“X” is for Extensibility, Ellucian XE for Banner

Brandon JonesHigher Education, Industry Trends, OfferingsLeave a Comment

“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

M&S Consulting Receives HUBZone Certification from SBA

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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

Brandon JonesBusiness Strategy, Industry Trends, Offerings, OracleLeave a Comment

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

Excited for Dreamforce 2015

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excited for Dreamforce

We had a chance to catch up with M&S Consulting Managing Partner, Ashok Aggarwal, for a few minutes to ask about Dreamforce 2015. M&S has been growing our Salesforce practice significantly over the past few years working on multiple Salesforce implementations. As someone who has been implementing CRM solutions with Salesforce since 2000 (over 15 years!), Ashok has been excited about enterprise adoption of Salesforce.com and the Force.com platform for two big reasons: Enterprises stand to gain huge ROI from implementing Salesforce, especially as a development platform of choice for critical business processes M&S is uniquely positioned to help enterprises … Read More

Industrial IoT and Machine Learning Webinar

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Industrial Iinternet of Things and Machine Learning

Making Wind Energy Cost Competitive, sponsored by the Independent Oracle Users Group This is a case study of the Fluitec Wind system that M&S Director of Data Science, Bob Liekar, lead and will be presenting on Wednesday, May 13, 12:45pm–2:00pm EDT. About The Webinar The Fluitec Wind Tribo-Analytics system is a production application that utilizes multiple Big Data disciplines. This case study presents a real-world application of Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things). The techniques and algorithms can be applied to many other industries. From Fluitec: “Wind turbines are expensive to operate. They are remote and distributed with highly … Read More

New Sharing Controls for Google Drive

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Google Drive sharing options

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. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdVVukQJWdA[/youtube]

Valentine’s Day Word Cloud using Oracle’s Distribution of R

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Red Rose

We hope you had a great Valentine’s Weekend! Whether you did or not, we knew people on twitter were talking about the big day so we thought we’d do some analysis. Check out how we made this word cloud using Oracle’s Distribution of R to pull Valentine’s Day tweets from Twitter. Once you have Oracle’s Distribution of R running, you must first install the necessary packages. > install.packages(c(“devtools”, “rjson”, “bit64”, “httr”))> install.packages(c(“devtools”, “rjson”, “bit64”, “httr”)) > install_github("twitteR", username="geoffjentry")> install_github("twitteR", username="geoffjentry") Then, you must load the correct libraries. > library(devtools) > library(tm) > library(wordcloud) > library(twitteR)> library(devtools) > library(tm) > library(wordcloud) > … Read More