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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.

The 7 Wonders of the BA World

I have an extremely cool job: I'm a business analyst. I spend a lot of time in front of a computer trying to get stuff done. I say "trying" because my own thought process constantly interrupts me. I've learned that those interruptions can actually be a good thing, and can even lead to ideas that improve the project. Here’s my list of things that I wonder about on a daily basis. 1. I...
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The Overarching Reason to Data Archive

Data Management best practices suggests managing the entire life cycle of data – but sometimes you need to put data to rest. Yes, disk is cheap, but not so much for enterprises. Disk drives are able to handle more terabytes on smaller devices. With the explosion of data growing daily in the organization, insights are derived, decisions made, trends discovered and reports rendered. At some...
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Volunteers Help Fight Hunger at EFN

Last week, sdg volunteers gathered at the  Emergency Foodshelf Network  (EFN), a full service food bank, to lend a helping hand. For the third year in a row, sdg had over 20 employees and family members participate in this volunteering event. Together the group helped assemble and label food packages, putting together 203 boxes and 180 bags of meat, and labeling 1,680 cans of...
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Google OAuth 2.0 via Windows 8 Phone

Introduction We live in an electronically connected world with accounts littered across the web, and security is a concern that each organization treats differently.  Over the past few years, some of the big names, such as Google and Facebook, have begun to provide users a way to authenticate their account through different websites, devices and desktop applications. In addition to...
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Finding the Balance Between Work and Health

There’s so much focus these days on ensuring a proper work/life balance at organizations, but where is the focus on work/ health  balance? Did you know that living a healthy lifestyle can contribute to living longer, increased productivity and concentration, increased self-confidence, and your overall happiness? My observation throughout the years is that project teams spend the...
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