Our subject matter experts asked that we build & release an unofficial resource of Sitecore knowledge, capabilities, and insights on our own Sitecore 9.2 Implementation (this site). Below you will find guides across an array of different topics. You'll find tips & tricks, marketing, technical, and strategy focused content.
Web Scraping and You: A Legal Primer for One of IT’s Most Useful Tools
Disclaimer: This post discusses general legal issues, but it does not constitute legal advice in any respect.
Web scraping (also referred to as crawling or spidering) is the automated process of gathering data from another person's website. But is this practice a great method for mining competitor data, or is it just a legal pitfall waiting to happen? We discuss below:
Simply put, web scraping might be one of the best ways to aggregate content from across the internet, but it comes with a caveat: It’s also one of the hardest tools to parse from a legal standpoint.
Data Migration Challenges & Strategies
Migrating data is a hot topic for companies that have a wealth of repository data, but who also still store that data on legacy systems that aren’t optimized for putting it to its full use. For this reason data migration is a huge challenge for companies that need to transition from the monolithic systems they’re currently using, and into the cloud.
But what exactly is data migration, how does it work, and, more importantly, what are the inherent challenges that business face when it comes to migrating data between storage spaces? This post will offer answers to these questions as well as provide insights into how your business can overcome the inherent challenges that accompany data migration projects.
From the DotCom Crash to COVID-19: The focus is always on pivoting
Icreon has been in business for 20 years. From a small web design shop to a multinational digital innovation agency, that growth wasn’t without its’ challenges. Separate from a hypercompetitive marketplace and constantly changing technology, in those 20 years we lived through two of perhaps the worst economic downturns at the time -- the dotcom crash and the 2008 financial crisis.
Why Custom Software Development is a Cost-Effective Alternative for Businesses
Whenever the word custom is used to describe software, most business owners prepare themselves for sticker shock. There’s a misconception that off the shelf solutions are more affordable and can address most of their needs. In large, global organizations, customization is welcomed, while mid-market companies rarely consider the option.
The reality is that custom software development can be a cost-effective alternative for business. You don’t need a bloated budget to create something that works specifically for your company. With the right strategy and custom software development partner, you can achieve the right balance.
Making the Case for Agile Software Development in 2021
Every business wants to be agile. The current environment of a pandemic and economic changes paints the picture for this in an obvious way. Priorities are shifting. Your employees and customers are encountering new challenges. The case for being agile has never been stronger. But don’t think agile is just a buzzword or an abstract aspiration. Agile is a revolution, especially in the world of software development.
Agile software development is, in fact, not simply a methodology. It’s much more than that. Being agile in software development is no longer something nice to have. It may just be the defining element for those companies that come out the other side reslience.
Why Now is the Time to Rethink Your Digital Landscape
Unique and novel circumstances typically force change. The current environment feels uncertain for many businesses that have had to pivot and adapt quickly. In such times, rethinking your organization’s digital landscape may be on your radar.
Businesses have an opportunity to step back and reimagine their digital strategy, including the software they use for operational growth or internal efficiency. Many factors influence this rethinking: the pursuit to remain competitive, budget concerns, and a growing backlog. Accelerating innovation will be crucial in how organizations handle this wave of change. And, the way to make happen will likely include both internal and external stakeholders support.
Technology Leaders Share 3 Keys to Productivity for Dispersed Engineering Teams
As COVID-19 creates unforeseen circumstances for many businesses, technology teams must figure out how to keep productivity, project delivery and morale strong. With many organizational teams remote, but virtually connected, it is important for teams: from leaders to managers, to cultivate good habits that make delivering quality work, while remote a possibility.
We reached out to our own senior technology leaders and asked them to share their best practices and tips on productivity during the COVID era. In this article, we share their tips to help engineering and technology teams become more effective remotely
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