March 27, 2018
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

EMA has just completed research titled, Unifying IT for Digital War Room Performance. The research was partly inspired by current debates about the role of the "War Room" and how it is or is not evolving. Some seem lost in fantasy — "the war room will absolutely disappear." Whereas for others, basic incident handling is just emerging and having a more defined and effective war room team remains a hope for the distant future ...

March 22, 2018
Brian Clark
Factor5

When it comes to smart app development, I have learned plenty of lessons over my years in technology. Here are five that are top of mind for me ...

February 20, 2018
Pete Goldin
DEVOPSdigest

Nine out of ten (89.1 percent) of information security leaders are concerned about the rise of digital threats they are experiencing across web, social and mobile channels, according to the 2018 CISO Survey, conducted by RiskIQ ...

February 15, 2018
Pete Goldin
DEVOPSdigest

Organizations are focusing investments on security and analytics, while actively researching emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, according to the 2018 CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities survey ...

November 29, 2017
Jeanne Morain
iSpeak Cloud

Companies today face a digital dilemma. How can they understand and discern if their approach to transforming their company to meet today's digital consumer is the right one? ...

November 21, 2017
Mike Cuppett
Author of "DevOps, DBAs, and DbaaS"

One overlooked opportunity for improving DEV and OPS collaboration is inviting database administrators (DBAs) to the DevOps conversation. DBAs function in a unique role where bridging the gap between development and operations occurs daily ...

October 02, 2017
Ayal Zylberman
QualiTest Group

QualiTest recently compiled a data report analyzing software testers globally. The report details the Quality Assurance and Software Testing job market, one of the fastest growing job markets and a bellwether of tech employment due to QA's involved in nearly every conceivable industry ...

September 06, 2017
Terry Critchley
Author of "Making It in IT"

The number of malware breaches (to use a generic term) are rising in near exponential numbers and, unless there are radical changes, this is set to continue unabated. Most pundits agree with this forecast ...

August 28, 2017
Pete Goldin
DEVOPSdigest

Organizations that are actively managing the quality of open source components flowing into production applications are realizing a 28 percent improvement in developer productivity, a 30 percent reduction in overall development costs, and a 48 percent increase in application quality, according to the 2017 State of the Software Supply Chain Report from Sonatype ...

August 24, 2017
Mike Cuppett
Author of "DevOps, DBAs, and DbaaS"

Being able to deploy distinct code elements quickly, matched with the ability to deploy the next release version or the previous version, facilitates moving forward, even on failure. The small program unit minimizes the production impact upon failure — maybe only a few people experience the problem instead of a large set of application users when large code deployments go wrong. Besides implementing small code segments, there are two additional reasons why fail forward has proven successful: continuous integration and testing ...

August 23, 2017
Mike Cuppett
Author of "DevOps, DBAs, and DbaaS"

Compiling, packaging, and deploying large applications at once into production are some of the major reasons for disgruntlement between development and operations. The release causes huge problems for the business and customers, with operations under the gun to find and rectify the failure — often with no development assistance. That division ends with DevOps ...

June 06, 2017
Ayal Zylberman
QualiTest Group

Today's app development landscape is competitive and expensive. Thousands of apps are released each month, and user acquisition and retention are costing app developers millions. User abandonment is one of the main battles of every app developer — as every lost user means another wasted investment ...

May 25, 2017
Hemanth Kumar Yamjala
Cigniti

DevOps brings Development and Operations together with the sheer objective of ensuring quality and enabling faster time to market. However, what happens to QA in this scenario? How does the Testing team fit in? Let's ponder on this further and understand the role of QA and Testing in the DevOps world ...

April 24, 2017
Ayal Zylberman
QualiTest Group

The expectation of regular software updates – it's what developers are tasked with, and what users expect and demand. Increased functionality, better performance, and fewer bugs – often in a week or less. Automation of critical processes such as QA can help meet the gargantuan task of constant updates, but it can also send your software into a death spiral of user abandonment unless deployed correctly ...

April 20, 2017
Craig Marble
Astadia

One could argue that testing is the most important phase of an IT project. It's also time-consuming and expensive. It's essential to strike a balance between an IT testing program that ensures a quality product and the cost-to-value ratio of your project. But when you're dealing with replatforming projects, how much testing is enough testing? ...

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