VMware hosted on AWS?

Some exciting news came out of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware last year with the announcement of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware has been the bedrock of enterprise virtualization and the leading software-as-a-datacenter for years. AWS presented the world with a new way to think about datacenters and quickly became a leader in cloud computing. A limiting factor in using AWS was the vast differences in how AWS and VMware worked to accomplish similar tasks. You will find the same buzz words, such as snapshots, but not the same actions from them. This has presented the industry with a … Read More

Oracle Cloud DevOps and Cloud Native Applications

Ever heard of DevOps? Well, if you’ve been in the hip scene of agile development then you might have heard this term. Development Operations is a consolidated platform of tools that are meant to promote communication between developers and IT operations while giving the ability to provide a quick development response in the form of continuous delivery. Those who have adopted the agile methodology have seen the benefits of quick delivery with the ability to adjust to rapidly changing business requirements. Oracle is trying to build on top of that type of methodology and consolidate the tools surrounding it with … Read More

“X” is for Extensibility, Ellucian XE for Banner

“X” is for Extensibility, Ellucian XE for Banner

One choice that faced institutions implementing Ellucian’s Banner ERP was deciding between the proverbial “vanilla” install, where schools conformed their processes to Ellucian’s pre-packaged solution; and a highly customized environment that better suited existing business requirements, but required coding customizations not only at the outset, but on a recurring basis… because customizations needed to be re-coded each time Banner re-released a particular form. Ellucian is promising to take some of the pain out of this choice with Banner XE. The “XE” stands for eXtensible Ecosystem, and a key feature is a complete redesign of their administrative and self-service forms. Simpler … Read More

What is Salesforce.com?

I find that this kind of defining question seems simple enough, but so many people (even supposed experts) really do not have a grasp of the words they seem to use each day. Words they take for granted. You’d be surprised what kinds of answers I get when I ask people to define the word “shirt”. And you’ll really enjoy watching as I ask them what Google is. Even before the restructuring and introduction of Alphabet, very few people would say (or recognize/internalize) that Google is a company — as opposed a website or search engine — a brand with multiple offerings. In … Read More

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

Oracle Helps Simplify Cloud Adoption by Global Corporations

We are thrilled about Oracle’s commitment to “the cloud”. Oracle’s Public Cloud Services (aka “Oracle Cloud”) offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions for a myriad of enterprise challenges. With the large adoption of Oracle On-Prem solutions by enterprise organizations around the world, “Oracle Cloud at Customer” that has been announced today will be able to truly transform the way people work. It reminds us of the promise of Cloud and Hybrid-cloud environments as well as our early prototyping of technologies like OpenStack. It is wonderful to see advancement and competition in the cloud space, especially from a large enterprise player … 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