CTS – Your Technology Partner

3 Ways to Keep Your Agile Team Sane

Written by Ashley Grizzell on July 10, 2015

Since we work with many different companies in various industries and geographical locations, we see many different flavors of Agile.  Often when we start out working with a client, we adhere to their existing process and slowly try to improve it as the relationship develops.  One of our teams who has been working on various…

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The Times They Are A Changin’

Written by Matt Jones on June 23, 2015

The Times They Are A Changin’, by the great Bob Dylan, was the anthem of social and musical change in the 1960s. This song signaled the start of a social revolution whose effect we still feel today. If you do not already realize it, we are in the midst of change within the IT and…

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Preventing the IT “Dumpster Fire”

Written by Ryan Robinett on June 4, 2015

Have you ever received a sales quote for an IT related solution very early on in the discussion process?  The reason an early price quote should raise a red flag is simple – most salespeople are paid based on revenue and not results. At CTS, we do things a little differently. We attempt to avoid…

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The LEAP Approach

Written by Amber Lehmann on April 16, 2015

LEAP support engagements progress through three stages that cover the entire discovery, support and renewal process. CTS will approach LEAP projects based on discovery meetings, system walk-throughs, environment evaluation, backlog generation, and recommendations. Steps occur in the following order: CTS will initiate discovery meetings with the system owners. Through these meetings, CTS will complete system…

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Solutions to the Headaches of Legacy Systems

Written by Amber Lehmann on April 8, 2015

Did you know that Legacy systems from suppliers such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Tandem and Unisys still power important applications in banking, travel and the public sector? “Many banks rely on core systems built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Every time a bank customer makes a money transfer, the transaction passes through a…

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Legacy Systems and IT Infrastructure

Written by Amber Lehmann on April 6, 2015

Did you know that Legacy systems often make up a vital part of a company’s IT infrastructure? These systems have generally been in place for many years and are typically used well past the vendor-supported software and hardware lifetime. Legacy systems therefore present a complex strategic problem for IT managers. Indeed, this infrastructure is often…

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Meet Matt Dean, Director of Technology Services, CTS Nashville

Written by Matt Dean on January 23, 2015

This week in our “Tech Talk” series, we go to Tennessee to meet Matt Dean, Director of Technology Services in Nashville. How long have you been with CTS, and what keeps you here? May of this year will mark my eleventh anniversary with CTS. There are many things that keep me here, but the two…

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Written by Adrian Capote on August 15, 2014

Businesses set high-level objectives that steer from the top down. Governance is a broad term that defines the controls and standards each company puts in place to assist in reaching its objectives. Risks are the obstacles and unknowns that hinder a company’s path towards success. Institutions must identify, analyze, manage, and mitigate these impediments. Many…

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