Know What’s in Your Array

The indexOf() method returns the first index of where a user given element is found in an array or it returns -1. This method has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter. The required parameter is the lookup value and the optional one is start index. The lookup value is the element you are trying to find. The start index is where you want to start looking for the lookup value.


Below shows some examples of how the indexOf() method works.




Using technology to change health care

Technology has made a name for itself in the healthcare industry. Software innovation for example has made strides in the medical field with electronic health record systems helping physicians keep track of patient records more efficiently. Shreyas Tanna shares an article on Biopharmapress about how technology has impacted a healthcare organization, Mediclinic, and how they’re continuing to leverage new innovations to further their healthcare system into the digital age. For example, technology is being applied to improve the contact of patients with Mediclinic Middle East and provide them with more opportunities to engage with, simplify and speed up the procedure for scheduling a date, and to ensure prompt tracking of requests and queries. Additionally, Tanna adds that technology assists with actual patient treatment at Mediclinic in fields such as oncology where they use the newly developed TrueBeam linear accelerator for radiation therapy. Healthcare organizations like Mediclinic who utilize technological applications to improve patient lives are testaments of this digital age and will pave the way for more innovations in healthcare.


For Full Article, Click Here

Chrome 80 Browser SameSite Workaround

With the Chrome 80 update, here is a simple workaround to disable SameSite cookies.


To get started open your Chrome Browser.

Type chrome://flags in the URL and press enter:

Search cookies and set SameSite by default cookies and Cookies without SameSite must be secure to disable, then relaunch the browser:

Confirm changes after relaunching and that it!


Watch the accompanying video below for a visual guide.

The Future of Collaboration Technology in 2020 and Beyond

While technology has made a dent in the way we live, it’s most certainly made a shift in the way we work. Guest blogger Dana Corey, SVP and GM, Avocor, shares a post on UC Today on how the traditional workplace has had substantial transformation in the past decade as a result of advancements in collaboration technology. We are living in a world today where remote, freelance, and contracted employees are becoming more prevalent, as well as living in a society where almost everyone is attached to some form of personal technology devices. This drives the need for collaboration technology in the workplace to operate the same way. Corey believes with the digital advancements continuing to flourish, the way we communicate will continue to evolve throughout 2020 and beyond. The shift towards freelance or remote work work, for example, allows employees to collaborate across the country and communicate in real time even after a meeting or work day has ended. Company cultures are restructuring due to the needs and behavior of this evolving workforce. Corey states, “Today’s collaboration technology has come a long way and we are now seeing offices equipped with large-format interactive touch displays with videoconferencing solutions. Just as offices are advancing, so are the actual collaboration technologies within them, which have become more accessible, conventional, easier to use, and resemble the personal technology devices we rely on every day.” Video team meetings encourage interactivity, positive decision-making, improved communication, and even reduce the amount of meetings necessary, which in turn reduces gaps in communication. Corey adds frictionless collaboration technology as a key contributor to company-wide success and studies show that efficient communication, or lack thereof, has a major impact on a company’s bottom line. “When provided the best technology tools for working together, team members can build upon one another’s strengths in order to enhance the value of the work they produce for the company. This is why teamwork and collaboration play a critical role in the success of any-sized business and in today’s modern workplace, the driving force in teamwork communication is frictionless collaboration technology.”


For Full Article, Click Here


Technology Commercials Wow During Super Bowl 2020

It’s no surprise that every year while we know there will be commercials for food and beer, clothing brands and theatrical trailer releases, technology and cars always take the cake for the most memorable super bowl commercials. This year is no different as these commercials ranged from the latest designs of the hottest cars and their innovative additions under the hood and in the dashboard, as well as tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon (Alexa) showcasing what’s in store for technology. With 5G, Virtual Assistants/Artificial Intelligence, adaptive learning and cyber security to name a few, the commercials we watched yesterday showed us a glimpse of what’s yet to come with technology in this digital age. Take a look at this year’s tech commercials on TechCrunch below. What tech are you most excited for?


Click here to view this year’s technology and car commercials on TechCrunch 

Losing That “New Year” Motivation? Here’s How To Stay Productive All Year

We’ve all been there. Excited for a new year. A list of goals, accomplishments, feats to conquer. But as January rolls on it’s suddenly February, and you’ve forgot about your “New Year’s Resolutions” — or you’ve given up on them. Fear not because there’s still time to cross things off that list and call this year a productive one by December. Deanna deBara at Trello shares how to keep yourself motivated and excited throughout the year. “To cultivate lasting change, motivation needs to be approached like a marathon rather than a sprint,” says deBara. Here are deBara’s 5 ways ways to keep your productivity high all year long.

  1. Mindset Matters – “Whenever you make a resolution, you have every intention of following through with it. But if you really want to succeed, don’t focus on your resolutions-focus on your mindset.” With a fixed mindset, you operate under the assumption that you’ve set yourself to a specific level and you cannot go beyond it. Instead, she suggests to operate under a growing mindset. Train yourself to believe that you have the capability to grow and change.
  2. When Motivation Is Lacking, Phone A Friend – “Staying motivated and productive all year round can be challenging – but adding a layer of social support can make it a whole lot easier.” Knowing there’s someone there to push you and motivate you drives you to want to do better.
  3. Make It Worth Your Time: Define Your Why – “Setting a resolution because you “should” do something may work for a little while – but if you don’t have a strong why behind your resolution, it’s going to be hard to stay motivated in the long-term.” Per deBara’s suggestions, you should reflect on defining why you chose certain new year’s resolutions. This can circle back to your mindset and further your motivation to follow through.
  4. Plan To Fail – “No matter how committed and motivated you are to hit a goal, you’re going to run into setbacks, mistakes, and failures. But if you plan – and work them into your goal from them get-go – it becomes much easier to stay committed and motivated in the long-term, even when you get off track.” Nobody is perfect so leave room for error. But prepare yourself and set up a plan to get back up and keep going.
  5. Forget Resolutions-Set Daily, Monthly, Quarterly, And Annual Goals – “Instead of trying to make major changes to your life, pinpoint some goals that you’d like to continuously improve on a daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. By breaking down larger resolutions into smaller, more achievable goals, you’ll be able to see more progress in real-time — helping you to stay motivated all twelve months out of the year.” The more achievable these daily goals are, the more motivated you are to stick to them.

New Year’s Resolutions can be a difficult thing to maintain all year long, but continue to find ways to motivate yourself and stay on top of wanting to change for the better. Maybe rollow deBara’s 5 steps above as a nice little guide to help you out.


Original Post by Deanna deBara at Trello.

For Full Article, Click Here

Microsoft says AI and VR could help future students focus better

Tech giant Microsoft has tapped into the education sector and envisions the future of the classroom will be digitally advanced more than ever before. With video conferencing, tablets, computer labs, PowerPoint (and other office suites), mobile applications and more already embedded in the modern school system, Microsoft sees two other already known technologies that can make strides in the classroom – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR). Daphne Leprince-Ringuet shares an article on ZDNet about Microsoft’s intentions of the future of education. Dubbing the future as “hybrid intelligence”, this combination of human and machine intelligence is meant to expand human intellect, rather than replace it. According to the article, Microsoft claims this shift will happen via “meaningful” interactions between students and technology, which will “help students do an even better job at what they already do best.” Daniel McDuff, a researcher at Microsoft, says that “the collaboration between humans and AI could give us almost superhuman powers to learn.” Additionally,  using AI will help us understand how students works collaboratively, thus in certain situations highlight the need for a group leader in a class group, or spot unconscious biases happening when pupils interact.  Leprince-Ringuet says that hybrid intelligence technologies have myriad other applications in the classroom, some of them already grounded in 2020 technology. They include AR and VR tools, for example, which lets students, in McDuff’s words, “use tech in the moment rather than be glued to a screen.” VR is already helpful in other interests such as video games, movies, music, and other popular meda and tech. If there is a future for the education sector in the digital roadmap, Microsoft believes hybrid intelligence is the path they should take.


For Full Article, Click Here

How to dump RQ02 approval strings out of a Lawson database

Lawson RQ02 approval strings work hand in hand with Landmark and are setup in different ways per organization. Some use general hierarchal titles and some use individual usernames. Regardless of how you implement it, you want to be able to create a report so you can update them as individuals join/leave/move around the organization

To generate a database dump of all approval strings and their levels using my method, you’ll need read access rights to the LSL database and must be using SQL.

  1. Login to your TEST or PROD database application.
  2. Create a new query window and paste the below SQL code in, one is a screenshot to show syntax highlights and the other is the raw code for your convenience.

  3. Run the query, copy and paste with headers into Excel to filter down the data or edit the query.

I’ve renamed various column names to reflect the different levels and dollar amounts more clearly. Feel free to change the query to your liking. This is only the RQ02 strings, to get the filters for users’ setup in Landmark, check out my article titled: “Generating a simple approval level report from the Landmark database”.

How Technology Is Improving Physician Satisfaction

Healthcare has seen a recent surge in IT and digital advancement since the early days of digital hospitals in the early 2000s. Electronic-health record (EHR) systems were a huge turning point and since then the industry has continued to invest and dip their hands in technology to optimize their practices. George Mathew, Chief Medical Officer at Americas for DXC Technology, shared an article on Forbes explaining how technology is helping physicians provide a better patient experience and optimal efficiency in their operations. While first and foremost physicians are trained to be care providers they must also be on top of their EHRs for all their patients. Fortunately with the advancement of technology in the medial field, there are digital solutions that will make their data entry systems much faster and easier in making better care decisions for their patients.

Understanding The End-User – Mathew points out to help improve physician user experience and operational workflows, health care technology vendors have started applying persona-oriented design to their systems. Persona-based user interfaces and workstations are geared toward enhancing the workflow of specific health care professionals, such as a doctor in a clinic or a nurse in an intensive care unit. Not to mention the available mobile applications helping them with real time information.

Intelligent Interfaces Enrich The Care Experience – Again, Mathew says that digital advances are making it possible for technology vendors to create ambient physician user interfaces that adapt and respond to their users’ needs. These interfaces use machine learning algorithms to automatically search, filter and present relevant context-based information based on, for example, a patient-doctor conversation. When used in a clinical setting, this technology can help ensure providers are given the right data at the right time to lead to the right decision and that patients are empowered to understand and use health information to achieve better health outcomes and management.


For Full Article, Click Here

How to Restrict a Specific Form Table Field in Lawson Portal

For this tutorial, we will be restricting a table in CU01.1

  1. Login into Lawson Security Administrator
  2. Load up your default security profile typically titled PROD10 or TEST10
  3. Add a new security class

    Ours will be called TestSecClass
  4. Grant token access to CU01.1
  5. Once this is added, we want to restrict a specific table on CU01.1 to find the table name, go to CU01.1 and press CTRL + SHIFT + O when selecting the field
  6. Back in LSA, set CUC-CURRENCY-CODE to Deny Any Access
  7. Add this new class to a role of your choice. Add the role to a user and test CU01.1. To learn more about how Lawson security handles access, check out my other article titled: “Lawson Security – The Theory of Least Privilege Access Explained”