September 22, 2016

Four Ways the Cloud Can Help Identify and Adapt to Customer Trends

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It’s no longer good enough for a company to simply have a website. In fact, by 2017, the internet will play a role in 60% of all U.S. retail sales, either as direct e-commerce transactions or as part of a shopper’s research, according to a report by Forrester Research Inc.… Read More


September 1, 2016

Using the Cloud to Service More Customers at Once

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Big data has permeated every aspect of our digital lives. As consumers, we don’t really recognize big data in practice, but we certainly notice the benefits—the convenience of things like real-time traffic, weather, and navigation applications, all the way to the aggregation and reporting of real estate listings and median… Read More


May 5, 2016

PaaS – The Engine for Agile Innovation

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The Internet is an exponential environment. With more technology choices, development strategies, and varied products available than ever before, businesses continue to seek out ways to differentiate themselves. It’s been estimated that 90% of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years and that information doubles every… Read More


October 27, 2014

[Tutorial] Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 2

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  In part 1 of this article, I outlined how a data steward – a person who is responsible for data quality and typically not on the IT staff – would create a collection of rules that can be used to automate data cleansing and address verification http://blog.rbaconsulting.com/automating-data-cleaning-and-validation-with-dqs-and-ssis-part-1/ .  In… Read More


October 21, 2014

[Tutorial] Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 1

[Tutorial] Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 1-01

Automating Data Cleaning and Validation with DQS and SSIS, Part 1   I have been doing some work with SQL Server Data Quality Services (DQS) in preparation for SQL Saturday in Salt Lake City (https://www.sqlsaturday.com/349/eventhome.aspx ).  Part of my code demo involves validating addresses using MelissaData Address Check.  Address data… Read More