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Four Keys to Hapiness in the workplace

An article recently written by Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, discussed his belief that there are four major ways to find happiness in the workplace. His opinion is formulated from the perspective of the employee and can obviously vary depending on the individuals career progression and personal needs. Let us know if you agree with his assessment.

Accessing and Querying Google Analytics via Service Account (C#)

Recently I was working with a client on a BI project. They were originally building reports manually based on data collected from numerous sources, one of which was Google Analytics (GA). Our goal was to implement a scheduled dump of all of this data into one database, and use that for all of our BI reporting. In order to accomplish this for GA, we needed to authenticate and access our data through the API.

Arizona ranks 8th in the United States for Year over Year job growth

A recent report released by Elliot D. Pollack & Company, found Arizona as the 8th best state in the economy in terms of year-over-year employment growth. Through October 2013, Arizona employment levels are up 2% compared to this time last year. In the greater Phoenix area, employment is up 2.5% and continues to lead the state in most economic categories.

What’s Your Plan of Attack for Content Marketing in 2014?

As you consider developing your content strategy for 2014, you need to think about how you can stand out amongst the competition. These tips below will help you in developing your plan of attack. Develop a content calendar: By creating a calendar you are taking the first step to pre-plan for 2014. This will allow you to see every holiday in the year that could allow you to optimize your promotion as well as choose what and when you want to post. Find a collaboration tool: In businesses you often have multiple team members who need to see one or more projects.

Unplanned Turnover in Information Technology Will Cost You

When it comes to unplanned turnover in a workforce of information technology professionals, the impact of the loss is immeasurable and significant. From the time the original employee leaves, there is a six to eight week time period where there is a flat line of decreased productivity. The workload remains consistent as it was before, but now there are less employees to get the work done.

How to resolve: LINQ to Entities does not recognize the method int.Parse

When you convert a string to an int in a LINQ Query this runtime error pops up: System.NotSupportedException: LINQ to Entities does not recognize the method int.Parse(System.String) or the reverse: LINQ to Entities does not recognize the method System.String ToString() Now you scratch your head, why can't I cast a database field as string to an integer in the view model or vice versa? There is a method called SqlFunctions.StringConvert that works converting a double to a string.