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Regardless of perspective, everyone agrees that ensuring high-quality software isn’t solely the job of a “QA department.” It requires the collaboration of every discipline in the software development and delivery lifecycle from the inception of business requirements to the administrati...
One of the most important tenets of digital transformation is that it’s customer-driven. In fact, the only reason technology is involved at all is because today’s customers demand technology-based interactions with the companies they do business with. It’s no surprise, therefore, th...
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderate...
The IoT trend brings rise to a plethora of new and useful services that enrich our lives, simplify it, or save us time and money. To provide these kind of connected – and complex – services, software companies must have three different software teams (at least!) and they have to delive...
Leaving aside (most of) the deeper technical details of the situation, an interesting development occurred in the open source community this week. Under the auspices of The Linux Foundation, a new ‘neutral’ coding community emerged as a result of the coming together of the Node.js and...
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us ar...
The pervasiveness of software is driving the dynamics of business transactions everywhere. We live in a time of a highly competitive and truly global economy where the question being answered among businesses now is “who can innovate the fastest?” To keep pace with the increasing velo...
My father used to tell me that the key to success in life was to look people in the eye and give them a firm handshake. But the art of the handshake seems to have died in my generation. I grew up in the era of high fives, forearm smashes and fist pumps. I played baseball, so there were...
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consult...
This is how a typical software product lifecycle works : You gather requirements, build a prototype, detail out the architecture and design, develop the product, test it, deploy the product, handle migration and maintenance and ensure product support. This is a closed loop where the Pr...
Usability testing helps you to identify whether the product meets the user expectations and needs. It allows delivering a product that is more intuitive to use. You must test your website for its usability. If you haven't got any complaint on your website, it doesn't mean that all the ...
Do you have a plan in place if your business were to meet with disaster? Would your business be able to operate or would it be out of operation for the unforeseeable future? Luckily today, technology makes it possible to mitigate the damages that a disaster can cause to a business. The...
A capability model is a structure that represents the core abilities and competencies of an entity (department, organization, person, system, and technology) to achieve its objectives, especially in relation to its overall mission and functions.
There is no way to avoid index fragmentation in any SQL Server environment. It does not depend on your SQL Server version or I/O subsystem you have, or your hardware. In this article, we will drill down into SQL Server index fragmentation issue. We will figure out why index fragmentati...
IDG Enterprise’s 2015 Big Data and Analytics survey shows that the number of organizations with deployed/implemented data-driven projects has increased by 125% over the past year. The momentum continues to build. Big Data as a concept is characterized by 3Vs: Volume, Velocity, and V...
You can find Preview of Azure PowerShell in PowerShell gallery now. Later on an MSI or WebPI installer version of the preview will be added. The present 0.9.8 version will become 1.0 in due course and the preview is only for testing, not really for production.
The phrase that whoever “Fails to Plan” actually “Plans to Fail” also applies to cloud computing. Many organisations are therefor putting together a cloud strategy. The question is whether the establishment of a company-wide cloud strategy is the right way. After all, the use of Cloud ...
We live in a microwave culture. I use this phrase often when discussing business needs with clients, especially in the context of leveraging technology to address those needs. Sometimes I will get a puzzled look, other times I will get some head nods in agreement and understanding. Whe...
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the volume of data. To tackle this big data explosion, there has been a rise in the number of successful Hadoop projects in enterprises. Due to the large volumes of data, the emergence of Hadoop technology, and the need to store a...
Cloud computing delivers on-demand IT resources that provide businesses flexibility. The challenge is the cost and complexity of cloud security compliance (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC). Raxak Protect automated cloud security enables cloud apps to be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. Get the...
In the 1970s, a psychologist named Noel Burch created a learning model to describe how humans go through four stages of learning when introduced to a new skill. This model is known as “The Four Stages of Competence”. In my latest post on Forbes I use this model to describe how organ...
Today, we’re going to talk about the Internet of Things and Big Data. Bear with me here. This isn’t going to be some vague, half-cocked article bogged down by buzzwords and vagaries. Instead, what we’re going to do is take a close look at both technologies - what they actually are and...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT ...
In a VentureBeat article the author describes ‘the future of enterprise tech‘, describing how pioneering organizations like Netflix are entirely embracing a Cloud paradigm for their business, moving away from the traditional approach of owning and operating your own data centre populat...
Disruption in the communications ecosystem is creating a market opportunity for Cloud Real-Time Communications (RTC) platforms. We expect this market to represent a $4.5 billion opportunity by 2018. Cloud RTC Platforms are cloud services that enable mobile and web developers to integra...
Ever since the dawn of the Internet, people have struggled with how to get one computer to talk to another. Early business systems had no provision for such interactions. They were entirely closed— worlds unto themselves. As enterprises set up early networks, the question of how to ...
The WebRTC Summit 2016 New York, to be held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. W...
The move to DevOps also introduces additional constraints to our burgeoning Iron Polygon, as individual projects become less distinct. In an environment focused on continuous automated testing as well as continuous integration and deployment, individual iterations become the project un...
No, this isn't a tirade on the security of IoT. It's about story about change. Specifically, change and its implications on security. Change is constant. There's a million different axioms and proverbs about change, so it's really hard to choose just one to sum up how it impacts sec...
Some time ago, I wrote an article entitled, "What is the Internet of Things?" It sought to help put the Internet of Things (IoT) into perspective and helped describe a dream about what the IoT could eventually become. Technologies always mature and people's feelings toward them change....
We hear a lot about Internet of Things but the million dollar question is, how does anybody actually make any money? The Cloud based vendors will add in IoT support in order to retain or grow their customer base within their MBaaS, MADP or API Gateway solutions. The developers will t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its...
Still here? Okay then, let me explain further. This whole thing started because I was reading the Internet the other day and happened upon a claim that stated: “the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers”. And that ma...
Microservices architecture compartmentalize the application by function allowing for greater application flexibility, portability and an increase in update/changes. This architecture introduces new layer of monitoring challenges to an already complex application environment. The strid...
No one should need to be convinced the value of good data. It gives you the confidence to make decisions quickly and with less risk, it allows you to measure your success, and it lets you know when you need to adjust your course. But there’s a difference between knowing the value of da...
Martin Fowler describes how infrastructure automation is a key enabler of microservices: “Many of the products or systems being build with microservices are being built by teams with extensive experience of Continuous Delivery and it’s precursor, Continuous Integration. Teams buildi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, will keynote at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. His key...
Test-Driven Development is a great tool for functional testing, but can you apply the same technique to performance testing? Why not? The purpose of TDD is to build out small unit tests, or scenarios, under which you control your initial coding. Your tests will fail the first time you ...
CloudCamp, where adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas, is being held on Tuesday, November 3, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the 17th Cloud Expo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudCamp will be led by Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp...