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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 Cooks for Kids at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital

For the fourth year in a row, sdg volunteered with the Cooks for Kids program at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in the Minneapolis Children's Hospital. This program allows volunteer groups like ours to plan, buy, prepare, and serve meals to families staying at the hospital.  The Ronald McDonald House aims to provide a home-away-from home for these families, which includes...
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Approaching an Approach to SharePoint and Office 365

When a company invests in SharePoint, it comes with the expectation that it will solve particular business problems and provide value to the organization. SharePoint is pre-packaged with a lot of promises and expectations, but it can cost significant time, money and resources to make good on these promises. The problem is that time, money and resources are finite. With sdg’s extensive...
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The Value of Quality Assurance: Part 2

As you learned in Part 1 of the Value of Quality Assurance (QA) blog series, QA roles have evolved from software testing to true quality assurance. This means that projects can see huge benefits by including QA Engineers in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including the Requirements and Design Phase. Historically you may not have had QA resources engaged during...
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Happy New Year from sdg

During the final weeks of 2016, sdg volunteers rang bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and collected toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive again this holiday season. We had nearly 30 volunteers take shifts ringing bells for the Salvation Army last week. For the sixth year in a row, we were stationed in downtown Minneapolis and had a lot of generous people...
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Communication is Easy: True or False?

Not everyone is tech savvy. For some of us, this is easy to forget. Those of us who write code for a living must learn to think like computers, machines which behave in a reasonable fashion when explicitly instructed to do so; less so when presented with ambiguity. Machines do not ask questions when the intent of the programmer is unclear because for the machine, it never is. This strange...
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