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My Experience at LinkedIn's Talent Connect Conference

I’m fresh off the plane from LinkedIn's Talent Connect event in San Francisco, and am trying to put into words how I feel about the overall experience. Here are the highlights: San Francisco was beautiful, the Giants were going to the World Series, the weather was pleasant and the fog was minimal…what’s not to like?…

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Strategy + Insights

3 Ways to Generate Greater ROI With the Sitecore CMS

You probably purchased the Sitecore CMS with every intention of leveraging all the robust features that make it a fully-integrated digital marketing platform. Cross-channel data analysis! Real-time personalization! Marketing automation! That all sounds great but many teams become derailed implementing these capabilities due to a higher focus on maintaining website operations. It’s really hard work…

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Technology

Working with Mutually Exclusive Fields in Django Forms

Attention Django developers! When soliciting input from users with an HTML form, you want to design forms to be as flexible as possible. That means you build in multiple form fields to support multiple input options, even if you only want the user to fill in one of them. Having two or more mutually exclusive…

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Technology

CMS Implementation Key Steps

For many, the mere thought of implementing a content management system (CMS) seems daunting. But while CMS implementation can be varied and overwhelming, the juice is worth the squeeze. A CMS can: • Simplify website updates • Organize your content • Accelerate business processes Solid content, well-defined technology, and a team with all the right…

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Operational Excellence

Adding Transparency Into Your Agile/Kanban Workflow

Why the 3 Columns of “To Do, Doing, Done” Aren’t Always Enough On a recent project, I noticed that our previously high-performing Scrum team was sputtering. We were missing an increasing number of sprint commitments, and none of our retrospective suggestions were improving performance. In fact, retrospectives often turned into constructive critiques, where we were…

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Technology

Finding the Perfect Balance Between SaaS and In-House DAM

It's a delicate balance to develop a hybrid strategy for Digital Asset Management. While Cloud SaaS solutions appeal to many organizations as a way to reduce costs and infrastructure, there are compelling reasons not to move all assets to the cloud. The secret to finding this balance lies in understanding what assets should be moved…

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Operational Excellence

The Reality of Intellectual Property (IP) Data Protection: 3 Ways to Combat Everyday Risks

In a landmark case last week, the U.S. Justice Department charged five Chinese officials with hacking into the networks of the U.S. Steel Corporation and Westinghouse Electric. Unfortunately, the theft of corporate secrets from what is estimated to be more than 3,000 American companies in one report circulated last year is nothing new. Intellectual property…

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Technology

Native App vs. Mobile Web Debate: What Digital Experience Do You Need?

Choosing whether to build a mobile website or native application (or both!) is a decision that every organization needs to make for itself when defining its mobile and content strategies. Celerity’s Digital Experience team often helps clients make that important decision. We recently held a brown bag discussion on the topic of mobile web versus…

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Experience

Shaken or Stirred? How Knowing Audience Habits Can Make or Break UX

UX designers are always looking to digitally knock down barriers and help facilitate desired actions from a user. And understanding user cognitive habits is the first step in winning users over to a website. What are Cognitive Habits? Cognitive habits are the repeated responses you give in the same situation without really thinking. A habit…

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Operational Excellence

Are You Coaching Your Lean Six Sigma Candidates for Success?

As a Black Belt (BB), I've observed on many occasions how crucial it is to position Lean Six Sigma (LSS) trainees and candidates for success at the start of their journey. When LSS capability is not effectively created from the getgo, the organization wastes time and resources, and may miss key market opportunities when planned…

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Workforce Solutions

4 Key Questions To Ask Your IT Talent Provider

This will come as no surprise—it’s getting harder and harder to find qualified IT talent. The unemployment rate…

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Strategy + Insights

Brief: Create a Pragmatic Application Modernization Plan

It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of updating an entire portfolio of applications. But moving forward…

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Technology

Outlook: Where Is RPA Headed?

This article series began with examining what robotic process automation (RPA) is. It then made the case for…

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Operational Excellence

14 Must-Know Mobile App Best Practices

Mobile technology use is at an all time high as 80 percent of internet surfers now own a…

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