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Scrum Master

Confessions of a Scrum Master

The Agile methodology is easy to understand, but difficult to master. Take it from a Scrum Master.  Agile Scrum, in particular, requires a change in mindset. Too often, Project Managers
Posted on September 1, 2017
private cloud

The Debate – Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud

Let's get into a really important topic.  Are you thinking public cloud or private cloud?  There are three primary forms of cloud computing. Public cloud. Private cloud. Hybrid cloud.  More
Posted on September 1, 2017
Evolve Digital Labs

Oakwood Announces Partnership With Evolve Digital Labs

An important message from Oakwood CEO, Charles Windsor – I am excited to share today that Oakwood Systems Group has announced a new partnership with Evolve Digital Labs. Our Partnership
Posted on September 1, 2017
cloud migration

Planning Your Move to the Cloud

What is happening at your company in relation to a cloud migration plan?  More and more organizations are implementing some form of cloud computing into their environments. If you are
Posted on September 1, 2017
Office 365 Email

10 Reasons To Migrate to Microsoft Office 365

Thinking about a Microsoft Office 365 migration?  If you haven’t migrated your messaging and collaboration infrastructure to Microsoft Office 365 you are missing out on one of Microsoft’s premier service
Posted on September 1, 2017
Business Dashboard

5 Signs Your Business Dashboard is Broken

Your business dashboard is more than just a point-of-access into your management information system – or at least, it should be. Its purpose extends beyond acting as a graphical representation of
Posted on September 1, 2017
IT talent pool

Exploring Gender Inequality in Tech

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Yet U.S. universities are only on track to produce enough qualified graduates
Posted on September 1, 2017
ransomware

Ransomware Background and Protection

Ransomware is malicious software.  It is covertly installed on a victim’s computer.  The intent is to hold your computer and files for ransom, as a result, rendering them unusable until
Posted on September 1, 2017
UX Design

Good UX Design Ideas

The concept of online user experience (UX) is not much different than any aspect of your daily life.  You want a pleasant experience without any hassle. This rings true with
Posted on September 1, 2017
social engineering

Amateurs Hack Systems. Professionals Hack People.

Social Engineering 2015 marked an important year in the world of network security. For the first time, social engineering attacks outnumbered attacks on software vulnerabilities and exploits. This is a
Posted on September 1, 2017
social media metrics

Social Media Metrics That Really Matter

Do you know what the social media metrics that really matter are?  As big data continues to be a big deal for businesses, many marketing teams struggle to combine the
Posted on September 1, 2017
cybersecurity threat tactics

Top Cybersecurity Threat Tactics You Need to Know About

Cybersecurity threat tactics are changing all the time.  Protecting your information is the single greatest challenge to information management. It seems every week we hear about another attack on a
Posted on September 1, 2017
Modernized Security

Office 365 | Modernized Security Controls

Let's talk about advanced cybersecurity controls with Office 365.  We call it modernized security.  Who is ready? Here we go!  Identity is the new security boundary. For many decades, boundaries
Posted on September 1, 2017
Predictive Data Analytics

3 Ways to Win Customer Loyalty With Predictive Data Analytics

To win and retain customers in 2017, companies will need to fine-tune their competencies in using data and predictive analytics to develop actionable insights.  That's where predictive data analytics comes
Posted on September 1, 2017
DevOps

New Year Resolution 2017: Adopt a DevOps Culture

Need to create a DevOps culture?  Sounds easy, right?  From a purely technical perspective, the divide between your development team and your operations team is easily bridged with the right
Posted on September 1, 2017
Data Visualization

7 Breathtaking Examples of Amazing Data Visualization

Data visualization communicates complex data in a way that is easy to understand so insights can be gleaned quickly. In looking at a slew of numbers and stats, it is
Posted on September 1, 2017
IT Transformation

5 Ways Your Cloud Implementation Can Fail

Cloud implementation.  Sexy, huh?  There's an old adage that carpenters always use: Measure twice, cut once. While carpenters mean this in a literal sense, the idea of careful, thorough planning
Posted on September 1, 2017
Cloud-Native Applications

Why Cloud-Native is the Future of App Development

Let’s dive right into cloud-native.  While cloud-based development has quickly become the norm in today’s business landscape, making the transition to the cloud can still seem like a daunting task.
Posted on September 1, 2017
Cybersecurity Assessment

Protecting Your Company With Cybersecurity

Ready for your cybersecurity assessment?  In today’s economy, businesses cannot afford to operate without an online presence. On the other hand, the moment you expand your reach into “the cloud,”
Posted on September 1, 2017
Poor UX Examples

3 Apps That Failed Due to Poor UX

At one point or another, we’ve all been frustrated by poor UX. This is especially true in enterprise software, where applications are expected to be clunky. Nobody enjoys poor UX;
Posted on September 1, 2017
Geico

Geico Moves To Azure To Improve Business Operations

Microsoft provides a compelling and powerful overview of a leading insurance brand, Geico, and their success with Azure and a cloud migration. Azure and Geico By adopting a DevOps development
Posted on August 31, 2017
Avoid Phishing Attacks

How To Avoid Phishing Attacks In Outlook and 0365

Brandon Vigliarolo and Tech Republic, a leading technology publication, provide us a compelling overview of how to avoid phishing attacks.  The world of cyber-criminals is attacking the simplest forms of
Posted on August 30, 2017
IoT Technology

A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet of Things

Well, you've likely heard the phrase “Internet of Things” — or IoT — at some point, but you might also be scratching your head figuring out what it is or
Posted on August 30, 2017
AngularJS

DevOps Is Transforming Software Development

CIO.com and author Isaac Sacolick cover how DevOps requires mindset changes in IT and is one of the key trends in software development to emerge recently.  A Merger Of Two
Posted on August 30, 2017
hybrid cloud solution

Will A Hybrid Cloud Solution Save You Money?

Where is your company in relation to the cloud?  How about a hybrid cloud solution?  Considering a partial migration or a full migration?  What's the upside?  The downside?  At Oakwood,
Posted on August 29, 2017
Professional Managed Services

Need Professional Managed Services? Time To Call Oakwood!

Need professional managed services? We can handle and manage your software.  Well, you've come to the right place! As your business grows, it's critical you make good decisions around who
Posted on August 29, 2017
Oakwood Managed Services

Oakwood Managed Services

Why Oakwood Managed Services?  Monitoring the applications that run your business is a key operational task.  Daily management of these applications keeps your team from focusing on designing and implementing
Posted on August 16, 2017
DevOps

12 Agile Principles

Are you transforming your organization by focusing on agility?  Agile is the only way to be productive in our fast-paced work environments.  Oakwood can help!  First, read these 12 simple
Posted on August 16, 2017
SQL DBA Managed Services

SQL DBA Managed Services

Why Oakwood SQL DBA Managed Services?  In response to our clients, our managed services team has established a platform that allows Oakwood Systems to proactively manage and monitor the key
Posted on August 16, 2017
SharePoint Managed Services

Oakwood Systems SharePoint Managed Services

Why Oakwood Systems SharePoint Managed Services?  Microsoft SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and document management platform.  It allows groups to set up a centralized, password protected space for document sharing. Oakwood
Posted on August 16, 2017