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

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As with any packaged, on-premises 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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How salesforce will look with it's new UI on different devices

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

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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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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]

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

Salesforce Orders

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Salesforce Orders brings Sales and Service processes closer to one another and bridges the GAP between Sales Cloud and Service Cloud.

Introduced in Spring ’14, Salesforce Orders create an agreement between your company and a customer to provision services or deliver products with a known quantity, price and time. Salesforce Orders brings Sales and Service processes closer to one another and bridges the GAP between Sales Cloud and Service Cloud. One can create Orders from Contracts and/or Accounts. Reduction Orders and Negative Quantity allows users to process returns and reduce services. After an order is created – Account and Contract fields on an Order cannot be modified. Orders follow the sharing model of it’s Account. Some considerations: Users must have the “Active Orders” … Read More

AWS RDS Automatic Patching for MySQL 5.5 and 5.6

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Oracle has announced security vulnerabilities and associated software patches affecting MySQL 5.5 and 5.6. Sure the security vulnerabilities and patches are news. But the thing we wanted to point out is that AWS RDS is taking care of it for us and our customers. Now, this isn’t always what everyone wants (automatic patches) since there may be cases where you want more time to test that extends beyond the automatic update window. However, we find the trade-off is usually worth it since the service alerts you and gives you a few days to review the reasons and get everything in … Read More

3 Main Features of Salesforce File Sync

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3 Main Features of Salesforce File Sync

Salesforce File Sync is a Cloud Based Management System that allows users to easily sync files to their salesforce org. The three main features of Salesforce File Sync are: Sync Share Collaborate Sync: To use Salesforce File Sync, users download a desktop application which provides a folder for synced files. Files in the Salesforce File Folder are automatically synced with salesforce and can be accessed from the user’s desktop or the salesforce org.   Share: Users can share synced files using chatter or through an external collaborator using a link. Collaborate: Once files are shared, people who have access to … Read More