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Database Table Compare Using Excel VBA

One of several integration points on a current project is to an SAP Sybase ASE database (v16.0). The Sybase database was ported from the 12.5 version, and part of the testing was to verify that the data being pushed to the new version matched what's being pushed to old version.

Social for Everyone

Social has changed the way people engage and communicate. Today’s customers are more informed and getting their information in new ways and from new sources. Decisions are influenced by discussions online and user reviews. In fact, 75% of B2B customers are likely to use social media to influence their purchase decisions, and customers are over 60% of the way through the sales cycle before they contact you.

Non-tech Skills Necessary to Succeed in IT

IT has the lowest unemployment rate across the board and these workers possess some very difficult to find skills that are essential to helping businesses function properly. Although finding someone that possesses every technical skill you are looking for is very hard to do, you may want to consider hiring a candidate with less technical experience that you teach on the job.

Change Communication in an Agile World

Internal communications are stressed during changes in business processes and new projects. Employees are forced to continue their day-to-day work, all while undertaking the new responsibilities of managing an internal project, ensuring that all employees are informed, involved, and engaged on how and when each milestone will be met.

Three Steps to Build a More Agile Infrastructure

The new cloud computing model can help transform your approach to infrastructure in fundamental ways. However, with such vast opportunities within the cloud, it may be difficult to determine a starting point.

The Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team has a three step process they blogged about last week which is worth a look, in pursuit of the goal of Agile infrastructure:

1. Rethink your traditional manual approaches in the datacenter.

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