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Every developer has heard the complaint “This app is so slow!!!” At Gulf Coast Solutions, most of our apps are heavily data-driven and dependent on the database. For over 70% of our projects, the primary database we use is Microsoft SQL Server. SQL Server released Memory-Optimized Tables or MOTs in SQL Server 2014 with the promise (hope) of improved speed by a factor of 10....

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What do these terms mean? Digital Transformation is the use of digital technology to solve problems to reduce the amount of resources (human & machine) needed.  Most effective digital transformation solutions utilize cloud computing and dynamic usage consumption models but smaller projects can substantial success even without the cloud model. Robotic process automation (RPA) is the process of using software, typically powered with machine learning and/or artificial intelligence concepts, to handle high-volume tasks in a...

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Looking for technology services? Our president, Cody Caillet, wrote a great blog post on this very topic that you should read. Click the link below to check it out on his personal blog. While you are, check out some of his other posts and learn more about the leader of this great company. https://codycaillet.com/2020/01/09/3-ways-to-hire-technology-services-for-your-business/ Choosing a company to help you with your technology...

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For businesses, the holiday season comes with mixed emotions. On one hand, it is the time of year when you get to really see the fruits of your labor, both in the year-end numbers and the time you get to spend with your family and friends. However, the holiday season also is a weird time for many small businesses, as it often presents a natural slow...

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My management career started six years ago, and I knew nothing. Ok, maybe that’s not fair. At that point in my career, I had been managed by a variety of people of all shapes and sizes, so I at least knew of a few traits or tactics that I liked/disliked. But my own style? I had.as much as anyone else doing something for the first...

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If there’s anything development related that I love most, it’s an opportunity to do a hard rewrite of some application that’s been around for a while. This 3-part tutorial illustrates the strategy we used to rewrite a data process application using The Microsoft Dataflow Library....

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Ah, the good ole days In the early 2000's (or before), there was a mad rush for organizations to upgrade their back office systems to specialized packages and ERPs.  Like cows to a dinner bell, polished sales teams and papered up consultants flocked by the thousands to offer promises of innovation and modernization.  This was of course, as many found out years later, mostly smoke...

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