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My son is 14yrs old. I’ve been consistently trying to encourage him to do two things. One, think ahead to the next logical outcome and two, do it right the first time. When he helps with projects...
That's not a fancy twist on a popular approach in IT. This post is about untangling the mess Agile Release Planning has become. We're living in an age where we're chasing the latest buzzwords and trends. We hardly slow down to look at the path we've covered to see if we've improved or...
Big Data is literally everywhere, and consumers interact with it daily. However, it’s the marketers that recognize the value of such data and use it to perfect the customer experience. Consumers, on the other hand, are often oblivious to their contribution to the mass data that markete...
It feels a bit redundant to wax on about how much the world has changed. But the reality is, the world, most certainly including the business world, has changed and continues to change at a rapid pace, and the types of work organizations need to accomplish has changed. Not long ago, a ...
A customer benchmarking engine is an emerging technology which uses an artificial intelligence approach to automate the reasoning that underlies data-driven benchmarking. Its benefits are discussed here, there, and elsewhere. Briefly, it uncovers comparative insights on customers which...
Are you tired of slipping deadlines and missing commitments? Do you feel like the consistency of Software Testing is out of your control? Here is how to improve the predictability of software testing across multiple teams and projects. The foundation of enterprise software testing pre...
Since its initial release in December 2015, PHP 7 has earned praise by early adopters for its new language features and impressive performance improvements. But developers beware: Glaring security holes lurk beneath the glamour of a new release. In late December 2016, security research...
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief 128 Technology pulls no punches with its tagline: “The Internet is broken. We’re here to fix it.” The core weakness the […]
Developing code, without considering either the current or future needs of the end user, can cause frustration and result in customer churn, which ultimately means lower revenues. In this blog, I'd like to describe something simple I came across that demonstrates how to avoid these pit...
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief Rubikloud helps retailers make data-driven decisions via two primary products. Its Promotion Manager provides retail marketers with the data they need […]
Atlassian Summit Europe is coming up and we’re getting excited to head to Barcelona. We’re always inspired by the amazing people we get to talk to and hear from at Summit, and we’re looking...
I’ve spent a number of years, now, writing software.  At the risk of dating myself, I worked on software in the early 2000s.  Back then, you couldn’t take quite as much for granted.  For example, while organizations considered source control a good practice, forgoing it wou...
Code reviews are an important part of the modern software lifecycle. Unfortunately, a lot of cycles are burned and morale is damaged because there are few guidelines given to reviewers (and reviewees) on constructive feedback and effective written communication. Below are some tips for...
Antonio’s first thought each morning as he starts with Banyan is “what can I learn more about today”; he embodies one of our core values: “Technology Enthusiasts”. Antonio began with Banyan as an Android developer, but has quickly branched out and handles iOS and Leaf development. Leaf...
With a startup, as well as in any other business, your money is your fuel. When you run out of it, you can find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, with no means of sustenance. According to CBInsights, running out of cash is one of the most common reasons why startups fail: 58 ...
The TV business was once ruled by overnight ratings. Those metrics are becoming less and less meaningful in a world of mobile-first consumers. Online networks such as Netflix and Amazon don’t want or need third-party ratings. They know exactly what is being consumed, by whom, and when....
Today’s enterprises are revamping the way they deliver services. This shift is key to digital transformations and the general trend towards business agility. This realignment must also encompass the way services are procured, provisioned, and operated with an end-to-end process. ...
In my talk at the 2017 SaaStr Annual conference, the goal was to offer a simple model of a SaaS business and highlight key areas for optimization within the SaaS funnel. Watch the video presentation to learn the key levers a CEO can pull to make the greatest impact to their business. (...
Definition of PowerShell PowerShell is the shell framework developed by Microsoft for administration tasks such as configuration management and automation of repetitive jobs. The term ‘PowerShell’ refers to both – the shell used to execute commands and the scripting language that goes ...
Well, my recent University of San Francisco research paper “Applying Economic Concepts To Big Data To Determine The Financial Value Of The Organization’s Data And Analytics Research Paper” has fueled some very interesting conversations. Most excellent! That was one of its goals. It is...
After 15+ years of software development, I still use the words error and exception interchangeably. But is there a difference between exceptions and errors? I think it is best to make the distinction with some examples of errors vs exceptions. Let's use this example of a dishwasher....
Dynatrace is having a great time at DockerCon, discussing all things Docker! The tradeshow floor is electric, and you can feel the energy and enthusiasm from all the attendees. The show floor continues to be packed, and so is our booth. We missed our friends from New Relic and AppDynam...
I’ve been using Java generics for years, and when I saw their syntax in TypeScript, I simply put a checkmark in the list of TypeScript features that I already know and understand.I was wrong. Let… More
Understanding the need for Dynamic Case Management (DCM) The pharmaceutical industry is systematically inefficient at bringing new drugs to market. Illustrating this point, a recent Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development research report established that the cost of guiding a pr...
Since its founding in 1863, Zurich-based Swiss Re has seen many changes to its business and the world at large. Today’s turbulent business environment, however, is […]
In this brave new world of running businesses with cloud and SaaS technology, who's buying hardware anymore? Well, cloud providers, that's who. Financial filings from AWS, Microsoft and Google show they spent a combined $31.54 billion on capital expenditures and capital leases in 2016....
If you use SQL in your work, you have several options available, ranging from enterprise options to the free SQL Server Express. Monitoring SQL queries are just one of the many things you can monitor with Prefix, so today we thought we’d take a closer look at how SQL Server Expre...
Technology has always driven massive changes in the business of television. The movement from the Broadcast era to the Pay TV era was powered by the new technologies of cable and satellite. And the engine of the next major shift — from cable to OTT (over the top) — is powered by broadb...
Over the last year we’ve connected with thousands of customers through virtual trainings, emails, and other online platforms. We try to make these interactions as personable as possible, but it’s...
BIG-IP can manage application-specific network traffic in a variety of ways, depending on the protocols and services being used. On BIG-IP, Profiles are a set of tools that you can use to intelligently control the behavior of that traffic. In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up the BIG-...
Kathleen is a productivity enthusiast and the CEO of an event management company. What started... The post Why Productivity Apps for Business Aren’t Productive appeared first on KiSSFLOW.
By Shane Hastie ForbesのJason Bloomberg氏は、イベントの内容を要約した“Digital Transformation Requires Enterprisewide Agile Transformation”という記事の中で、イベントについて次のように述べている。 先週ニューヨークで開催された ICAgileの第1回Business Agility 2017カンファレンスにおいて明らかになったのは、アジャイルがテクノロジの枠を飛び越えて、ソフトウェアの世界の外へと拡大したということです。企業は今、アジャイルプラクティスの採用範囲を...
Automic Attends IDC’s Middle East CIO Summit on Enabling Dynamic Change for the Digital Era
We’ve talked a lot about Agile development and DevOps — particularly, the always-pressing need to rapidly ship new versions of their code and update their products. But when it comes to evaluating the productivity of your development teams, what metrics matter most? Should ...
  The profession of being a lawyer brings a great amount of responsibility. You are responsible for using your powers and intellect in the right way and guide your clients according to the rules and regulations stated by the government. When you are into the business field, you ne...
Catchpoint Elevate 2017 has come and gone, and frankly, we couldn’t be happier with what we just experienced. Over 150 customers and partners joined us at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for our inaugural global user conference. Over the course of three and a half days, we conducted work...
It goes without saying the goal of adding functionality is to add a new feature without it disrupting everything else. It’s also nice when you fix a bug without it breaking the system. But, unfortunately most of us have encountered that awkward moment when a new check-in broke th...
By now you’ve probably read that Apple’s next flagship iPhone might be running a bit behind the company’s usual release schedule. The culprit seems to be a fingerprint sensor of The post You’ll know Apple blew it when it makes a fingerprint dongle appeared first...
If you follow the development of the .NET framework you probably know that there are some tremendous changes in the Microsoft world: the cross-platform, open-source implementation of .NET, the .NET Core was released and with Visual Studio 2017 finally the tooling for development also r...
Stackify’s Retrace APM gets distinguished with the Great User Experience Award and Rising Star of IT Management Software Award for the year 2017. With a moderately long, but notably positive record of helping developers track logs and fix bugs, Retrace is often referred to as the...