Your secret weapon for benchmarking and compliance - Infomentum

By Vikram Setia on Jul 31, 2019

The artist Pablo Picasso once said you should learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. It’s clear he wasn’t in charge of a large corporation, though. Breaking the rules in business is costly, and it’s getting even more so. According to research by Thomson Reuters, 61% of compliance and risk practitioners expected to spend more on complying with rules and regulations in 2019 than they had in 2018.

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The secret to success in business automation - Infomentum

By Vikram Setia on Jul 31, 2019

Many business documents, from invoices to medical records, are boring, necessary and tedious to deal with. And until recently only humans had the ability to process them, locking smart people into low-value work. But now, technology has got to the point where it can not only read standard documents but also pick relevant information out from images and designs in complex layouts.

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Why robots are a good thing: the truth about AI, RPA and jobs

By Vikram Setia on Jul 31, 2019

The Terminator has a lot to answer for. As the prospect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes a reality in the workplace, barely a day goes by without a headline warning of some machine-led threat to jobs and livelihoods. It is indeed likely systems integration based on AI and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), an emerging form of business transformation based on the software robots, will change how we work and live. But not in the doomsday-scenario way often portrayed.

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Getahead festival 2019

By Charlie Stapleton on Jul 3, 2019

A week after I attended Getahead festival, my mind is still racing with all the amazingly interesting information and insights that came my way during the course of the 24-hour event. I went along to see what it was all about and how our Wellness Programme can benefit.

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How to consume RPC-style web service in Mule 4

By Alessandro Toscano on Jul 1, 2019

MuleSoft Connectors abstract and facilitate integrations with third-party APIs. In many cases, you can use an existing certified MuleSoft connector from Exchange, such as Workday or Salesforce, to connect to a service provider. However, when no connector is available for a specific Web service, the easiest way to consume the service from your Mule app is to use the Web Service Consumer connector but it's not always the case.

Topics: MuleSoft Tech
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Nasima Alam: Why joining Infomentum has changed my life

By Nasima Alam on May 31, 2019

We catch up with Nasima Alam, who after taking a career break in IT to look after her young family, joined Infomentum as a Test Analyst. We find out about her onboarding experience at Infomentum and how she balances her role as a working mum in Tech.

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Defect Management: did anyone call the bug exterminator?

By Anthony de Wouters on May 23, 2019

As the old saying goes 'calm waters never made a good sailor'. Applying this maritime proverb to a somewhat different, but none the less hazardous field like IT project management, certainly has its merit. The reality of IT project management in the modern age is a tale of delayed project go-lives and project completion beyond the original budget and time frame.

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Why our Operations team adopted Agile and never looked back

By Charlie Stapleton on Apr 17, 2019

'There is nothing more powerful in any organisation than having all employees rowing fiercely in the same direction', wrote Brent Gleeson, the founder of Taking Point Leadership. The same can be also applied to teams within any organisation. Long meetings, endless back and forth emails, misunderstandings, and interruptions for impromptu catch ups are symptoms of an inefficient internal department.

The goal of the Head of Operations, was to create a working environment that nurtures collaboration and confidence, allowing efficient and effective delivery and continuous improvement.

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Who are Generation C?

By Infomentum on Apr 4, 2019

In our study conducted by Censuswide, 1002 desk-based office workers were quizzed on their attitudes to websites, technology and the workplace. Over half of the respondents to the survey were defined as Generation C. But just how are we defining them?

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Sharing is caring for the UK Public Sector

By Infomentum on Apr 2, 2019

Never as a society have we been as open as we are today, though it’s a movement that has seemingly bypassed the public sector. In the third and final blog post in our series around thinking smart in the public sector, we look at the main challenges and barriers when it comes to data sharing. We also suggest ways and methods of how the UK public sector can embrace a mindset of collaboration for a more positive future for all.

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5 steps to successful Generation C marketing

By Infomentum on Apr 1, 2019

For years, marketers have looked to the latest generation to lead their branding efforts and define the latest trends. We’ve been through the baby boomers, then Generation X, Y and finally Z. So the question is: what next?

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Red Nose day and a great pie fight

By Nasima Alam on Mar 28, 2019

Red Nose day sees Infomentum raises £400 for Comic Relief - with a few red noses, some good (and bad) jokes and the Fantastic Five taking a pie in the face!

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How to build a successful ChatBot

By Alessandro Toscano on Mar 27, 2019

Why chatbots?

It is all about visual appeal, fonts, colours and layout when we build web pages and mobile applications. However, when it comes to chatbots, the focus is different. The majority of chatbots run on Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Alexa or other social platforms with the focus centred around the bot's personality and its tone of voice. In other words, it is all about your audience, and how to build your chatbot around their needs.

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SMEs: The impossible dream for the public sector

By Infomentum on Mar 14, 2019

After years of austerity, the public sector is crying out for solutions that can help solve its issues quicker and more cost-effectively. Yet, while there is a multitude of choices available in the form of digitally native businesses, they’re not being considered as credible options. This post will examine why is it so difficult for the public sector to engage with SMEs?

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Are you ready for Generation C?

By Infomentum on Mar 4, 2019

Generation C - these people are your customers, your employees and maybe even yourself. Generation C is the connected generation; they are digital natives who are completely au fait with the latest gadgets and technologies.

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What the UK public sector can learn from cows in Norway

By Infomentum on Mar 4, 2019

Never has there been so much pressure to do more with less. Nowhere is this more acutely felt than in the public sector. For an element of the UK economy not widely renowned for a track record of innovation and prudent purse string management, that represents somewhat of a major challenge. Yet finance is not the only issue. There are other pressing concerns: how to best use and share data, engaging with local SMEs and disruptive technology companies and re-calibrating the public sector approach to operations in a digital and social age. We’ll be looking at all these topics in our forthcoming blog series. Naturally, that means we’ll be kicking off with cows in Norway.

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A Business Guide to Generation C

By Infomentum on Mar 4, 2019

With Generation C already a huge demographic which is growing every day, businesses need to ensure that they are capturing Gen C’s attention, whether as their customer, potential customer or employee.

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For the second year running we are ISO 27001 certified!

By Paola Fulchignoni on Mar 1, 2019

ISO 27001 is an international standard with global recognition that gives organisations a clear framework to follow for their Information Security Management System (ISMS), it is also a business enabler.

Infomentum is very proud to achieve the internationally recognised certification of ISO 27001 in February for the second consecutive year. The certification has confirmed our compliance to the standard with no non-conformities identified. 

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How to solve the challenge of centralised logging with nxlog

By Simon Yuen on Feb 21, 2019

At Infomentum we have successfully moved towards a centralised logged infrastructure where systems, application, network and security logs are parsed and made available in one central point. Using components such as Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana, our logging infrastructure provides us the ability to apply filters to perform queries and basic trends analysis or counts.

One of the challenges we faced was shipping Windows Server logs from a logfile onto Logstash’s syslog listener, and we found a tool that does exactly that - nxlog-ce-2.9.1716

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The lamppost that broke up the fight – Edge computing, IoT and building connected communities in the UK

By Infomentum on Feb 18, 2019

Our lives might be going digital, but what does that mean for the physical environments in which we live, work and play? Whether checking air quality or preventing street violence, what is the public sector doing to harness new technologies that deliver a better citizen experience; not just in interactions with services, but in the infrastructure that supports our lives? From housing to transport, how are these connected communities being brought to life by Edge computing and IoT in the UK?

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Why online advertising is failing to engage with Gen C

By Infomentum on Feb 18, 2019

Digital promotions are failing to meet expectations, with up to 1 in 3 customers considering advertising one of their biggest annoyances online. Our 'Generating Success with Generation C' report examines the growing digital marketing expectations of over 1000 office workers throughout the UK .

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How to extend Oracle Sales Cloud using APEX and JWT

By Rene Mikami on Feb 11, 2019

Due to the popularity of our previous blog 'Get the most out of Oracle APEX logs' published in January 2018 we decided to continue the Oracle APEX series. Rene Mikami is back with more amazing Oracle APEX  suggestions and tips! 

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Are we there yet? The public sector’s approach to cloud adoption

By Infomentum on Feb 1, 2019

In the second of our series on the public sector, digital transformation and Smart Lives, we are looking at cloud computing. At a time when government organisations struggle for funding, digitalisation offers a way of delivering services to users in a more cost-effective manner. Cloud is the foundation of that transformation. As a concept it has been talked about for over a decade yet adopting it can be a challenge for cash-strapped public services. What stops the sector from accelerating cloud use to unlock its benefits?

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Get the most out of Oracle APEX logs

By Rene Mikami on Jan 30, 2019

Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) is the web application development tool for the Oracle database. We use the tool to design, develop and deploy database-driven applications, either on-premise or in the cloud. Using only a web browser and with limited programming experience, you can rapidly develop and deploy professional applications that are both fast and secure for any device from desktop to mobile.

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Is digital identity verification the future of public sector’s transformation?

By Infomentum on Jan 24, 2019

Public services, like many sectors, are wrestling with how it can make the most of the opportunities on offer through digital transformation. Over the course of the coming weeks, we’ll look at some of the most common challenges faced by the public sector. Our blogs will cover why government has been slow to adopt digital transformation and move to the Cloud, how Edge computing and the Internet of Things can be integrated into everyday life, and what 'Smart Lives' really means. Today, we are considering identity verification, and whether it is the future of the public sector’s digital transformation.

Who are you? Can you prove it?

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I>M Wellness - keep the festive spirit going

By Charlie Stapleton on Dec 28, 2018

Keeping the ball rolling on I>M Wellness over the festive season... 

The run up to Christmas is arguably the best time to come together to celebrate our shared experiences with Wellness this year. 

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How to design the perfect API (API series, part 2)

By Matteo Formica | Head of Integration Technologies on Dec 13, 2018

If you read my previous blog post on competing in the API economy, you probably have a feel for just how important APIs are in modern organisations. Implementing an API strategy will unlock internal assets and make you a competitive and relevant force to be reckoned with in our diverse and fast-changing tech landscape.

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BAE Systems completes 2018 with flying colours!

By Nelena Paparisva on Dec 7, 2018

December. The time of year when people stop consuming the budget and start consuming traditional Christmas cakes. However, December is also the time of year to look back and reflect on the previous 11 months.

Topics: News Business
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Competing in the API economy (API series, part 1)

By Matteo Formica | Head of Integration Technologies on Nov 26, 2018

You're probably all too familiar with terms like 'digital transformation' or 'digital disruption'. There are endless concepts and trends behind these fancy words but you could say that they are 'a new way of developing, deploying and maintaining software'.

The vendors are changing how software products are made, and more importantly, they're changing how software is sold; there are new architectural styles (Reactive Manifesto and 12 Factor Applications, for example), and there are lots of new technologies in the mix: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, Responsive Web Apps, API Management, to name just a few.

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Our Wellness Programme on World Mental Health Day

By Charlie Stapleton on Oct 10, 2018

On October 10th, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. At Infomentum we've recently made a pledge to change how we think and act about mental health, and we've decided to dive right in and really get involved. Let's begin with some background about mental health at work. We'll discuss a topic that a lot of people might not know much about, and focus on our initiatives to get us all talking about, understanding, and looking at mental health in a different way. 

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G-Cloud 10 Success for Infomentum

By Infomentum on Jul 1, 2018

Public sector customers will now be able to purchase a range of services from digital transformation consultancy Infomentum on the UK government’s G-Cloud 10 frameworkWe received the news that our application was successful earlier this month, with services going live on the marketplace today. 

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Headless WordPress with React & Gatsby - Part 2: Implementation

By Nick Bishop on Jun 13, 2018

Part 2: Implementation

In Part 1, we talked about picking the tools for our first foray into the world of headless Content Management System (CMS) architectures, during our project with Fudgelearn. We had other options on our radar, but we decided that WordPress was the CMS that fit in best with our requirements. These were the main ones:

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Headless WordPress with React & Gatsby - Part 1: Choosing our tools

By Nick Bishop on May 31, 2018

Web development is accelerating at an incredible rate - new frameworks seem to pop up every day. Whilst this is exciting (at least to a front-end geek like me!), it can be difficult knowing which new tools are any good and which ones you should be using.

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Submitting a question to Java Challenge UK

By Shaha Alam on May 23, 2018

A few weeks back, I decided to get involved in Java Challenge UK, by sitting on the competition’s jury panel. A bit of context: the Java Challenge is a gamified competition, with one league for professionals and one for students, that consists of multiple-choice questions. As part of the “jury duty”, I had the task of writing one of these questions. I decided to write my question around lambdas; read on to find out a little bit about why...

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Powering your Cucumber Acceptance Tests with Jira Integration

By David Weston on Apr 11, 2018

In my last article, The evolution of test documentation; lessons learned from implementing Cucumber, I explained two things. Firstly, how we at Infomentum have adopted Behaviour-Driven Development to define test scenarios, and secondly, how we use Cucumber JVM as an implementation platform for running these scenarios as automated tests.

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Test your Java prowess with Infomentum!

By Infomentum on Apr 6, 2018

London

Technical expert Infomentum has partnered with IT education organisation EDITx to host the UK’s first Java challenge, launching on April 9, 2018.


The challenge will invite Java students and professionals alike to enter an online competition that pushes them to the limits of their Java mastery. They’ll compete in separate leagues, alongside their peers, so that everyone gets a fair chance in competing to be crowned UK Java Champion. With a jury of Java experts creating the questions and overseeing the process, it will be a hot competition!

Topics: Events News Tech
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Employers, don’t let Gen C pass you by

By Infomentum on Jan 8, 2018

Generation C is not a group defined by their age; they are defined by their attitudes, behaviour, shared interests and constantly connected digital lifestyle.

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A day in the life of... Head of Quality Assurance

By Paulina Sinander on Dec 20, 2017

In the second installment of our 'A Day in the Life of...' blog series, we catch up with David Weston, Head of QA at Infomentum, to find out what his typical day looks like. 

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DevOps: cultural reconstruction

By Luke Rixson on Dec 7, 2017

A wise man once said "If you are going to dive head-first into DevOps, better pack a parachute". Aside from the fact that this man was me, the point is still valid. 

Infomentum had started maturing into a DevOps culture, which involved the developers using tools normally associated with DevOps to solve development problems. We were calling it DevOps for several years, even though the actual DevOps culture, practices and support were not in place. The changes made were effective at enhancing the development lifecycle, but were completely separate and sliced off from the rest of the organisation. This meant that infrastructure needed to catch up so that the DevOps practices could be fully utilised throughout the company. The major issue with DevOps is that it really is all or nothing; as soon as you have segregated processes and half-utilised technologies, the power of DevOps is completely negated.

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WPEngine Summit 2017: A human future for tech?

By Paulina Sinander on Nov 29, 2017

I was recently invited along to the WPEngine summit, thanks to Infomentum having worked on a customer’s news and views blog using WPEngine and Wordpress.

First of all, I have to say that the entire conference was great. The speakers were well thought-out, and the topics felt fresh - as well as a great goodie bag at the end! But the talk that really captured my attention was by Monica Cravotta. She talked us through WPEngine's latest research: “The future of digital experiences by generation.” 

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Let's get quizzical

By Infomentum on Nov 24, 2017

Recently, we organised our first ever Infomentum quiz night. We’ve got a sociable office made up of 16 nationalities and lively personalities, and we try to have regular events to get different teams working together. Nothing says inter-departmental collaboration like a competitive quiz!

Topics: Our people
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What's new at MuleSoft?

By Antonio Aliberti on Aug 4, 2017

If you read my last blog post on May's MuleSoft Summit, you'll remember that I told you I got a sneak peek at MuleSoft's roadmap.

Well, that functionality has now been released.

On July 29th, MuleSoft's Crowd release went live. It seemed like a long wait, but it was finally time to put my hands on the new Anypoint Exchange 2.0 and the completely new component, Design Center. Now that I've had a few days to take a look around at all of the new functionality, I'm rounding up my highlights below. 

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Infomentum turns 10!

By Infomentum on Aug 1, 2017

We are celebrating a decade in business!

Infomentum has celebrated its 10th anniversary. Starting life as technology implementation experts in Oracle WebCenter portfolio, the business has experienced rapid growth over the years which has seen its capabilities expand.

Now in its tenth year, we offer our customers a wide range of services; from digital acceleration consulting, to technology implementation in the areas of content and process, data and analytics and customer experience, to full managed services and hosting. The business now offers expertise in best-of-breed technologies from Oracle, Mulesoft, Amazon, Adobe and more.

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A day in the life of…a development intern

By Infomentum on Jul 28, 2017

Kicking off our new blog series, ‘A Day in the Life of…’ our summer interns, computer science students Pratik Jadhav and Hasan Rafiq, reveal a behind-the-scenes glimpse of an intern’s typical day.

I chose to study computer science because…

Pratik: My dad is in the IT business so it’s something I’ve been interested in from a young age. I love technology and I wanted to understand how everything works, and how to develop everything.

Hasan: Other members of my family are in IT so I always knew about it. At first, I was going to go into dentistry, but I tried it out and I couldn’t see myself looking into other people’s mouths for the rest of my life! So I knew then that I wanted to go into computer science.

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The evolution of test documentation; lessons learned from implementing Cucumber

By David Weston on Jul 14, 2017

The old way

I'm going to let you in on a secret. I learnt my trade in a traditional software testing consultancy - I'm talking a waterfall approach to test planning, test case definition and test scripting. Over the last 5 years at Infomentum, I've evolved and have worked hard to optimise Infomentum's testing practices to suit our agile development environment. 

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The uprising of Oracle Intelligent Bot!

By Amr Gawish on Jul 7, 2017

Recently, I was one of the lucky few that were handpicked to attend Oracle's partner training on Intelligent Bot in London - and that meant I got hands-on experience with the product and witnessed its glory in action! The product is called Intelligent Bot and it would be available as part of the Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) suite as it complements other features of that product - not to mention that it fits the product the most. The aim is to provide an easy way to create Chatbot applications in simple steps, and provide options for Intent Recognition - i.e. understanding what the Chatbot's end user means - and custom entities to be able to take actions and drive the conversation towards whatever developers see fit.

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Nightmare on time sheet; how we overhauled the time logging process (part 3)

By Becky Burks on Jun 29, 2017

Wait: you need to read part 1 and part 2 first!

The fun side of cultural change

You’ll remember that last week I discussed the crucial need for a cultural change in how we dealt with time logging. After the CX team’s thorough research, we were ready to take the findings – and our ideas – to our board of directors. 

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Nightmare on time sheet; how we overhauled the time logging process (part 2)

By Becky Burks on Jun 22, 2017

Hint: you'll need to read part 1 first for this post to make sense.

Phase 2: Imagine

The CX team got together to discuss the problems and carry out an internal ideation workshop to tackle them. We knew that we had 3 key tasks:

  • Improve people’s knowledge of why time logging is important
  • Create a culture of time logging as a habit; and
  • Make the systems they needed to use simpler and clearer while having less of them!
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Nightmare on time sheet; how we overhauled the time logging process (part 1)

By Becky Burks on Jun 15, 2017

It had been coming for a long time…

At the end of every month, developers scrambled to complete their timesheets, while the operations team were breathing down their necks, threatening them with sticks to get it done - and done right. The developers were left wondering why operations wanted their time logs so desperately. Surely they already knew what they had been working on? The operations team were scratching their heads as to why the developers didn’t do it; they had been reminded at the end of every month like clockwork, yet every month the same story. It was hugely frustrating for both sides, and was approaching boiling point. As soon as the Customer Experience team had a break between projects, we knew this was a top internal issue that had to be solved.

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The bullseye (not bored) scrum board

By Neil Clark on Jun 8, 2017

I’ve wanted to write something about Infomentum's scrum board since its inception in late 2012. Now seemed as good a time as any to share the story...

During an end of sprint retrospective, one of our developers Jakub said “I'm bored of the board.” That didn’t surprise me.

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Microservices architecture - all you need to know

By Matteo Formica | Head of Integration Technologies on Jun 1, 2017

In the 'What are microservices (part 3)' we touched different approaches to building a microservices architecture. In this final post of series on microservices, I will discuss those approaches in more details. 

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Microservices: decomposing monolith and what can go wrong

By Matteo Formica | Head of Integration Technologies on May 25, 2017

Wait! Have you read 'What are microservices' blog posts part 1 and part 2? You need to cover those out before reading on.

When it comes to microservices, the million dollar question is: “How do I decompose my monolith into microservices?”. Well, as you can imagine this can be done in many ways, and here I will be suggesting some guidelines.

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MuleSoft in action: the lowdown on MuleSoft Summit 2017

By Antonio Aliberti on May 24, 2017

I'm an Integration Consultant and part of Infomentum's wider integration team. As well as being a MuleSoft trainer, I'm a certified MuleSoft developer and an Oracle SOA suite specialist.

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Are microservices really SOA in disguise?

By Matteo Formica | Head of Integration Technologies on May 18, 2017

I’m going to pick up from last week’s post when we discussed the microservices definition, and looked at the alternative approach to microservices, aka the monolith. Make sure you read that before carrying on with this post.

Why is the microservices approach different? Let’s explore the main features one by one.

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What are microservices?

By Matteo Formica | Head of Integration Technologies on May 11, 2017

The discussion on microservices has exploded recently. It’s been heralded as the future. But is it really so new, or something more familiar than we think?

Well, let’s start by setting the scene; what are microservices?

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The Good, the Bad and the Code: Oracle Code London 2017

By Amr Gawish on Apr 27, 2017

Oracle Code Conferences started in March this year, in the red city itself - San Francisco. The event is doing the rounds worldwide, and I attended my local one in London last week with my Infomentum Colleagues. My initial thought was that it was really interesting to see how Oracle is attracting a different audience this time around; more technical oriented attendees, with a bigger spectrum of technical skills.

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Delivering Corporate Social Responsibility with technology

By Infomentum on Apr 26, 2017

Infomentum are announcing a new partnership to help their customers to reach their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives.

The digital transformation consultancy are proud to collaborate with Transcendent Media Capital, a global company, which specialises in the development of International Social Ventures (ISVs) between corporations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to tackle global issues.

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Innovation through a different lens

By Nelena Paparisva on Apr 13, 2017

In the words of Annie Dillard, “If we are blinded by darkness, we are also blinded by light”. Paradoxically, being in the light and having too many ideas can be as fruitless as being in the dark and having none. These were the opening words of Professor Verganti’s talk at Oracle’s Modern Business Experience London conference, which caught my attention. Two minutes in, I had my notepad out. For a long time, I had been a believer of ‘the more, the merrier’ when it comes to ideas, and had somehow paid no attention to how that compromises quality and value.

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Infomentum honoured with Oracle PaaS Partner Award

By Infomentum on Mar 30, 2017

London, 30 March 2017

Oracle has awarded Infomentum the Platform as a Service Partner of the Year award at the 2017 UK & Ireland Partner of the Year Awards.

An Oracle Platinum Partner, Infomentum was presented with the awards at Wednesday’s prestigious ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel London. The award recognised Infomentum’s excellence in delivering transformational projects which implemented Platform as a Service products, allowing their customers to improve both the employee and the customer experience.

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Oracle expertise earns Infomentum award nomination

By Infomentum on Mar 20, 2017

Monday 20 March 2017

We are very excited to share the news that it is once again nominated for a coveted Oracle Specialized Partner award.

The Platinum Partner is up for the PaaS Partner of the Year award. Oracle chose to nominate Infomentum for their successes in delivering integrated PaaS products, helping customers to digitally transform their businesses.

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Taking a strong stance in information security; Infomentum earns ISO 27001 certification

By Infomentum on Feb 27, 2017

Infomentum is proud to announce it has achieved the internationally recognised certification of ISO 27001, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.

We decided to seek the ISO 27001 certification to validate our high standards of best practice in protecting assets. The independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading certification body, and demonstrated our commitment to keeping data, staff and premises secure.

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Cloud Services expertise sees Infomentum shortlisted for CRN Award

By Infomentum on Sep 8, 2016

London, 8 September 2016

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The customer journey worthy of an award nomination

By Infomentum on Aug 16, 2016

London, 16 August 2016

Topics: News
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Infomentum bags Digital Business of the Year nomination

By Infomentum on Aug 9, 2016

Infomentum has been announced as a finalist in the UK Digital Entrepreneur awards. The digital transformation and technology consultancy will stand in the Digital Business of the Year (SMB) category for delivering successful customer projects such as the Prince’s Trust.

Now in their 12th year, the awards are the longest-standing national tech awards in the UK, and showcase the very best of British digital entrepreneurship.

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2020: the year of the employee?

By Infomentum on Jul 19, 2016

Workplaces are changing rapidly – often without us even noticing. And now that the first wave of digital disruption has already passed, employees are demanding more sophisticated experiences from the companies they work for. This means that, as businesses, we have a choice: change, or get left behind. One way of ensuring that we move with the times is to listen to the changing expectations of employees as we move towards the next big milestone: 2020.

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2020: what are your customers expecting?

By Infomentum on Mar 24, 2016

Author: Rachel Edwards

77% of users claim they leave a site immediately if they experience any difficulty. It’s a shocking stat. One that perfectly illustrates the need for business to continually improve and innovate to keep up with progressive consumer demands.

But I hear what you’re thinking. We've heard this before, but how do we know where consumers will go next? The truth is, nobody knows what 2020 holds. To gain insight into what the market is expecting, Infomentum carried out a survey with over 1000 office workers to look into their opinions, behaviours and expectations for 2020 as both a customer and an employee.

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Back to the future – this is 2020

By Infomentum on Mar 11, 2016

Author: Rachel Edwards

Digital transformation; it’s been the business buzzword of choice for the last 2 years or so. It’s proven to be one buzzword which has some meat behind it. Digital transformation is still a hot topic and has manifested in tangible success for many businesses and even charities like The Prince’s Trust.

Like all trends, digital transformation means different things to different people. And like all trends, it must eventually fade until ‘digital’ just becomes the norm of how we do business. But what comes next?

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91% of UK business will “no longer be competitive” by 2020

By Infomentum on Mar 10, 2016

“Beyond Digital” report highlights how new technology will impact the workplace over the next five years

91% of UK employees believe that their businesses will no long be competitive by 2020 as a result of new technology. That’s according to a new “Beyond Digital” report, launched today by digital transformation consultancy Infomentum.

The report, which collated feedback from over 1000 UK office workers, examines how new technology trends are set to disrupt UK businesses and employment over the next five years.

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Omnichannel: the key to retail success?

By Vikram Setia on Feb 26, 2016

No industry has seen the effects of digital disruption hit hard quite as publicly as the retail sector.

Shock headlines detail the decline of footfall, with indignant images of boarded up stores and empty high streets. Pre-Christmas forecasts preached that the most successful holiday retailers would be those offering the optimum online shopping experience.

But aside from the scare-mongering surrounding physical stores, the key focus for retailers has remained steadfastly the same; how to offer the best customer experience? There are key challenges the industry can address today to keep up with changing consumer demand.

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Digital Transformation and Cloud technology prowess earns Infomentum awards nominations

By Infomentum on Feb 17, 2016

We are delighted to be nominated in two key categories at Oracle’s 2016 UKI Specialized Partner Awards.

The Platinum Partner’s efforts see them shortlisted in the Transformational Win and Integrated Cloud categories. This recognises the success of The Prince’s Trust’s Digital Transformation project and innovation with BAE Systems, which sees a complex integration of Oracle’s Cloud products.

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Search is your online sales assistant

By Infomentum on Feb 12, 2016

Author: Natalia Bazanova

Whether you have physical shops or not, your website is considered another shopfront, and customers will treat it that way. If you can't find something in a shop, you ask a sales assistant. But what about if you can’t find something on a businesses website? There's often no online shop assistant to ask for help. That's where your customers will turn to a powerful search function to find out what they need from you.

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Tips on Branding Oracle ADF Applications

By Infomentum on Jan 29, 2016

Every new application created with the Oracle WebCenter Portal framework and ADF comes with default styling that you extend from an out-of-the-box skin, like Skyros. But if every time we created an application with the default style, it would be a very boring and monotonous digital world. That’s where skinning comes in to brand your application to your company guidelines!

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Strategy first, technology second

By Rachel Edwards on Jan 22, 2016

I have a Google habit. It’s the curse (or blessing!) of growing up in the ‘digital age’ (but please, don’t call me a millennial). That’s to say that I rely on my smartphone to Google anything and everything. Admit it, you’re guilty too.

Scientists believe that this habit of ‘googling’ everything is actually making our attention spans shorter. It’s a common practise in this ‘digital’ era; throw technology at a problem and it will solve it. That works, right? When it comes to your business, the ‘Google’ effect is not the answer.

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Infomentum bolsters public sector offering with GCloud

By Infomentum on Jan 18, 2016

Infomentum, the digital transformation consultancy helping clients to bridge the gap between business and technology, has been awarded supplier status on the UK Government Digital Marketplace. This will enable the business to continue to offer top-class consultancy services and technology implementation and support to the UK’s public sector.

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Are you keeping pace? Three trends to address now.

By Infomentum on Jan 11, 2016

How many blogs have you read that start with ‘the world is changing’? Guess what, the world has changed. Scientists in the States believe that we are currently going through a technology revolution that will have the same impact on our planet as the industrial revolution. And they think robots will become commonplace sooner than you think!

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Infomentum joins Retail Alliance

By Infomentum on Dec 14, 2015

Boosting their offering to the retail sector, Infomentum has joined Sopra Steria’s Retail Alliance. The Retail Alliance is all about customers: your customers. Helping you understand them better. Giving you the tools to provide them with a consistent experience across channels that exceeds their expectations, drives sales and increases wallet share and loyalty.

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Sharing best practice with the UK Oracle User Group

By Infomentum on Nov 30, 2015

Picking up important industry information is key for attendees at this year’s UKOUG Apps and Tech Conferences. Event go’ers expect learn from other’s experiences in developing Oracle software.

Infomentum will be sharing knowledge across two separate sessions at the conferences this December. One session sees Infomentum share best practice on branding ADF applications. The second session focuses on the hot topic of integrating systems with the cloud via Oracle SOA.

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Embracing Data in the Enterprise

By Infomentum on Nov 13, 2015

Every organisation contains mass volumes of data; but how do you embrace the data to attain the most business value from it?

On Tuesday 17 November, Oracle are hosting a one day forum advising businesses on how to put data at the centre of their innovation. Attendees at Oracle’s Data Integration Customer Forum will include C-level executives in the IT, Marketing and Digital fields.

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A digital transformation that will change young lives

By Infomentum on Nov 9, 2015

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust has embarked on a digital transformation to enable them to better serve the thousands of young people who come to the charity every year.

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Innovative Test Automation Recognised at European Software Testing Awards

By Infomentum on Oct 26, 2015

Hot on the heels of their latest award from the UK Oracle User Group, Infomentum is announced as a contender for Best Test Automation Project at the European Software Testing Awards.

Infomentum was selected for the shortlist after sharing an innovative automotive customer story. The project demanded complex, bespoke simulation of an end-to-end car diagnostics scan, offering significant challenges for the test team to overcome. The achievements made by the team were recognised by the awards judges.

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Celebrating Silver at the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards 2015

By Infomentum on Oct 16, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Oracle Fusion Middleware users have voted Infomentum as Silver Middleware Partner of the Year at the UKOUG Awards 2015.

Infomentum celebrated in style at the glamorous ceremony, held at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London on 15 October alongside friends and colleagues from Oracle.

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Infomentum get on board with marketers at CMO Digital Leaders Summit

By Infomentum on Sep 10, 2015

Embracing digital technology across all customer touch-points is now a key focus area for marketing leaders. It has become more crucial than ever to leverage digital for competitive advantage and to improve the employee and customer experience.

That’s why, from 29 September – 1 October, digital and marketing leaders from across Europe will gather to attend the CMO Digital Leaders Summit at Hilton The Hauge, Netherlands. Infomentum will be attending the event to share knowledge and insight into how modern marketers can face digital disruption head on.

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It’s been a record year

By Infomentum on Aug 10, 2015

Infomentum has recorded a 70% increase in revenues compared to the previous year. The company has been growing steadily in recent years with the increase in demand for digital transformational solutions. The last 12 months has seen a significant increase as organisations start to turn their digital visions into reality. 

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Infomentum is growing up!

By Infomentum on Aug 3, 2015

We’ve been keeping a secret. Just by landing on our website you have likely noticed that we’re looking pretty different. We’re delighted to introduce the new Infomentum brand.

We’re proud of our roots. We’re proud of what our team achieves day in, day out. That’s why our new brand better reflects our clients, our capability and our people.

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Infomentum announces Oracle User Group award nomination

By Infomentum on Jul 20, 2015

For the second year running, Infomentum has been been nominated for UK Oracle User Group’s Middleware Partner of the Year award.

Infomentum was shortlisted after a panel of adjudicators judged all entries in the Middleware category. Voting is now open, and each partner will vie for the gold, silver or bronze level of the award.

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Infomentum sets sail with Oracle

By Infomentum on Jun 12, 2015

The Infomentum team is preparing its sea legs to join Oracle on their annual sailing regatta on 25 June.

Sponsoring a boat is part of Infomentum’s ongoing commitment to its relationship with Oracle. The event is an opportunity to network with other Oracle partners, as well as valuable time to meet and greet different Oracle teams and customers.

The day on the water includes three races. Each boat boasts its own experienced skipper, joined by 7 teammates. The team are hoping for good summertime weather as one boat will be sailing under the Infomentum flag.  The evening features a hog roast and prize-giving for the lucky teams that win the daytime races.

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Dancing the Night Away in Aid of The Prince’s Trust

By Infomentum on Jun 1, 2015

The Prince’s Trust is transforming its business, with the help of Infomentum. So it’s no surprise that being totally bought into the charity, Infomentum is proud to support a summer ball in aid of the The Prince’s Trust on June 4.

Vikram Setia, Partner & Chief Commercial Officer at Infomentum said: “The Prince’s Trust is such an important charity providing vital assistance to young people in need. The Trust literally helps to change people’s lives and it’s a cause we feel very passionately about at Infomentum. It’s always a rewarding opportunity for us to be able to support this summer ball and give back to those charities that we work with.”

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Who owns ‘digital’ in a business?

By Infomentum on Apr 9, 2015

The marketer does. No, the IT department owns it. Wait, it belongs to everyone.

Who owns digital in your business? Before you answer that, maybe we should understand what we mean by ‘digital’?

Digital marketing is now a common marketing discipline. It combines social media, email, websites and portals. Originally used to listen and broadcast, digital channels are now used to support customer service, with social media and web chat being the fastest growing customer contact channel in the UK.

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Infomentum Recognised With Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – EMEA in Middleware

By Infomentum on Apr 9, 2015

Oracle recognized Infomentum, a digital experience consultancy and solution provider, with its 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – UK in Middleware. Infomentum is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year - UK encourage innovation by OPN members, who use Oracle's products and technology to create value for customers. The award reflects Infomentum’s success in adopting OPN’s Specialized approach which is aimed at enabling partners to establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become Specialized in key Oracle solution areas.

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Digital transformation; the Trending Business Transformation

By Infomentum on Apr 2, 2015

Gone are the days of focusing on saving money. Business leaders are now looking at either how to simply keep up with their customers, or how they can profit from digital.

The result requires business transformation. Or is it digital transformation? What is the difference?

To be honest, there should be no difference. Or there certainly won't be as time goes by. Becoming a digital business could be compared to the days of computerising your business back in the 1980s. The installation of a computer to enable you to do your job quicker is no different to implementing a digital strategy in order to operate more efficiently, and deliver a more acceptable customer experience.

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6 Things to Consider in Your Digital Strategy

By Infomentum on Mar 18, 2015

Until now, your business will have invested in technology solutions to streamline processes and save money. Some of this investment may also have been in improving the customer experience.  From ERP to document management, marketing automation to client and internal portals, so many aspects of a business are now automated.

How joined up are these technologies? Are they meeting the modern users expectations? Are they in line with your digital strategy?

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Corporate culture is the number one barrier to digital transformation

By Infomentum on Mar 17, 2015

Despite widespread commitment to digital technologies and trends, UK businesses are still falling behind as a result of inflexible corporate cultures. That’s according to a new report from digital experience consultancy Infomentum, which compiled the thoughts of key players including Oracle, BAE Systems, The Ministry of Justice and others.

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Infomentum Advises on Digital Disruption at Collaborate15

By Infomentum on Feb 20, 2015

London, 20 February 2015

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Middleware expertise sees Infomentum nominated for Oracle Partner Award

By Infomentum on Feb 9, 2015

London, February 9 2015

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Success results in investment for Infomentum

By Infomentum on Jan 27, 2015

London, 27 January 2015

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Prince's Trust and Avascope projects to be showcased at Oracle Days

By Infomentum on Nov 6, 2014

London, 6 November 2014

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Emerging from the cocoon: digital transformation

By Infomentum on Oct 30, 2014

Author: Rachel Edwards

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Oracle users award Infomentum Silver at UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

By Infomentum on Oct 24, 2014

London, 24 October 2014

Topics: News
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Digital Disruption: the Elephant in the Boardroom

By Infomentum on Oct 9, 2014

Author: Rachel Edwards

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The Importance of Information Governance

By Infomentum on Sep 25, 2014

For some, information governance is a necessary but boring part of the Information Management and Content Management strategy.  For others, it’s the piece of the puzzle that creates the framework and culture to a strong and effective way to managing your corporate information.

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Infomentum shares advice on how to create a stunning UI at Oracle OpenWorld

By Infomentum on Sep 5, 2014

London, 5 September 2014

Topics: News
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Infomentum nominated for two UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

By Infomentum on Jul 21, 2014

London, July 21 2014 

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Mind the Communication Gap (or how not to run a penetration test)

By Infomentum on Jul 10, 2014

When customers and vendors fail to communicate, it’s a recipe for disaster – as one company learned only too well.

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Oracle SOA explained with London’s Transport

By Mauro Flores on Jun 26, 2014

Author: Mauro Flores

Topics: Integration
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How Not to Run a Load Test

By Infomentum on May 29, 2014

What can we learn from one an example of failure?

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Enter Infomentum’s first Oracle ACE!

By Infomentum on May 23, 2014

London, May 23 2014

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Putting Your Users in the Driving Seat

By Infomentum on May 22, 2014

Research shows that a personalised web experience can increase click through rates by up to 300%. But how do you go about creating end-user driven navigation and search that works?

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From WebCenter Specialist to Author; Infomentum’s Amr Gawish

By Infomentum on Apr 1, 2014

London, April 1 2014 

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Introducing the Workplace of Tomorrow

By Infomentum on Mar 21, 2014

Author: Vikram Setia

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Infomentum Achieves Oracle Platinum Partner Level

By Infomentum on Feb 11, 2014

Oracle recognises Infomentum for expertise in content and information management 

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