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Stop Pretending You’re Agile!

Articles 17 August 2018

The second Engineering Nexus revolved around the challenges of adopting and absorbing Agile into an organization, especially one with an established culture, why we seem to fail at it, and how to get better – all from an architectural, process and delivery standpoint. Following are the complete video documentations of the individual speaker sessions of

Using Technology to Get Inside Your Customers’ Heads

Sysco LABS 2 May 2018

In the age of information, businesses both large and small are using data and metrics to gauge engagement, gain insights and track conversions. However, social media metrics seem to lack meaningful context. They tell you the “what” but not the “why” or the “how”, as they provide primarily quantitative metrics on interactions. With the use

Salesforce and Customer Support

Sysco LABS 2 April 2018

Your relationship with your customers is the backbone of any company’s success, and it’s your support team that maintains that relationship when times are tough. A customer will only call support if they have a problem, and how that problem is resolved could be the difference between fallout and loyalty.  Given the importance of the support role, it’s critical to empower your

International Women’s Day at Sysco LABS in Partnership with Microsoft

Sysco LABS 27 March 2018

To mark International Women’s Day, Microsoft launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign and co-hosted a forum alongside Sysco LABS at the Sysco LABS headquarters in Colombo 7. The event illustrated the changing workplace roles of women, and the importance of young women pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Over a 100 people—from daughters and

Salesforce Lightning and the Smart POS

Sysco Labs 23 March 2018

Salesforce is the world’s largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system with customers of enormous scale including Adidas, KONE, The US bank and AWS. But what is it that makes them the leader? Put simply, you’d be hard pressed to find a platform as feature rich as Salesforce.  So, many major companies turn to CRM to streamline their customer management, from approaching potential customers, managing leads and closing deals, to keeping existing customers happy. In the restaurant industry Smart Point of Sale (POS) systems

Tech Debate: DevOps vs No Ops

Sysco LABS 20 March 2018

DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The main characteristic of the DevOps movement is to strongly advocate automation and monitoring at all steps of software construction, from integration, testing, releasing to deployment and infrastructure management. DevOps aims at shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, more dependable releases, in close alignment with business objectives. This

The Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi)

Sysco Labs 13 March 2018

Quality – the constant battle to deliver products fast, yet uphold a high level of quality. Engineers have been engaged in this battle since the beginning, and the way they’d reconciled the dilemma was to introduce development process improvements. But this meant there was lesser focus on the testing standard itself. To counter this limitation,

The Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World

Sysco LABS 27 February 2018

The year: 2018, the technology: Blockchain. This revolutionary technology is changing the way that humans have transacted since the beginning of time, disrupting established norms like buying, selling and borrowing and breaking down barriers which restrict and threaten the freedom of trade.   Today, humans still rely heavily on large intermediaries of centralized institutions such as banks, governments, big social media agencies and credit card

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