What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Systems

What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Systems

Anyone running a business nowadays knows that technology is a major contributor to success, no matter the industry. Hardware, applications/programs, and the like, are what we use to not only complete many of our daily tasks, but also to stay connected with our teams, customers and suppliers. As a result, precious client and organizational data is transferred and stored using technology regularly. This system, while helpful, may put sensitive information at risk.

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What Is Blockchain Technology?

What Is Blockchain Technology?

With the way blockchain is thrown around as a buzzword in most technology headlines, an uninformed party might presume that it's an all-knowing artificial intelligence machine that can do anything from powering Bitcoin to tying your shoe laces. The technology can also confuse anyone who isn’t fluent in advanced IT lingo. Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but what does it mean? Sponsored Post

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Keeping Up With New Analytics Trends

Keeping Up With New Analytics Trends

Analytics is a constantly changing field. The demand for business analysts that understand this changing landscape has been growing steadily over the past few years. New technologies, analytical techniques and methods of gathering data all play a part in developing analytics trends. Staying ahead of the curve in this field is as important as the ability to do in-depth analysis and present your findings in an engaging way. Guess Post

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10 Most Useful Tools For Business Analysts

10 Most Useful Tools For Business Analysts

As a practising BA Consultant for the past 25 years, I have come across many business analysis tools. I was forced to use some of these tools because my clients and organizations where I worked required me to. I do read about a lot of blogs and articles on the subject of which business analysis tool is used most extensively in industry.  Many of them appear to be simple marketing propaganda by the tool vendors (or copy paste from someone else’s blogs) touting which particular tool is the greatest for business analysts.

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So, What's An API?

So, What's An API?

In some cases, a software application will need to send data to or receive data from another. How does one achieve this integration between two separate applications built with separate development languages? An application programming interface (API) is a set of routines for achieving this. It specifies how software components should communicate with one another.

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A Business Analyst’s Review of Lucidchart

A Business Analyst’s Review of Lucidchart

Communicating requirements visually is a very effective way of communicating with stakeholders. However, if you’re not a designer, creating beautiful visual diagrams, charts, plans, and maps can seem like a challenge. Luckily, we have tools like Lucidchart, that make it simple to communicate with stakeholders using easy-to-use tools and pre-designed templates.

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A List Of Free Software For Design Mockups

A List Of Free Software For Design Mockups

You shouldn’t have to create an excellent design from scratch. Most apps are the result of iterative design, a methodology based on a cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining. Design mockups play a significant role in regards to this methodology, allowing designers to create example designs in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional tools.

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A List of Free Web-based Wireframing/Mockup Design Applications

A List of Free Web-based Wireframing/Mockup Design Applications

Business Analysts usually have to prepare wireframes that represent stakeholders' requirements for validation purposes. When requirements are presented visually, stakeholders are better able to point out improvements that can be made before system development begins. This post is a compilation of free wireframing applications you can use to get started when designing user screens/mockups.

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7 Ways To Improve Your Technical Skills

7 Ways To Improve Your Technical Skills

Technical skills are not a pre-requisite to becoming an effective business analyst but having some knowledge of technology and being able to engage in techspeak will provide advantages such as the ability to understand the technical limitations of users’ requirements and engage in discussions with the technical team.  

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Making a Business Case for Technology: Reaping the Benefits of IT in Your Organization

Making a Business Case for Technology: Reaping the Benefits of IT in Your Organization

Despite the wide acceptance of the importance of IT, a lot of companies are still failing to reap the benefits of investing in it. This is because there is a common problem that runs deep in most organizations: ICT investments are not backed by adequate research - Guest Post by Nicola Joseph.

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A List of Free Business Process Modelling Software

A List of Free Business Process Modelling Software

One of the main tasks business analysts are required to engage in is defining the current state of the business. Processes are a key part of the business and should be continually analyzed for bottlenecks or lapses that may have built up over time. In improving the current state, business processes are defined through models. With the right tool in place, you can focus on the task of process modelling with ease. This post provides a list of free tools you can explore in deciding which process modelling software is best for you and your team. Guest Post by Adriana Sopi 

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