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Technical Strategy

5 Jan 2018

The Importance of Simplifying System Architecture

Craig Isakson Posted in: Data Management, Integration, System Architecture, Technical Architecture, Technical Strategy

As a Technical Architect at Sundog, I have the opportunity to help a number of our clients determine and shape the landscape of their system architecture. It’s honestly one of my favorite parts of the job. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of different types of implementations. And the more we see, the more patterns start to emerge. We get to see what works really well - and what can leave room for improvement.

14 Sep 2017

The Future Just Happened: Am I Ready? (Part 1)

Ross Crandall Posted in: Apple, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Next Revolution, Technical Strategy

On September 12, Apple announced a new generation of iPhone: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. And it’s worth taking notice. It ignites what Shel Israel and Robert Scoble refer to as “The Fourth Transformation,” which will happen faster than the previous three technological leaps forward. What is “The Fourth Transformation” exactly? It’s putting augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the palm of your hand. And it’s about to change everything.

6 Sep 2017

3 Tips & Takeaways for Creating Your Lightning Bolt Solution

Terry Luschen Posted in: Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Next Revolution, Salesforce, Web Development, Technical Strategy

Lightning Bolt, the new Salesforce framework for deploying next generation communities and portals, is going to make standing up industry-specific applications very efficient.

10 Jul 2017

Infographic: Top 6 Trends in Manufacturing

Eric Dukart Posted in: B2B, Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Manufacturing, Marketing Automation, Targeted Marketing Programs, Technical Strategy

See what’s changing the game for manufacturers, what’s ahead on the horizon and what it all really means to you.

11 May 2016
25 Mar 2016

The Basics of 2-Tier ERP: Systems of Record & Systems of Engagement

Matt Smith Posted in: Data Integration, ERP, Salesforce, SAP, System Architecture, Technical Enablement, Technical Strategy

In this day and age, it is important for enterprises to leverage both systems of record and systems of engagement that are integrated together. This approach is referred to as “two-tier ERP.” The system of record tier usually consists of on-premise ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, and the system of engagement tier is generally a Cloud-based solution.

25 Nov 2015

Rules of Thumb: Keeping Your Brand Promise with Digital Experience

Jason Jacobson Posted in: Branding, Customer Research, Digital Experience, Integrated Marketing, Mobile, Social Media, Strategy, Web, Brand, Audience, Message, Targeted Marketing Programs, Technical Strategy

Every strong brand adheres to a promise of quality, service, price or a combination of two. Yes, only a maximum of two.

19 Nov 2015

The Beginner’s Guide to Security Model Setup

Anthony Suda Posted in: Data Integration, IT, Security Model, Security Review, System Architecture, Technology Platforms, Technical Enablement, Technical Strategy

In the world of system architecture and IT policies, one is bound to run into the term “security model.” Well, what does that mean exactly?

12 Nov 2015

Back to Basics: User Interface Design 101

Laura Schjeldahl Posted in: Design, Digital Experience, Information Architecture, UI Design, Usability, User Experience (UX), User Interface, Web, Buyer Journey Optimization, Targeted Marketing Programs, Technical Strategy

Need a refresher course on rudimentary rules of the web? You’re not alone. (Believe me … I’ve seen virtually everything.) Here’s an important list of dos (and don’ts) to make life easier for your users.