Online networking is easier than ever, but this strength can be a threat if one’s online identity is not managed well. While organizations do their bit to protect their users’ identities and privacy, it is high time the user steps up to be his own tester in validating that he safeguards himself.
Google recently shared a list of five hiring attributes that it deems important for its employees. Interestingly, one of the attributes is intellectual humility. Anuj Magazine examines humility in the workplace and looks at recent examples from Microsoft and Google.
Experiential learning, or using activities such as simulations, helps people glean lessons on their own rather than having that knowledge presented to them. Activities need not be lengthy to be effective. In fact, simple exercises can help a team understand the complexities of software development.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your data if you cancel services with your cloud service provider? Is the data really gone, or does it persist? Beth Cohen looks at the common data backup and disposal practices and how various backup practices can affect the outcome.
Hiring based on the specific skill set your team uses now seems like a good idea, but what about a year from now? Will you have moved on to new technology or practices, and will your new hire be left in the dust? It's better for the long-term health of your company to hire a quick, adaptive learner.
Some people dislike the idea of agile project managers, but for teams transitioning to agile, there is a place for management. That place is creating an environment in which the team learns how to self manage. Read on to discover how a PM should offer support and servant leadership to an agile team.
Over the years, NASA’s aerospace research and development has launched many well-known technologies that we use here on Earth, as well as in space. NASA recently released an online software catalog listing more than a thousand computer codes that can be accessed and adopted at no charge.
The average tenure of an employee in the United States is only a few years; some employees only stay as little as one year at even the top tech companies. So when employees leave your company, is it because this is the new trend, or is it because of something deeper and flawed within the company?
No one would favor unpleasant jobs over ones that are enjoyable, but in some people’s view, the use of intentional efforts to generate fun can have just the opposite effect. Are you for birthday parties, evening outings, and corporate retreats, or do you think work shouldn't be all fun and games?
The Weather Company is moving to a NoSQL-powered big-data platform, which can gather some twenty terabytes of weather data a day. The NoSQL environment’s ability to scale to extremely large sizes helps with the intake of this additional data, and faster queries mean quicker, more accurate forecasts.
Bonnie Bailey explains how our reactions can reveal what our expectations are for software quality. Quality is easier to recognize by our reactions than by what metrics, tools, or automation results tell us—no matter how much stock we put in their reliability.