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Monthly Archives: May 2018


Team work on a mountain

The 5 Fundamental Things You Need to be on Top of as a Project Manager

The following are the 5 fundamental things any project manager needs to knock out of the park in order to successfully manage, lead, and deliver projects. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but there are few project managers out there who won’t have at least one of the items below in their top 5.

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A photo of a palm tree leaf? Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Leaves May 2018

As we continue to sharpen our skills in our practice, we expanded our knowledge in a few areas which are directly related to our client work. The topics that attracted us this past month were Storage in Ephemeral Systems, Corporate Principles, Kubernetes Operators, Airtable Integration, Natural Language Processing. The following are 5 of the most interesting things we stumbled across during the month of May. (Last month: Leaves April 2018).

 

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Choosing a Web Hosting Provider for Your Platform

There are so many web hosting companies out there how do you know which one to choose? I suggest beginning by evaluating your business platform needs. Besides reviewing the current infrastructure I recommend using Google Analytics or another similar tool to help determine traffic and usage of your platform(s).

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Sitecore and SearchStax

Deploy your Sitecore Solr Instance at Scale with SearchStax

 

Every Sitecore instance includes search.  You cant avoid it.  The question is which product or provider fits your needs and scales with your growth.  Usually this comes down to environment (mostly your network), cost, and the team’s willingness to try out new cloud architectures.  If your team has chosen Apache Solr then you have a range of ways of implementation.  Most Sitecore customers tend to choose Solr for its free open source architecture however the trade off is more development hours than top tier commercial products.

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Reports

Business Intelligence Tools We Recommend 1/4 – Metabase

BI is useful. It’s pretty. But it never really matters unless you’re getting real value out of it.

In this 4-part series, we’ll briefly explore some the tools we believe are best suited towards helping you get value out of your data. In this first of our series on “Business Intelligence Tools We Recommend” we’re going to cover Metabase – a popular open-source BI tool you can find on GitHub.

In this series we will cover the four following applications:

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