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Uncharted Waters by Justin Rohrman

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From the Cloud to Virtualization, Software As a Service to Web Services, ideas seem to be everywhere all the time. Somewhere, somehow, someone needs to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve asked Matt Heusser to provide his insight and commentary on the prevailing issues for IT staff today.


Are Testers Second-Class Citizens?

April 25, 2016 - I consistently hear from testers, almost regardless of where they work, that they feel like second-class citizens at work. Testers get paid much less than developers, when they do a good job it adds friction to the delivery process and makes things slower, and then there is the snark. Developers certainly have plenty of snark...... READ MORE


  • Adopt social collaboration tools with a purpose

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    When my brother and I were kids, and my father thought we were doing something particularly stupid — like hiding all of my sister’s Hungry Hungry Hippos marbles inside the base of a basketball hoop — he would say, “Don’t be an idiot for the sake of being an idiot.” That advice really rings true wh…READ MORE

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  • Do you love the cloud, but for the wrong reason?

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    Just a few days ago, In advance of a Gartner conference that’s slated for Sydney, Australia in May, Gartner research director Michael Warrilow, who is based in Australia, made a statement about the business of the cloud that is certain to trigger many discussions. Targeting his statements for that g…READ MORE

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  • Differences between data types between SQL Server and Oracle

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    Recently there has been some talk online about how SQL Server processes data type conversions compared to how Oracle’s method for type conversion. I figured that I would clear up some of the confusion that’s out there.

    When concatenating a number (like an INT) to a string (like a VARCHAR) you…READ MORE

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  • Experts discuss how public cloud vendors will evolve in 2016

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    A lot has happened in the cloud market in the past year, especially concerning public cloud vendors. Some threw in the towel, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Verizon, by closing their public clouds, while others, such as Dell, conducted major acquisitions. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azu…READ MORE

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  • Automation Ultimatum...

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    IT – a job for life? Possibly… just finished a meeting with an old IT mate, Mike Silvey of Moogsoft, and we were talking about how all the recent networking reinvention bollox has basically forced companies into investing in new technology, not least network management in its broadest sense, si…READ MORE

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  • US Govt Sites Show OS Use on Web

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    For a long time now, I’ve relied on NetMarketShare.com to provide some sense of the make-up of web traffic, especially as it pertains to desktop OSes. The US Government operates its analytics.usa.gov site, which provides a more general view of who’s logging into their servers. Here’s a partial scree…READ MORE

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  • Developer Workforce Initiative: Three steps to generate more talent

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    How the Developer Workforce Initiative will generate more talent with three distinct approaches
    The Application Developers Alliance has revealed a three-tier strategy targeting at addressing the critical shortage in enterprise software development talent. According to Jake Ward, president of the Al…READ MORE

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  • Are Testers Second-Class Citizens?

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    I consistently hear from testers, almost regardless of where they work, that they feel like second-class citizens at work. Testers get paid much less than developers, when they do a good job it adds friction to the delivery process and makes things slower, and then there is the snark. Developers cer…READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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  • My Final Post

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    This is, as the title suggests, my final post here at this site. I have been here for a few years and it has been great. But I feel that it is time to start my own blog site and try to build a bit of a brand all my own. So my new blog is DBYAY.com. This will be a site about SQL Server, Powershell, a…READ MORE

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  • Putting the SEC into DEVOPS

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    I’ve been pressing for greater speed in security management for many years. “Replace the Deming Loop with the Boyd (OODA) loop” has been my mantra. Yet when I first encountered DEVOPS, I immediately thought it would fail because it broke the segregation of duties principle. Perhaps it would be …READ MORE

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  • Before & during targeted attacks – report from the 2016 Eskenzi PR IT Security Analyst & CISO Forum

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    A recent Quocirca report, The trouble at your door, sponsored by Trend Micro, looked at the scale of targeted attacks faced by UK and European businesses and the before, during and after measures in place to mitigate such attacks. Trend Micro has plenty of its own products on offer, not least its r…READ MORE

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  • Think the Open Compute Project isn't for you? Think again

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    In this guest post, James Bailey, director of datacentre hardware provider Hyperscale IT, busts some enterprise-held myths about the Open Compute ProjectMarket watcher Gartner predicts the overall public cloud market will grow by 16.5% to be worth $203.9bn by the end of 2016.This uptick in demand f…READ MORE

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  • Collaborative approach required to help the North fulfil its digital ambitions

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    In this contributed blog post, Katie Gallagher, managing director at the North West’s digital trade association Manchester Digital, discusses the use of collaboration in narrowing the skills gap. The North of England has long been a prosperous region for technology. But in the past few years t…READ MORE

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  • Google open sources Chromium browser bug tracker

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    Google has moved Monorail — the bug tracker used by the Chromium open source browser — to a newly open sourced status.

    NOTE: Chrome is a proprietary software application development product… and Chromium is open source. Google draws its source code for Chrome from the Chromium project once it…READ MORE

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  • When apps behave badly

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    According to a new survey from NGINX, our apps are performing very badly indeed. And perhaps what’s worse news is that a whole lot of companies really aren’t doing anything about it.

    NGINX did an in-depth survey of 1800 IT professionals on a variety of topics and it turned out there were several …READ MORE

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  • A Chip off the New Block

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    Daniel Nenni, founder of semiconductor website SemiWiki.com, talks about microchips’ role in the mobile technology explosion. He’s also the author of a new book, Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of ARM Processors in Our Devices….READ MORE

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  • Dodging a Data-Driven Debacle

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    Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys!

    One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came recently from, of all places, the automobile industry. I refer to the emissions-rigging escapade of …READ MORE

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  • The fragile bridge of corporate relationships

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    The CIO had spent almost 5 years in the position thriving and surviving all the uncertainties of business and change in management. He had done well to build a reputation with business leaders with his can do attitude and ideas helped them win in their playing field. Technology vendors loved him for…READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips. This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in order to ac…READ MORE

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