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7 Reasons To Consider Using XRM For Your Custom Application Project

Posted by Chris Johnson on May 25, 2016 11:07:33 AM

Many organizations have decided to use XRM to build a custom solution for their business, rather that creating it from the ground up using custom application development methods.

Could this be a good idea for your business?  Here are 7 good reasons that may get you thinking.


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Topics: CRM, XRM, Custom App Development

XRM Explained with Legos

Posted by Chris Johnson on May 23, 2016 10:49:54 AM

One of my favorite toys as a kid was Legos. It was that awesome feeling I got from creating something out of nothing. Usually, I would make some monster truck – it was the late ‘70s, early ‘80s, and Big Foot was a big deal. But I digress. So we weren’t building something out of “nothing”. We were starting with some building blocks that the Lego company provided.

No question there is a lot of thought, planning and precision engineering put into manufacturing those pieces so that they all fit together perfectly. As smart as we were, building a plastic Big Foot replica without those building blocks would have been beyond our ability. So we start with a pile of seemingly unrelated plastic blocks, wheels, people (with and without heads), shrubs, chimneys, car parts, etc. and create something entirely new from the seemingly random pieces. Fun!

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Topics: CRM, Microsoft, XRM, Custom App Development

Using IoT to Connect Cows, Doorbells and More

Posted by Mike Branstein on May 12, 2016 10:11:17 AM

In a world filled with an increasing number of Internet-connected devices, data is king. Thermostats (like the Nest) stream temperature and humidity information, door bells (like Ring) stream video, and we've even seen the Connected Cow that streams movement data

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things), Azure, Business Intelligence, Custom App Development

Never Too Young for Custom Application Development

Posted by Jason Dailey on May 11, 2016 10:30:50 AM

Hour of Code teaches Problem-Solving, Perseverance, and Attitude

Students at Camden Station Elementary in Crestwood, KY participated in an "Hour of Code" event last week and earned more than a sharp T-Shirt! My teammate Nick Branstein and I facilitated two 60 minute tutorials by Code.org to one class of first graders and another class of third graders. We had a great time while taking away some learnings of our own.

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Topics: Culture, Community, Custom App Development

What the heck is IoT? (Internet of Things)

Posted by David Buckingham on May 1, 2016 4:37:47 PM

Introduction to IoT

Internet of Things, IoT for short, is starting to materialize from buzzword-technology into a key area of computing today.  IoT allows businesses to tap into previously unattainable data and use this data to make informed decisions based on metrics that matter.

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Topics: IoT (Internet of Things), Azure, Custom App Development