Architect and Migrate Oracle Products Into AWS for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Brandon JonesCase Studies, Cloud and Virtualization, Industry Trends, Offerings, OracleLeave a Comment

Lift and shift oracle to aws

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), which oversees the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system, faced the challenge of migrating from legacy hardware while upgrading existing infrastructure. In addition, a large Oracle workload needed to be upgraded and migrated while adding a level of redundancy to the application’s middleware. To solve these challenges, the M&S team evaluated and created a strategy for DIA’s upgrade and migration. DIA had chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a good fit for their needs and wanted to migrate over 90% of their servers to the cloud, utilizing AWS native services in lieu … Read More

Togetherness: Better Employee Engagement and Retention

Danie ZhengOfferings, Salesforce, Technical TipsLeave a Comment

In the digital era, companies are running behind if they still choose to manage their employees manually. Even for companies that do go digital, sometimes security concerns and poor employee engagement arise depending on how the employer maintains their data. According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 92 percent of participants saw a need to redesign their organization to improve employee engagement and retention and build a meaningful culture. This same survey found that 82 percent of respondents see culture as a competitive advantage, driving innovation, and employee behavior. We’ve all seen or heard the horror stories of … Read More

Simplifying and Expediting a Migration Using AWS Application Migration Service at the University of South Alabama

Brandon JonesCase Studies, Cloud and Virtualization, Higher Education, Offerings, Problem SolvedLeave a Comment

AWS lift-and-shift migration strategy

Housed in the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama (USA), the Center for Strategic Health Innovation (CSHI) is a nationally recognized leader in innovative healthcare technology applications and the development and deployment of healthcare technology platforms, as well as the delivery of advanced preparedness teaching and training. CSHI’s cornerstone system is RMEDE™, the Real Time Medical Electronic Data Exchange, an industry-leading program that features predictive analytics capability, customizable ad hoc reporting, and is a world-class data warehouse architecture and business intelligence platform. CSHI was able to decrease its infrastructure costs by 40-50%. Their application is now running … Read More

SAP BRIM Implementation Delivers Increased Flexibility and Profitability

Jimmy LutzCase Studies, Offerings, Problem Solved, Project Management, SAPLeave a Comment

In a previous article, we described our client that was attempting to implement SAP; today we will start to describe some of the problems we were able to solve for them. They are a large client that sells a variety of consumption-based media advertising products which can be delivered multiple times, under a variety of circumstances, and through different advertising delivery systems. The business is further complicated by a complex hierarchy of business partners. As a result, a single invoice could include over a million billable items.  Previously, the client used their delivery system for billing and invoicing. However, this … Read More

Proper Project Management Helps Rescue SAP Implementation

Jimmy LutzOfferings, Problem Solved, Project Management, SAPLeave a Comment

Project rescue by M&S

Sometimes a project needs rescuing to avoid added delays and unnecessary costs. This happened to one of our larger clients when trying to implement SAP. Multiple teams outside of M&S had tried and failed to implement the solution our client needed. Because we had several successful medium- and large-sized projects with them across various technologies, we were called upon to step in and take on the challenge. The initial focus of our Project Management as a Service (PMaaS) team was to evaluate the SAP project’s current state and identify any significant gaps. However, very quickly, we realized that no requirements … Read More

M&S Consulting has achieved Silver Solution and Verified Government Partner status with Atlassian

Brandon JonesBusiness Strategy, Higher Education, Industry Trends, News and Updates, Offerings, Project ManagementLeave a Comment

M&S Consulting has achieved Silver Solution and Verified Government Partner status with Atlassian

MORGANTOWN, WV – M&S Consulting, an enterprise shared services and cloud systems integrator has achieved the Silver Solution and Verified Government Partner status with Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. Since 2002, M&S has been delivering premier enterprise consulting solutions in commercial, government, and higher education. Now, they bring their proven expertise in DevOps, Agile, and ITSM, to continue advancing the power of collaboration through leading products including Jira, Jira Service Management, Confluence, Bitbucket, and more. We also bring critically important experience and expertise from building productive, effective, happy project teams for many … Read More

M&S Consulting Achieves AWS Well-Architected Partner Status

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M&S Achieves AWS Well-Architected Partner Status

MORGANTOWN, WV, March 25, 2021 — M&S Consulting announced today they are now an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Program Partner. This designation highlights M&S Consulting’s adherence to cloud excellence and provides them another resource to help customers and clients design and implement well-architected cloud workloads. Customers can benefit from working with an AWS Well-Architected Partner to leverage benefits available exclusively through partners. To achieve this status a partner must have AWS-certified staff and demonstrate a history of AWS excellence. M&S Consulting is already an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with an Education Competency and partner in other AWS programs. The … Read More

On-Premises Identity and Access Management – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix (2021)

Ben MarckCloud and Virtualization, Identity & Access Management, Offerings, Oracle, SAP, Technical TipsLeave a Comment

Finding the best Identity Management (IdM) products for your enterprise is not a trivial task. This is especially true when different products from different vendors that accomplish other objectives or services have remarkably similar (and therefore confusing) naming conventions. Not unlike other COTS enterprise suites, the ‘cloudification’ of these products has matured rapidly. To help layout the current Identity Management vendor/product landscape as we see it, we’ve put together the following matrix of products by vendors. Click Here to enlarge the table below. Identity management is challenging in today’s world, organizations must manage user identities across a wide range of … Read More