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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.

sdg Backpack Challenge

It’s hard to believe that the summer is already winding down and families are actively “back to school” shopping. Sadly, many children show up to our local schools every year with no school supplies or backpacks. For the third year in a row, sdg has partnered with Companies to Classrooms to help alleviate this problem.  This year sdg collected more than 120 backpacks! Companies to...
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sdg Named #1 Best Places to Work in the Twin Cities

After the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work event last night, we have some exciting news to share: sdg was named the #1 place to work for medium-sized companies in the Twin Cities – and we couldn’t agree more! Employees completed an anonymous survey regarding work environment and day-to-day satisfaction, voting sdg on the list for the SEVENTH time and at the...
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Jumping into Crisis

Every now and again, we’re asked to help out a colleague or another team member who may be struggling and in over their heads with a project. We’ve all seen it before -- they’ve been limping along, working long hours, burning the midnight oil, falling further and further behind. They’re making only modest progress when large strides are needed to achieve their goals. This is when you’re...
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Helping Clients Succeed

The 21st century business landscape is one of constant change. And within this new setting we see the need for businesses to continually reinvent themselves to meet the demands of any given market. Whether it be finding new product or service differentiation, the continuous streamlining of business processes, or changing pricing strategies, businesses need to stay on top of their markets more...
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Beating Trebek: Using Hadoop to Win Big at Jeopardy!

Every second of every day, millions upon millions of facts and data points are being generated and stored somewhere. As our capabilities of tracking and storing this data become more powerful, there is an equal need to be able to analyze and produce actionable information from it. From this, the term “Big Data” was coined.  Hadoop  is a software framework with a funny sounding name...
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