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Near Field Communication and How to Practically Use It
Paul Madary Paul Madary  |  
Jul 17, 2018
With all the amazing ways we communicate wirelessly today like radio waves, cell phones, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, there’s another technology I recently worked with which fascinated me by the countless novel ways it could be used. As you may have guessed from the title, that technology is called Near...
The Certified Business Analyst Professional Guide to IIBA CBAP Recertification
Brian Laehn Brian Laehn  |  
Jul 10, 2018
Introduction Achieving the IIBA CBAP Certification is one of the most prestigious certifications a Business Analyst can obtain. The benefits of becoming a CBAP are many. With these benefits comes great responsibility to continue to demonstrate a deep commitment to the business analyst profession...
Business Analysis
The Parallels Between Parenting and Project Management
Kari Vondracek Kari Vondracek  |  
Jun 28, 2018
When you find out you are expecting, you are eager with anticipation. You are going to have a perfect little family. She will sleep when it is time to sleep, eat when it is time to eat, remember her manners all the time, won’t sass back, follow a set schedule, will communicate with you openly...
Project Management
Two-Step Method to Aggregate Effective and Expiration Dated Data
Chris Miller Chris Miller  |  
Jun 26, 2018
It is a common pattern to store Effective and Expiration dates in transactional systems and data warehouses. These dates typically represent the time periods during which the corresponding data is considered valid or active. Determining the active items for any single date is a simple matter...
Business Intelligence
How to Build an Azure IoT Solution to Profit From Your Data
Keith Czaplewski Keith Czaplewski  |  
Jun 19, 2018
I hate pumping iron. I really hate it. I am not speaking of the iron in a gym, but the iron that comes from my well. My pump pumps it, a lot. Eventually, it clogs my water softener almost without warning. One day I have nice soft water, and the next I am calling the repair man to clean it out so...
4 Key Steps to a Successful Business Intelligence Project
Tim Morrow Tim Morrow  |  
Jun 14, 2018
Skyline was recently engaged to help a client propel their various Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives forward. Before beginning the “nuts and bolts” of BI development, this client rightly wanted to perform some initial analysis of their current reporting and data infrastructure to determine...
Business IntelligenceBusiness Analysis
3 Key Questions for Choosing Communication Sites or Office 365 Groups
Sarah Buruin Sarah Buruin  |  
Jun 12, 2018
In the last few years, Office 365 has added and updated new features and products at what feels like a breakneck pace. It’s left many of us in the SharePoint community trying to understand how to handle this new world and stay on track using the right new features and technologies. Thinking this...
Office 365SharePoint
Diagramming, Modeling, and How to Get Started with Draw.IO
Kurt Wondra Kurt Wondra  |  
Jun 05, 2018
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say that time is money. So why are these statements so important? Often in our roles as Business Analysts, we are tasked with helping our teams run as efficiently and as effectively as possible. To do that, we need to utilize multiple tools...
Business Analysis
An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
John Ptacek John Ptacek  |  
May 31, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more of an important part in the solutions we craft for clients in many different industries. The term AI itself is very broad, so let’s break down some applicable concepts.Consuming - Artificial Intelligence Services We can already take advantage of...
When to Consider Using a Headless Content Management System
Daniel Maley Daniel Maley  |  
May 29, 2018
As a member of Skyline’s Website Design & Development team, I have built several websites over the years using traditional CMS platforms. Building your website with a great CMS like Kentico has a ton of benefits such as improved site maintenance, workflow management, security, and the ability to...
KenticoWeb Development
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