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Quality Assurance at Agile2016

July 29, 2016 - I’ve spent the last week in Atlanta, Georgia, at Agile2016, the world’s largest Agile Software Conference. The conference started Monday, but there was a preconference event all day Sunday, called the “bag packing workshop”, where I learned a quality assurance lesson. The bag-packing workshop runs 8AM to 4PM, including two three-hour shifts of thirty people...... READ MORE

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  • Privacy Shield gets regulators' stamp of approval

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    The Privacy Shield data transfer pact finally received the green light from U.S. and EU privacy regulators, and businesses can begin registering to comply with the framework Aug. 1. Also in recent GRC news: The SEC calls for better transparency for brokers’ order routing practices, and a University …READ MORE

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  • The ageing face of data

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    Much to the frequent disregard of the millennial generation, technology has enabled a number of daily processes to become autonomous and instantaneous.

    Perhaps the most frequent of these processes, that often goes unnoticed, is the collection of data.

    Data is collected every day in every which…READ MORE

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  • Apigee: how to monetise an API

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    Apigee (pronounced: ah-pa-gee, not API-gee), the API management company has announced its new Edge API software designed to help developer shops monetise API creation, to other app developers.
    Enterprise-grade API monetisation models
    The software itself now supports so-called ‘enterprise-grade A…READ MORE

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  • Praising EasyBCD 2.3 (Admin Toolbox)

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    Those who run more than one operating system on a computer must learn to deal with multi-boot scenarios. Things are already interesting when multiple OSes come from a single maker (such as multiple Windows versions). They become even more so when Windows, Linux and perhaps even hackintosh join the m…READ MORE

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  • Workflow apps are the next step in mobility

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    BOSTON — To truly enable mobility, organizations need to start focusing on mobile apps that fuse multiple applications into one experience.

    Here at BriForum 2016, attendees learned how integrated apps can improve employee productivity. These “workflow apps” are a new concept that involves inte…READ MORE

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  • Stopping Azure Services Automatically

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    Like most speakers who give presentations using Microsoft Azure, I’ve managed to leave services running for days (or weeks) without realizing it. To help solve this I put together a run book that runs in our Azure account and which runs every night. It turns off VMs, scales SQL DBs down to the basic…READ MORE

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  • GUEST BLOG: Women on the IT ladder - is CIO the next step?

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    In this contributed blog post Lisa Heneghan, head of UK CIO Advisory at KPMG UK, discusses how the changing demands placed on CIOs may lead to more women in the c-suite

    The recent Harvey Nash/KPMG global CIO survey found the number of women in senior IT leadership roles has risen by a third in th…READ MORE

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  • The Appeal of Serverless Computing

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    Over 5 years ago, we started The Cloudcast podcast. That show is focused on the trends in Cloud Computing. Several months back, we decided to have a couple shows (here, here, here and here) focused on this emerging trend called “Serverless Computing”. Those shows turned out to be some of the most po…READ MORE

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  • Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

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    A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
    READ MORE

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  • XYZ showcases prototype food printer

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    3D printing specialist XYZ is experimenting with uses for its printing technology, starting with the potential to print food

    Computer Weekly has dabbled in the realms of 3D printing before, when the Inspect-a-gadget team attempted to use a do-it-yourself 3D printer with no previous training.

    READ MORE

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  • Opinion: From finding skilled workers, to giving workers skills

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    General manager of Arch Graduates, Harry Gooding, explains why he went from recruitment to creating the perfect tech workers for the job

    It’s no secret that currently the tech industry is suffering from a skills gap.

    Computer Science graduates claim they cannot find work, and industry claims…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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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (7/18 - 7/25)

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    Do you think the chief data officer role is overblown? Find out why the CDO role is in a current state of flux in this week’s roundup.

    1. The chief data officer’s dilemma — CDO role in flux – Jack Vaughan (SearchDataManagement)

    How to balance data safety with inno…READ MORE

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  • NetApp corrects itself on flash vs the (hybrid) cloud

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    At the beginning of the year I blogged on NetApp’s long and winding road to gaining all-flash products that could compete with the market leaders in performance terms. The occasion for that was the NetApp acquisition of Solidfire.

    In it I speculated that NetApp had, since the advent of flash in e…READ MORE

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  • There’s more to a container than, well, a container.

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    It seems that virtual machines (VMs) are so last year. A new ship has sailed in and docked – it’s a container ship and it is full of Dockers (as well as Rkts and Mesos). The idea of containerisation is taking hold – the promise of a lighter means of dealing with applications enabling much high…READ MORE

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  • World’s most expensive cyber security training programmes launched

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    Today, marks the launch of a new kind of learning experience known as Firebrand Max. It’s a mix of  5-star luxury and accelerated training, aimed at developing technology skills at the highest level in businesses.

    Imagine one-on-one instruction, helicopter travel, castle accomodation and you b…READ MORE

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  • Environment variables: Should they be considered harmful?

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    Outside of command line tutorials for Linux, the term “environment variable” increasingly appears right next to “security vulnerability.” Consider Shellshock — one of the worst exploitable flaws ever — which requires little more work than attaching malicious code onto an environment variable. More…READ MORE

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  • July Activity Contest Standings – Round 1

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    What a start to this month’s activity contest! We have several community users vying for that $200 Amazon gift card. Here’s where we stand as of today:

    CharlieBrowne: 1,555 points
    Subhendu Sen: 1,360 points
    ToddN2000: 1,165 points
    AlbertGareev: 1,020 po…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh47,345 pointsBadges:
  • Channel partnering moves abound at WPC 2016

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    While Microsoft discussed its channel partner strategy and programs at its Worldwide Partner Conference this week, a number of vendors at WPC 2016 followed suit with their own channel partnering announcements.

    Metalogix provided details on its Metalogix Advantage Partner Program (MAPP), which ini…READ MORE

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  • Top 10 VMworld session picks for 2016

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    If there’s one piece of advice I’d give to first-time VMworld attendees, it’d be to sign up early for breakout sessions. VMworld’s 2016 Schedule Builder goes live July 19, and you can expect the most popular sessions to reach capacity soon after. If you don’t want to be waiting in the overflow line …READ MORE

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