Latest Blogs from SYS-CON MEDIA
It’s critical to have the right tools in place before a firefight happens. A lack of proper tooling makes it significantly more difficult to recognize, organize, fight, and resolve a major outage. This is especially true when teams are busy fighting rather than communicating to i...
Last week we held our SmartBear Academy 301 class for QAComplete, which is a free training session meant to cover advanced topics and introduce new ideas to our QAComplete customers. This particular...
These days, organizations of all sizes are struggling to balance the constant demands of a hyper-connected, increasingly mobile end-user with the ever-pressing need to keep technology and business operations running smoothly. In an effort to avoid the potentially disastrous costs of do...
As more organizations use APIs in their systems, they’ve become targets for the not-so-good-doers so API Security is something you need to take seriously. Most APIs today use the HTTP protocol so organizations should protect them as they would ordinary web properties. Starting in...
Shelly Palmer talks about surveillance technology on Fox 5 with Teresa Priolo and Antwan Lewis on Fox 5. Original Airdate: March 21, 2017 The post Is Your TV Watching You? | Shelly Palmer on Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Agility is more complicated than simply being willing to shift gears all the time. Here's what the most agile leaders do to execute and communicate changes without destroying team motivation and... Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
In today’s connected world, every company is a software company. Market tailwinds for digital transformation are only increasing. In the last few years alone, the number of digital touch points your customer has with your business has gone up significantly. In this era of heighte...
How LOs Can Leverage Technology To REPLACE REFI BUSINESS As RatePlug CEO Brad Springer once said: “When it is time to find new business, there is no easy button.” If you are responsible for driving net new home finance business, the days of easy refis are gone. And the easy button simp...
One important organizational point of Agile API delivery is the concept of a team producing a usable version - which should result in the improved alignment of development, QA, and technical operations teams. Perhaps an even larger benefit of Agile is that it allows teams to effectivel...
At AppD Summit Europe in London, a special track has been put together to help practitioners and operations professionals go beyond basic AppDynamics APM and learn how to leverage dashboards, Business iQ, and end user monitoring to get even more value from the App iQ Platform. This tra...
What is Unitrends Release 9.2? ­­­­­ It’s the latest release for our Recovery-Series physical purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) and for our Unitrends Backup virtual PBBAs for VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer – and recently launched support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsof...
Higher levels of automation are necessary to deliver quality applications quickly. Any test team looking to create accurate and repeatable API and UI tests that can be run across multiple devices,...
The noise in the Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN) marketplace has reached pandemonium levels, as a wide range of vendors seek to disrupt the hegemony of Cisco […]
IBM InterConnect officially kicks off today! We met several of you last night at the Open Tech Summit where Tony Tam, VP of Swagger Products, announced the Open Source Swagger UI and Editor.  We’re...
Paul Guerin is a serial entrepreneur who has over 25 years of high-tech experience and channel sales and development. What are the technology drivers creating the disruption the MSP market? Nerdio Paul F. Guerin, VP of Sales and Business Development: The ubiquitous availability of bu...
2016 was a year of dips and dives, twists and turns. Judging by the first couple of weeks of the new year, it’s reasonable to expect 2017 will be another roller coaster year for providers, patients, suppliers and payers. As president and CMO of LeanTaaS, a growth-stage innovator of clo...
Functional monitoring is the process of looking at the functionality offered by a single application or by a distributed system. It aims at the process of assessing the availability and functionality of the use cases of the system. It checks that the system is capable of giving desired...
There is no more effective way to reduce your overall test environment spend than to migrate to cloud test environments and embrace testing and infrastructure automation. The nature of test environments is inherently temporary—you set up an environment, run through an automated test su...
This week is IBM’s annual cloud conference in Las Vegas. Quite a bit has changed in the past year for IBM and at this year’s IBM Interconnect there are a few things I’m looking for. Each of them centers in the mainstream of enterprise demand. Here’s the quick rundown: IBM CLOUD CURRENT...
Okay, maybe the Outlook thick client for Dynamics 365 hasn’t actually been deprecated by Microsoft… yet… but it should be. I think the last UI refresh was in 1972. So I am personally declaring it deprecated! Fully three quarters of our customer support issues for Dyna...
There is no denying the Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic. Gartner positions IoT as being at the peak of the ‘hype cycle.’ From a size perspective, these ‘Things’ can be anything, from a small sensor to a large appliance, and everything in between. The data transmitted by these d...
Pressure on application release cycles over the last few years has been steadily mounting. Thanks to increased demand for mobile computing applications, many organizations have significantly quickened the pace at which they develop custom applications. Looking over the horizon, however...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Kelly Looney, director of DevOps consulting for Skytap, will will show how an incremental approach to introducing containers into complex, distributed applications results in modernization with less risk and more reward. He will share...
A lot of people ask us how, or even if they should get into penny stock trades, and our answer is simple: If you don’t have experience, then start small, and get ready to lose.  We know that penny stocks can be extremely risky, but there have been people over the years that have ...
A growing number of BDMs (business development) today have a technology or product marketing background. Their role - increase product reach through piggyback marketing. The job description of BDM is pretty straight-forward - find new opportunities for your business. They play an impo...
Amazon knows me. Oh boy, do they know me! Our dog thinks the deliveryman is part of our family. Amazon knows what I like, and does their very best to create a wonderful and personalized experience for us by using their "system of intelligence" to provide it. Amazon Prime membership ...
We’ve all been there. Some unexpected error pops up, and we’re frantically filling out a support ticket to figure out what went wrong as quickly as possible. As software delivery continues to increase in complexity, the role of technical support is becoming increasingly important to an...
This is a guest blog post by Vicky Woollaston, Digital Editor @WIREDUK As I write this post, I’m reflecting on our complete dependence on software and technology today. While not having access to emails for an hour or so might be a welcome relief to some, an outage on such a critical a...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring,...
Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage fundamentals page part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to support expanding and diverse application data demands. There ar...
Developing an automated test suite in TestComplete occasionally requires the test developer to create global variables, libraries of commonly used functions, and classes that will be used in many...
By SWE Staff Perhaps the USP of your company is a fast turn around time. With a fast turnaround, you can ensure that customers and clients […]
PSD2, the Payment Services Directive mandate of the European Union (EU) enables business and consumer banking customers to use third-party providers to manage financial transactions. Furthermore, […]
Can a better UX simultaneously deliver a worse user experience? It sounds like a paradox, but it may be more common than you think. It describes a category of UX design practices that have little to do with improving the actual experience and everything to do with suggesting that the e...
What is backup self-service?  Rather than immediately jumping into TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), RTO (Recovery Time Objective), and other TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) – let’s take a step back. What is self-service?  It’s simply the practice of some form of automation allowing one to s...
DevOps has grown exponentially especially during the past 3 years, in facts its tentacles spreads beyond Dev and Ops but some organization's still see DevOps as an extension of Agile practice. It's because how as an organization perceive DevOps, while the scrum master's objective is t...
Functional testing is a type of software testing that evaluates the performance of individual functions of a software application. The purpose of functional testing is to ensure that the application and all of its individual functions work as they should in the real world and meet all ...
In an environment powered primarily by SaaS applications and cloud services, the devil is in the details. Cloud and SaaS licensing is one detail that often torments IT teams. Here’s how it works and how to make managing licenses easier. How Do SaaS and Cloud Licenses Work? In the old d...
I have seen the future! Of course, I seem to say that every other month (maybe that’s because the future keeps changing?), but this is a good one. The future is a collision between big data (and data science) and application development that will yield a world of “intelligent apps.” Th...
Today’s digital businesses rely upon a large amount of software systems built throughout the history of the organization. Much of the focus to date has been on systems of engagement such as mobile and web applications, but there are countless systems underneath these newer modern...