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DevSecOps – Reference Architecture

DevSecOps Reference Architecture When approaching a complex DevSecOps implementation, it is often useful to consider a Reference Architecture as a starting point.  As illustrated in Figure 1, the automation activities can be broken up into three major areas: Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD) and Continuous Compliance (CC).  Each of these areas encompasses a separate […]

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Creating Retention Policies for Microsoft Teams

Often times your organization will require you to retain certain data whether it be email, documents, instant messages, etc. However, data retention is often a very tricky subject since some industry regulations may require you to retain content for a minimum period of time (i.e. Sarbanes-Oxley Act) while other content you may only want to […]

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Java Design Patterns: Singleton Pattern

 Java Design Patterns Design patterns are a well-described solution to common problems we face during software development. These solutions are obtained through experience by numerous software professionals over quite a substantial period. Hence these patterns have “evolved” rather than being “discovered”. Learning these patterns helps upcoming developers to learn software design in an easy and […]

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Secure Software Release Coordination

The ultimate goal of all software development is the secure software release of the system to a user-accessible production environment. However, the road from code to production is often a long and perilous one. To reduce the apparent risk associated with a production release, many organizations place “gates” at various points along the release path. […]

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Cloud Procurement Approval Management

Cloud Procurement offers a new interface defining approval workflow for Requisitions, Purchase Documents (Order, Blanket, Contract) and Supplier Management. Approval rules are managed in a user friendly interface that integrates back-end Business Process Management (BPM) while keeping a logical and complete setup in front of the user. While relatively simple to define rules in Approval […]

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Resiliency – A Core Pillar of Any Business-Critical App in the Cloud

Cloud offers undeniable benefits when it comes to building cost-effective agile solutions. Enterprise-wide pushes to modernize application stacks have added fuel to cloud migration initiatives. As more and more monoliths are decomposed and redesigned using a distributed microservices architecture, the large portfolio of cloud-native services makes developing and deploying in the cloud faster and economical. […]

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Installing the IBM FileNet P8 Container Demo

Have you ever found yourself needing a development environment at 2 AM on a Wednesday morning? Well, maybe not, but if you have, and you are a FileNet P8 developer, or admin, you’re in luck. IBM has created an easy to spin up containerized implementation of P8. The instructions and code for installing it is […]

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Invoice formats- Oracle Projects Considerations Part 7

What is a Project Billing Invoice Format? The Oracle projects billing invoice formats determine how invoice lines can be displayed on invoices. Implementers define the width of columns and different data types to appear. Invoice formats also allow free-form text. These details are used in Receivables for invoice accounting and presentment to the customer. Are […]

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Project Statuses-Oracle Projects Considerations Part 8

What Are Project Statuses? Statuses can control the “life-cycles” of projects, project resource requirements, and people. New statuses can be created for the above objects. Out of the Box Project Statuses Project Statuses include predefined statuses for the following objects: Projects – a project’s current state, for example Open, Closed, or Approved Requirements – The […]

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FileNet P8 Domains, Object Stores, and Document Classes

I created three videos with instructions on how to create a domain, an object store, and a document class with associated property templates and choice lists. However, all of these tasks assume you’ve installed, configured, and deployed the Content Platform Engine (CPE). Future videos will demonstrate how to do that. In the meantime, if you […]

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Six Reasons Clients Love Salesforce Community Cloud [INFOGRAPHIC]

While there are way more than six reasons to love Salesforce Community Cloud, here are the top six reasons that keep coming up again and again with our customers. In addition to increased loyalty and increased retention, Salesforce Community Cloud opens up a world of connection to the different stakeholders your business interacts with. To […]

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Why We’re Excited for NASCO Converge 2019

Helping Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Win in the Market This year’s NASCO conference, Converge 2019, will kick-off June 3-6, 2019. This conference will be centered on where collaboration, innovation, and technology intersect. NASCO is a Blue-owned organization, dedicated to helping Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) health plans across the nation build a better healthcare […]

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Data As Experience: Designing For The User

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series. My last post in this series focused on Context. In this post, we will discuss a process of designing for the user experience. Designing for The User All too often, I see a report designer think more about how to make a report grab the […]

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Design Thinking: Digital Transformation (Part 8)

This is part 8 in a series exploring design thinking in strategy development. If you are just joining, I encourage you to start at the beginning and read part 1 here. What Is Digital Transformation? We couldn’t conclude this series without discussing Digital Transformation (DX) and the impact it will have on your organization. The quote […]

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The Secret to Functional, Collaborative Salesforce Communities

Vlocity is a San Francisco-based company that delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. They are also a Strategic Partner to Salesforce and have many tools developed to help their customers and partners drive results and ensure success. However, Vlocity’s VisualForce community lacked engagement and was difficult to […]

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How to Implement Lookup Tables in a OneStream Application

When developing OneStream applications, very often the need arises to convert certain strings like member names into other strings using some sort of a lookup table. It is similar to mapping, but outside transformation rules – say, when calculating cash flow items, the code needs to look up the correspondence between balance sheet and income […]

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Design Thinking: 5 Tips for Testing (Part 7)

This is part 7 in a series exploring design thinking in strategy development. If you are just joining, I encourage you to start at the beginning and read part 1 here. Why We Test Everything is nearly complete: you have gained empathy for your customer, defined the problem, developed numerous solutions and built a prototype. However, […]

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Anthos, building your cloud ecosystem

Google Next 2019, where 30,000 tech enthusiasts descend on the streets of San Fran to learn, promote and embrace what Google Cloud has to offer. Google cloud is steadily gaining momentum in cloud space and is now the third largest cloud services provider in the world. Google’s engineering team understands the complexities of a rigid […]

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Design Thinking: Prototyping (Part 6)

If you are just joining, this is part 6 of a series exploring design thinking in strategy development. I encourage you to start at the beginning and read part 1 here. Prototyping: Trying Out Your Ideas All of the previous parts in this series have been preparing you to act. Ideas are useless if not acted […]

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Design Thinking: How to Ideate (Part 5)

This is part 5 of a series exploring a case for design thinking in strategy development. (If you are just joining us now, I encourage you to start at the beginning and read part 1 here.) “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – […]

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