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5 Ways to Speed Up Your SQL Queries

Posted by Kyle Katt on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 06:05 AM

SQL queries can be an essential component of application development, custom reports, and other solutions, but they can also cause lags in your application or report refreshes if they’re not optimized.

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Tags: reporting, application development

What Kind of ROI Can Creating a Managed Taxonomy Deliver?

Posted by Kyle Katt on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Earlier this week, I wrote about the 3 Steps to Creating a Managed Taxonomy Across Your Organization. These steps involved following a people, process, and technology paradigm to create, onboard, and maintain a managed taxonomy. The process of aligning your organization to the new taxonomy is not simple, but it can be extremely effective and deliver a significant return on your investment of time and money.   

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Tags: ROI, consulting, portals and collaboration

3 Steps to Creating a Managed Taxonomy Across Your Organization

Posted by Kyle Katt on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 16:05 PM

As a company grows, different parts of the organization will inevitably evolve different ways to describe the same concepts, such as accounts, products, and services or even associated metadata attributes. There are advantages to having separate naming conventions in different departments in order to optimize the meaning of each taxonomy element, but differences across the organization make it extremely difficult to do aggregated reporting or provide executive level visibility across datasets.

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Tags: consulting, portals and collaboration

4 Ways to Effectively Accelerate Nearshore Team Onboarding

Posted by Kyle Katt on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

Leveraging nearshore resources within a local project team is a great way to lower development costs while keeping the extended project team consistent with the local time zone, language, culture and maintaining the ability to work collaboratively. The overall return on investment can be maximized by accelerating the onboarding process and getting nearshore resources to begin effectively contributing to the project with minimal ramp up. 

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Tags: consulting, staffing, near-shore, project management

Nearshore Resources as a Managed Service

Posted by Kyle Katt on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Many consulting companies offer nearshore and offshore services as a lower cost alternative to local development. In my previous blog posts in this series, I discussed the advantages and ROI for leveraging nearshore resources.

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Tags: consulting, staffing, near-shore

Building A Successful Nearshore Team

Posted by Kyle Katt on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 15:08 PM

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding nearshore outsourcing and nearshore staffing and the ability for these projects and engagements to be successful. Below we highlight pricing comparison between nearshore, and offshore by phase, successful strategies for overall team composition as well as impacts and benefits.

Cost Comparison

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How Nearshore Collaboration Benefits From The Same Time Zone

Posted by Kyle Katt on Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

In recent blogs we have discussed, at a high level, the benefits of Nearshore outsourcing as an option for application development and project work. In an effort to provide a more in depth analysis of each benefit, we will be publishing a series of blogs focusing on each one beginning with similar time-zone and close geographic proximity. This effort will examine nearshore engagements from multiple perspectives to allow organizations interested in leveraging nearshore resources to get a better understanding of the specific areas that will provide them the greatest ROI.

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Nearshore Scales Development Without Sacrificing Quality or Cost

Posted by Kyle Katt on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 @ 08:06 AM

Businesses today need to be more savvy with their budget and resources in order to successfully scale their development capabilities and deliver complex solutions. The recent economic challenges have forced many companies to look beyond their own overly-stretched technical resources and consider alternate options for increasing development bandwidth.

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Tags: consulting, application development, near-shore

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