Oakland Graduates From Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program
Lanham, MD 11/13/2014
Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) is proud to announce its graduation from the Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program on November 13, 2014. The goal of this program was for Accenture to strengthen Oakland’s delivery capacity and business development skills, improve client service and broaden its network. Through mentorship, networking, collaboration and robust training, the program has enabled Oakland to refine our processes and increase the engagement of our employees, resulting in increased productivity and sales. The 18-month program included active business mentoring by an Accenture executive, together with quarterly meetings and developmental symposia attended by Oakland senior executives.
"It has been an incredible honor for Oakland to participate in this program," says Cedric Nash, Oakland President and CEO. "The Diverse Supplier Development Program has provided Oakland with critical tools that will accelerate our growth trend. We are excited to see what the future has in store for our company with these new tools and continued support from Accenture post-graduation."
Oakland CEO Highlighted in Article in State of Maryland publication - The Daily Record
Lanham, MD 11/1/2014
Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. CEO Cedric Nash is highlighted in an article in the current issue of The Daily Record. The article highlights the positive growth environment his company has experienced since he moved to the State of Maryland about a decade ago. Mr. Nash highlights the efforts both the State of Maryland and his home Prince George’s County make to be inclusive of minority businesses.
He further points out the extent to which his company has benefitted by its proximity to the enormous market for IT services to the Federal government. Mr. Nash summarizes his feeling about the State of Maryland by saying “I’m here to stay”. He concludes by advising other entrepreneurs to relentlessly seek opportunities and “never quit”.
Jim Miller Joins Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. to Lead Oakland’s Software Reseller Business Unit
Lanham, MD 10/13/2014
Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (OCG) announced today that Jim Miller has joined Oakland to lead our Software Reseller business unit. Jim will be based out of Oakland’s Headquarters Office in Lanham, MD.
Jim brings decades of demonstrated leadership in various aspects of the technology reseller marketplace. Over his career he has successfully sold to a large number of Federal Defense and Civilian agencies. Most recently he was a Senior Partner with Sigma Consulting Group. Cedric Nash, OCG CEO, stated “We are very happy to have Jim on our team. I am confident he will quickly demonstrate value added to both our suppliers and our end customers.”
Oakland Consulting Group to Help Maryland Move HR to the Workday Cloud
Lanham, MD 10/10/2014
Oakland Consulting Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing private information technology firms and a certified Minority Business Enterprise, announced today that it has signed a contract with the State of Maryland to administer the deployment of Workday HCM, which will replace the State’s legacy, on premise software with a cloud-based human resources (HR) solution provided by Workday. For this initiative, Oakland will administer the contract with Workday to deploy Workday HCM, Workday Time Tracking and Workday Benefits. Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.
The State’s new HR system will enable more than 45,000 employees across 54 agencies to easily access and manage their personnel, time tracking, and benefits information in the cloud, while arming State leaders with a holistic view of the workforce and agency management with better insight into their teams.
With an overall objective to standardize its information technology in the cloud, Maryland will replace its existing systems for personnel, time tracking and benefits with a unified, multi-tenant cloud application built to scale and adapt to the State’s long-term needs. Workday HCM offers Maryland a system that improves security and risk mitigation with internal controls and audit tools for regulatory compliance and reduces the risks and cost of maintaining multiple legacy systems. The system will also streamline workforce-related business processes within and between agencies.
Maryland expects to complete the first phase of deployment in the second half of 2014. Oakland is also partnering with Workday to extend the Workday Benefits module to approximately 110,000 additional employees and retirees from other state agencies and universities in the second phase of its deployment.
“We’re honored by the State of Maryland’s selection of the Oakland Team, and look forward to working closely with Maryland and Workday on this important initiative,” said Oakland CEO Cedric Nash.
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