Briteskies Team Building: Whirlyball

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Apr 17, 2015 12:05:19 PM

Establishing a friendly relationship with the person at the next desk may not be a high priority for a lot of office workers. You just barely trust your cubicle mate to not steal from your candy stash that you know that they know about, but in some organizations, that’s about it. That was not the kind of culture the Briteskies leadership wanted to foster in their company, so they put an emphasis on creating a fun and supportive environment for their team.

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Topics: Culture

Gearing Up for Imagine 2015

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Apr 15, 2015 2:48:00 PM

Magento Imagine is just around the corner, and our team is getting excited! Gian Genovesi and Derrik Nyomo will be representing Briteskies at Imagine this year and, as veteran attendees, they are excited to see what this year’s batch of keynote speakers and breakout sessions has in store.

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Topics: Magento

Integrating WebSphere Commerce With YotPo

Posted by Gian Genovesi

Apr 13, 2015 1:01:32 PM

For an eCommerce site, customer-generated ratings and reviews of a product are one of the best features to encourage sales and boost SEO. In a survey conducted by Dimensional Research, 90% of people said that customer reviews influence their buying decisions, and Moz reported that reviews account for 10% of how search engines rank results. Statistics like these, along with the fact that 59% of consumers say they trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation, make customer generated content an important aspect of a successful eCommerce site.  

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Topics: IBM WebSphere Commerce

7 Reasons to Upgrade JDE World

Posted by Bill Onion

Apr 8, 2015 1:59:00 PM

Justifying a JDE World Upgrade When “Everything is Working Fine”

Due to its stability and reliability, companies that are running JD Edwards World software have usually been on the platform for many years, sometimes even decades. It can be hard to justify an upgrade when “everything is working fine,” but there are many benefits to upgrading beyond simply performance. We have compiled a list of the top reasons for upgrading to a newer version of World according to our customers:

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Topics: JD Edwards

Are You an AS/400 Developer Looking for a Job?

Posted by Bill Onion

Apr 6, 2015 1:04:02 PM

I was recently interviewing a candidate in my office whose situation is a common one: he is an RPG developer and his company is migrating to a new platform. This is a dilemma I hear often from people who are self-described AS/400 Developers with years of experience on the 400. They are experts in CL programming, SDA, PDM, and even RLU, but they are having trouble finding a job in the AS/400 market as they find that the market is shrinking.

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Topics: iSeries

Best of the Blogosphere: April

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Apr 2, 2015 11:48:35 AM

Sometimes we come across a blog that is so good that we just have to share it. We will highlight a few of our favorites each month here on the blog, but don't forget to see what else we are sharing on Twitter and Facebook.

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Topics: eCommerce

Mobile Commerce for B2B

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Mar 31, 2015 1:31:03 PM

As technology grows at an ever-increasing rate, it can be hard to keep up with the changing times, especially when operating in a B2B eCommerce space. The mobile customer has shaken up the B2C world, and its time to welcome them into B2B as well. B2B sites account for 16% of mobile traffic, and 52% of B2B customers user their smartphones or tablets to research products for their business. The audience is there, but how do you take advantage of this opportunity? The following are some tips and tricks for maximizing mobile commerce for B2B organizations.

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Topics: eCommerce

6 Key Learnings for Disaster Recovery Planning

Posted by SIS

Mar 27, 2015 8:56:00 AM

According to Forrester Research, enterprises today spend an average of 6.2 percent of their IT budgets on business continuity and disaster recovery planning—a jump of one full percentage point over the amount spent in 2010. In Forrester’s article, Forrester goes on to say that most of the spend was spent on internal disaster recovery which can be plagued with its own problems like skills, testing or lack of focus. In this day of social media, where customers can instantaneously spread comments around the world in seconds, negative feedback on your organization’s ability to be ready can reduce shareholder value and impact your reputation. 

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Topics: Guest Blog

WebSphere Commerce Composer Tool: An Overview

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Mar 25, 2015 10:58:09 AM

WebSphere Commerce has earned a dedicated customer base, due in part to their amazing tools and features. While the Marketing and Business Tools are great for business management, one of the most anticipated aspects of WebSphere Commerce Feature Pack 7 is the new Composer tool. This tool brings WCS closer to the realm of content management than ever before by giving business users more direct power and control over the content on their store pages.

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Topics: IBM WebSphere Commerce

March Madness 2015

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Mar 23, 2015 2:37:11 PM

March Madness has hit the Briteskies office once again! Stefanie, our fearless NCAA leader, has put together the office pool to see who can accurately predict the outcome of this year’s NCAA tournament.

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Topics: Culture

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