Topic: it

Guest View: Four checkpoints on IT’s cycle to cutting cloud costs

Currently, IT teams are moving a mile a minute in their cloud-enabled environments, and for many, the pennies are starting to add up. The average U.S. business predicts it will spend $1.8M on the cloud in 2017, and organizations with more than 1,000 employees predict they will spend $10M or more. And shockingly, RightScale estimates … continue reading

Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year … continue reading

Couchbase: IT senior leaders fear falling behind in digital innovation

Despite all the hype around digital transformations, today’s enterprises still feel they’re at risk of being left behind by their industries, according to new research from Couchbase. The research puts a microscope on whether data strategies today are supporting customer engagement and experience. According to data from Couchbase’s global survey released today, senior IT leaders … continue reading

The coming impact of GDPR on digital businesses

Time is quickly running out for businesses not prepared for the May 2018 introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has the potential to impact any business that interacts with customers that are members of the EU. Preparing for compliance means that CISOs (or other IT professionals) will have to act … continue reading

Survey: Challenges around mobile app strategy stifle innovation for business leaders

Businesses value mobile technology, but they’re discovering deploying and managing mobile applications isn’t so easy. According to a survey released today from Kony, Inc., businesses are still unsatisfied with the apps they have, and organizations note that issues with IT are holding them back. Kony partnered with Wakefield Research and surveyed more than 1,000 business … continue reading

Guest View: Machine learning analytics takes its place in IT

Today, we’re seeing more and more businesses transitioning their business critical applications that demand consistent high performance to virtual environments. This trend has created a new set of hurdles for IT teams. The shared resources and intrinsic complexity of virtual environments make finding and fixing performance issues much more difficult than in traditional environments. However, … continue reading

Report: The state of endpoint security and the cost of insecure endpoints

Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to identify dark endpoints, which not only costs enterprises millions of dollars, but also puts companies at risks for threats and attacks. According to new research from Absolute, an endpoint security company, and the Ponemon Institute, organizations are wasting over $6 million in detection, response, and wasted time. While … continue reading

Atlassian unveils new DevOps Marketplace and the Atlassian Stack

Atlassian announced new ways for teams to break down siloes and accelerate their DevOps adoption. The company today announced new products — the Atlassian Stack and DevOps Marketplace — for customers looking to consolidate their solutions and add new solutions to complete their DevOps cycle. According to Cameron Deatsch, head of server and enterprise marketing … continue reading

cloud

The benefits of cloud computing, Rust 1.18, and intelligent tracking prevention in WebKit — SD Times news digest: June 9, 2017

The cloud is no longer an afterthought, it is a competitive advantage. According to a new Insight-sponsored report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, businesses are turning to the cloud for agility, data capabilities, customer and user experiences as well as cost savings. “A company’s IT environment should work for them by enabling them to … continue reading

IBM releases new open DBaaS toolkit on IBM Power Systems

IBM announced its new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on IBM Power Systems, designed to deliver speed, control and efficiency to enterprise developers and IT teams. IBM’s latest solution is focused on making popular open-source databases like MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others available for developers and IT teams to easily provision. According to IBM global power growth … continue reading

Passwords

Researchers deliver new password solution, Progress Sitefinity 10, and Dell Technologies Capital — SD Times news digest: May 9, 2017

As an effort to help users create secure passwords, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago have developed a new solution that provides password advice. The new password meter not only tells users in real time whether or not their password is good, but it offers feedback and advice on how the … continue reading

Guest View: Don’t shoot the messenger — Post-mortems in software

When something goes wrong and there is a major production incident in IT, the business usually suffers.  Developing, delivering, and managing software systems and applications is complicated. People make mistakes, wrong commands get entered, bugs get introduced, and systems fail.  When something like this happens, a cascade of unintended consequences often follows. Once the dust … continue reading

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