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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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Core Values that Drive the Best Software Development Companies

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

(A little April Fool’s Day fun!)

Choosing the right software development company to build your custom programs or apps is tough. They are complicated, involved projects, and if you choose the wrong partner, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money. Not good!

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6 CloudWatch Alerts That Keep Your AWS Environment Optimized

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 6, 2019 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When your website’s infrastructure is in AWS, it can be tough to keep track of your resources. An often-underutilized solution is AWS CloudWatch, a service that does just what it sounds like - watches everything in your cloud and sends email alerts when something isn’t right. Here are six essential CloudWatch metrics that provide critical insight into how to optimize your AWS environment and ensure your site is meeting your needs.

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User Acceptance Testing Best Practices for a Successful Go-Live

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 15, 2019 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 1 Comment

User Acceptance Testing is a vital but often overlooked aspect of software development. It can seem redundant, and no one wants to hear about software bugs from a frantic email from an end user. But developers and end users may not always have the same understanding of the requirements, and it’s better to know about any potential issues or misalignments before the software goes live rather than afterward.

In this article, I cover some User Acceptance Testing best practices to ensure your application is thoroughly tested, bugs get resolved before launch, and clients are successful and happy.

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Microsoft Power BI: Benefits and Drawbacks

[fa icon="user"] Zachary Sersland [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Anything that gets measured and watched will improve. That’s why it’s valuable to leverage business intelligence tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. SQL Service Reporting Services, or SSRS, has been generating reports for countless companies for years. Recently, Microsoft has been putting more emphasis on its new Power BI service. With all the hype, you may be asking yourself if you should migrate that old SSRS service, or would it just be a waste of time and resources?

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