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Four Practical Lessons Building Integration Solutions on AWS

For one of my recent projects I was working heavily on AWS integration services to integrate a new SaaS HCM system with legacy finance software. In the process of building the integration patterns focussing on both functional and non-functional requirements, we learned some lessons and found some workarounds when using step functions to orchestrate. The following blog walks through some of these, and provides some good practices you can follow to help avoid critical failures, save time, reduce errors, and overall aid in creating a robust integration on AWS.  1. Use Retries on Lambda Failures: A… Read More
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Elevating Process Automation with Artificial Intelligence

It is no secret that automation is one of the keys to a successful enterprise. Not only does it improve employees’ efficiency and productivity, but it also fundamentally improves the quality of those outcomes. Historically, we have seen the rise of automation tools ranging from Windows-based automation to Web-based automation, to Citrix based and so on. Though effective in their own right, these tools all had something missing. Firstly, these examples lacked the ability to automate an end-to-end process involving process steps that work through heterogeneous systems, applications and technologies. Secondly, they also fell short in the “intelligence” aspect of… Read More
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Key Ingredients for a Holistic Data Strategy

Five years ago a data warehouse was a one stop shop for all of your data and analytics needs. The types and sources of data a business has access to has grown exponentially in this time though and businesses need to expand their data strategy beyond the data warehouse if they want to use their data for intelligent decision making, competitive advantage and business growth. In this blog we’re going to discuss the key ingredients you need for a holistic data strategy. Data Storage, Beyond the Data Warehouse A data warehouse is a database optimised to analyse relational data from… Read More