Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption

Source – informationweek.com Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises approach IT. The shift started with SaaS applications and is now rapidly sweeping through the data center with a growing focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A recent Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT administrators discovered that 62% believe that a hybrid cloud infrastructure is in their long-term future and 58% said they would increase their hybrid cloud workload in 2017. John Webster, an Evaluator Group senior partner, says that a hybrid cloud is

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Technical debt and the cloud: The key steps to repaying your development deficit

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Opinion Many years ago, I compared the concept of technical debt to a mismanaged baseball team. The baseball team in question spent untold millions on ageing veterans, rather than home-grown talent that could take them into the future. IT departments the world over tend to exhibit the same behaviours in retaining ageing technology rather than keeping up with upgrades, new methodologies, and new paradigms. The obvious result of this lack of foresight is the gathering of overwhelming technical debt.

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5 mistakes Android developers must avoid

Source – jaxenter.com Android has matured to a great extent and has evolved as one of the most beloved platforms among smartphone users. In fact, “Android accounted for more than 80 percent of all smartphone sales to end users worldwide in 2016,” according to Statista. Moreover, according to Gartner, “Google’s Android extended its lead by capturing 82 percent of the total market in the fourth quarter of 2016.” With the introduction of Lollipop, Jelly Bean, Marshmallow, Nougat and O (which could come next month)

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IT Security Practices Being Eyed Earlier in App Development: Study

Source – windowsitpro.com In the past, IT security in the application building process has often been addressed as an after-thought, usually brought up at the last minute, just after the desired application and code were created. Since 2014, however, that frequent pattern has been changing as more security emphasis is apparently being brought into application development earlier in its creation, according to a recent DevSecOps study on enterprise security practices, released by Sonatype. The report, the 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey, found that in 2014, the last time

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These top IT news stories prepare operations to finish 2017 strong

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com Keeping up with IT operations is a challenge when every week brings some new change to the vendor landscape. Several acquisitions and partnerships have changed the face of the product market for container orchestration, IT service management (ITSM) and application performance management (APM). And more organizations look to artificial intelligence for its many benefits. AppDynamics updates its product — and ownership Early this year, networking vendor Cisco purchased AppDynamics, a fan favorite among IT operations management software companies, adding

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Why Microservices is the Future of Software

Source – readitquik.com The latest in software application development is the rise of microservices, wherein applications are offered as a bundle of loosely coupled services. First coined in 2011, this term is now doing the rounds of popular technology circles. According to a survey by Nginx, 36% of enterprises are currently using microservices. Another 26% are in the research phase as far as this new technology is concerned. Organizations are divided between whether they should adopt a microservices approach or not.

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Needed now and for the foreseeable future: Five hot IT skills

Source – techtarget.com I lived through the dot-com bubble and collapse. I mention this because in some ways the current technology startup and IT salary craziness seem eerily similar to that — but with one critical difference. Back in the dot-com days the hysteria over internet-based startups fueled the creation of companies whose only compelling business model was to do something — anything — online. The big difference between then and now is that organizations are using technology to do more

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AIOps combines machine learning and automation to transform IT operations.

Source – cio.com IT operations has become the lifeblood of all businesses today. A healthy IT organization can provide key competitive advantages for businesses in a fast-paced market. Many companies struggle to meet the high demand due to increased cloud system complexity. Distributed apps (where different parts of an app run on different systems) make it difficult to track where problems occur during an IT incident. Every minute of downtime or app failure directly impacts revenues. To mitigate these failures, IT

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3 Leading Enterprise Low-Code App Development Platforms

Source – adtmag.com It’s no secret that enterprise mobile and Web app development is being transformed by a new class of tools enabling non-programming “citizen developers” to meet the insatiable demand for apps amid a shortage of coding pros. These tools have many names — such as rapid-application development (RAD), low-code and even no-code — but they typically feature functionality such as model-driven development, point-and-click programming, drag-and-drop composability, wizard-based workflows and similar techniques. In comparing the top tools, we’ll go with

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3 steps to secure, open source DevOps

Source – opensource.com Nobody really writes their own code anymore, right? We go out to GitHub, download some libraries, avoid recreating unnecessary wheels, and package those wheels together along with our own glue to create new software. Then we download a half dozen front-end frameworks to make it all pretty and responsive and we’re off the races. In my review of apps, both in my company and others, I’ve found that more than 90% of the code that makes up an

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