDP is a fit for your martech stack?

“For companies that primarily deal with a known customer base, and tangible business processes, such as creating quotes and orders for products sold, the most appropriate solution would be CRM,” Beckner said. “For businesses that reach large potential audiences, have a need to identify both known and unknown customers, and require primarily marketing functionality for reaching out and selling to these audiences, a CDP would be used.” — Mark Beckner of Inotek Consulting Group.


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4 Things to Do if Your CRM Stalls Short of True ROI

Destination CRM,
September 15, 2018


An enterprise solutions expert with over 20 years of experience, Mark Beckner of Inotek recently wrote a piece for Destination CRM that included four tactics to immediately improve the value of your CRM Solution.

“You’ve invested a great deal of time and energy (and likely a small fortune!) in getting your company CRM environment set up and in production. You’ve migrated and uploaded your data, worked with internal staff and external vendors to ensure the business flow is accurately architected, purchased licenses, and worked with your users to make sure everyone is trained on how to the use system.

Unfortunately, even after all of this work, your CRM system is still functioning as little more than a glorified contact list! Your solution has fallen short of the investment you’ve put into it, and you need to figure out what steps you can take to leverage the true power of your CRM. You must make sure your investment of time and money has been a valuable one.”

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On the Road, Again? The Pros and Cons of Business Travel

allBusiness ,
August 1, 2018

There are two kinds of business travel – critical and non-critical. Engaging in critical business travel will transform and energize your business. Engaging in non-critical business travel will limit your ability to have a truly successful career and will detract from your overall life’s purpose and work.

Mark continues in a guest post to break down the different types of travel and the “9 Essential Rules of Business Travel”. To read the entire article, click here

Cool Science Radio – March 5, 2015

March 15, 2015

Mark Beckner of Inotek Consulting Group was featured on the KPCW NPR Park City, Utah program “Cool Science Radio” with Lynn Ware Peak and John Wells.

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Why Technologists Should Work For Themselves

February 18, 2015

Mark Beckner of Inotek Consulting Group published an article in Issue 126-06 of ChangeThis on why Technologists should work for themselves.

“Programmers, developers, solution architects, and technical consultants—all of you have the basic skills necessary to become highly successful outside the confines of traditional employment. You have to take on the activities of a businessperson. This is easier than it may seem; it is a natural progression from where you are today, and one which will pay immense dividends.”

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