Docker Developer

An Overview When talking about software containers it is helpful to start with its conceptual cousin known as Function-as-a-Service. Traditionally, in order to execute a particular web API call, an entire application is spun up with accompanying resources and is only...
Valore Partners Ranked a Best Small & Medium Workplace

Valore Partners Ranked a Best Small & Medium Workplace

Results of 2018 Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE National Survey Valore Partners, a 15 year old software development and data analytics consulting firm with offices in the greater Phoenix and Seattle areas, has been named one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium...

Bot Q & A

Bot Q & A

Utilizing bots for your website and reaping their benefits requires education and awareness. What is a bot? What is not a bot? Do I need to be afraid of them? Relax, and browse the FAQs surrounding bot usage below to learn about what they fully entail. What is the...

A Chat about Bots

A Chat about Bots

First, what are Bots, really? Simply put, they are: digital assistants, conversation-based software interfaces that communicate via speech, text, imagery or any combination thereof. Designed and implemented correctly, they can empower customers to engage with your...

Docker Developer

Docker Developer

An Overview When talking about software containers it is helpful to start with its conceptual cousin known as Function-as-a-Service. Traditionally, in order to execute a particular web API call, an entire application is spun up with accompanying resources and is only...

Press release

Press release

Valore Partners Wins City of Phoenix Hackathon Digital Assistant showcases Smart City possibilities. Valore Partners won the Voice Assistants for Cities hackathon hosted by Arizona Institute for Digital Progress and the City of Phoenix. Digital Assistants, commonly...

Dynamics 365 + Signal-R, Aka: Can You Hear Me Now?

Dynamics 365 + Signal-R, Aka: Can You Hear Me Now?

Dynamics 365 + Signal-R, Aka: Can You Hear Me Now? Innovation.  That word usually conjures images of futuristic gizmos solving problems we don’t yet know we have.  Sometimes, however, innovation is much more practical.  It can be as simple as combining existing tools...

Blockchain – The Simple View

Blockchain – The Simple View

Earlier this year, cryptocurrency appeared to be the next big technology wave. Bitcoin rose and fell dramatically, dampening some of the buzz – but the underlying technology that is driving this innovation is fascinating and contains significant opportunities for the...

Making My Home Intelligent

Making My Home Intelligent

In the first part of this series, I will set the context for my home automation and artificial intelligence goals. In part two, I will describe the data and business opportunities from these technologies. Ever since I acquired my first computer, I have felt the desire...

New Features, New Problems

New Features, New Problems

This new technology, feature, product, or tool can increase performance, save our company time, and money! It’s a common notion in the world of data management that new features can alleviate common shortfalls, while also increasing productivity and performance. Being...

Initiatives to Make Phoenix Valley a ‘Smart City’

Initiatives to Make Phoenix Valley a ‘Smart City’

What is a 'smart city' and what are the steps to plan and become a 'smart city'? A 'smart city' refers to a city that leverages different types of technological advancements to solve issues and manage resources and assets more effectively. Here are the planning steps...

Centralize & Automate Business Processes

Centralize & Automate Business Processes

Using SharePoint to Centralize and Automate Key Business Processes in a Clinical Research Organization Microsoft SharePoint has been around for many years now and has become something of a staple in the organizational pantry that gets continually pushed to back in...

The Future of Sharepoint

The Future of Sharepoint

Many organizations have found significant value in company Intranets and SharePoint has been a popular platform for supporting those efforts. SharePoint 2016 was released last year and promises enhanced features to support how modern workers operate. As a...

The Path to the Best Mobile Framework

The Path to the Best Mobile Framework

It’s been over 5 years since I embarked on an extensive journey to find a framework I could recommend to clients to use in order to build mobile applications.  I tried all the various JavaScript engines rendering semi-native controls in mobile web and nothing provided...

Misadventures with Pop-up Applications

Misadventures with Pop-up Applications

It is only by CHOICE that an Enterprise continues to suffer the maladies associated with rampant “pop up” applications. I hope you’re now wondering: what in the world is a “pop up” application?  It’s a term of endearment that I use to describe what happens when an...

The Power of R in Power BI

The Power of R in Power BI

A while back, I was working with a customer that needed help putting together some Power BI Dashboards. I had the data shaped to meet their needs and got all their dashboards completed. It was the end of the engagement when one last “nice to have” visualization came...

Predictive Analytics to Save Lives

Predictive Analytics to Save Lives

Predictive analytics are here and they can reduce health care costs and perhaps even save our lives! As a consultant, I am fortunate enough to spend time in a variety of different industries, I have spent time in the healthcare industry and in that period, I was...