Latest Blogs from SYS-CON MEDIA
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency ...
Our efforts to develop an industry roadmap for NFVaaS includes direct participation in the relevant industry forums, in particular the TM Forum’s project to ‘Build [...]
Physical labor is one of the most strangely enduring mental models for knowledge work. Directors and managers of software development the world over reactively employ it when nudged out of their...
Last week I had the privilege to speak with many different digital transformation and mobility experts at SAP's large annual user conference SAPPHIRENOW 2016. I filmed several of these interviews, and this one, with SAP's VP of Platform Technologies, Ken Tsai, is especially insightful....
The presence of Hip Hop was palpable at OSCON this year. Well, there’s a sentence I never thought I would write, but hold tight and let me explain …Day one of sessions kicked off with Sammus, a Brooklyn based underground Hip Hop artist, sharing her art with a packed room. An unusual p...
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and p...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in th...
Small teams are more effective. The general agreement is that anything from 5 to 12 is the 'right' small. But of course small teams will also have 'small' throughput - relatively speaking. So if your demand is X and the throughput of a small team is X/10, you probably need 10 teams to ...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...
Our analysis of AT&T’s SDN and Cloud strategy sets the scene for the recent moves of one of the industry’s major players – Gigaspaces. Their Cloudify product is [...]
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call c...
As a manager, are you tired of everything falling to you? Getting team members to take more ownership over their areas of work so you can focus on yours. Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
SYS-CON Events announced today BZ Media LLC has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company that produces technica...
The current version of Angular is Release Candidate 1. This version changed the way how the framework is distributed – it comes as a set of scoped npm packages now. Any imports of the Angular classes will be done from @angular instead of angular2, for example: import {bootstrap} from ...
Stress Testing: A testing process designed to push an application’s environment to its breaking point so that QA teams can gain an understanding of the upper limits of capacity within the system. Its purpose: Stress testing exposes issues that may not appear under normal or even expect...
Creating a unified toolchain is increasingly important for today’s modern software delivery approaches. Providing context, visibility and compliance around the growing number of tools and processes being used today is core to our mission of connecting the world of software delivery. To...
Node.js development is very versatile and you can build scalable network apps. It has great features and if you use Visual Studio Node.js, it  pairs with it very well.Here are the features that make Visual Studio powerfulFree and Open SourceIntelligent code completionAdvanced debu...
A special congratulations to the Exar team for accomplishing what many thought impossible.  They migrated their Oracle stack onto AWS in days.  Read more at InformationWeek: The provisioning of servers needed by business users was speeded up by a factor of 4-5X and the speed of project...
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT org...
Bob Gourley On 9 June 2016 Cognitio and Nlyte are hosting a data center optimization leadership breakfast that will feature a moderated exchange of real world lessons learned and best practices. Hear from Frank Butler of The World Bank on how he and his team optimized and consolidated ...
A question that’s likely to arise for many considering implementing a Business Architecture practice is how it might relate to their existing skills and artifact [...]
There’s no question that much of this planet is enjoying an unprecedented age of abundance. We’ve optimized and scaled the production of everything from vegetables to […]
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect th...
Digital business is the norm for many enterprises, yet with this ongoing digital transformation, changes in visibility and service management are paramount. As part of these initiatives, they are deploying modern tooling to support their agile business initiatives. The end users I most...
At last week’s Knowledge 16 conference, the big news from service management vendor ServiceNow was its push into customer service management (CSM). Venturing beyond its information […]
Seven Sources of Self-Confidence By Ron Ross If God himself could give you a report on how much raw untapped talent lies within you, you would be embarrassed to ever…
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises ali...
Setting realistic targets help scrum teams to manage expectations better.Thinking in target ranges, instead of just one precise target is the trick. Learn which […] The post The Right Attitude Towards Agile Forecasts & What Playing Golf Has To Do With It appeared first on Xe...
Providing an executive summary of Business Architecture best practices, through describing the journey of ‘Canvas to Blueprint’, is easy to do because there are already [...]
I see companies that survive with too few customers, then fall apart precisely when apparent success arrives: paying users start to depend on a product, response times wobble and stumble, and...
Bad charts can lead to bad decisions and hurt a company's ability to compete. Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
Bringing Agile to the Whole Organization One of my principle goals with this content is captured in this HBR article ‘Bringing Agile to the Whole Organization‘, which is to [...]
These days it seems like everyone wants to move faster and deploy software more frequently.  This is a great goal. The more often you have a software release ,the faster you can deliver code to production to satisfy requirements and fix bugs. Frequent software releases also have a side...
Securing your software against external threats is always a tricky proposition. If your software is accessible outside your environment, it immediately becomes a vulnerable candidate for attacks from unethical entities hungry for stealing confidential information that can leave you emb...
From Canvas to Blueprint Business Architecture is a set of best practices defined by organizations like the OMG and the Business Architecture Guild, that provide a [...]
Johnny-Five is the JavaScript Robotics & IOT platform released by the Bocoup group. Johnny-Five is maintained by a growing number of talented developers.What is Bocoup?Bocoup  is a group that championed the cause of Open tools and WorkFlow. They really seems to have people wit...
By My News Desk Choose from 70 sessions. Delegates can choose from 5 conference tracks (including a track on Business Architecture), 40 case studies and 18 […]
As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work. Cloud Aware Application Maturity The ODCA describe the [...]
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publ...
CBPN Insight Using existing management best practices notably Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints, any organization can systemically apply new ‘DevOps’ software practices to [...]