Guest View: Pumping (big) iron

Can you guess the platforms that are currently running on a vast majority of the largest global banking, insurance and retail organizations? Given some industry backlash as of late, it may surprise you that I’m talking about IBM mainframe systems.   Based on a recent survey from BMC, 67 percent of organizations are looking to … continue reading

The broken promise of test automation

For over two decades now, software testing tool vendors have been tempting enterprises with the promise of test automation. However, the fact of the matter is that most companies have never been able to achieve the desired business results from their automation initiatives. Recent studies report that test automation rates average around 20% overall, and … continue reading

When data gets big: Best practices for data preparation at scale

Today we work with data that has grown up in diversity, scale and complexity — this applies to not only data scientists and academic researchers, but also the rest of us. Business analysts across a spectrum of industries are asked to include larger volumes of data in their work, now pervasive due to diminishing costs … continue reading

Guest View: Five tips for moving fast and well in the cloud

Here’s the not-so-surprising moral of this story: The key to cloud productivity lies in automating — not only an application’s build, but its provisioning, operations, monitoring processes, in fact, the application’s entire software development life cycle. Effective, full scope automation like this limits human intervention in a cloud system. Humans get tired and make mistakes. All … continue reading

Addressing the ‘enemy within’ with best security practices

Though many in IT focus on external threats, I believe that the ‘enemy within’ may be just as damaging. Addressing the human element, both malicious and unintentional, may generate some of the greatest returns on security investment. Counter to conventional wisdom, the majority of breaches are not due to malicious intent.  According to Ponemon, 52% … continue reading

Industry Watch: Context is the key to customer interaction

In this world of capturing huge amounts of data from individuals – from the headphones we wear understanding our listening habits and moods, to geolocation, to how we drive – many fear the loss of personal privacy. Michel Feaster, CEO of a startup called Usermind, sees it differently. All of this data collection and analysis … continue reading

Guest View: Jobs-as-Code: Automation lets developers deliver better software, faster

In DevOps workflows, automation saves time, conserves resources, reduces errors and ensures consistency. Despite this, developers continue to ignore the existence of world-class workflow automation and job scheduling solutions and instead rely on a variety of simple tools to code jobs as they build apps. Since neither these tools nor the developers adhere to the … continue reading

Top 10 considerations when planning Docker-based microservices

Replacing monolithic apps — or building greenfield ones — with microservices is a growing consideration for development teams that want to increase their agility, iterate faster and move at the speed of the market. By providing greater autonomy amongst different teams, allowing them to work in parallel accomplishing more in less time, microservices offer code … continue reading

Four steps for bringing legacy systems into your digital transformation

These days, it seems every company is seeking the velocity and agility in delivering products and services that digital-native leaders like Airbnb, Netflix and Uber are known for. That’s why businesses around the world are investing in digital transformation strategies to reach new markets, improve interactions with customers and create operational efficiencies.  Unlike the digital … continue reading

The next big cloud migration: Software development

Nearly every company today embraces cloud. According to the 2017 State of the Cloud Survey by Right Scale, 95 percent of organizations use cloud in some fashion. Cloud market is growing so rapidly that, according to Forrester, revenue from public cloud platforms, business services, and SaaS will grow 22 percent annually, reaching $236 billion by 2020!  Evidently, cloud is the future, if not … continue reading

Architectural considerations for building apps in the cloud

Organizations are looking for ways to gain an advantage with data, now more than ever. One strategy pertains to application architecture, especially in relation to the cloud. Historically, IT professionals have seen the cloud as a different science from data center deployments, but from an application development and deployment standpoint, the distinction is less clear. … continue reading

Top 10 vulnerabilities in mobile applications

My team in the Threat Research Center at WhiteHat Security specializes in mobile application business logic assessments, which is a hands-on penetration test of both mobile client-side apps and the business logic that can be used to circumvent the security built into the program. In a rapid application development environment, it’s a best practice (and … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Picking the strongest product partner

When HP split into HPE and HP Inc. the smart money seemed to be on HPE. That was where the CEO that architected the deal was and were most of the growth seemed to be largely because “everyone” knew that PCs were dead. But HP has been growing the laptop computer and printer segment significantly … continue reading

Thank you for not adopting microservices

Microservice architectures are all the rage these days, and with good reason. In a nutshell, microservices is a software architecture pattern which decomposes monolithic applications into smaller single-purpose services that are built and managed independently. The benefits of a microservices architecture are: Quality: separation of concerns minimizes the impact of one service’s bugs on another … continue reading

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