Visit Olenick at the NICS ICT Conference

Olenick will be attending the NICS ICT Conference (Northern Ireland Civil Service) on October 5-6 in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. The 2016 conference is entitled “Empowered People – In IT We Trust” to reflect the growing commitment from all sectors to use IT to facilitate more choice and better services, but also to note the work that must be done to retain the consumer’s faith in the safety and integrity of digital transactions.

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Legal Spotlight: Top Website for Legal Information

Where do you go to get your legal questions answered? Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) understands that many of Illinois’ lower-income communities don’t have a reliable, easy-to-understand, and user-friendly source for accurate legal information, especially if they can’t afford a lawyer. To help those looking for answers, ILAO just launched a new website - IllinoisLegalAid.org - that provides immediate access 24/7 to free legal resources and information. The new IllinoisLegalAid.org, launched on August 1st, completely transforms the way that people identify, understand and resolve their legal problems when a lawyer is out of reach.

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Agile Multi-Site Delivery with the Nearshore Advantage

Our client needed to introduce a common web platform to a number of its subsidiaries while also rolling out key enhancements to registration and billing functionality. Olenick was engaged to verify this platform against a common set of web browsers and mobile devices while assuring a high-quality project delivery. An Olenick solution team of almost 30 software QA-Test consultants were spread across five locations - Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, and Belfast in a true multi-site solution delivery of a public facing website.  

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The Nearshore Advantage

For software projects with tight cost parameters, aggressive timelines, and quality standards to maintain, nearshore services can provide the best solution.  Nearshore solutions provide support close to the home base of the project.  They offer coveted reduced rates, an extended workday and streamlined communication due to shared cultural attributes.  For the past five years, Buenos Aires and Belfast have provided nearshore solutions for many of Olenick’s clients.  They have allowed Olenick to stay competitive on pricing and deliver projects on timelines that would have otherwise been near impossible.

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Olenick is awarded a place on the G-Cloud 8 Framework

As Olenick’s Belfast office continues to increase its EMEA presence, it recently joined the G-Cloud Framework. Check out the full article here.

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Microsoft Partnership Renewal

Olenick renewed its annual Microsoft Partnership.  Since 2013, Olenick has been Silver Certified in the Devices and Deployments Competency.  Eligibility for the certification is based on client work, individual Microsoft certifications, and various sales exams. Bill Mertes and many of Olenick’s Microsoft Certified Consultants contributed to the certification process.

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Sneak Peek – Illinois Legal Aid Online’s New Website

Last night we got an exclusive sneak preview of Illinois Legal Aid Online’s new website at a pre-launch event hosted at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The room was full of ILAO’s supporters and friends excited to see the next generation of ILAO’s products and services for lower-income people seeking legal help. There is no doubt that visitors will be delighted with the enhanced functionality and friendly interface.  The new website prioritizes making information easy to find, by searching or browsing the site across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

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Software Testing: Microsoft Test Manager – Test Case Migrator Plus Tool

Having trouble uploading requirements, test cases, or bugs into Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)? We often provide ways to help our clients improve processes and maximize the benefit of their tools. Today we will discuss migrating existing requirements, test cases or bugs into TFS for use in Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online and Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). The Test Case Migrator Plus tool allows test related artifacts, present in Excel and MHT/Word formats, to be imported into TFS. This tool works with Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2015 as well as MTM and Visual Studio On-line.

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