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by Michael Fitchko on Oct 29, 2014

February 2014, CNN publishes evidence of a shocking trend sweeping the U.S., culminating in an event never before seen in recorded history:

US Time Spent Accessing the Internet by Device

… Americans used mobile apps more than PCs to access the internet1.

by Chris Lacroix on Oct 22, 2014

Yesterday Google was very generous in dropping a little more than 750 icons (available on their GITHUB page) for the world to use in their mobile and web designs. One small problem is that I regularly use Axure as my prototyping tool of choice and not Illustrator or photoshop. As such, we've made available an Axure 7.0 RP library file for you all to use. Note: this library is constructed off the mobile icon set at the 144x144 resolution.

A few things observed while creating this library file:

by James Brocato on Oct 20, 2014

This post walks through a simple introduction to how to deploy a website to Amazon Web Services from Visual Studio that includes a simple database.

This is the second post in a series intended to give .NET developers a quick start for using AWS.  Part 1 of the series showed how to get a basic MVC website from Visual Studio into AWS.      In Part 2, we’ll add a database.   This post will also explain some of the database options available to you in AWS.

by Bill Lickert on Oct 17, 2014

In the early 2000s, I found myself with two things: a shiny new graduate degree and a lot more student loan debt that I bargained for. As a result, I picked up a part-time job at a small running specialty store called Fleet Feet Sports in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where I was living at the time. But what started out as simply a way to earn some extra money, became much more than that.

by William Rattner on Oct 16, 2014

A concept known as digital transformation has begun to change business in a very real and tangible way.  As more and more organizations adapt and evolve into this realm (no less than twenty-six per cent), it is becoming extremely clear why so many are now beginning to embrace the benefits that can be offered.  Indeed, these digital leaders are now emerging across every industry and numerous studies have shown that the benefits which arise as a result are undeniable.  So, how can a robust digital transformation strategy enable any business to

by Bob Lambert on Oct 16, 2014

This is a digital customer experience story with a happy ending. It shows that great personal service with a new customer can overcome a truly snake-bit start.

by Clinton Teegarden on Oct 13, 2014

If you have ever built out any sort of form on Android you have probably hit the same road block that many Android developers do when they try to set a “hint” for a spinner.  That is because there isn’t one! A quick Google search will reveal countless threads and posts revealing many different solutions.  Each solution of which has their own positives and negatives, but none ever seemed to fully suit my needs. 

by Bob Lambert on Oct 13, 2014

Logical data modeling is one of my tools of choice in business analysis and requirements definition. That’s not particularly unusual – the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) recognizes the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) as a business analysis tool, and for many organizations it’s a non-optional part of requirements document templates.

In practice, however, data models in requirements packages often include many-to-many relationships. I’ve heard experienced data modelers advocate this practice, and it unfortunately seems consistent with the “just enough, just in time” approach associated with agile culture.

In my experience unresolved M:M relationships indicateequally unresolved business questions. The result: schedule delays and budget overruns as missed requirements are built back in to the design, or the familiar “that’s not what we wanted” reaction during User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

by Casey Silver on Oct 13, 2014

I recently moved to Richmond and found myself in need of a new, larger TV. The 13 feet between my couch and 26” TV was too small for my already poor vision so I decided to do go online and find an appropriately sized TV for my living space. I’m a big fan of Vizio TVs having already owned one so after some research I came to conclusion that a 65” Vizio would work well in my apartment. I searched through various retailers and found that Wal-Mart had a 65” Vizio that was about $100 cheaper than the typical model that was in my price point.

by Adam Haverson on Oct 09, 2014

The Advanced Analytics solution space is complex and enterprise software vendors have been aggressively building and acquiring capabilities. This rapid change has resulted in the following situations:  a) confusion surrounding vendor and product names, b) difficulty accessing documentation and software and c) a widespread lack of understanding of vendor-specific credential and certification programs. The objective of this article is to shed light on these three topics.


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