Newsletter September 2015

Application Governance and Release Process Key to Enterprise and Small Business Alike

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By Charlie Murawski - The proliferation of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in recent years has come with many benefits. From more rapid deployment (relative to traditional technologies), the resulting productivity increases, and cost savings to IT--we can see why they've been such a success across enterprises. With a 74% increase in the past four years, the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. We see this on a daily basis with our clients using platforms such as Intuit Quick Base and Microsoft SharePoint. Although IT is saving much needed time not maintaining expensive hardware, this march to the cloud has caused new headaches. What we typically see today are smaller business process applications geared toward a single department or user group; as opposed to a more traditional enterprise-wide deployment of a product.

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Engaging Key Application Stakeholders Important to Successful Project Rollout

Managing stakeholders effectively can heavily influence the perceived success of a project, and ultimately the user adoption
By Suresh Iyer - To most new project managers, the most important aspect of your job is likely the project delivery. In a close second place is probably the project stakeholders. However, as you begin to gain more and more experience as a project manager, you soon realize that project stakeholders are as important as the project itself because the relationship with the stakeholders defines whether the project is seen as a success or not, despite a successful delivery. It becomes imperative to make sure the stakeholders are actively engaged at each phase of the project and the channels of communication are appropriately used. In this article, we will see what some of the common challenges with Stakeholder Management are, in a conventional sense, and how we can overcome those by engaging effectively with the stakeholders.

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Easily Check the Status of Your MCFTech Hosted Services and Prepare for Scheduled Maintenance

By Paul Young - A month ago, we launched a new website designed to bring you all the information you need about MCFTech; whether you're a potential new client or a valued existing client. As part of this effort, we are pleased to announce the addition of a "Services Status" page. This page will help you stay up-to-date on the status of any MCFTech services we host for you including many of our popular add-ons and extensions such as Template Builder, DocuSign integrations as well as custom web portals and more. In the past, we have communicated about scheduled and unscheduled maintenance via email, and will continue to do so. However, we understand these emails may go unread or forgotten, and our new Service Status page will allow you to quickly check on the current status of services, as well as any upcoming or past maintenance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Project Manager, Project Coordinator, or email us at info@mcftech.com.

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