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MIS3 Inc.: A business and technology thought leader providing a proven secure digital transformation  and IT modernization framework

MIS3 Inc.: A business and technology thought leader providing a proven secure digital transformation and IT modernization framework

Digital transformation is essential for any business looking to grow and stay ahead of the competition in today’s market because let’s face it, your customers have higher expectations and demand a more seamless digital experience than ever before. Without it, your business will not thrive, and dare we say it, may not even survive.

MIS3 Inc. understands its clients better by providing a unique value and playing a role of a key differentiator. Later, the company consults on how to execute on a defined digital transformation strategy. Finally, they help their clients realize it through the adoption of the MIS3 Inc. IT Modernization framework.

MIS3 Inc. Business Transformation methodology can help any client develop and execute on a digital transformation strategy, using our 4 core pillars:

  • How to engage customers
  • Empowering Employees
  • Optimizing Operations
  • Transform Products, Services and the Brand

We discussed more about the firm with Neil Mistry, Founder & CEO

Q. What does MIS3 Inc. stand for?

MIS3 Inc., the brand, stands for business transformation through IT modernization. It’s why we exist, it’s our mission—to be a strategic business and technology partner for our clients to help them transform and reimagine their business model through the adoption of our IT Modernization framework.

The IT Modernization framework has an Application Centric philosophy allowing any organization of any size to adopt, globally, if they truly want to achieve Secure Digital Transformation.

Q. How did you come to launch MIS3?

I launched the company in 2018, but I’ve been in the IT industry in both a sales and consulting capacity for 20 years, across Canada. I’ve worked for some of the largest technology Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and Value Added Resellers (VAR’s) / Solution Integrators in Canada during my career.

I spent a bulk of my career in public sector focusing on provincial, and municipal government including public safety, alongside large enterprises in private sector. Several years ago, while working in my previous role as Director of Sales Public Sector, I saw a major shift in how government was desperate to understand the business value that technology provided and started to shift their technology spend towards a next generation of technologies including SaaS and IaaS to focus on achieving business outcomes. These technologies included cloud computing strategies such as SaaS, IaaS / PaaS and Private / Hybrid on premise cloud platforms. The purpose was to shift towards a more fluid and cost effective IT strategy to meet business requirements and leverage technologies could scale with simplicity, were easy to deploy, operationalize, access, alongside being cost effective. 

I quickly realized the shift was happening not just in government, but in all verticals, and I said to my business leaders at that time, “If we don’t change our brand and approach as a traditional VAR and SI we are going to die and become less relevant to our customers”.

Q. How I self-inflicted change?

I began speaking to my customers more intimately to understand why the shift in IT spend was happening, and I changed my consultative account management approach. In doing so, I realized that how we spoke to companies about technology had to be different, so I created a proprietary five-step methodology that we termed “IT Modernization Framework,” the core to Business Transformation. Through IT Modernization which became our mantra. This methodology and IT modernization approach allowed any organization in the world to build and execute against a roadmap towards achieving Secure Digital Transformation. All IT complexity stems from one area the Applications. Therefore creating an IT Modernization framework had to be created with an application-centric philosophy.

For eight years before I launched MIS3, I had been creating this methodology and white boarding it to CIO’s CISO’s VP of IT and others all over Canada. I received tremendous feedback that was all positive and was encouraged by my customers to pursue this vision further when ready, with their full support.

I had a gap in the overall message to realize this vision. What was missing was new and emerging next-gen technologies that enabled that IT Modernization framework. I researched technologies that supported my framework and vision to help organizations achieve Secure Digital Transformation, and in June 2018, I parted ways from my old employer to purse my vision for creating Canada’s first Business Value Technology provider and now Canadian Leader in Secure Digital Transformation, Managing Information Systems 3 Inc.

Q. Tell us about the journey of MIS3. Why did you start the company?

Before I launched MIS3, my clients were asking me for the framework I had developed, the logical five-step process to achieve business transformation through IT modernization. I started the company to provide this for them, and we have 30-plus customers today, most of which are government. I had the methodology; I knew it worked. When I started the company, it was just me, and in less than 19 months, we’ve grown to 14 people, and at the end of the calendar year will be 20. We’ve done about $8 million in revenue in our first 20 months. I also built an alliance partnership team that is an extension of the MIS3 team. Our first partner was Nutanix. We now have over 30+ tech partners all serve a purpose and support the IT Modernization Framework . Right now, we’re servicing the Canadian market, and we’re changing the Canadian IT landscape.

Q. What is MIS3? How do you help companies achieve business transformation through IT modernization?

We are the secure digital transformation leader. Our theme is business transformation through IT modernization. We have 51 revenue sources to enable that theme to be real, which includes six alliance partners, 30+ partners, etc. All these revenue sources sphere upwards into a theme. To achieve business transformation, you need to first answer 4 core questions to re-imagine your business:

  • How will we as a corporation engage our customers/citizens
  • How will we empower our employees
  • How can we optimize existing processes and make them automated with technology
  • How will we transform our brand and improve or reinvent the products and services we provide

When we talk about business transformation through IT modernization, we focus a lot of time on the business transformation piece. Digital transformation is something every business in the world is going through.

We have become the key channel for these new and emerging next generation technology companies to enter Canada. Together we are providing awareness and education to government and private sector companies across Canada around who and what these next generation technologies are, and how they can help them achieve Secure Digital Transformation with our help and guidance.

Q. What solutions does MIS3 offer its clients?

Our solutions focus on three core practice areas:

  • The first area is next-gen infrastructure—invisible infrastructure. This means it’s not the infrastructure that is important, it’s the application, and infrastructure should be there to let the application run, similar to you smart phone or tablet.
  • The second area is next-generation cybersecurity, focused on 5 guiding principles that make us unique in our approach compared to our competitors:

-Understand, adopt and benchmark against a Cyber Security framework

-Build a dynamic CMDB (Configuration Management Database)

-Adopt an Early Detection Response approach (EDR)

-Build a Zero Trust Framework

-Security as a Service

  • Third area is Next-Generation IT Operations. Reducing manual intervention and simplifying IT daily operations. Moving towards AI, machine learning and behavior rather than mundane daily tasks. Adopting a simplistic IT architecture strategy initially will help you reduce IT Operational complexity.

Howdy Neil Mistry!

CEO, hunter, business leader, motivator and consultant has exceptional proven experience in technology and business consulting. The Canadian thought leader in building and executing an end to end Secure Digital Transformation framework and strategy focused on business outcomes and IT Modernization. Primary Focus was laid on solutions integration, technology resale, professional and managed services. He helps to reduce the technology footprint and educating clients on “how to best utilize technology” to drive their business objectives and KPI’s without burdening IT operations.

“MIS3 Inc. is the Secure Digital Transformation Leader in Canada.”


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