Automation… Make it so!

The good Captain’s signature phrase.  It is actually a common phrase in military history across the ages. It is often used by a commander when acknowledging and agreeing with a subordinate’s suggestion or proposed course of action. The commander simply responds, “make it so.”  If only it were that easy in this era of intense competition. One in which it has become vital for businesses to focus on innovation that reduces redundancy, allowing more to get done in less time. Technological advancements have made it possible for business owners to achieve this via automation. Data is one of the most

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Easy Integration, Myth, Lies, or Legend

Data is taking over the world and making sure that you have a firm understanding of your data can help your business gain a key competitive advantage. Specific sectors such as health care can truly take advantage of their data and improve their overall customer experience and business efficiencies. However, some people perceive data integration as a complicated and expensive process, in reality, it is not. This simple process can provide that extra edge your business needs to truly succeed. How Long Does a Data Integration Project Take? Some may think that data integration takes months to complete. This is

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Three Pitfalls of Integration Projects

Why do integration projects fail? Budget, human resources, technology, regulatory issues and timing all impact a project. These are all details that have to be considered. However, I want to ask you to take a step back. If you get mired down in the details too soon, your projects will flail about aimlessly. There are three actions that you can take to lay a solid foundation and ensure project success.  First, create a strategy. It is easy to fall into a rhythm and become complacent when you have performed a task multiple times, however, that does not mean you should

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Reinventing Education

April 2020 set unprecedented records in school closures, impacting an estimating 124,000 public and private K-12 schools. Yes, the pandemic is a healthcare crisis the likes of which we have not seen in many years, which has also caused unprecedented disruption in the field of education.  Education Week reports that these school closures have affected close to 55 million students total. In addition, institutions of higher learning have transitioned to virtual classrooms in further attempts to slow the spread of the virus. As educators struggle to finish the year with short-term solutions, other issues such as registration requirements, meeting with

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Data Driven Retail Solutions in the Wake of Covid-19

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 crisis has brought with it dire consequences. The disruption to daily life has been astonishing. Schools are closed, employees are working remotely and there is overall economic uncertainty as the world wrestles with a new normal. Unfortunately, businesses are closing at a rapid pace as states enforce “stay at home” orders as part of the strategy to fight the pandemic. In March alone, some 1.4 million employees were laid off in the United States. During this time of restricted travel and social distancing, without physical customers, how will businesses survive? Necessity is the mother

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A Revolution in Healthcare – Telehealth Today

We all look forward to the next piece of cutting-edge technology. With a constant upgrade in smart phones, operating systems, gaming consoles and television sets, the anticipation is intrinsically ingrained in our “speed of light” society. When it comes to our healthcare, especially in today’s climate, there is no exception. That’s why both providers and the patients they serve in our ever increasingly connected world are seeing the benefits of telehealth. Telehealth, or virtual medicine, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration,

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