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​The Sky’s the Limit - Oracle in the Clouds

Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing are often confused for the same thing.  SaaS is but one form of cloud computing. Cloud computing can also consist of Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS) and other hosted services. Read on to see the evolution of Oracle and key features of Oracle Cloud today.

ERP Success Factors: Aligning Scope and Expectations

Scope and expectations form the definition of a project. The scope of work must align to achieve the expectations of the stakeholders. The same project results can be viewed as either a success or a failure by individual stakeholders with different expectations of the project. This means that different stakeholders can view the same scope of work, see the same project outcomes, and come to different conclusions as to whether or not a project was successful.

What Skills Make Up a Good Business Analyst?

As business executives set strategy to find new markets, enhance market offerings, embrace new technologies, and increase their bottom line, business analysts are hard at work translating those business strategies into actionable solutions. Business analysts (BAs) are by definition cross-functional, working as a liaison among different groups of stakeholders (e.g. finance, HR, marketing, IT) to define solutions that will succeed and flourish within the parameters of their organizations.  Within organizations, and within the broader consulting market, there are a wide range of individuals who step in to fill this role, so how do organizations know that their functional leads are capable of designing solutions that are both implementable and will meet the business’s needs? At Navigator, we believe that good business analysis requires experience and a broad set of skills, which is why we invest in having our BAs certify to the market-leading credential – the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP).

Omnichannel: Customers and Data Shape Retail Today

How is life in retail different today? Where has retail veered and where is it headed? The answer is one of the biggest buzzwords in business today: Omnichannel. Omnichannel is the integration of inventory, fulfillment, marketing, and customer experience platforms that continues to revolutionize retail commerce. The concept of a store vs. online has become amorphous to the customer, and retailers are investing heavily to maximize customer data to understand buying patterns and preferences and deliver targeted marketing and goods via multiple sources.

Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC) Names Navigator an IT Professional Consulting Services Vendor

Navigator is one of only 20 vendors awarded a master services contract for IT Professional Consulting Services Agreements by Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC). This agreement allows more than 200 MEEC members (K-12 schools, universities and colleges and museums and libraries) to contract with those vendors such as Navigator for services in six (6) categories related to enterprise technology, cloud adoption, training and analytics. 
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