Category: Blog
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
10 Dec, 2019

7 Questions for Computer Security Incident Response

Preparing your business to protect against and be ready to respond to security incidents reduces your company’s risk. The business leadership has responsibilities that they must address to enable the technology team’s defense and response. Here are 7 questions you need to answer: What is a security incident? You...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
03 Dec, 2019

Kitchen Sink: Audit/Governance/Work Queue – Extract Transform and Load Part 6

In the previous articles, we discussed the main pieces to consider when designing and implementing an Extract Transform and Load pipeline. Submission Information Packages and High-level Validation: Data, End Points, and validation Canonical Transformation: Converting data to a common object base Business Rules: Low-level validation Identification: Does this data...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
25 Nov, 2019

Focus – Power of a Fresnel Lens

Today I want to talk about focus. Specifically the importance of focus for growth stage companies. The reality is that you have limited resources- this is a constraint. You may have several, a dozen, or even more competing priorities. These represent opportunities, but they also represent distractions. The TL;DR...
Jay Gelman
Jay Gelman
19 Nov, 2019

Converting Large Jobs into Batches

Let’s say that you have a process that requires a long time to run but you’ve got a limited time window in which to do so.  If your job can be broken up into multiple pieces, the simple thing to do is partition the job and have multiple workers process...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
12 Nov, 2019

Basic Rules Engine Design Pattern

In today’s posts, I want to share with you one of my favorite design patterns. I’ve used this design pattern in countless situations in multiple different languages, but it is the most useful when creating and managing rules. In the following simplified scenario, I want to validate a Recording...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
30 Oct, 2019

It’s Transformation Time – But Where to Start?

Transformations are all the rage these days. It seems like everyone’s doing one, and while the circumstances are varied, the goal is usually the same- catalyze the organization into a competitive force in the data driven digital marketplace. I’ve written on various types of transformation projects, how to ensure...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
23 Oct, 2019

Dark Data Patterns are not the Future

Last week I talked about the need to understand the monetization and commercialization opportunities of your data assets. This week I want to touch on socially responsible versus dark patterns of data usage. This is a hot button topic for many and includes several facets from privacy to bias...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
22 Oct, 2019

A Wrong Answer is Worse than No Answer

Solving problems is our job, yet the process of doing so is never simple. And if we go about it the wrong way, we're likely to make things worse.
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
16 Oct, 2019

Are You a Data Company?

Are you a data company? If you answered, “No”, you are about to become obsolete. Harsh words perhaps, but that is in fact how the economy is evolving. You might even be thinking, “but we just realized that we need to be a technology company, and everyone is now...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
15 Oct, 2019

Component Lifecycle Methods Explained

There are a number of front end frameworks, and they have a lot in common! One of those things is the concept of components, and the ability to interact with them during different stages of their lifecycle.