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Handling Overlapping Domains in a Data Mesh

The last time we talked about a Data Mesh we focused on the idea of Data Domains and the essential part they play in creating a scale-up data structure across an organization. A common question that arises however is how to deal with overlapping contexts of data and whether the Data Mesh creates too much […]

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10 Ways Financial Services Organizations Can Do More with Less in 2023

As we enter the new year, financial services organizations are assertively focusing on how they optimize their business during uncertain economic conditions.  The goal of most businesses is to do more with less, or at minimum optimize their ability to execute their mission for their client.  In working with many financial services organizations, I am seeing a variety of ways that organizations are able to leverage technology to do more with less this year.   

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Understanding the Data Domain in the Data Mesh

The Data Mesh is a new-new thing. In concept, it’s really just a way to describe a large data platform made up of several distributed data estates, but managed and understood as one environment. The Microsoft Learn site actually has a very nice description of a Data Mesh concept. The core concept of the “Data […]

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Delayed Send in Microsoft Teams in Out!

I recently wrote about Delayed Send in Outlook. Check out this feature for Delayed Send in Microsoft Teams. If you are trying to avoid causing unnecessary concern, friction, or stress after hours, but find yourself more productive during that time, use the delayed send feature to align to your recipient’s work hours. How to Use […]

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A Lap Around Microsoft Sustainability Manager

Microsoft released the Manufacturing Sustainability Manager for the holidays and I couldn’t be more excited for the impact this can have in business in the new year. I got a chance to play with this for a bit and it’s very interesting. A few things at first glance that were interesting to me: The decomposition […]

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Modern Workplace in Three “Easy” Steps

You run an enterprise organization but the technology feels like it is still left over from the stone age.  We’re still taking about VPN with endpoints, your employees still use file shares, and your CEO can’t work from a Mac.  Why are we still sitting in this situation in 2022 when we just went through […]

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Blocking Spam Calls in Microsoft Teams

I seem to be getting an enormous number of unsolicited calls from spam sales people at my Microsoft Teams account at work. This is really annoying because it interrupts the meeting I’m on with simultaneous calls to both my laptop and mobile device, pulling the bluetooth headset between both. Well… although I can’t fix that […]

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How Orbitz Implemented an Excellent Chatbot Experience (and why you should too)

I recently had a challenging hotel situation I needed to resolve. I had booked a hotel in Minnesota for a customer visit and had mistakenly selected the wrong date. This oddly enough happens to me more often than I’d want to admit. In any case… I showed up to the hotel, asked to check in, […]

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Five Recent Cloud Refactor Scenarios

I’ve been seeing an acceleration of refactor scenarios that I’m seeing as companies are adopting cloud capabilities. In terms of scenarios with high value, I’ve often doubted refactor as a serious investment area. The reason is that it takes time, effort, and the monetary pay-off can be minimal. There are however scenarios that has immense […]

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