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Worried about how to digitally transform while you perform? Wondering how to change the tires while going 60 mph? Are you preparing your team for their digital journey? (It’s not a destination.) Are you trying to figure out how to transform yourself (or your company) into a digital pow...
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief There is nothing worse than having a solution to a problem that people don’t know they have. That may be the […]
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief Most organizations have historically focused their cybersecurity efforts on external threats. Increasingly, however, organizations are coming to terms with the fact that the […]
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief It’s no secret that the greatest security vulnerability for enterprise organizations is the user who will click on anything. Bad actors […]
I work from Boston 4 days a week and we're in the middle of a blizzard. (Note: I commute to Boston. I live 4 days a week at Unitrends' Boston/Burlington offices and 3 days a week at Unitrends' Columbia South Carolina offices. So it's fair to note that given my South Carolina roots t...
Recently an analysis was completed by SmartBear to gauge the sense of what software professionals believe is the core value provided by API virtualization. It was concluded that software professionals, including developers, testers, managers and architects believe that the biggest bene...
Did you want a side of SLBS with your software or hardware FUD? Did you want a side of SLBS (serverless BS) with your software or hardware FUD? A few years ago a popular industry buzzword term theme included server less and hardware less. It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and ...
Okay, I am weird (tell me something that I don’t know, say most of my friends). For Christmas I wanted a Nike Apple Watch to go with my existing FitBit and Garmin fitness trackers (I look sort of like a cyborg in the photo below…which is always cool).
How many people does it take to set up and tear down a test environment? If you ask this question and measure the effort required you might be surprised by the result. While organizations often focus on the hardware budget for test environments, the largest cost associated with test en...
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud...
If you have been following along, you know that we were Salesforce Consultants for 10 years before we moved to Dynamics 6 years ago. We left Salesforce in the rear view mirror, and never heard from anyone related to them again… until recently. Hey, Watcha Got There? In the last &...
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them i...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the...
SaaS use is growing in enterprises all the time, with the ease of consumer apps meeting the full-featured nature of typical business software. Google added new tools earlier this week to G Suite that are designed for enterprise IT. The announced features include additions to security a...
DevOps, and Ops in general, is one of the most important components of a company’s production machine. Investing in building a winning DevOps team should be a priority for every company and will pay off quickly. As organizations and operations grow (products, features, number of custo...
Enterprises are rapidly implementing private clouds for sound business reasons. Private clouds offer greater agility, enabling companies to quickly adapt to constantly changing business needs and innovate faster than competition. Digital and cloud services can be provided to developers...
Windows 10 uses bio-metric signature of an individual as a security feature of a Windows 10 device, be it a Windows Phone or a Windows tablet/PC. Windows Hello makes this possible in Lumia 950 (OS Build: 10.0.1.14965.1001) with an iris scanner. It can also be of two other types and ...
My son Max is home from college and that always leads to some interesting conversations. Max is in graduate school at Iowa State University where he is studying kinesiology and strength training. As part of his research project, he is applying physics to athletic training in order to...
Last week, I tried to book a hotel for an upcoming business trip. I logged into the travel portal entered the city and dates of travel and clicked search. Then, I waited and waited and waited and waited, yet nothing happened. I tried again; same results. At this point, I gave up and mo...
“No provision need be made for the user to program the return of registers to the free-storage list.” This line (along with the dozen or so that followed it) is buried in the middle of John McCarthy’s landmark paper, “Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation b...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the...
If you normally run an ad blocker and you’re reading this article on Forbes.com, then you probably had to turn the blocker off to access this […]
Boon Lee, Director of KC Dev Con & Dev Manager Extraordinaire What’s better than chatting with a multi-talented, hugely respected development manager like Boon Lee? Seeing his kids’ heads pop up in the video interview. Mini Boon Lee clones. This, my friends, is how we’ll take over ...
Brian Madsen, LinkedIn .Net User Group Manager, Microsoft MVP, Blogger, & Consultant at byBrick Development AB You know when you meet someone and you say to yourself, “this person is my new best friend.” (but not in a creepy way.) Brian Madsen is one of those super genuine, fun and...
Despite the rapid growth of new programming languages and platforms, PHP continues to be a stable workforce that powers much of the web. More than 82 percent of the internet is powered with server-side programming apps using PHP — more than ASP.NET, Java, and ColdFusion. For a while, i...
By Anthea Strezze Digital Transformation: Not Because it’s Easy, but Because it’s Hard  Sys-Con Media | Charles Araujo of Intellyx shares an inspiring view of digital […]
Bob Gourley Editor's note: Dave Mihelcic has been a leader, mentor and friend to thousands, including me.  I wish him the very best in his transition from government service.  It was great to see how DISA honored him with with a farewell release on their site. Find and follow Dave on L...
Microservices (μServices) are a fascinating evolution of the Distributed Object Computing (DOC) paradigm. Initial design of DOC attempted to solve the problem of simplifying developing complex distributed applications by applying object-oriented design principles to disparate component...
Elastic Stack is a great big data and analytics platform that can be used for multiple purposes and its core functionality is free. We are using it internally on different projects but I want to share today how you can use it to collect and visualize some analytics from VMware. Elastic...
Often when we talk about backup and continuity we focus on the dramatic. Fire. Flood. Snow. Ice. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Meteors. And yet we don’t focus on a leading cause of needing backups – human beings. Human beings make mistakes. Backup helps us “erase” those mistakes. Human beings...
At this point in the hybrid cloud evolution, data is accumulating quickly in the cloud and in data centers, not to mention moving from place to place. So it’s natural that storage concerns are rising. This recent survey from Wikibon found that software services are the most popul...
In a previous post, we reviewed a GitLab issue and asked our readers, what is the worst sysadmin mistakes you have made? While searching for information on the topic I discovered this Reddit thread with over 200 comments from sysadmins around the world explaining their biggest mistakes...
As technologists, we find ourselves in the middle of tumultuous times and radical change: cloud, containers, automation, artificial intelligence, mobility, the Internet of Things, cyberwarfare, digital transformation, and more! When the $&#! hits the fan, military strategists refer...
Gartner recently released the Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation report. The research is intended to help application delivery leaders evaluate different test automation tools as...
Gartner recently released the Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation report. The research is intended to help application delivery leaders evaluate different test automation tools as...
When you’re committed to the cloud, make sure you invest in the right infrastructure. Scalability is the key, and flexibility is what you need to be […]
As technology continues to advance, an increasing amount of tools is required to manage the day-to-day jobs of IT professionals. Each of these tools adds a layer of complexity to a business’s operations; so at some point, the addition of these tools tend to have an adverse effect...
Great news – you can now find the collection of our CEO Rich Napolitano’s blog posts in one spot. Keep an eye on our new CEO Blog for Rich’s insights into the latest networking trends. From hybrid cloud to next-gen data centers, there are a lot of moving parts in our industry and...
The hallmark of a great tech conference lies in the amount of educational material that it provides its attendees, and the new ideas that they come away with after listening to talks and discussions by acclaimed experts. This April at Elevate in Las Vegas, attendees will not only hear ...
OneAgent Java Support for Tibco JMS Support for Spring web services Support for CXF 3.x JAX-RS client .NET Support for Service Fabric remoting General improvements and fixes Efficiency improvements for many technologies, resulting in lower CPU usage. Support for user-defined bridge net...