Cal Braunstein

Mr. Braunstein serves as Chairman/CEO and Executive Director of Research at the Robert Frances Group (RFG). In addition to his corporate role, he helps his clients wrestle with a range of business, management, regulatory, and technology issues.  He has deep and broad experience in business strategy management, business process management, enterprise systems architecture, financing, mission-critical systems, project and portfolio management, procurement, risk management, sustainability, and vendor management. Cal also chaired a Business Operational Risk Council whose membership consisted of a number of top global financial institutions. Website

Alexa and Other Work-From-Home Challenges

While organizations were able to quickly meet the basic changes required to support employee and supplier Work-From-Home (WFH) demand and accessibility, other aspects may have fallen into non-compliance, including...

Work-From-Home Networking Requirements, Part II

As COVID-19 continues to reshape the business landscape, there is a need for a unified security enforcement in WFH and Hybrid WFH situations. If the employees are working from home...

Work-From-Home Networking Requirements, Part I

Given that Work-From-Home (WFH) is will not be disappearing any time soon, business executives and IT executives must rethink their networking topologies with consideration towards data management and privacy,...

Security Gaps and Requirements in the New Normal

Now that the work-from-home (WFH) environment is settling in as the "new normal" and will be with us for an extended period of time, a renewed focus needs to...

Covid-19 Crisis Forcing Re-Thinking Business Processes

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing employees and employers alike to work from home – and all phases of the business process to go online.  The coronavirus crisis is accelerating the...

Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business owners and IT executives need to perform a quick business impact analysis (BIA) to identify the company's critical business processes.   Most businesses are unprepared for a pandemic like Covid-19...