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ClickDimensions April Release

ClickDimensions April Release

ClickDimensions releases an update quarterly filled with new releases and improvements for their marketing automation system. This quarter’s release should be available on April 26th. See below for details on the updates coming next week:

Resolving Image URLs Within MVC StyleBundle

I joined in on an existing MVC project recently, which utilized StyleBundles. The project already had references to stylesheets that I would be using, so I jumped in and started making changes. I wasn't at it long when I noticed that I was getting 404 errors on some of the images that I referenced in my stylesheet. Initially I just thought maybe I made a mistake with the relative path to the image (as I do on occasion), but after some testing I confirmed that this was not the case.

A Referral Culture

A Referral Culture

At any company, your next top employee can be one degree of separation away. These top prospects could be introduced to your company in the form of a referral. Referrals often introduce strong, quality talent to your job pool, in addition to reducing time to hire and make recruiters’ job simpler. Referrals, if hired, often cost less, perform better and stay with the company longer. A recruiting survey for 2014 determined that referrals were the top source for hiring, filling 20 percent of job openings by those surveyed. 

The Evolving IT Department

The Evolving IT Department

Over time, as technology has become more of a necessity for businesses, the IT teams at companies worldwide have been evolving. The older model was a pairing of the finance and IT director as a dual role. This individual was supported by Infrastructure and Application Managers with a team of network engineers and developers. The IT department focused on financial needs, including sales, purchasing, payroll and cash flow. Often, the main responsibility was building and maintaining software for their own networks.

Dependency Injection With Ninject

Collaboration between different modules and services is a crucial part of software architecture in today’s world where business rules become more and more complex and dependent on each other. This leads to some challenges in software development, since the interconnectivity between those modules needs to be modeled and become an integral part of the application design. 

Smart Meets Fast with Tableau 9.0

Smart Meets Fast with Tableau 9.0

With the theme of smart meets fast, Tableau has released version 9.0. Tableau has added many new features to ensure the system is smarter and know exactly what you are doing, like a new start experience, which includes data prep tools, and additional analytics features and smart maps. The goal with the new capabilities is to allow users to be creative and engaged in the analytical process. Tableau 9.0 will keep users involved in analysis without the need to focus on new calculations and data wrangling.

Considering a new developer hire?

Considering a new developer hire?

Technical hiring is on the rise, likely increasing 22 percent by 2022, so it is important to seek the best talent. However, it is necessary to not force your hiring into the same parameters as in the past. The technical world prides itself on pushing boundaries, yet hiring managers still get trapped in traditional technical hiring mindsets.

Here are some traditional mindset traps to avoid in this competitive hiring market:

SharePoint Capabilities

SharePoint Capabilities

As technology expands, software brands are coming up with more ways to deploy their product to customers with one of the biggest trends being cloud computing. One system in particular is SharePoint. SharePoint has four different approaches for deployment: on-premises, online (cloud), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and hybrid-cloud. As your company is choosing which approach is best, consider each option before selecting the best choice for your company. 

The Hiring Competition

The Hiring Competition

A company can only be as successful as the success of its products and employees. Therefore, hiring the best talent is necessary to company success. Sometimes, however, strong talent may currently lie with your competitors or other industry greats. This is where your recruiting team must act carefully and logically. If done right, it can introduce superb talent to your company.  However, if done incorrectly, it could burn bridges. 

Demonstrating CRM's Value to Your Executives

Demonstrating CRM's Value to Your Executives

Imagine: you are a marketing executive who is jazzed to add a strong technical aspect to your marketing strategy. You realize the benefits to a marketing technology with targeted email campaigns, automated social media and lead generation capabilities. Picture: you are a sales executive seeking a way to better funnel your company’s sales pipeline and lead qualification process.