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An interesting article came out recently, “Why Continuous Deployment may mean Continuous Disappointment for your Customers.” It correctly identifies the human need for a shiny, new thing every so often. And it argues that the practice of continuous deployment could lead to disenchantme...
Securing your data comes down to making both physical and virtual changes to your data center. From interior and exterior surveillance systems to software that detects system-level changes across remote and distributed locations, you must make use of any and all available strategies to...
IBM has recently invested $1.1 billion USD into Location Based Services (LBS) and Application Programming Interface (APIs). The investment was in the development of BlueMix, a cloud-based service, that when combined with Pitney Bowes' API programs, allow businesses to collect data on ...
Leading Web search portals are using semantic search engines to deliver answers instead of results. That same technology is now emerging in the enterprise. It can help developers tame log data by uncovering information about application performance problems and answering the question ‘...
Transformation, or more specifically ‘technology transformation,’ has become something of a de facto accepted term within the technology industry today. But how did the transformation to transformation happen? Is it down to the vendors trying to champion their business and applicati...
As more applications and services move "to the cloud" (public or on-premise), cloud environments are increasingly adopting and building out traditional enterprise features. This in turn is enabling and encouraging cloud adoption from enterprise users. In many ways the definition is blu...
Telerik Controls are great for building modern, rich clients, and web applications often seen at the enterprise level. I just worked with a company that uses these controls in their soon-to-be-released customer-facing SharePoint portal. They ran a small load test that showed that the r...
TIBCO Software Inc. has announced that TXOdds, a provider of real-time betting data, has selected TIBCO StreamBase® to power its new, innovative generation of zero-latency odds analytics. TXOdds is a provider of zero-latency odds data for a global network of betting markets. The new T...
For an example of just how dramatically storage has changed over the past fifteen years, consider your music collection. At one point, you had a collection of cassettes that stored the song files on tape. As the years went on, your hairstyle changed and you bought a CD player that used...
While affordable and convenient, Skype is not an acceptable platform for business communications. While it may suffice for personal use and even SMBs, enterprise organizations need more substantial services with the quality, security and interoperability to handle video conferencing sm...
Traditional methods of software development went over the waterfall in a barrel and smashed on the rocks below. The Agile Manifesto was written more than a decade ago. Agile adoption has worked wonders for software development. New products leap from concept to market faster than ever ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppDynamics, the next generation application performance management (APM) solution provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. AppDynamics is the ...
Continuous Testing creates a central system of decision that helps you assess the business risk each application presents to your organization. Applied consistently, it guides developers to meet business expectations and provides managers visibility to make informed trade-off decision...
TIBCO Software Inc. has announced TIBCO Spotfire® customers now have direct connectivity to popular Big Data repositories from Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Pivotal. "Our ability to connect directly to these data sources, conduct in-database analysis, and mash-up the data in the worlds o...
TELEHOUSE has announced that Masaaki Nakanishi, President and Chief Executive Officer of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America will retire as of April 1, 2014. Satoru Manabe will become the new President and CEO of TELEHOUSE America and KDDI America. In his new role as President and CEO, ...
Are you serving .SWF files from your web server and getting complaints from your end users that your flash app is “just slow?” Or has your Ops team wondered why you see such high web request response times for some of the web service calls executed by your Flash Client? I was just wor...
You hear this everywhere these days: Build applications that are cloud-native – that is, developed specifically for cloud platforms. The trouble is everyone has his or her own definition of "cloud-native." As a result, cloud-hosted applications are all over the place in their use of na...
Two weeks ago I wrote about how the world’s largest exporter of dairy products uses SAP to support their huge delivery chain of dairy products. We recounted how Fonterra used an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tool to discover that additional training for employees was necessa...
APIs are transforming businesses to extend the reach of their information systems and data. In technical terms, APIs are rather finite, allowing two software applications to exchange data and execute procedures. Yet their business impact is so great that API management requires a far f...
Application logs contain a massive repository of events and come in many different formats. They can have valuable information, but gaining useful insight can be difficult without the assistance of machine learning to help reveal critical problems. Transaction logs can contain gigabyt...
We first discussed Super Bowl lessons learned around bloated web pages that brought down sites like Kia.com. On the other side, GoDaddy did a great job in reducing the page load just for the time of the Super Bowl to ensure that their site wouldn’t go down. But there is more to learn ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gigamon®, a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric™, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New Yor...
Security is critical to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption because we want to make sure we can trust the sensors, actuators, rules engines and other connected componentry we embed in every element of our existence. Bringing this down to earth is as easy as pointing out that people's sma...
Cobbling together point solutions provides tools, but doesn't promote the key collaborative intelligence integrated cloud-based unified security offers. Of all the strategies and tactics available to prevent breaches, deter data leakage and theft, control access and secure beyond the ...
A recent Forrester Research survey of Fortune 1000 companies indicates that 58% of IT leaders in their companies place faster delivery of IT services in their top 3 priorities. Yet, only 12% can deliver high quality results fast enough. 2014: The Year of Continuous Delivery
In the final post in this series about bringing DevOps patterns to database change management, we’re going to discuss the Third Way. The Third Way: Culture of Continual Experimentation & Learning – This way emphasizes the benefits that can be realized through embracing experimentatio...
Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Applied uniformly, Continuous Testing allows both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and qu...
Today the ability to increase revenue by utilizing recurring revenue models is driving new business for companies in all market sectors. However, delivering the features, benefits, and capabilities necessary to enable companies to offer products or services on a recurring basis can be ...
I had the opportunity to spend some time recently with Asure Software's VP/GM of EMEA and APAC, Nigel Clarke, and to discuss how digital transformation is impacting work spaces and the mobile workforce. In years past I attended facility management conferences and developed mobile app...
User experience can boost or kill your revenue. Unhappy users are likely to abandon a service they struggle with and go to your competitors. To effectively manage the experience of your users, you need to efficiently monitor and understand their transactions in your mobile, web and ent...
We are all aware that business needs to change into business 2.0 today – or even some version of business 3.0 if you truly want to start placing new social and semantically-aware labels on the modern business model of today. It sounds simple enough on paper doesn’t it? Bring in and ...
In the last blog, we started the discussion about where the Internet is headed and why this is relevant to the topic of net neutrality. The best way to map the future of the Internet may be to look at the kinds of things that interest a company like Google these days as part of its mis...
As with Nathan's book WPF 4 Unleashed books, this book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable. There is no fluff like you find in a lot of the b...
CrowdMed, an online healthcare startup that harnesses the wisdom of crowds to help solve even the world’s most difficult medical cases, today announced the appointment of senior marketing executive Thomas Krafft as Vice President of Marketing to head and expand the company’s marketing ...
Everybody's got a plan. Until they get punched in the face. It’s go time. You knew it was coming. Now what? VictorOps opens an incident that puts your customized company and personal escalation policies into play. Push notifications to our native mobile apps, SMS messages to your phon...
We talk a lot about digital transformation, the drive to bring legacy systems into new and more contemporary usage channels and the need to push mobile, cloud, social and more to the fore today. If we look at what Capgemini has done by pulling all its most vital digital assets and tec...
And the race is on. The cloud industry is abuzz with recent M&A and product news pointing towards what appears to be the Holy Grail for helping large companies move to the cloud with confidence. Both private and public cloud vendors are vying for a spot in the relatively new and rapidl...
It’s time to play a game of connect the dots by diving into DevOps and how the big picture is really about people and processes and transformation through technology. While it’s awesome fun treating infrastructure as code, there’s a method to our madness that has the potential for grea...
A trendsetter in intimate women’s apparel, Frederick’s of Hollywood, needed a cloud strategy that merged stability, security and PCI compliance needs with the ability to scale up during retail busy season. In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Malorie Lanthier, VP of Information Technol...
Cloud environments have created situations that allow users, customers, consumers, and employees to access Public, Intranet, and Extranet applications from different locations, devices, and as different personas. The focus of all the Internet and enterprise front-end applications today...