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Top DevOps Tools By Angela Stringfellow Even though DevOps has been around for a few years, it still is a fuzzy area for some organizations. A mashup of development and operations teams, DevOps centers on collaboration and a culture that seamlessly integrates developers and IT operations teams working to put out the best new apps. Because DevOps encompasses two teams working from ideation through product release, DevOps tools fall into several categories including those for logging, monitoring, automation, security, and configuration management. Due to the intensive work DevOps engineers and their teams complete on a daily basis, they don't have time to search for tools to help them complete their work more efficiently and productively. That's why we have searched for the top DevOps tools and created this list of the most reliable, secure, relevant, and useful tools... (more)

DevOps Trend | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #APM #DevOps #Microservices

The Top 5 2016 Trends That Are Changing Software Development By Omed Habib Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a lot of blank stares or jokes about Google Glass. Then Pokémon GO happened. Like AR, the trends listed below have been building steam for some time, but they’ll be taking off in surprising new directions before the end of 2016. Here’s an overview of what’s coming next and what software developers can do to prepare for it. 1. Linking Application Performance and Business Performance Application performance management (APM) has grown incredibly sophisticated over the past decade. By 2010, Gartner had define... (more)

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform. Both challenges use the Open NASA Earth Exchange, or OpenNEX, a data, cloud computing, and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific results, information and expertise to solve big data challenges in the Earth sciences. OpenNEX provides users a large collection of climate and Earth science satellite data sets, including global land surface images, vegetation conditions, climate observations and climate projections. The four winners of the "ideation" stage of the OpenNEX challenge, which ran... (more)

Understanding DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @IBMDevOps #DevOps

October 28, 2014 A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to make their delivery of applications ‘lean’ and efficient, while leveraging feedback from customers and users to continuous improve. What do you ‘continuously improve’? Three things: The application being delivered The Environment of the application being delivered The process by which the application (and its environment) is delivered The ‘continuous improvement’ of the application and it environment comes from the feedback mechanism. As the application is continuously delivered, customers or customer surrogates (if the new feature delivered cannot be made available to ... (more)

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies

Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies” for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred. This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential. Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last 10 years 48 technologies are listed in this year’s hype cycle which is the highest in last ten years. Last year they had 42 – year 2008 was the lowest (27) – year 2005 was the previous highest (44). What does this imply? May be Gartner is right when it says: We are at an interesting moment — a time when the scenarios we’ve been talking about for a long time are almost becoming reality. Which macro trends are stated explicitly in the report? Any Channel, Any Device, Anywhere — Bring Your Own Everything Smarter Thing... (more)

VersionOne to Host New York Agile Community at AgilePalooza

ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools, today announced that it is bringing its popular AgilePalooza event to New York on October 12, continuing its support for the agile community. A leading agile development community event series, AgilePalooza brings together internationally recognized agile coaches and trainers with local software professionals for an intense, one-day event focused on advancing agile methods. Through workshops and collaborative sessions, attendees are given the opportunity to sharpen their understanding of agile practices, as well as participate in an engaging Open Space session to improve their understanding of the agile mindset and the necessary cultural change. The keynote presentation, "Agile Teams, from Good to Great," will be delivered by David Bulkin, ag... (more)

Brightidea Cited as a Leader in Innovation Management Tools by Leading Independent Research Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 -- Brightidea today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized Brightidea as a leader in Innovation Management Tools, according to the July 2013 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Tools: Q2 2013." The report described the current need for innovation management by saying: "Today's economic environment is forcing CIOs and business executives to amplify their innovation programs and processes. Players in the market can support ideation, as well as many layers of innovation program support and governance, when needed. "Brightidea brings a strong platform and ecosystem to innovation leaders. Brightidea focuses on working closely with innovation leaders in an organization to help them develop a successful innovation program." Further, according to the report, many aspects of Brightidea's business a... (more)

Wacom promotes creative thinking with Bamboo Stylus fineline

TOKYO and VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom today announces Bamboo fineline. Crafted with care from high quality materials, fineline is a smart stylus with new "thin tip" technology that makes navigating, writing, sketching and sharing on an iPad feel effortless. Encouraging creative expression and inspiring ideas when working digitally, its features also include pressure sensitivity and palm rejection for increased precision and a more fluid action. With an elegant and premium design, Bamboo Stylus fineline is available in five fresh colors – silver, grey, blue, orange and pink. The pressure sensitivity and solid tip of the stylus make it feel completely natural to use. With its 1024 pressure levels, it reacts to the pressure being applied by the user, resulting in lighter or stronger strokes accordingly. This increased precision makes writing a... (more)

Diffusing Technology into Generation Z

Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer Us "Baby Boomers" tend to believe we have accomplished a lot in the years ranging from our roots of hard rock, to the birth of basic internet technologies in the early 1970s. We started our generation with black and white television, experiencing everything from the assassination of President Kennedy to absorbing the wonders of man walking on the moon. We end our generation with 7.6 Terabit submarine cables connecting every continent with high speed many-to-many interactive communications and applications. Communications for many during the early 1960s consisted of telephone party lines, daily newspapers, telegraph, and radio broadcast. While in high school (Richfield, Minnesota), some of us privileged students in more opulent areas had access to computer classes. This consisted of having a teletype terminal attached via low capacity lin... (more)

How to Develop Apps for Vehicles

Author Peter Rogers Principal Mobility Architect, CognizantVisionMobile recently published one of the best reports on apps for vehicles that I have read (http://www.visionmobile.com/product/apps-for-cars-mileage-may-vary/).  It is frustrating with how difficult it is to actually get an app approved for use in a car. Here are some of the unique challenges: ·         Safety first considerations (like driver distraction)·         Long sales and car vendor app approval process·         Car vendor led UX and ideation processes·         Low risk strategies for selecting apps·         Deal negotiation skills requirement·         Massive market fragmentation. The analogy VisionMobile offers is one that I remember vividly myself. That of running a small mobile games company (back before the days of iOS and Android App Stores around ) and trying to get a deal with a telecom... (more)

Measuring the Business Value of Cloud Computing

My favorite and least favorite question I get is the same – “Can you help me build a business case and ROI for cloud computing?” Well, yes… and no. The issue is that cloud computing has such a massive impact on how IT is delivered that many of the metrics and KPIs that are typically used at many enterprises don’t capture it.  I mean, how do you capture Agility – really? In the past I have broken this down into 3 buckets. Yes, some people have more but these are the big three… Agility Agility is reducing cycle time from ideation to product (or system delivery) – incredibly difficult to measure given that it’s hard to do apples to apples when every product/project is unique. You can do this in terms of Agile methodology task points and the number of points per fixed timeframe sprint on average over time. Most IT shops do not really measure developer productivity in a... (more)