BizOps Coalition fuels digital success

Organizations have learned the hard way that software development efforts don’t always reflect business priorities or result in the expected ROI. Agile, DevOps and CI/CD efforts have accelerated software delivery, but not necessarily the delivery of value. BizOps bridges the gap by providing visibility and insights across the entire value stream so companies can achieve … continue reading

With OSS, know when you’re vulnerable

Instead of building all software “from scratch” today, developers use open source to their advantage when needing to provide common or repetitive elements. Doing so primarily limits the use of the homegrown code they develop for proprietary features and functionality, while also being the adhesive that binds everything together. Consequently, developers spend much of their … continue reading

BizOps speeds digital transformation

Today’s businesses need to be more agile and digital than they’ve ever been before to adapt quickly to rapidly changing market conditions. Organizational leaders want to maximize business outcomes, so IT must help accelerate time to value and reduce operational risks. To achieve these goals, organizations must push beyond IT-centric forms of Ops and embrace … continue reading

Solving the big challenge: Where do I get test data?

Regardless of the application that needs testing, companies need compliant test data to adequately test applications. For example, such data might take the form of a user ID and password, a person’s name, a phone number, a credit card number or a Social Security number. The challenge for companies is to figure out where to … continue reading

Enable BizOps across the enterprise

The year 2021 began with a long list of lessons learned from 2020. Although competitiveness and digital transformation were already driving the need for greater business agility before 2020, the pandemic forced organizations to embrace extreme forms of agile to survive or thrive. In fact, “the new normal” has become synonymous with navigating unprecedented uncertainty.  … continue reading

The modern risks of open-source code

The amount of open-source code being used in modern applications has exploded. According to multiple surveys, a large majority of enterprises are reporting that open-source components and third-party libraries are being implanted into their applications, both internal and outward-facing. Developers acknowledge that utilizing open source allows them to both speed up software development and focus … continue reading

Developers take a larger role in security

As companies shift their businesses to engage with customers online, developers are becoming a center point for innovation. So as these companies build out DevOps and DevSecOps practices, they’re assembling teams around the developer to ensure that as they’re building new features at a rapid pace, security and operations components move along with that. Yet … continue reading

BizOps requires engaged, enthusiastic teams

When organizations discuss digital transformation, they’ll often rank processes, tools and culture — in that order — as keys to success. Yet it’s the people part that’s the toughest to pull off. One of the newer industry initiatives underway now is the idea of BizOps, which has been defined by a coalition of software providers … continue reading

How successful Telco corporations are embracing continuous testing in 2020 and beyond

The Telco industry today is facing more challenges than ever before, with new and emerging technologies like 5G coming onboard and unprecedented demand for connectivity, especially during the current pandemic. Building applications and services as quickly as possible is important for every industry, but speed alone is hardly ever an arbiter of success. What’s needed … continue reading

testRigor helps to convert manual testers to QA automation engineers

Testing is a crucial piece of the software life cycle but QA teams often can’t produce enough test coverage quickly enough because they are bogged down by test maintenance. Test maintenance often takes more than 50% of a QA team’s time. testRigor, a plain English-based testing system, is easing the pain points of QA teams … continue reading

The move from RDBMS to NoSQL requires optimizing over time

Businesses are quickly moving to NoSQL databases to meet performance and scalability requirements that today’s troves of data demand. The shift from relational database management systems (RDBMS) to NoSQL is becoming increasingly prevalent.  “Most applications that we see go to NoSQL are Greenfield, but we’ve also started to see more migrations recently from relational backends … continue reading

IBM to acquire application performance monitoring company Instana

IBM has announced that it will be acquiring monitoring company Instana. The company explained the acquisition will help bolster its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.  According to IBM, it will now be able to better help companies manage the challenges and complexities of managing application performance across teams and clouds.  “With the added responsibility of … continue reading

How service virtualization helped Alaska Airlines straighten up and fly right

Airlines are all about safety. That’s their number one concern. And what they do to help predict that planes will take off and arrive safely is to run different scenarios based on variances in the weight of the plane and the fuel it would consume to test for safety. But Ryan Papineau, a senior software … continue reading

Machine learning – Getting to deployment

The benefits of machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly clear in virtually all fields of research and business.  There is an increasing array of tools that are becoming available to help people move in the right direction – though hang-ups can, and do exist, this guide strives to allow practitioners to find their footing on … continue reading

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