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The sdg Blog is designed to show you who we are and what we're all about. Whether you're looking to read up on the latest technologies, trying to improve your soft skills, or wondering what we've been up to, our blog offers something for everybody.

Vacation Vs. Work

The topic of vacation versus work is nothing new. A variety of studies show overwhelming evidence that vacations are beneficial for your health , relieve stress , can be good for your career , and if you are an employer, can even be good for your company . Yet after all of that, I still have a hard time taking a vacation. My personal litany of excuses includes "This just isn't a good...
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sdg Volunteers at Second Harvest Heartland

A group of sdg’ers and their families helped label and package food at Second Harvest Heartland twice over the last month. Second Harvest Heartland is the largest hunger relief organization in the Upper Midwest, servicing nearly 1,000 programs, food shelves, soup kitchens and shelters throughout the area. With just 4 hours of service and more than 40 volunteers, sdg’ers helped package...
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Communication Simplification

To a Project Manager, communication is king. You can put together the best project plan ever seen, but if you aren’t able to communicate your plan to the team, you are sunk before you start. Each project presents special and unique challenges with communication, and each communication technique has its own virtues and vices. What works for one project may not for another. Finding the most...
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Data Migrations: Don't Underestimate the Effort!

More and more companies are electing to purchase core business functional applications (like Financials, Client Relationship Management (CRM), and Order Management) rather than building these from scratch. Their custom applications have given way to configurable solutions for standard business uses. Now these applications can be either deployed in the Cloud or on-premise. Companies configure...
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Alignment isn't Just Important to Cars

By: Jeff Urban As your mechanic and owner manual will tell you, proper alignment is kind of important for your car.  Alignment is about sustaining and achieving optimal performance, better handling, longer lasting, and safety.  Proper alignment often eliminates costly car repairs and/or accidents. For an organization alignment is equally, and probably, more important. Not only...
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