Everyone knows the famous Albert Einstein quote “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” While these words easily come to mind when we observe someone else’s struggles, they are less obvious when it comes to our own challenges. It’s just that much harder to notice […]
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For several years now, we’ve been running a co-op program in partnership with the University Alberta. In that time, we’ve had the chance to mentor many bright and talented students from the departments of computing science and computer engineering who chose to kick-start their careers with an internship at DevFacto. This week five of our co-op students share what it’s like to work in software consulting.
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One would think that as humans, we all come to this world with empathy as an innate quality. Then why is the term Empathy in both the software design and development worlds spreading like wildfire? Shouldn’t it be a given? Aren’t we, by nature, empathetic? Turns out, we are, but we’re also imperfect, forgetful and […]
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Are SharePoint folders a relic from the past? Is there still a place for them in the modern workplace? In this article, I will review the usage of folders in SharePoint, explore the reasons why they are discouraged and show you great alternatives to folders.
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A lot goes into creating software humans will love using day in and day out. This list of UX heuristics helps us ensure that users have the best possible experience each time they open their mobile app, software tool or intranet.
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For most organizations, the step towards the cloud (Office 365 and SharePoint Online) is a significant step not only for the organization, but the entire staff as well. As a consultant, I realize this every time I assist organizations with migrating from file-shares to SharePoint Online. Quite often, organizations manage this transformation by augmenting a SharePoint Online rollout with user training. Unfortunately, activities that are proven to drive user adoption, such as internal user adoption campaigns and proper change management, sometimes take the backseat – much to the detriment of the staff. In this article, I’ll discuss how including them in your Office 365 or SharePoint Online rollout can drastically increase the user adoption rate.
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There are various tools that can help you track SharePoint user adoption – in fact, Microsoft provides some valuable SharePoint Analytics right out of the box. However, if you’re looking for a more robust SharePoint reporting solution, you might want to consider integrating your SharePoint with PowerBI. In this article we’ll show you how the built-in SharePoint Analytics stack up against PowerBI and which solution might be optimal for your organization.
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Communicators are increasingly searching for ways to measure internal communication. But deciding what, why and how to measure can be challenging. Communication, after all, seems far removed from data science. Yet, the benefits of measuring internal communication are indisputable. With consistent, reliable data you no longer need to rely solely on gut feel when planning […]
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https://www.devfacto.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Software-Ideation-Room-Edmonton.jpg321845David Croninhttps://www.devfacto.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DevFacto_Logo_Colour-sm.pngDavid Cronin2019-06-03 16:32:362019-06-14 17:37:02It’s more than just a meeting room.