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Microsoft MVP Summit Takeaway

By: Leo Luis Each year around this time, Microsoft MVPs from around the world gather for an exclusive, invite-only, multi-day Microsoft MVP Summit. This year’s event was hosted in Bellevue at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The MVP Global Summit featured an extensive agenda of in-depth technical discussions, feedback sessions, and networking opportunities with other…

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Accelerating Cloud Adoption with Cloud Smart

By: Anna Patsel-Powel and Rajiv Kadayam During the emergence of the “cloud” in the late 2000s, the Federal government was grappling with information systems across agencies that were aging, slow, fragmented, not secure, and duplicative. Moving to the cloud had numerous benefits like greater agility and elastic scalability, better velocity, improved service delivery, and lower…

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Getting to Know Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

By Leo Luis RPA is generating a lot of hype in federal spaces and not all of it is unfounded, so we hypothesize. According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), RPA implementation can provide companies with a “cost reduction of 35-65 percent for onshore process operations and 10-30 percent in offshore…

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Pyramid Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Fairfax, VA – Pyramid Systems, Inc., is proud to announce that we have recently achieved the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its Quality Management System. The standard improves Pyramid’s capabilities to deliver high quality services to current and future customers. “We are pleased to achieve this important certification,” stated Jeff Hwang, CEO and…

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How to Know if CI/CD is Right for Your Government Organization

Continuous delivery has long been a cornerstone of agile development. As the federal government moves away from traditional waterfall to a more agile way of developing and delivering software, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) is emerging as a best practice. Is CI/CD right for your organization? What are some first steps to adopt CI/CD?…

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Five Ways Government Agencies Can Foster Contractor Collaboration to Boost Results

While your government IT contractors may compete in the real world, when engaged at your agency, they must collaborate to ensure the success of their interdependent projects. Even better, when contractors unite behind your mission (not just their projects), their success can have a much larger impact. Here are five best practices for fostering collaboration…

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Reserving a Seat at the Top for the Solutions Architect

Unconventionally, Pyramid reserves a seat at the executive table for a Chief Solutions Architect. Why? What are the benefits to having this presence at the top? What did it take to get there? I joined Pyramid as a senior development analyst, having come from a much larger organization. Pyramid provided the opportunity I sought to…

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How to Hire Really Great People for a Great Culture

How to Hire Really Great People for a Great Culture Which comes first? Really great people or a really great culture? We asked ourselves that question recently, in the throes of a mass hiring effort for a new Government program. Our next new employees certainly need to have the skills required for the job. But…

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Lightweight Containers and Innovation

Written by Mike Shields Lightweight containers are low-overhead, isolated mechanisms for running applications – sort of a lighter alternative to a virtual machine. They are all the rage these days, with Docker in particular getting a lot of attention. While the concept may seem innovative to some, in fact, lightweight containers have been around for…

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