Should you modernize your data warehouse? Yes, and here’s how!

Data warehouses were never designed to handle the pressures of modern data demands. They slow down data acquisition and ingestion efforts and struggle to keep pace with your data demands. Growing varieties, volumes, and velocities of data can strain your warehouse and existing BI processes, unearthing platform limitations that are not easily overcome and are … continue reading

A complementary approach to delivering greater value through software

The emergence of Value Stream Management (VSM) as a concept applicable to IT signals a change for traditional enterprises in a tech-driven world. Finally, organizations have a digital practice available that is focused on the optimization of business value. By combining the people, processes, and technologies that map, optimize, visualize and control how value flows … continue reading

Rediscover your passion for building great products

Instead of reveling in their passion for building great products, developers find themselves too often wasting countless hours on non-value adding work. Countless meetings, logging in and out of tools to copy/paste information, rummaging through emails and chat threads, filling in time sheets — everything but coding. Meanwhile the business and their management are on … continue reading

The API Buyer’s Guide

In this guide, we’ll outline the key questions technical leaders should ask when considering an API solution and provide best practices for evaluating options, including: The Benefits of API Solutions The Cost of Building an Integration In-House Technical Criteria for Evaluating APIs How to Structure a POC (Proof of Concept) How to Successfully Implement an … continue reading

The Developer’s Guide to IMAP

Send and sync mail into your application with IMAP. IMAP isn’t as simple as login, fetch, log out – underneath the surface, IMAP contains nuances that can cause any developer massive headaches. Download this guide to learn: IMAP: the protocols, commands, and scopes IMAP gotchas: volatile UIDs, deleting messages, receiving notifications A better way to … continue reading

6 Tips for an executive to bring security into the DevOps Era

Extending DevOps to your software application security team shifts security from being a bottleneck to an enabler. This whitepaper discusses the benefits of being a DevOps-ready IT organization. Some of the benefit included are : •An increase of 25-30% in capacity creation (i.e., freeing up people and resources to work on other priorities) • A 50-75% … continue reading

The 15 iPaaS providers that matter most

In its 2019 Forrester Wave on the iPaaS market, the research firm identifies the companies leading the way to better integration. Forrester put the criteria used for its report into three buckets:  Current offering. Each vendor’s position on the vertical axis of the Forrester Wave graphic indicates the strength of its current offering. Key criteria … continue reading

11 facts that iPaaS providers might be hiding from you

The rush to cloud has created a surge in iPaaS providers. As will all things, some are better than others. Among the facts you should know before making a choice are these: Is the provider profitable? Do they offer complete API management capabilities? Do they offer a hybrid solution? Do they do more than simply … continue reading

Phased Approach to Securing DevOps for Mobile Apps

The rise of agile and mobile has fueled digital transformation across every industry, which has given rise to internal efficiency-focused initiatives like DevOps. With the prominence of mobile-first strategies within digital businesses, the speed and complexity of mobile create challenges for organizations looking to secure the data handled by mobile apps. If you are on the journey … continue reading

Creating data’s ‘Golden Record’ for quality

Noted SQL Server MVP and founding editor of Stephen Wynkoop addresses the challenges of achieving quality data, the negative effects of poor data quality on your business, and the importance of the single customer view (SCV) to an effective data quality regimen. Wynkoop explores different data quality implementations in SQL Server, citing Melissa’s unique … continue reading

Test Automation Strategy for Beginners

One of the challenges teams face when transitioning to continuous testing within DevOps is the oversimplification found in many models. These often underestimate the effort and time required. For new projects and small teams, you can begin with a pure agile approach, utilize the best new tools, and glory in the lack of technical and … continue reading

3 Essential Building Blocks of Continuous Testing

Organizations – and developers – need to innovate to stay competitive, and with release schedules shrinking all the time, it’s more likely that a business-threatening bug might slip through to production.  Successfully implementing CT, which aims to avoid business-killing software failures, depends on continuous alignment between people, processes, and technology in the organization. Each of these three … continue reading

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