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How Using a Business Rules Engine Can Benefit Your Business

 Craig Kaneshiro  Jul 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Businesses are complicated - they have intricate processes, are continually evolving, and need to be scalable. For companies that rely on software as a core component of the business, that complexity is typically reflected in their business-critical software applications.

One strategy that maximizes value and minimizes software complexity is using a business rules engine that encapsulates business-specific logic and keeps it separate from the rest of the application code. Here is more information about what a business rules engine is and how it can benefit your business.

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How Cloud-Based Automation Testing Tools Create Better Software

 Craig Kaneshiro  Dec 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Testing has always been an important stage of the software development lifecycle. Teams that do it well clearly understand the benefits and are often the strongest advocates for the practice. Unit tests should be a given in any web application’s code base. Automated functional testing takes this a step further and allows application testing on the user-interface level, which adds another layer of protection that helps catch mistakes before they reach production.

In this article, you’ll learn more about how cloud-based automation testing tools help software development teams reduce costs, create higher code quality, and increase velocity so they can move forward quickly.

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Microsoft Power BI: Benefits and Drawbacks

 Zachary Sersland  Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM  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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4 Reasons to Embrace Application Deployment Automation

 Rebecca Ghazali  Aug 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

As popular as automated processes are now, many IT organizations have yet to embrace application deployment automation. In this article, I cover some of the top reasons why automating your application deployment process will make you look forward to the days when manual deployments are a distant memory.

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

 Craig Kaneshiro  Apr 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM  2 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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