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Every business has its own unique data infrastructure. Over time your company may build up a variety of columns or databases, flat files, No SQL, and so on. All that data is related, and naturally, you want to access and analyze it all through a single interface.

What is Data Integration?

Data Integration is the process of merging data coming from different sources into a single dataset to provide users a cohesive view of it. This process involves a person or system locating, retrieving, cleaning, and presenting the data.

Many software companies provide data integration systems. These software companies use the brute force approach…


Much like creating an email out of HTML no longer requires technical skills and can be done via drag and drop or WYSIWYG editors, needing a deep understanding of CSS to create, use and benefit from Grids as part of your application development initiatives is no longer a requirement in 2021 thanks to advances in technology, but what exactly are grids, and how can you benefit from using them?

What are grids?

Ultimately any sort of web interface is built on top of a grid that was likely laboured over by seriously skilled technical developers. …


Understanding low-code application platforms

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What is LCAP?

Another day, another acronym, but we reckon you’ve heard of this one.

LCAP stands for low-code application platform and we are typically referring to enterprise-level apps when we use this terminology.

Rather than no-code technology, which requires absolutely no technical skill whatsoever, LCAPs still require a small amount of programming to build applications — but much less than in traditional development environments.

In essence, low-code allows for the visualisation and virtualisation of application development, and reduces the development cycle. …


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‘70% of all data integration projects fail’. But ask yourself this: Why are you surprised?

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A simple glance at the Standish CHAOS reports from 2009 to 2015 tell us that only around 30% of any kind of IT projects are considered successful. Why do we imagine that data integration would be any different?

With that in mind, we’re taking a new tack when we look at the failure of data integration projects. Here are the rules:

General IT or corporate dysfunctionality won’t be covered: We all know that poor business analysis, failure to plan ahead, lack of buy-in from…


You’ve probably heard of it — do you know what it means?

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It’s November 2020, and the world has spent a year or so coming to terms with a harsh reality: our Data Literacy — the ability to understand and interpret insight from data presented to us — is painfully low.

In this, the first in a series of articles about Data Analytics, Integration, Visualization, and Application Development from 3forge, we’ll be demystifying and explaining this increasingly important data management technique in a way that we can all understand, rather than bamboozle you with technical jargon.

What is Data Integration?

In the simplest terms, Data Integration is when you take the data from multiple different sources…

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