Introducing JD Edwards Business Services for eCommerce Success

Posted by Bill Onion

Nov 24, 2014 12:28:00 PM

JD Edwards is an incredibly powerful software system that is designed specifically to help companies run their business. Despite all it has to offer, however, there are many features in JDE that are often overlooked. One of those is Business Services, a set of functions that allows for the surfacing of and interaction with data between JDE and external systems. We have found Business Services to be a huge asset when integrating JD Edwards to an eCommerce site.

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Topics: JD Edwards

Magento Releases Enterprise Edition 1.14.1

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Nov 19, 2014 10:53:41 AM

Last Thursday, November 13, Magento released the newest edition of Enterprise: Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1. This announcement brings with it powerful merchandising tools, responsive design capabilities, and a host of new functionalities for Enterprise merchants.

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Topics: Magento

Cool Tech Awards with Inside Business

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Nov 17, 2014 11:59:09 AM

The Briteskies team was honored to receive a Cool Tech Award from Inside Business this year. We got to pick up our hardware at the Cool Tech Awards event at Pickwick and Frolic on November 11. Katie Conaway, Gian Genovesi, Hannah Gierosky, Michelle Kowalski, and Bill Onion represented Briteskies at the event, where they got to network with fellow cool tech industry members.

The award, which honors the overall most successful tech companies in Northeast Ohio, was given to 25 outstanding companies, with five additional categories highlighting specific organizations. Those categories were Coolest Tech Leader, Coolest App, Coolest Innovation, Coolest Tech Start-Up, and overall Coolest Tech Company. Our friends at Findaway World were the deserving winners of the Coolest Tech Company award. Congratulations!

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Topics: Announcements, Culture

Crain's Cleveland Business Fast 50 Awards

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Nov 14, 2014 11:20:33 AM


Our own Bill Onion represented Briteskies at the Crain’s Cleveland Business Fast 50 Awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 5. The event, held at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum at the Western Reserve Historical Society, honored the 50 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio, which includes Briteskies!

For Bill, earning this award is a true reflection on the members of the Briteskies team.

“I think this is good recognition for all of the hard work from all of the people who are involved with our clients. Without Briteskies team members working hard and taking care of our clients, we wouldn’t be where we are today. This award is a public recognition for all of that hard work.”

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Topics: Announcements, Culture

Utilizing Personas in eCommerce

Posted by Briteskies and SyncShow

Nov 12, 2014 10:37:43 AM

Personas: How and Why?

When creating or updating an eCommerce site, there are many factors to take into consideration: catalog structure, pricing rules, static content pages, product imagery and information, SEO, and the list goes on. One aspect that is just as crucial as the technical specifications is determining the personas of your customers. 

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Topics: eCommerce, Guest Blog

Greg Crane's Magento Team Internship

Posted by Greg Crane

Nov 10, 2014 10:13:00 AM

It’s funny how everything works out. I thought I had everything figured out when I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in May of this year. I thought finding a job would be incredibly easy, but it ended up being a challenge to find an entry level opportunity or a company that was willing to take on a fresh college graduate. I had some talks with a few companies but they did not pan out. The companies only ended up offering IT help desk or similar job opportunities; unfortunately nothing in the area that I wanted. I was starting to get discouraged. It was hard being a college grad and having to go bartend at a restaurant every night. I guess when you’re in school you tend to focus so much on graduation you don’t always put a ton of thought into how hard it can be to find a job, specifically one in development in my case. As a stroke of luck, a friend of my girlfriend mentioned something about this business called Briteskies and how awesome of a company it was. She mentioned this to me and I checked out the Briteskies website. I really liked what I saw, so I applied, and the rest is history.

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Topics: Culture

How Magento Enterprise Helps Achieve PCI Compliance

Posted by Gian Genovesi

Nov 7, 2014 2:05:00 PM

The Most Importantly Boring Thing You Will Ever Read 

With the holiday season approaching and more and more incidents of credit card information being hacked from retailers, the security of your eCommerce site is more important than ever. Meeting PCI Compliance standards is a way to make sure that your business is secure in all aspects of customer payment information. According to the PCI Security Standards Council, “PCI DSS [Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard] provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect cardholder data.” While the solution to security issues, PCI Compliance, may seem simple, the path to achieving it is not.

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Topics: eCommerce, Magento

Matt Trimmer: Scrum Master

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Nov 3, 2014 9:38:00 AM

Matt Trimmer has joined Dave Balser and Gian Genovesi in the ranks of Briteskies Scrum Masters!

Scrum, an integral part of the Agile methodology, defines the process and roles within the development framework. It is intended to deliver functional pieces of software more quickly and in a more flexible approach than the waterfall method. A Scrum Master, one of many Agile certifications, acts as a facilitator within the process between the product owner and the development team.

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Topics: Announcements

eCommerce Nightmares

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Oct 30, 2014 11:32:00 AM

At this time of year, it doesn’t take much to induce some truly frightening nightmares. However, ghost stories and haunted houses are nothing compared to some of the terrifying things we’ve seen on eCommerce websites. Don’t keep your customers up all night, tossing and turning over a product with a bad picture and no reviews. We’ve dug up some eCommerce nightmares and ways to fix them. Read on, if you dare.

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Topics: eCommerce

Women in Technology: Past, Present and Future

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

Oct 28, 2014 10:24:00 AM

When Lee Jayne started her first programming job, the tech field looked a little different than it does today. The personal computer had not yet made its appearance in the office, IBM System/3 was on its way out, and the playing field for women was vastly different than it is now.

“We didn’t even have maternity leave when I started,” Lee said.

It was 1979 and Lee, now an IBM developer at Briteskies, was entering the workforce after starting a family. She was drawn to the tech field because of the interesting work, good working conditions and fair compensation, among other things.

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Topics: Culture

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