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10 Tips to Help Pass Your Salesforce Certification

Passing your Salesforce certification exam is a challenge and the failure rate can be as high as 60%. Here are some tips that will improve your chances of earning that all-important Salesforce certification first time. Take an official Salesforce courses from K2...

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4 Reasons to Attend Dreamforce 2017

Thinking of attending Dreamforce, the flagship Salesforce event, this year? Here are 4 reasons why you should attend the world’s biggest software conference. Get the latest product news from Salesforce and its partners - Get the scoop on the latest big announcements...

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When to use Record Types Vs Page Layouts?

When I first started out in Salesforce revising for my ADM201, questions like these were the bane of my life. Record Types Vs Page Layouts, Lookups Vs Master-detail, Workflow Rules Vs Apex Triggers, and the list goes on. But after conquering half a dozen exams and...

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Why SAP has Never Been Easier to Learn

As a specialist helping SAP freelancers on improving their skills through training on the K2 SAP Learning Hub, I often hear concerns about spending money on training. I personally look at training as a true investment... You and your skills are one of few things that...

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Salesforce Einstein Delivers 752% ROI for Shazam

In just six weeks, music identification app Shazam experienced a 752% return on investment (ROI) with its Salesforce Einstein Analytics deployment. According to a study by Nucleus Research, the deployment provides an average annual benefit of $246,896 due to increased...

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My 4 Technology Trends That Could Dominate 2017

Technology changes fast, 2016 saw the introduction of new ideas and more widespread adoption of some existing technologies. But what does the year ahead have in store? Here are my top technology trends that could dominate 2017. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality...

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6 Interesting Stats on the Internet of Things

How will the Internet of Things (IoT) affect companies and their customers in the coming years? From coffee machines to security cameras, more and more of the objects we come into contact with are now networked. As connected devices become ever more common, here are...

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K2 Joins Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

K2 this week became a member of the EU’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. There...

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3 Ways Blockchain Could Change the World

We’re hearing more and more about how Blockchain technology is moving from its cryptocurrency roots into other areas of business but where are we likely to see the biggest impact? Here we take a look at 3 ways the decentralized ledger of digital asset ownership could...

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Vietnam Competition Winners Finally Announced!

K2 is delighted to announce the 3 elite software consultants that will be coming to Vietnam on our annual incentive trip. Andre Wahjudi, based in Singapore, Raffaello Damgaard, based in Brasil and Akil Koemuer, based in Japan, each won a place on the trip for...

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Death by Gantt Chart

It sounds so simple. A small group of highly educated IT professionals sit together and plan a project as if they have a degree in fortune telling. With the available budget at hand, wishful thinking results in defining a specific deployment date. Then this fictitious...

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3 Ways to Secure Your Next SAP Project

There are various reasons why people choose to freelance instead of working as a permanent employee. Some choose to freelance because it can offer higher pay and others prefer it because of the variety of experiences it can provide. Some of the freelance consultants...

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K2 Singapore Sees in the New Year

  K2 Singapore wrapped up another fantastic night on the 12th of January in the heart of Boat Quay. This year, K2’s New Year celebration brought our top technology consultants, or business associates as we prefer to call them, together to celebrate the new year...

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The 2017 Cybersecurity Landscape

2017 promises to be a critical year for information security. Take a look at this infographic to see some of the key threats expected to shape the market.   If you’re a cybersecurity professional looking for your next opportunity contact us. If you’re an...

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SAP Announce Next Generation HANA 2

SAP have announced HANA 2 their latest ERP solution. The next generation platform aims to build on the technology from SAP’s current in-memory computing platform and provide a new foundation to enable the digital transformation of their customers. New key features and...

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K2 Gets Social Recruitment

So K2 has been ranked as the 7th most socially engaged global recruitment firm in LinkedIn’s annual awards. This is an outstanding achievement for many reasons, but two immediately stand out to me. Firstly, K2’s rise in the rankings from 9th position in 2015 to 7th...

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From Mexico to London With K2

I recently celebrated my 3 year anniversary with K2.  When I started at the company I was a Level 2 Associate Resourcer at the Mexico office now I am a K2 Konnect Project Manager in London. During my time in Mexico I gained a wide range of skills from salary...

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From Shanghai to San Francisco With K2

Last week, I celebrated my 3 year anniversary with K2. I started my career with K2 in Shanghai. Over 2 years in K2 Shanghai was not a super long journey, but I have helped K2 Shanghai to set up the SMAC practice in China, and ready for the next chapter. I was lucky...

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K2 Sharks to Swim the Messina Strait for Charity

On Saturday the 30th of July our very own K2 Sharks: Clement Crubleau, Maurizio Scozzafava and Marco Raia will swim the Sicilian Channel (Stretto di Messina) in aid of the charity Cavernoma Alliance UK, who do encouraging research into Cavernomas. Please help support...

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Learn SAP While You Earn

As the global leader in consultative technology staffing, K2 knows there is more to providing the right talent than simply recruiting. This is particularly true in the complex and fast evolving world of technology, where companies frequently rely on the flexibility...

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20 Interview Questions for Business Analysts

The increasing demand for Business Analysts and similarly titled roles was recently underlined by US Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that American employers will need 876,000 business analysis related professionals by 2020. We continue our blog series highlighting...

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K2 Goes the Extra Mile

What started as a one man mission turned into a fantastic collaboration between many K2 employees in raising a substantial amount of money for Bloodwise, the blood cancer charity. Back in September 2015 Marc Burgess, one of the Senior Associates at K2’s London HQ and...

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Mapa Educacional SAP com o K2 Learning Hub

Como o portfólio de produtos da SAP fica cada vez maior com soluções em nuvem (Cloud) torna-se cada vez mais popular e desafiador ser consultor SAP e é necessário cada vez mais se atualizar e garantir que você tem as habilidades certas para permanecer relevante no...

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From San Francisco to Mexico with K2

I recently had the opportunity to work out of K2 Mexico's office for one week thanks to three deals/placements I made in Mexico. I started working at K2 San Francisco as a recruiter with very limited IT knowledge around 6 months ago. With K2’s support I was able to...

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Smart Companies Embrace a Liquid Workforce

Smart companies that fully leverage a highly skilled “liquid” workforce and create custom-built platforms will win in today’s digital economy, according to the Technology Vision 2016 Report from Accenture. In the report, Accenture identifies five technology trends:...

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3 Elements to Building a Personal Trusted Brand

Many consider the book by Fyodor Dostoyevsky “The Brothers Karamazov” a masterpiece because it contains so many lessons about human behavior. For example, the competition between the father, Fyodor and his eldest son Dmitri for the love of Grushenka, a beautiful 22...

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Unparalleled SuccessFactors Staffing Capabilities

Take a look at the infographic below for an insight into K2’s unparalleled global capabilities in staffing the most challenging SuccessFactors projects. Not only has K2 built a superb network of certified SuccessFactors consultants around the world but we are also...

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How to Create Custom Fields in Salesforce

With custom fields in Salesforce, you can capture all of your important business data and sort based on your preferences. Custom fields allow you to store and organize data that may not match the standard fields available in your Salesforce CRM. This helps you manage...

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Relationships fit for the Digital Age

In September 2015 at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, K2 announced the launch of K2 Konnect, the online engagement platform for our consultant community.  Six months later I am happy to say that we have all of our working freelancers on the platform and...

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20 Interview Questions For Salesforce Developers

With the demand for highly skilled IT professionals only increasing, we continue our series highlighting interview questions for key technology roles. This week we take a look at some of the questions Salesforce developers should be able to answer at an interview:  ...

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The Top 25 Jobs in America 2016

Data Scientist, Mobile Developer and Software Engineer are the top tech jobs in the USA according Glassdoor’s list of the 25 Best Jobs in America in 2016. Three factors were considered to determine which jobs made the list: number of job openings, salary and career...

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Getting Creative While Implementing in the SAP Cloud

When an entity goes to a Cloud Tenant which is compliant and has demonstrated best practices, what is there left for the consultant to do? The answer is simple, be creative. Here are a few examples of creativity from past implementations. Creativity by feature...

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SAP SuccessConnect Rome 2015

This week our Head of Sales, Viv Gergian and Head of Region for Europe, Shehzad Tabassum attended the SAP SuccessConnect 2015 in Rome. The event focused on the fact that the world of work is changing and provided insightful talks on how HR managers and businesses can...

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Dell – EMC Deal Biggest in Tech History

This week news broke of the Dell acquisition of corporate software, storage and security giant EMC for $67 billion. The deal is by far the most valuable tech takeover in history, easily outstripping HP’s purchase of Compaq for $25 billion back in 2001 and Facebook’s...

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Big Data Facts Everyone Should Know

Writing on Forbes.com last week, big data guru Bernard Marr shared some fascinating insights and predictions about big data and analytics. We’ve highlighted some our favourite facts from the article below. “More data has been created in the past two years than in the...

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SAP Focuses on Graduate Developers in 2015

SAP says it will hire 1,200 graduate developers globally in 2015 as part of its early talent program. The company is placing an even greater focus on the support and growth of creative and talented young developers; “At SAP, developers work in a very agile environment...

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