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Transforming a Data Analytics Hub for More Meaningful Data

BUSINESS NEED - Data analysts at a large federal government agency needed to use a legacy application to conduct financial analyses and access financial data analytics in the form of canned Statistical Analysis System (SAS) reports. These canned reports (prebuilt with a fixed set of topics) were convenient when they satisfied users’ analytical needs but…

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Tips for Making Your Technology Contracts More Agile

By: Chuck Harris Introduction While serving in multiple roles in both the government and private sector, I developed a deep level of empathy and respect for contract and program management professionals. These experts consistently meet mission priorities while ensuring legal reliability, which is a delicate and difficult balance to strike. Anyone who has walked in…

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Delivering a Mission-Critical Application Using Cutting-Edge Technology, Agile, and DevOps

BUSINESS NEED – Our client used a decade-old system to perform thousands of audits to ensure the reliability and health of the country’s economy using a legacy tool. Consequently, audits often took months or up to a year. The legacy tool was struggling to keep pace with the increasing volume of audits. The agency wanted…

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Meeting Messenger Bot: RPA Demo

In an effort to demonstrate the power of Augmented Intelligence powered by ChatBots and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Pyramid Labs designed and built a Meeting Messenger Bot, capable of executing certain voice commands, transcribe meetings, extract minutes and deduce sentiments. Leveraging Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services and UiPath, we implemented the ability to identify individual speakers,…

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Transforming Manual Processes into Automated Web Applications in the Cloud

BUSINESS NEED – One of our client’s missions is to ensure the health of our economy. Their public-facing website (.gov) provides critical information to stakeholders about institution trends, statistics, and regulations. The majority of the agency’s website was hosted on Cloud.gov, a General Service Administration (GSA) Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud solution using Amazon…

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Pyramid Systems Earns 2019 Great Place to Work Certification

Fairfax, VA – May 28, 2019 –Pyramid Systems is pleased to announce that it has earned a Great Place to Work Certification. The certification is based on results of an anonymous employee survey that focuses on company culture, challenges, rewards, communication, and leadership. Results of the survey stated that 95 percent of employees agree Pyramid…

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Top Takeaways from the AFCEA LEAP Panel: Charting A Path Forward

By: Anna Patsel-Powell Pyramid Systems attended the 2019 AFCEA Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Technology Forum on May 15 to gain a better understanding of LEAPS missions and challenges. The morning panel on “Charting a Path Forward” brought together LEAPS CIOs and a Branch Chief from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of…

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Cultivating a Comprehensive TDD Habit Builds Solutions That Last

By: Nicholas Bennett Test-Driven Development (TDD) statistics can’t be ignored! Projects on average have 40-80% fewer defects when TDD is applied – and those statistics are conservative. So why aren’t more organizations adopting this proven best practice? Maybe it is a lack of training or understanding of TDD or dedication to the practice as old…

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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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Pyramid Systems Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status in Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Fairfax, VA – April 16, 2019 – Pyramid Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for federal government clients, is pleased to announce that it is now an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner. To qualify as an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, Pyramid met in-depth requirements that demonstrated the scale of…

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