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New technologies such as big data, the Internet of Things, and enhanced mobile capabilities call for new processes. Today, IT departments must have a deeper understanding of the businesses they serve, the professions they automate, and how technology is best employed—from a business perspective.

Failure makes you look at life in a way you're not likely to do when you're successful. The key to benefiting from failure is acknowledging it, owning up to it, and learning from it. There's a lot to be gained by analyzing what went wrong and what you want to do differently next time as a result.

Setting goals is admirable. But in doing so, you can't neglect the possibility of change. What good is achieving your goals if they became irrelevant or the assumptions behind them were incorrect in the first place? It's smarter to focus on the ultimate outcome you want, not just compliance to plan.

Shifting from being a tester in a traditional lifecycle model to in an agile methodology is not easy. There is a spectrum of differences, ranging from redefining the testing role and responsibilities completely to making only minor changes in context and accountability. Read on for some key changes.

Testers are trained to find errors. However, evolution is not possible without committing a few of them. This year you should resolve to explore new areas, in the process making a few mistakes. In doing so you will learn, push yourself and others, change the world a tiny bit, and grow personally.

It's not always easy for a newbie starting off in the software industry—particularly when that person doesn't have a background in software! An SQE employee talks about her entry into the field by helping put on conferences about developing and testing, and how she came to learn and be accepted.

The topic of IT–business alignment is a subject that has been discussed, debated, theorized, and proceduralized for decades. Why is it still a topic at all? Well, mainly because of differing beliefs about IT’s job function. How do you define the relationship between IT and the overall organization?

With time and cost constraints and high product expectations, teams are having to innovate when it comes to how they think and operate. Testers play an important role in this drive, and not just a handful of them—with due diligence and effort, anyone can step into the innovation zone. Read on.

It is apparent that internal operations at Google have a tremendous bias towards data, and the human resources function is no different in this regard. The emergence of big data in HR seems to be a trend that has the potential to revolutionize how people decisions are executed in organizations.

Even though studies have shown that socially-connected people are more productive at work than those who aren't connected, it is still a fairly common practice for social media applications to be blocked at work. Is social media at work truly valuable, and if so, where does the value show itself?