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Two Decades in Chicago’s Finance & Fintech Ecosystem with Randy Rivera

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In this episode of the Innovation and the Digital Enterprise podcast, Randy Rivera stops by to chat with Pat & Shelli. Randy is a long time financial executive, entrepreneur and innovator in the emerging Fintech ecosystem. Randy gives his insights into the Chicago ecosystem, first as an executive then as an entrepreneur with keen advisors, the company he founded in 2018.

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Cloud-Native Database Success Story

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When applications slow or break, it can wreak havoc on your business. Imagine if your on-premises server went down, your Internet stopped suddenly, or your server room caught fire. Yikes! Developers need to be one step ahead of potential problems so they can quickly resolve any issues that arise or prevent them from happening in the first place.

One strategy that’s been a trending discussion is a cloud-native approach to application management. Here’s an example of how being cloud-native recently saved the day for one of our clients.

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3 Cloud Strategies that Mitigate the Risks of Vendor Lock-In

[fa icon="user"] Robert Perrin [fa icon="calendar"]  May 29, 2019 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

A common concern among those entrusting their company’s applications and data to the cloud is vendor lock-in. Independent suppliers have their own concerns and incentives that may not align with yours. Having a single supplier of a product as sticky as software can constitute a risk to your business. Here are three cloud strategies that turn the risk of vendor lock-in into opportunities for choosing a scalable cloud strategy that aligns with your business needs.

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Combining Cutting Edge Technology & Civic Innovation with Adam Hecktman

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  May 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Hosts Shelli Nelson and Patrick Emmons are joined today by Adam Hecktman, long time civic technology executive at Microsoft. Adam shares how the role of technology in communities has evolved throughout the years. We discuss the social impact of technology, efficient government and the challenge of keeping talent in Chicago.

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Developer Onboarding Checklist for Successful Agile Teams

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  May 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Developers have a lot on their plate when they start at a new company. Whether it be the development environment, project information, or the organizational culture of their employer or clients, they need to learn a lot – and quickly. Adopting a strong onboarding process is vital if you want new full-time developers or contractors to succeed. Here is an 8-step developer onboarding checklist that will help you seamlessly integrate new hires onto your agile team and keep them around for the long run.

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