Data Migration, Data Lake

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Important Preparations for Cloud Data Lake Migration

February 23, 2022

Migrating your data lake to the cloud is not a project that should be tackled hastily, although we all wish it could be! It’s a long-term strategy that requires thoughtful planning and a phased approach. For a successful transition, you must take several factors into consideration. This blog (and…

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CRM, Tips and Tricks

Do You Recognize The Early Warning Signs Of CRM Adoption Failure?

January 25, 2022

Many new CRMs will fail if not implemented correctly. The main reasons CRMs fail is due to poor adoption and implementation. Many of the causes behind these failures can be identified early-on in the CRM implementation process if you know what to look for.

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iPaaS, Data Integration

5 Ways iPaaS Integration Supports Remote Work

January 21, 2022

Remote work is our present, and in all likelihood, our future. Translating our interactions to successfully support remote work won’t happen overnight, but flexible platforms like iPaaS can make it less painful.

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Data Migration Testing Checklists: Before, During, & After

Testing a migration before, during, and after you’ve moved the data is important to safeguard your project’s success. Most of the time, data testing relies on sampling. Sampling pulls a random subset of the data to test, debug, and retest until it meets the necessary requirements. This familiar approach is effective, but it assumes the repeatability of the testing and an acceptable level of error. So, what other testing approaches are there for data migration projects? What should be tested before, during, and after the migration to ensure data is meeting the requirements?

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Data Integration

What Are Data Integration Patterns?

December 29, 2021

Integrated data helps businesses unearth new analytics and eliminate redundant tasks. So, it’s no wonder more and more organizations are integrating core systems like Marketing Automation with CRM or eCommerce with ERP to dig deeper and scale effectively. Data integration patterns are important…

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Data Integration Patterns
Data Migration, CRM

Beyond Price: 6 Factors To Consider When Buying New Software

December 8, 2021

The new year is a time of reflection and renewal. For many businesses, it’s also when they set their sights on additional software investments. In the search for a new CRM, marketing automation, ERP, or ecommerce software, there are some key factors to consider. For many organizations, this ain’t…

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Software code

Cloud Storage: The Pros, The Cons, And Deciding How Much You Need

The cloud gives both businesses and individuals the ability to access data from anywhere and backup their information. But there’s more to it than that. If you’re assessing whether or not to adopt cloud storage, you must understand the pros and cons, how cloud storage can be utilized, and how much of it you’ll actually need.

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eCommerce

Benefits Of Integration To Automate eCommerce

November 16, 2021

When customers order from you online, they expect a hassle-free experience. If your ordering process isn’t consistent, it could affect your sales and brand image. Automating ecommerce tasks like ordering processing and inventory status make the ordering process more efficient and more accurate.

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iPaaS

iPaaS, StarfishETL, and You

November 1, 2021

iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) provides the most powerful way to collect and analyze data no matter its location. iPaaS allows you to monitor and manage integration, update processes, and enjoy universal connectivity of your applications. Standardizing how applications are integrated…

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Business Intelligence

Data Discovery & Business Intelligence Help Solve For X

October 22, 2021

Data discovery tools allow business users to explore data, and Business Intelligence software takes that to a more complex, predictive level. Getting the right mix of these solutions for your business depends on your needs, but at the end of the day, they both act as a powerful asset towards…

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How To Prepare For ERP Integration

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a tool used by businesses to increase efficiency and reach their full potential. It allows companies to automate business functions around supply chains, accounting, human resources, and inventory. The ability to manage these business aspects within a single application lets businesses create a streamlined, standardized view of processes. Companies adopt ERP to gain better pipeline visualization, reduce errors, and manage data in one spot. However, even more benefits can be gained by integrating it with supporting systems.

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Database

What Are NoSQL Databases?

September 27, 2021

Databases are categorized in one of two ways: SQL or NoSQL. When you’re preparing for a new data project, it’s important to understand which type of database you’ll need. NoSQL databases are more scalable than their traditional, SQL counterparts, so they’re often preferred for rapid application…

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Tips and Tricks

What’s The Best Way To Modernize A Legacy System?

September 14, 2021

If your initial evaluation of the legacy system proves that its business impact, usage, and workloads are not adding anything of benefit, you may also consider completely retiring the system and moving all the users to another system you already have.

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Business Intelligence, Data Management

Business Intelligence Vs. Data Mining: What's The Difference?

September 7, 2021

With customers connecting to businesses from numerous access points (websites, social platforms, email, chat, etc,) the sheer quantity of information at a company’s fingertips is staggering. The trick to gaining useful insights from that information is applying the right data tactics. That’s where…

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Salesforce, Data Integration

3 Must-Have Salesforce Integrations

August 30, 2021

Businesses strive to have great customer relationships and Salesforce can carry out that need. Salesforce gives businesses the tools to increase sales and grow customer loyalty with its dynamic tools. In this post, we’ll highlight three must-have Salesforce integrations to keep your business ahead…

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Data Integration, Tips and Tricks

4 Tips for Preserving Data Integrity During Integration

August 3, 2021

Integrated systems use shared data to fuel analytics, improve big data and AI initiatives, and inform machine learning algorithms. But imagine making major decisions on marketing budgets, sales processes, and customer service programs using completely inaccurate data.

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Data Privacy & Security

IT Security: 3 Lessons From The Kaseya Ransomware Attack

July 13, 2021

Well, here we go again, another massive cybersecurity breach. Even bigger than the Colonial Pipeline incident, the recent Kaseya ransomware attack affected up to 1,500 businesses whose partners use Kaseya’s tools to manage IT infrastructures. The hackers found a flaw, exploited it, and then pushed…

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Data Integration, Data Migration

5 Early Warning Signs of Data Migration Disaster

July 13, 2021

The best way to solve any problem is to catch it early, and when you’re planning a data migration, the ideal is to avoid the problem altogether. As migrators/integrators, we see a lot of unique projects, but they all share a common theme: their success is dependent on the team’s understanding of…

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Tips and Tricks

What Types Of Software Are Helpful For Growing Small Businesses?

July 7, 2021

Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur or head various organizations, there are many different operations happening all the time. These operations need time and attention. According to analysts, many small business owners invest most of their energy and time on everyday jobs that divert…

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Data Management

Managing Digital Disruption: 4 Core Strategies

June 24, 2021

Disruption is inevitable, whether we like it or not. Digital influence affects every facet of a business – customer experiences and perceptions, employee productivity and invention, and the ability to do business at scale and outpace competitors.

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Sales Creatio, Data Integration

4 Must-Have Creatio Integrations

June 10, 2021

One of the undisputed leaders in the field of low-code development is Creatio, whose flexible platform for development accompanied with their CRM has enabled all types and sizes of businesses to turn their employees into “citizen developers”. And appropriately, such a flexible platform offers up a…

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Data Lake

4 Key Components of Data Lake Architecture

June 7, 2021

Data lakes provide a centralized location for massive volumes of different kinds of data. They act as a scalable infrastructure to store, process, and analyze these large swaths of information. Unlike a data warehouse, which organizes data into files and folders, data lakes are unstructured,…

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AI and Machine Learning

5 Tips to Use AI and Automation to Simplify Workflow

May 26, 2021

Nowadays, more business processes involve AI than you could probably guess. Some are in the background, others are customer-facing, while some are designed to make employees’ jobs easier for the long haul by eliminating or reducing human error. Either way, artificial intelligence and automation go…

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iPaaS

Powerful iPaaS Use Cases for Modern Business

May 17, 2021

Drawing on data from a variety of sources creates huge advantages for businesses – but it can also create huge complications. With so much information to manage, organize, and learn from, things can get messy fast. Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solutions are Cloud-based tools that…

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How To, StarfishETL

How to Create a Connection in StarfishETL

May 6, 2021

The connection is what allows you to have read/write access to the modules you need. It tells your connecting solutions, “Hey! I want StarfishETL to be able to access your data. Grant it the permissions it needs to do this migration or integration correctly.” Once the connection is in place, you…

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