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5 Ways to Identify User Trends with Surveys

Why Guess at User Trends? With advancements in technology paired with our everyday consumer experiences, today’s user trends are in constant flux. When the technology that’s supposed to help us doesn’t, it’s frustrating, and even with the most successful projects, your users are going to have questions. Identifying the reasons behinds user trends can sometimes […]

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Hype Cycle for 3 Phases of an Agile Backlog Groom

I was reading about the Gartner Hype Cycle and realized the same curve could be applied to Agile Backlog Groom (or simply Grooming).  Grooming is the process for an agile scrum team to absorb new work and add details. Every piece of work, no matter the size, follows this generic evolution. That is, the following […]

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Key Takeaways About Compliant IT Systems In The Cloud

This is the final post in our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud. In this post, we’ll go over the key takeaways from the series and then we’ll send you on your way! Regardless of how much control you have over your IT systems, if you are using them for regulatory purposes, […]

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XML Transformation in Informatica

Introduction In this document we will see how to process the XML data in Informatica Mapping. Before that we should know what is transformation in Informatica. Informatica Transformations are repository objects which can read, modify or pass data to the defined target structures like tables, files, or any other targets required. A Transformation is basically […]

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Organizational DevOps – an Enterprise Contradiction

Does your business structure help or hurt your DevOps move? “Organizational DevOps” is the enterprise level action for a DevOps strategy and tactics. There is a natural struggle when moving towards DevOps, but therein is the value. First some context … Process or Project  Operations management is the attempt to run things better – in the current […]

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Three Patterns to Avoid When Selecting Cloud Native Platforms

Patterns resonate with me. As a developer and software architect stepping back and viewing a population of things to find the common thread woven throughout seems natural. Exploiting that thread in other areas if it’s valuable or adding it to my “Refactor someday” list if it’s harmful has always seemed to be a logical next […]

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The Houston Astros and Winning Through Advanced Analytics

How can using analytics can make a difference? Baseball has winners and losers.  Teams do not get to share a title or a win.  If they are tied at the end of the 9th inning, the teams are forced into extra innings until one of the teams score.  In a way, that’s more brutal than […]

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Making the Case for RPA

Starting your RPA journey In today’s digital process automation landscape, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has become a hotly sought-after tool to help solve all that plagues your business process shortcomings. While RPA does have its advantages, its true performance and productivity advantages will come to light when tied to specific use cases. In this blog […]

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DevOps/OpsDev: The Name Debate is Over

DevOps was first introduced in 2008 as an extension of proper development, but shortly thereafter, “OpsDev” was on many of our minds. I believe the earliest mention of OpsDev was 2012 [Randy Clark in UK Business Computing World, “DevOps or OpsDev?”]. Please forgive me if you made an earlier mention! Why the Name Debate? There […]

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Tips And Best Practices For Compliance In The Cloud

As we’ve learned in the previous posts in this series, having a thoughtful, thorough cloud vendor qualification process and intelligent SLAs in your cloud vendor contracts will help you maximize the value of the cloud while maintaining regulatory compliance. In addition, here are some tips and best practices to help you knock it out of […]

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9 Stats Showing the Reality of Sales and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is becoming an increasingly present technology in our personal and professional lives and is a term sales teams are hearing and saying a lot more of lately. The days of laughing off “that Terminator-technology” are long gone as businesses and consumers alike are adopting it for the value it brings. How sales teams […]

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Checking in on Artificial Intelligence Trends in 2018

It’s just past mid-year 2018.  Back in December 2017 and January 2018, many pundits were making their annual predictions about artificial intelligence.  In fact, my colleague Michael Porter wrote about AI predictions earlier this year.   Rarely do I notice anybody checking in on those predictions to see whether they are reality or not.  So I […]

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The Salesforce Rap Battle! Config D vs. Custom JZ

To Object or Not Object, That Is The Question We’ve all been there as Salesforce Consultants or Solution Architects; a client is thrilled about the Service Cloud rollout and the amazing adoption rate by jadded SMEs when suddenly someone on the client side blurts out, “Wow, wouldn’t it be nice if we could do X, […]

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Tools to Calibrate the Need for Organizational Change Management

While digital transformation started gradually over 25 years ago, this new wave of data driven innovation has steadily gained momentum. Today, digital transformation includes a wide umbrella of technologies – including the cloud, Big Data, analytics, artificial intelligence, mobile/mobility, and IoT. For me, the digital transformation revolution gives us an incredible number of tools to improve how we […]

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Staying Ahead of Digital Commerce Trends: What You Need to Know

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week […]

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Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive: Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of our Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams Deep Dive series! If you are just joining us for the first time, I recommend going back to look at the previous blog articles on this topic. In this article we’ll be discussing the SIP syntax, user provisioning, voice routing basics, and lastly some […]

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How To Qualify Cloud Vendors

We recently completed a 21 CFR Part 11 gap analysis engagement for a client that was largely using SaaS applications, but had no cloud vendor qualification process in place. They had just been allowing each business unit to select the applications that met its user requirements, accept whatever validation documentation the cloud vendor supplied (if […]

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How to Use Communities to Impact Workplace Culture

The key to success is putting people first. When companies apply a people-first approach, it pays — literally. Putting that into action can be another story. With only good intentions and no clear strategy, people interested in evolving their business are faced with a painful and often overwhelming task. By starting with the people closest to your […]

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“Agile Takt Time” Helps Stabilize Production

While my earlier blog posts were focused on Agile Risk Management, I am taking some time off from this to familiarize myself with a new subject – Time Management. “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed” – Peter Drucker One fascinating way that I have found to help […]

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Become an Award-Winning Salesforce Solution Architect

Decades of Movie Making Tradition I stumbled into a career as a Solution Architect while working for Walt Disney Pictures & Television as an Assistant to the Executive Vice President of production. Part of my daily routine was to man five fax machines early in the morning receiving call sheets and production reports from movies […]

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