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Strengthen Your Agile Team by Encouraging Community Service

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  May 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In today’s digital world, connections seem more likely to be made via an app or mobile device. Couple that with being part of an agile team, and chances are your focus on speed and efficiency leads you to prefer online collaboration rather than taking the extra time for meaningful face to face interactions. However, if you have ever read Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From People Who’ve Lived the Longest, you know that “purpose and love are essential ingredients in all Blue Zone recipes for longevity.” You can’t pursue either without building and nurturing community and relationships.

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6 Ways Cloud-Based Applications Benefit Your Business

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  May 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The overarching goal for businesses today is to leverage software in a way that increases speed to market, improves customer satisfaction, and allows you to become more responsive to customers’ needs. Yet choosing the right hosting solutions for your company’s apps is no easy task. Here are 6 ways cloud-based applications ensure success in a competitive market.

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5 Lesser-Known AWS Services That Can Benefit Your Application

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

With so many services offered by AWS and more added all the time, it’s easy to overlook services that could benefit your application. Nearly every AWS-based website is going to use EC2 and S3, but there are a wide variety of services to expand your site in ways you may not have considered. Below are five lesser-known services every non-AWS professional should know about to take their application to the next level.

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Fundamental Leadership Tools for Progressive Agile Organizations

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Whether you are an entrepreneur starting a new business, an intrapreneur developing a new department, or you simply have a vested interest in your organization’s success, I have the blueprint for becoming a healthy Agile organization. When embarking on something new, mistakes and setbacks are bound to happen. But if someone developed a toolset that would help you achieve traction towards your vision sooner, wouldn’t you use it? Gino Wickman’s book, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business (2011) and his corresponding Entrepreneurial Operating System, has become our go-to playbook for becoming a high functioning Agile organization. In this article, I’ve included the top 5 reasons I love the EOS system.

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How to Automate Your SQL Server Backup and Restore with AWS RDS

[fa icon="user"] Craig Kaneshiro [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

For a variety of reasons, we see situations where an organization’s production environment is in the Cloud, but their staging/testing environment is still hosted on-premises. In some cases, to facilitate testing, development, debugging, or reporting, a backup of production data is manually restored from production to the staging environment on a regular basis. Herein lies an opportunity for process automation that is lightweight, less complex, and saves time. This article walks you through the process of automating a restore of an AWS RDS database to an on-prem SQL Server by taking advantage of the AWS RDS Native Backup and Restore feature.

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