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My Blockchain Life

Bridging the gap between new technologies and their integration into business is a hallmark of Sierra Systems’ consulting services. As a technological leader and blockchain enthusiast, Sierra Systems’ VP Ken Akerley is a key player in helping envision subtle revolutions in IT, providing a glimpse of the potential future of work. . .

It’s the spring of 2023 and my long-awaited […]

2018-02-16T18:13:21+00:00

Data Visualization Best Practices Using Power BI

With the proliferation of data, it is more important than ever to visualize data the right way to get the information you need and to tell the right story.  It is easy to pick the wrong visual, an incorrect layout, or a poor navigation structure that will cause the audience to not make a correct and timely decision.
Microsoft’s Power BI is […]

2018-02-16T18:14:10+00:00

Enabling Smarter Government Services with Microsoft 365

Are you looking to improve services and address the challenges of digital transformation? Join Sierra Systems and Microsoft for an exclusive lunch on March 22nd at Five Fishermen Restaurant to learn how to modernize your Digital Services.

For government organizations on the leading edge, the interaction points of citizen engagement have become a differentiator in improving government services. Using citizen engagement technologies, such as the Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM solution, agencies […]

2018-02-16T18:14:01+00:00

How to deploy Windows 10 utilizing Office 365

Join Sierra Systems on Thursday, February 8th for a complimentary webinar which will teach you how to deploy Windows 10 utilizing Microsoft 365!

Microsoft 365 is the platform that brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility Security to enable the modern workplace. Fast and cost-effective deployment of the Microsoft 365 Applications and Windows 10 operating system is at the center […]

2018-02-14T10:53:07+00:00 Tags: |

Achievement Unlocked! Microsoft Gold Data Platform Competency

I am over the moon to announce our achievement of the Microsoft Gold Data Platform competency. The Data Platform competency recognizes Microsoft partners that are looking to design and develop powerful and versatile database platforms for their clients businesses.

The last 12 months at Sierra Systems has been nothing short of a Data and AI revolution. Along with our achievement of the […]

2018-01-11T12:19:57+00:00 Tags: |

Innovation Snake Pit

Sierra Systems has been involved in many transformative and exciting technological innovations throughout 2017, all of them helping to make the world a better place. We invite you to join the inaugural Innovation Snake Pit and cast your vote for the Sierra Systems Innovation of the Year 2017.

Join Paul Twigg, Piers Hollott, Cory Frandsen and Michelle O’Keefe on December 14th as […]

2017-12-18T09:08:27+00:00

The Seamless Enterprise with the Microsoft Cloud

Learn about Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Azure and Machine Learning from the Experts – REGISTER NOW, JOIN US IN TORONTO

Great progress has been made to the technology that enables, however, most organizations have barely scratched the surface when it comes to applying these technological advancements to their business problems. One of the best parts of my job is watching my […]

2017-11-24T12:31:58+00:00 Tags: , , , |

The Seamless Enterprise with the Microsoft Cloud

Learn about Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Azure and Machine Learning from the Experts – REGISTER NOW, JOIN US IN WINNIPEG

As the VP of Technology, I’m proud to introduce our top line-up of Microsoft experts to Winnipeg. Our seasoned team are the minds behind end-to-end digital, data, and cloud processes for businesses across Canada.

This November […]

2017-11-08T21:07:29+00:00 Tags: , , , |

The Seamless Enterprise with the Microsoft Cloud

Learn about Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Azure and Machine Learning from the Experts – REGISTER NOW, JOIN US IN CALGARY

Whether you’re a manager getting familiar with Dynamics, an experienced Microsoft developer, or a new user, Sierra Systems is offering an excellent opportunity to visualize the connectivity and possibilities Dynamics 365 offers your organization.

This […]

2017-11-08T20:26:03+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Power BI, What’s The Big Deal?

A handful of people have asked me why Microsoft’s Power BI has become so popular in the last year (and a few confidentially asked me what it is). In a nutshell, Power BI a data analytics tool that’s easy to use (especially for Excel users), relatively inexpensive, and allows you to quickly make sharp-looking reports from your browser.

That describes what […]

2017-10-16T13:02:57+00:00