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Dropbox to SharePoint Migration

Dropbox to SharePoint Migration

We have recently completed a move from Dropbox to SharePoint and given it was such a interesting process I'd thought I'd share some lessons learned. We had been using Dropbox for several years but decided to move onto SharePoint. What we started with was approximately...

Amazon Lex first steps

Amazon Lex first steps

And now for something completely different. Chat bots are a technology that I have not had the opportunity to use in the past. Recently I was given a opportunity to get one working for a proof of concept. There are a few different options in this space, but we chose...

How to get free SSL Certificates

How to get free SSL Certificates

I recently discovered a free service that can provide SSL certificates. It's called Let's Encrypt and in the correct use cases, it's a great tool to have in your developer's arsenal. At this point, I should point out a few things worth knowing. The certificate has a...

Hurry up and wait

Hurry up and wait

A side effect of working for OptimalBI is working with new technology and young people. Something I became aware of years ago was that I couldn't keep up with software technology from a technical viewpoint, and so I stopped trying. Well not completely, instead I found...

AWS QuickSight

Last month Amazon Web Services (AWS) have made their Business Intelligence (BI) solution QuickSight generally available for all customers. They describe it like this: "QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy for you to build...

How to Connect Qlik Sense to Oracle

How to Connect Qlik Sense to Oracle

I'm lazy, why doesn't anyone have instructions I can follow already! I guess it's time to give back to the Google seekers of this world. After going through the process I can understand why no one has written a guide, it's not a straight forward process. As this sort...

Oracle Apex 5 on AWS Linux

Oracle Apex 5 on AWS Linux

It's always nice to dip your toes in the familiar with Oralce Apex 5 being out for over a year now I thought I'd validate an old blog I wrote about running Apex in the Cloud. Oracle do provide cloud options if you just want to try it out but like any tech geek I...

Oracle Data Visualisation Desktop

Oracle Data Visualisation Desktop

Oracle have been catching up in the analytics space. One of the features they had been lacking was in regards to self-service analytics. Basically, the ability for a user to mashup their own data with corporate data. I believe it's the reason why they didn't feature...

Apache meet Python Flask

Apache meet Python Flask

This guide covers installing and configuring Flask to run on Apache on Ubuntu. Why would you want to do this? In a nutshell, you want to run Python code in a web environment. Prerequisites: AWS EC2 running Ubuntu Server 14 Instructions: Installing the software SSH...