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AUGUST 2012
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Feature Article
Project Management: An extra, no value-add expense OR a cost-effective and beneficial asset?
By Bruce Bong, Senior PM Consultant

What does “project management” mean to you? Often underestimated and sometimes misunderstood, project management, when deployed strategically, can be a powerful ally to your company’s business objectives. Bruce Bong explains the six questions that come before all projects, examines critical factors for project success and gives you a guide to matching your organization’s project environment to the best management approach – whether it’s investing in methodology or the managers themselves. Read more…


Employee Profile
Ryan Abrahamson, Application Development Consultant
As an application lifecycle management (ALM) expert, Ryan answers to the title of development consultant but is also our ALM “go-to” consultant at SCS. An entrepreneur at heart, Ryan has designed several large-scale, real-time applications for the financial industry. Find out what his perspective as a developer brings to customizing your successful application management and why he’s a fan of migrating to Team Foundation Server. Read more…


Spotlight Blog
Dynamic SQL Search Performance
Recently a client presented SCS with an interesting problem: a data management application that would frequently grind to a halt despite its powerful search capabilities. The database server was running at 100% CPU utilization and taking far too long to complete reports. Find out how we rewrote the queries to make this not-so-dynamic search run 10 times faster, making future SQL updates easier as well. Read more…


Case Study
Nilfisk-Advance: New program system to ensure a smooth MRP system data migration
Read how SCS developed a solution for the global floor cleaning equipment marketer that could read both the Oracle and MS SQL database structure information and generate a SSIS package for each of 10,000 tables and about two terabytes of data. A custom system runs the SSIS packages in a parallel fashion to maximize efficiency, track timing stats and log any errors. Read more...


Case Study
It’s Here – Your New Microsoft Office
Find out about richer tools for collaborating, more management choices, better security and “anywhere” access. Read more...

Driving Your Business Forward with Application Life-cycle Management (ALM)
This whitepaper focuses on how ALM addresses the overall alignment and synchronization of business goals and IT investment priorities. Read more...

Dan English, SCS Principal Business Intelligence Consultant and SQL Expert, Named SQL Server MVP
English was named SQL Server MVP for the third year in a row by Microsoft. This award is granted to a narrow group of exemplary leaders around the world. Read more...


IN THIS ISSUE
Feature Article
Employee Profile

Superior Spotlight Blog
Client Success Story
Industry News



EVENTS CALENDAR

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eptember 29
Brian Larson, SCS VP of Technology and Dan English, SCS Principal Business Intelligence Consultant, will present “Unlocking Insight: Be a Data Hero” at the next SQL Server Saturday event held at the University of Minnesota-Keller Hall.

November 6–9
Mark Davis, SCS BI Practice Manager, will present “Power (View)ful Tabular BI Semantic Model Development” at the 2012 SQL Server  Pass Summit in Seattle, WA.

For more information about upcoming events in the area, visit the SCS events calendar.



“Thanks to SCS, we have a dynamic data migration tool for our ERP to help us migrate from Oracle to SQL Server. Our data migration challenge is significant with more than 10,000 tables, ~2TB data volumes and data definition changes. The tool SCS developed to automatically create SSIS packages to migrate individual tables and the control program they created to allow us to control the number of parallel executions have both proven to work out great. We are one step closer to a successful ERP upgrade.”  

- Ken Jensen, VP of IT
Nilfisk-Advance

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