M&S Consulting Receives HUBZone Certification from SBA

M&S Consulting is HUBZone Certified

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M&S Consulting Receives HUBZone Certification from SBA June 15, 2016 Morgantown, West Virginia The Small Business Administration (SBA) has certified M&S Consulting as a HUBZone small business effective June 10, 2016. The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs by awarding federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small businesses. This enables M&S Consulting to serve more US Government agencies and it allows M&S to continue its efforts in supporting the community by providing professional job opportunities to those who live in underutilized areas. In addition to the HUBZone certification, M&S Consulting is a … Read More

Salesforce Lightning Experience Experts and Early Adopters

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While we were at Dreamforce 2015 this year, M&S was given the unique opportunity to see first hand the beautiful new UI released by Salesforce. The new “Lightning Experience” brings a much-needed refresh to the Out-of-Box UI that users of Salesforce have come to know and begrudgingly accept. With its fresh new look, powerful selling tools, and Salesforce1 Mobile readiness, Lightning is the next big enhancement for any CRM user. M&S has already begun enabling and implementing Lightning both internally and for our current Salesforce customers. Let us help you with your CRM needs and integrations, and take you on … Read More

What’s New for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

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With the new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12.0.5, Oracle has added even more functionality to their Management Server (OMS).  This latest version expands on plugin integration with the Oracle public cloud services, and adds Oracle virtualization plugin (12.1.0.7) which provides complete control of your private cloud. Additionally, OMS also comes with the ability to deploy agents so that you can monitor and control your existing hardware and virtual machines. By implementing these agents within your virtualized environment, you can automate the patching process for all your VMs. By implementing a couple instances of the new Oracle Enterprise Manager, you can have … Read More

On-Premise Identity & Access Management – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix

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As with any packaged, on-premise suite, finding the best Identity Management products for your enterprise is a not a trivial task. This is especially true when different products from different vendors, that accomplish different objectives or services, have remarkably similar (and therefore confusing) naming conventions. To make matters worse, not unlike other COTS enterprise suites, the ‘cloudification’ of these products has begun and many vendors have started to offer a version of these products as a PaaS or SaaS offering. Additionally, many of these vendors also offer an IaaS type deployment of these packaged products in their on-prem form. M&S has … Read More

Salesforce.com Gets A New User Experience and New Features in Winter ’16 Release

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Despite being such a highly used platform, Salesforce.com’s user interface has been lacking for quite some time. So, we were excited to hear that they are getting a whole new UI starting October 17, 2015 that is a more modern user experience. This update will also have new features designed to help you sell faster, be more productive, and make better decisions.There will be more than 55 re-imagined Sales Cloud pages and 25 completely new features launching with the Winter ’16 release. The Lightning Framework allows developers to build slick UI’s using the Lightning Design System, the Lightning App Builder and … Read More

Salesforce1 Lightning Overview

Salesforce1 Lightning Overview

Salesforce1 Lightning is the fastest way to build enterprise apps. Introduced in October 2014, Lightning is the newest release of the Salesforce1 Platform. Lightning is one monolithic app built on a component framework that can be leveraged to build enterprise apps very rapidly. The Salesforce1 mobile app was entirely rebuilt using Lightning components. Some features of the Salesforce1 mobile app include: Responsive UI across devices Component-based apps Highly extensible and customizable Available everywhere (on smartphones, tablets, within a desktop client aka web browser)   Salesforce1 Lightning comprises of: Lightning Connect Lightning Process Builder Lightning Components Lightning App Builder Lightning Connect … Read More

New Sharing Controls for Google Drive

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Security in almost always on the mind of businesses today, but so is collaboration and efficiency. Those three things collide in the cloud and now Google for Work has addressed some of these concerns with their new sharing settings for Google Drive. Check out the video below and visit the Google for Work Blog for more information.

What I Learned From Oracle’s BIWA Summit 2015 (Perspective from a Consulting Intern)

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Our Big Data Team, here at M&S, packed up their bags and headed to San Francisco last week for the 2015 Oracle Business Intelligence Warehousing and Analytics Summit. Some of the major topics discussed included: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Advanced Analytics. The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. It is becoming increasingly talked about and there are predictions of billions and billions of sensors by 2020. But what exactly is IoT? IoT involves embedded computing devices interconnected with existing internet infrastructure, such as, wearables and connected cars. Why the hype right … Read More