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: |

Stuck between the cloud and a hard place

I have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to many different companies throughout my career and it is true, no two are the same but there are many similar business fundamentals that contribute to profitability and success.

Some of those fundamentals are visibility into operations, optimization, continuous improvements and predictability for delivery. It doesn’t matter what type of business, many want […]


Using a Cloud Vendor’s Best Practices to Quickly Reduce Security Risk

Measuring a cloud implementation against the vendor’s recommended best practices can provide a quick reduction of information security risk to a business.

Microsoft recently conducted a cloud adoption study in the United Kingdom and determined that over 60% of the surveyed organizations were planning to utilize existing IT resources to facilitate the organizations’ move to the cloud due to the shortage of […]

2018-03-15T11:35:25+00:00 Tags: |

Securing Your Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Businesses are at risk of being exposed to unanticipated information security risks as they move to the cloud. Examples of these are: employees having access to the data in the company’s cloud services after leaving the company; destruction of data or cloud infrastructure in the cloud service without a fast way to recover it; IoT and devices transferring large amounts of […]

2017-10-03T16:36:42+00:00 Tags: , |

Building forms and workflow solutions the easy way

Microsoft Power Apps and Flow are the latest mobile forms and workflow tools to be added to the Microsoft Cloud stack, enabling no code apps that are mobile ready and have the ability to connect to your back office systems. Microsoft created PowerApps and Flow to not only create an environment for building forms and workflows but to allow organizations to […]

2017-03-16T14:07:35+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Oracle PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrades: The Upgrade

In our previous posts on upgrading to Oracle PeopleSoft 9.2, we have discussed getting prepared for planning and completing the planning for your upgrade. Now it’s time to upgrade your PeopleSoft application.

The upgrade to 9.2 from prior versions will feel much like your previous PeopleSoft upgrades, but with a twist; i.e. PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM). It will be about […]

2017-03-07T10:06:03+00:00 Tags: , |

Business insight in minutes with Oracle Stream Analytics

Oracle Stream Analytics (OSA) is the only stream analytics tool available on premises, at the edge and in the cloud for business users to answer enterprise level questions about Fast Data.

OSA is a powerful and instant insight business tool that makes Stream Analysis as easy as working in Excel. With more than 20 statistical, general industry, machine learning and spatial patterns, […]

2017-02-09T11:30:43+00:00 Tags: , |

Oracle PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrades: Elevating Success

What makes an upgrade successful? In the next few weeks, I’ll focus a series of articles on the steps we believe are important to make your Oracle PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade successful.

To begin, I discuss what you can do to prepare for the upgrade, secondly, I will cover detailed planning for the upgrade, and finally I’ll focus on the upgrade project […]

2017-03-07T10:06:12+00:00 Tags: , |

Choosing the Right Collaboration Tools

With cloud technologies at the front of our product platforms, Microsoft have started releasing new products at lightening speed. With a myriad of overlapping capabilities, including Microsoft’s new collaboration options, how do you determine the tools required and how to collaborate?

There are numerous options to choose from including Microsoft SharePoint on-premises, SharePoint Online, OneDrive For Business, Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams, […]

2017-03-07T10:06:31+00:00 Tags: , |