Inject Intelligence into Your Reporting

5 minute read

We’ve got some good news and some bad news. As is tradition, let’s start with the bad news.

Bad News: Businesses are drowning in distributed data. There’s so much to know and – thanks to cloud computing and IoT – it’s so far-flung that a data warehouse could never contain it and static reporting could never convey it.

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Strategic IT Partner Selection

8 minute read

Ever since hunting and gathering gave way to agrarian society, the marketplace has been evolving. That’s thousands of years of fine tuning who does what – narrowing focus, gaining expertise. Now it’s 2019, and everyone is a specialist.

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Reflections of an Enterprising Woman

4 minute read

Carrie Schuckle has been busy since last November. That’s when she assumed her new position here as Chief Delivery Officer (CDO). She was made for the role, or perhaps more accurately, the role was made for her because it blends her nearly 20 years of experience and expertise in software development, consulting and project management with her natural ability to connect with people and anticipate their business needs.

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When You Get Stuck, Talk to the Duck

3 minute read

What It Means to “Rubber Duck Debug”

Do you ever get stuck on a coding problem and, to help figure it out, you begin talking to yourself, or to a rubber duck on your desk?  Just me? Okay. Well, it’s unfortunate society associates self-talk with lunacy, because this underutilized problem-solving tool is excellent for debugging.

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The Distress Call

5 minute read

The call from the West Coast came in to our Baltimore office on a Monday afternoon. The caller (we’ll call her Lois) was on Day 3 of a total system shutdown. She was officially in crisis. Lois’s firm – a 24/7 public records research firm that earns much of its revenue from online transactions – had gone offline.

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Let Them Eat KPI

5 minute read

The spotlight on IT in the healthcare industry has never been more blinding. Healthcare reform (e.g., Meaningful Use, ICD-10 conversion) has mandated IT investment in the name of improved clinical/quality outcomes, reduced medical errors and standardized care. Even without these reforms, however, the increasing role of IT in positively impacting the cost and quality of patient care has become a top priority for healthcare provider organizations.

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The Fundamental Techie

2 minute reader

It’s a seller’s market when it comes to top IT talent. As enterprise technology has quickly occupied a larger and larger piece of the organizational asset pie, the technology recruiting scene has become more and more competitive. The Society for Human Resource Management released survey results last year that confirmed what we already know: the high tech sector is finding it significantly harder to find the qualified workers they need.

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