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The Critical Role of the IT Group in Self-Service Analytics

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Tableau

Agile decision-making, aided by self-service analytics software, is improving organizational performance at leading organizations around the world. Yet, many IT groups still see the rise of self-service analytics as bad news, or yet another attempt by the business to circumvent the IT group and enterprise policies.

TopLine Strategies IT Staff Augmentation Process Overview

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IT Staffing

A quality, effective workforce will deliver your firm a distinctive advantage over your competition. TopLine Strategies can help your organization hire quality, productive IT professionals. Our nine-step process ensures a better technical and cultural fit to job requirements which aids in mitigating any hiring risk factors.

TopLine Strategies IT Staff Augmentation Process Overview

CRM 2015 Tips: Use ExecuteMultiple to Improve Plugin Performance

Firing off a quick service.Insert(entity) or service.Update(entity) is an easy way to get data into the system, but can start to have an impact on performance if your plugin is attempting to update, insert or delete more than just a few records. By taking advantage of the ExecuteMultipleRequest class, you can process your requests in batches, potentially improving performance significantly. MSDN documentation on both the ExecuteMultiple method and ExecuteMultipleRequest class can be found here:

Marks and Spencer Empowers Business Analysts with Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire

Retail giant Marks and Spencer wanted to empower its business analysts to learn more about the business and use that knowledge for better decision-making. “We wanted to further improve the productivity of the organization, with a particular focus on IT,” says Keith Goldthorpe, information architecture lead. “That included optimizing the number of people working on projects and improving the speed at which we could deliver solutions.”

The Most Oddball Technical Interview Questions

The Most Oddball Technical Interview Questions

While the main focus of a job interview is on the position itself and the skills required to be successful, interviewing is not a simple task. Every company has their own unique interviewing style and sometimes, no matter how much research you do, you can’t prepare for every question. Each industry has its oddball questions, and the tech industry is no exception.

IT Career Risks Worth Taking

IT Career Risks Worth Taking

You will never know how a choice will play out unless you take the risk. With any new career move, there will be a series of risks you must decide whether to accept or decline. This will happen with an individual at any level in their career. What are the risks you are willing to take to find the next great career move?

MVC: Dropdown list for Enums

In .NET, enums are a heavily used component of the framework. I personally love the use of enums because it is a strictly typed datatype and increases code readability significantly. Since it is also supported in the Entity Framework, I find myself dealing with a lot of entities that contain enum-based properties. Consequently, this bleeds into the design of my view models, which will often “inherit” the properties’ datatypes of the entities they are based on. This is in particular true for view models that are part of an HTML form and will therefore be sent back to a controller method.

Sales Technology Trends to Watch

Sales Technology Trends to Watch

Technology innovation is constantly transforming the sales process, with mobile enhancements, analytics, cloud computing and context-rich systems allowing salespeople and potential customers to engage more often and more efficiently than ever before. Gartner recently released a list of technology trends to look out for in 2015. Many of those trends will affect salespeople in the upcoming year.

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

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IT consulting

David W. Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow, highlights the top 10 strategic technology trends that have the potential for a significant impact on organizations in the next three years.

“This does not necessarily mean adoption and investment in all of the trends at the same rate,” he says. “But companies should look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years.”

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