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Mobile applications and mobile websites have become a major channel for conducting business, improving employee efficiency, communicating, and reaching consumers. In Part I of this article we discussed the differences between testing traditional and mobile applications, specific challe...
The gap is widening between legacy ERP and cloud ERP as traditional on-premise solutions are shifting toward delivery of applications over the Internet. Put your ear in the air to hear the rumblings. ERP in the Cloud is here to stay. Recent earnings reports from several web-based busi...
Cloud has been marketed as one of the key advances in technology and every day we hear about new areas where cloud services are being utilized. Cloud is the bright shining star that is being leveraged for it's elastic, on-demand, resource pooling capabilities. However there have been C...
Enterprise Framework service in Datapower environment is a service implementation to minimize the exposure of ports and their configuration on firewall. All services running inside the Datapower need to be installed on the appliance IP address and on the port. As the number of servic...
Definitions of cloud computing are easy to find, but a single, authoritative definition is hard to come by. Perhaps the best work in this area was done by Böhm, et al. By compiling characteristics of 17 different scholarly and industrial definitions, the authors identified five primary...
When IT people think about application performance monitoring, they're usually thinking about which metrics they should monitor. Some examples of resource metrics may include CPU utilization, disk queue length, and thread pool size. Examples of performance metrics may be application re...
So it’s the end of the year and we’ve all had about as many 2012 retrospectives and 2013 predictions as we can eat. So let’s take a different tack and see if some fanciful (but hopefully somewhat informed) conjecture can give us some pointers for future innovation roadmaps. What do ch...
IT professionals including server and storage managers often think that the adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise puts their jobs in danger. To the contrary, the role of the IT professional is evolving into a more strategic position as more organizations adopt private and publi...
With the end of year approaching, I find myself looking back at some of our new projects in the second half of 2012 and studying the commonalities. We remain focused on Fortune 500 companies where applications are global, complex, transactional and virtualized – where the need for anal...
There are quite a few academic papers and products inspired by the vision of memory-centric DBMS. Most of modern databases serving business applications can already fit within large server RAM available today (2TB). DBMS are heading to memory centric designs and implementation. Contem...
It is important to have a familiarity with the OSI 7 layer stack model when considering what type of traffic or devices can be load balanced. This knowledge is important because load balancing of traffic and, for that matter, devices is normally performed at Layer 2 (Data), Layer 4 (Tr...
Cloud computing and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) may seem like something only for the IT guys to get excited about, but the ultimate benefit is accruing to ordinary users. While most day-to-day non-tech folks don't understand the inner workings of PaaS (nor should they have to), this d...
One of the things I look forward to most at Christmastime is the seemingly endless parade of predictions and year-in-review columns. You see them everywhere: The Ten Best movies of 2012 2012: The Year in Bacon Ten Brilliant, Surefire, Can’t-Miss Business Predictions for 2013 A Crys...
Evolving regulatory compliance requirements can be a major headache for the IT teams responsible for identity and access management (IAM). Sarbanes Oxley, the wide range of privacy regulations and other federal requirements, have transformed IAM from a problem that keeps the chief info...
Business is continually seeking ways to improve functions. One of the most financially burdensome departments for many companies is IT. To succeed in any industry, a system needs to be in tune with the fast pace of the world it serves. Sustaining such an environment requires dedication...
In 2012, much of the industry was focused on what’s going inside the data center to enable cloud computing. As we move into 2013 and beyond, enterprise IT will need to consider the network that connects the data centers – particularly how these inter-data center networks need to change...
The best thing about public cloud is it’s cheaper to fail than belabor conversations about whether to try it or not. If you physically touched it, estimated your peak demand before buying, and/or don’t have a re-occurring OpEx fee… IT’S NOT CLOUD. If you're an IT manager calling your...
Software developers and service providers need a period of usability testing before launch to find out how the product stands up in the hands of end users. An experienced QA team will ferret out bugs and identify major issues, but they won’t use your software like a customer will. The ...
Sparx has release a new version of Enterprise Architect. This tool is by far the best software engineering tool available on the market today. I have been using it as my primary tool for Enterprise and Software Architecture for years now. If you have never checked it out, now is as goo...
Another year has gone by. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. This year's list will have a few new book topics added to list. I have ventured in iOS, Java, Android and Windows Store development, so along with all the usual Microso...
The RESTful world distinguishes between resource state and application state, which is the state information the client maintains. And since hypermedia are the engine of application state, it makes sense that application state is more important to REST than resource state. After all, R...
The rise of Big Data and the monolithic systems that are now being built on increasingly cloud-based data models is a reality we cannot ignore. This reality has popularized discussions relating to the core component mechanics of many firms’ IT stacks. Key among these technologies i...
I worked extensively in the telecommunications area to lead large, innovative nationwide mobile application and portal rollouts that included mobile platforms, applications, databases, services and integration mechanisms. With the explosion of the Cloud and Mobile Cloud, the entre digi...
When eGestalt of Santa Clara, CA, announced in November they were launching a cloud-based security and compliance solution, it set the stage to change the way enterprise businesses could cope with complex compliance and security issues. The solution, powered by Rapid7 scanning technol...
Most of us can probably still reference fellow employees (and quite a few managers) who passed the Internet off as nothing more than a passing fad as recently as the turn of the millennium. The “modern” business procedures of 1999 were already pretty slick and refined and fax machines...
Embarcadero on Monday made generally available C++Builder XE3, which allows a common development effort to natively target Windows 8, Mac OS X and Intel clients. The modern class of C and C++ tools are workhorses of PC applications development. And Objective-C tools have proven the r...
Anyone who ever monitored or analyzed an application uses or has used averages. They are simple to understand and calculate. We tend to ignore just how wrong the picture is that averages paint of the world. To emphasis the point let me give you a real-world example outside of the perfo...
The aim of the Architecture Assurance is to provide collaborative architecture processes for assuring complete implementation of the technical solutions that are aligned with the business drivers of an enterprise in a timely environment. The effective sharing of the information across ...
Enterprises are quickly realizing that their future success is dependent on their ability to adapt their business to the Cloud. That realization however comes with more questions and concerns about executing an effective cloud-based strategy. The explosion of the OpenStack community ha...
The article discusses cloud strategy as the first and foremost step towards cloud adoption by larger enterprises. It talks about its merits and how vendors need to provide this critical piece in order to be successful in selling their cloud services. Just returned from the AWS re:Inve...
Mobile applications and mobile websites have become a major channel for conducting business, improving employee efficiency, communicating, and reaching consumers. In the past, mobile played a smaller role in business applications, so performance issues and outages were less of a concer...
Outsourcing the IT operations, support and associated infrastructure maintenance has been the norm for large enterprises over the last decade. Typically the multi-year IT outsourcing contracts cover the following aspects: Application Development Services: These will be the set of reso...
There is no doubt that Big Data holds infinite promise for a range of industries. Better visibility into data across various sources enables everything from insight into saving electricity to agricultural yield to placement of ads on Google. But when it comes to deriving value from dat...
SAP HANA promised to not just make databases dramatically faster like traditional business warehouse accelerator systems but instead speed up the front end, enabling companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours. The vendo...
Swarovski – the leading producer of cut crystal in the world – relies on its eCommerce store as much like other companies in the highly competitive eCommerce environment. Swarovski’s story is no different from others in this space: They started with “Let’s build a website to sell our p...
Backup of enterprise information and associated data protection are fragmented, complex, and inefficient. But new approaches are helping to simplify the data-protection process, keep costs in check, and improve recovery speed and confidence. If you look back 20 years ago, we had heter...
Cloud hosting has been creating quite a buzz lately as being the latest, and some claim also the best type of web hosting around. It is quite different to your usually hosting server and certainly requires a lot of skill to use. Most of the time it cannot be run by a single person, but...
Efficiency may be the most commonly used term in enterprise software marketing – that or “ensure.” And not without reason – efficiency is one of the key value propositions of most enterprise software, from collaboration tools, to productivity tools, to integration tools and beyond. At ...
In the current world, data is continuously being generated across various layers of organizations and environment due to changes in the system states or due to the occurrence of new events. These changes in the state of the existing system can happen due to the arrival of a new order r...
Technology changes so rapidly that a business will be left behind if it does not constantly consider newer and better ways of doing things. Chances are that if you are not thinking out of the box, looking ahead, and making continuous advancements, your competitors will. The defining ...


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