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Integration Practice: How to make your BizTalk practice more profitable?

Idea in brief  Managing an integration practice is significantly different than managing integration projects. With it comes all the on-going challenges such as hiring, delivery, training, and transitioning between projects. I have identified four major challenges that an integration practice lead has to address. These are low leverage, fragmented project pipeline, high bench cost and systematic […]

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Converting your Integration team into an Internet of Things team

No one makes a better case for integration consultants to start building prototypes in Internet of Things (IoT) applications than Cisco Security Services Senior Vice President Bryan Palma. In this short video, Palma explains that the Internet of Everything is an emerging field and consultants are the first ones to get engaged by the early adopters. […]

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Integration Practice: Solutions to 3 high-level challenges that Integation practice leads come across

Idea in brief This post will cover the 3 key challenges that integration practice leads come across while managing day-to-day affairs of their practice. We have also included solution-pointers, a thoughtful and practical use of these recommendations can help address these challenges. The challenges are: Acquiring Biz Talk projects Delivering projects profitably Partner management Each […]

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Case Studies [Portfolio]

Here are the links to some of the integration and application development projects that Allied Consultants accomplished recently. Allied Consultants is a solution design and implementation firm specializing in the integration of systems, devices, and processes. The article is a brief summary of what we did in each case. We’d be glad to share details if […]

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[Case Study] A Wholesaler solves the mystery of ever-changing State & Local Taxes using Microsoft Technologies

“Any business operating in the US market knows how cumbersome the calculation of taxes can become due to ever-changing tax rates. Each state has its own tax regime prompting us to have a responsive system for calculating taxes according to the state where the order is shipped.  The problem turns even severe when dealing in […]

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CIO vs Owners

CIO vs. the owner of an IT consulting firm

CIOs or organizations and owners of small consulting firms are usually people of the same age group (education, interests etc.). Yet a comparison between them reveals some interesting patterns which in turn explain some of the conflicts that arise between them. In a corporate culture that extensively promotes outsourcing of IT to consulting firms both […]

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The benefits of an integrated supply chain to the wholesale industry

The wholesale industry is divided into two main sectors, the durable and non-durable wholesale goods industry. SAP, a global company dealing in enterprise software, frames the main challenges of a wholesale supplier into three categories. Maintaining adequate inventory to meet demand Minimizing the cash dedicated in stock Maintaining a high service level To address the […]