Plant your Flag on the Hill Today: Contract for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

Microsoft Dynamics CRM continues their forward march. Soon to be leading the troops is the 2016 release– projected to be available in December. This incredible software package includes all of the current CRM capabilities with exciting new enhancements and additions – such as gamification. It focuses on four key areas: [...]

Agile: Part II

Last week in Agile: Part I, we discussed the agile concept, manifesto, and contract points. Putting all of this into practice also requires understanding agile principles. The Agile Principles*: Take an economic view Sequence jobs for maximum benefit Empower local decision-making. If you only quantify one thing, quantify the cost [...]

AGILE: Part I

To go agile - a division of tasks into  short phases of work, and frequent reassessment and adaption of plans, relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development – in software development , requires trust, solid relationships, and stellar communication. While it can be [...]

SDIs: Software-Defined Infrastructure

The interconnected layers of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) – technical computing controlled entirely by software rather than people – play various roles concerning the cloud. Because SDIs are not hardware-specific dependent, but rather are programmatically extensible, there isn’t just one cut and dried solution to ensuring optimal performance, scalability, and portability [...]

5 Foundational Pillars for App Success in the Cloud – Part II

As we stated in last week’s blog, thriving, rather than just surviving, in the cloud is a key to your business’ application success. We covered the first three - Parallel (and allocated) Computing, Service-Centric and Flexible Design, and Stateless Applications - of five foundational pillars that will ensure your various [...]